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Caterer brings hospitality home with Harvest Table café

Nov. 27, 2022 09:11 AM EST

DAYTON, Va. (AP) — Of many things, Belinda Koteita is a mom, a daughter and a caterer. Those three things come into play in the new restaurant and coffee bar Koteita opened with her family in October. “I’ve been around food and setting the table for people with...

Turkeys on ‘cute urban farms’ grow even as land gobbled up

Nov. 20, 2022 00:08 AM EST

BOLIVIA, N.C. (AP) — While most people only think about turkeys around meals on the holidays, Maud Kelly enjoys watching them wobble on her family farm in Bolivia. “I raised quite a bit this year and it’s the most I’ve ever raised,” she said. “It’s a crazy amount of...

Residents, businesses share progress after Hurricane Ian

Nov. 19, 2022 03:13 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — For Sara Lee Brinks, Ian was the first hurricane she’s ever experienced. Originally from Michigan, the owner of Pine Island’s Frozen Flip Flop said that at first, she wasn’t worried about Ian, but it proved to be unlike anything she’s ever been...

Russia-Ukraine grain deal extended in win for food prices

Nov. 17, 2022 17:04 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A wartime agreement that unblocked grain shipments from Ukraine and helped temper rising global food prices will be extended by four months, the United Nations and other parties to the deal said Thursday, preventing a price shock to some of the world’s most vulnerable...

Little Bluestone River tract protected, made accessible

Nov. 13, 2022 14:29 PM EST

JUMPING BRANCH, W.Va. (AP) — A section of the Little Bluestone River and the steep, forested hills that rise from its rocky shores near its confluence with the Bluestone National Scenic River are being protected and made accessible to the public. Little Bluestone Community Forest...

Hungary's government sets price cap on eggs, potatoes.

Nov. 09, 2022 06:55 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Grocers in Hungary will be ordered to sell eggs and potatoes at prices no higher than they were at the end of September, a government minister announced Wednesday, part of an effort to ease the burden of skyrocketing prices in the Central European country. ...

Boozman reelected to Senate, awaits word on ag panel chair

Nov. 08, 2022 20:49 PM EST

Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman cruised to reelection Tuesday, but what role the two-term incumbent will play in his next stint depends on which party clinches control of the chamber after the midterms. Boozman won a third, six-year term by defeating Democrat Natalie James,...

Underground Kitchen provides healthy meals for those in need

Nov. 05, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Before the pandemic, The Underground Kitchen was known for its glamorous, sold-out, $150-per-plate dinners from top chefs in secret locations. But when the pandemic closed down bars and restaurants, UGK was shuttered, too. “For weeks, we...

Russia rejoins deal on wartime Ukrainian grain exports

Nov. 02, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia agreed Wednesday to rejoin a wartime agreement that allows Ukrainian grain and other commodities to be shipped to world markets. The U.N.’s refugee chief, meanwhile, put the number of Ukrainians driven from their homes since the Russian invasion eight months ago at...

Zinke's Trump Cabinet days shape Montana race for US House

Nov. 02, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump's former interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, stood in the cold outside a Loaf ‘N Jug gas station in southwestern Montana and weathered a barrage of curses, friendly honks, obscene gestures and shouts of support as he waved a “Veterans for Zinke” sign. ...