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Farmer dies after falling into grain bin near Wentzville

Jan. 14, 2022 14:58 PM EST

WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A St. Charles County farmer died after he fell into a grain bin and was trapped, authorities said. The body of Paul Hepperman, 75, was recovered Friday from a grain bin on his farm near Wentzville. Hepperman apparently was trying to unclog the...

Property at Boscawen dairy farm to be protected as cropland

Jan. 10, 2022 02:04 AM EST

BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — More than 120 acres at a nearly century-old dairy farm in Boscawen is going to be protected as cropland. The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests announced Friday it worked with the town to buy a conservation easement for the property. ...

New Year's tradition: Checking out man's lawn designs

Jan. 01, 2022 10:01 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man welcomes the new year in a unique way — by cutting designs into his lawn. Arthur Brown is known in his Alexandria neighborhood for the designs he creates in the strip of lawn in front of his house. He's been doing this for 25 years, The Town...

Groups to combine to build new soybean plant in North Dakota

Dec. 22, 2021 16:50 PM EST

CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) — A deal has been finalized for construction of a soybean processing plant in eastern North Dakota that has been in the works for two years, project developers said Wednesday. Louisiana-based CGB Enterprises, Inc. and Minnesota Soybean Processors announced that...

Denver firm grows operations in Louisiana with acquisitions

Dec. 21, 2021 11:42 AM EST

A Colorado company aiming to build a $400 million grain terminal in Louisiana's St. John the Baptist Parish is growing its network of elevators in the South. Denver-based Greenfield Holdings LLC recently announced its acquisition of four grain elevators already operating in Louisiana...

Farmer rescued after falling into corn up to chest in bin

Dec. 13, 2021 18:55 PM EST

MOUNT AUBURN, Ill. (AP) — A farmer was rescued Monday after falling into a grain bin in central Illinois, authorities said. The farmer was conscious and talking to sheriff’s deputies after the rescue Monday morning in rural Mount Auburn, about 20 miles east of Springfield,...

An Afghan village shrivels in worst drought in decades

Dec. 09, 2021 01:03 AM EST

KAMAR KALAGH, Afghanistan (AP) — Hajji Wali Jan brought a half-dozen plastic containers to the well in Kamar Kalagh on a recent Friday — one of the handful of days each week he and those who live on his side of this Afghan village ae allowed to use the water source. When it was...

EPA lowers ethanol requirements, citing reduced demand

Dec. 07, 2021 22:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday lowered annual production requirements for ethanol and other biofuels to account for reduced demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the administration moved to reject requests by small oil refineries...

Wildfire destroys 24 houses in central Montana town

Dec. 02, 2021 18:59 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A late-season wildfire that came amid unseasonably warm weather and was pushed by strong winds ripped through a tiny central Montana farming town overnight, burning 24 homes and four grain elevators that had stood for more than a century. Fire crews...

Train kills 2 elephants walking on track in northeast India

Dec. 01, 2021 08:49 AM EST

GAUHATI, India (AP) — A passenger train has hit and killed two wild elephants in northeastern India’s Assam state, authorities said Wednesday. “The two adult elephants were walking on the railway track when the train, on its way to the eastern tea-growing town of...