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Judge pauses new Missouri law on large farm regulations

Aug. 20, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new Missouri law that sought to shield large hog, poultry and cattle farms from stringent local health rules. Cole County Presiding Judge Patricia Joyce's action means the measure won't take effect as scheduled on Aug. 28. Critics of the...

Manure and food scrap digester to make fuel for college

Aug. 20, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Vt. (AP) — Construction is underway at a Vermont dairy farm on a system that will turn cow manure and food scraps into renewable natural gas to help Middlebury College meet its goal of getting 100% of its energy from renewable sources and provide extra income for the farmer. The groundbreaking...

Lawsuit says Oregon group falsely advertises dairy products

Aug. 20, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A class-action lawsuit claims that an Oregon creamery association falsely advertises the source of its milk, a report said. The lawsuit was filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund against the Tillamook County Creamery Association in western Oregon, The Statesman Journal reported Monday....

Feedlot closes after controversy over expansion plans

Aug. 19, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A northwest Missouri cattle feedlot that fought for more than a year to add thousands of cattle to its operation announced Monday that it is closing immediately because of the financial and public relations costs of battling opponents, including many of its neighbors and a nearby...

Rural Georgia community torn on commercial landfill proposal

Aug. 19, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

SYLVANIA, Ga. (AP) — A rural Georgia community is still wrestling with the idea of putting a commercial landfill near their homes. WSAV-TV reports the proposed landfill is leaving Screven County residents torn between economic benefits versus environmental concern. Atlantic Waste Services says the landfill...

Connecticut dairy farms say they need state's help

Aug. 13, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut dairy farmers told state lawmakers Tuesday they need the state's help to ensure the industry remains financially healthy, given the challenges of low, federally set milk prices and expensive production costs. Appearing at an informational meeting of legislators who...

Anthrax confirmed in cattle herd in western North Dakota

Aug. 12, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota agriculture officials say anthrax has been confirmed in a group of cows in a pasture in eastern Billings County. The case was confirmed Friday. It is North Dakota's first reported case of anthrax this year. North Dakota state veterinarian Susan Keller says producers in...

Oklahoma's largest preserve undergoes habitat restoration

Aug. 12, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Magic has happened this summer on a former cattle ranch that for 19 years has been home to one of Oklahoma's largest, but lesser-known, nature preserves. Following one of the wettest spring seasons on record, the 17,000-acre J.T. Nickel Family Nature Preserve is showing just what 19...

State of Connecticut's dairy industry to be discussed

Aug. 11, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut's dairy industry will be the subject of an informational forum at the Legislative Office Building. Members of the General Assembly's "rural caucus" organized Tuesday's event. They've invited dairy farmers from Franklin and Hebron, the executive director of...

To boost workforce, medical schools try to sell rural life

Aug. 9, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — On a field trip to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Ashish Bibireddy put on headphones and scrolled through a jukebox of music from an influential 1927 recording session. Bibireddy and nine other medical students had already been biking and rafting on their visit to rural...