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Front line farming: Bombs disrupt critical Ukraine industry

Sep. 21, 2022 07:05 AM EDT

NOVOMYKOLAIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — An unexploded rocket sticks out of a field, and another is embedded in the ground of the farm compound. Workers found a cluster bomb while clearing weeds, and there's a gaping hole in the roof of the shrapnel-scarred livestock barn. All work has...

Farming, water and Wall Street on Colorado’s Western Slope

Sep. 14, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

LOMA, Colo. (AP) — Under the blazing afternoon sun, Joe Bernal navigates a shiny-green John Deere tractor onto a dirt road a few miles north of downtown Fruita. Bernal is headed to cut hay in a field a few hundred feet down the road. On his way, he points out the land his family has acquired over...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 06, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

Jeffersonville News and Tribune. September 3, 2022. Editorial: Hoosier immunization rates for children concerning The politicization of COVID-19 has caused too many to question vaccinations, but does anyone really doubt the seriousness of diseases such as polio,...

Record-setting Sherpa guide contemplates retirement

Sep. 02, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A farmer-turned-mountain guide who recently became the first person to climb all of the world's 14 highest peaks two times is deciding whether he should retire. “I think I want to quit climbing high mountains and travel to foreign countries as a tourist...

AP PHOTOS: Living amid flood in Indonesia, unable to leave

Sep. 01, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

DEMAK REGENCY, Indonesia (AP) — The rice fields are washed away. Coconut trees and chili plants, flooded with salt water, are all dead. The farmers’ fish ponds fail, the water getting so high that the fish swim over the nets. And trash carried by the tides float in and out of homes with doors...

Reforms help Cuban farmers, but many still struggle

Aug. 25, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — First, it was impossible to find fuel or seeds to plant. Later his name wasn't on a list of farmers eligible to rent tractors from the state. Now Lázaro Sánchez fears the current tropical rainy season will hinder his ability to work the land. While Sánchez worries...

Key center expects `big uptick' in Ukraine grain shipments

Aug. 10, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The center coordinating shipping of desperately needed grain to world markets from Ukraine expects “a big uptick” in applications to pick up cargoes at Ukrainian ports in the near future, its interim coordinator said Wednesday. Frederick Kenney told a...

Menominee, Hard Rock renew efforts to open Kenosha casino

Jul. 20, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

KESHENA, Wis. (AP) — The Menominee Indian Tribe said Wednesday that it's relaunching its effort, in partnership with Hard Rock International, to open a casino and entertainment complex in Kenosha. The tribe will be the owner of the casino complex and Hard Rock will be the...

Sky-high diesel prices squeeze truckers, farmers, consumers

Jul. 20, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When long-haul trucker Deb LaBree sets out on the road to deliver pharmaceuticals, she has strategies to hold down costs. She avoids the West Coast and the Northeast, where diesel prices are highest. She organizes her delivery route to minimize “deadheading” — driving an...

Much of Indiana facing drought or abnormally dry conditions

Jul. 16, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Weeks of heat and scant rainfall have left most of Indiana facing either drought or unusually dry conditions while farmers hope significant precipitation falls soon. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows more than a third of Indiana with abnormally dry conditions and...