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A farmer looks back as she walks through swarms of desert locusts feeding on her crops, in Katitika village, Kitui county, Kenya, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Desert locusts have swarmed into Kenya by the hundreds of millions from Somalia and Ethiopia, countries that haven't seen such numbers in a quarter-century, destroying farmland and threatening an already vulnerable region. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

'This is huge': Locust swarms in Africa are worst in decades

Jan. 25, 2020 10:52 AM EST

KATITIKA, Kenya (AP) — The hum of millions of locusts on the move is broken by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans. But their noise-making does little to stop the voracious insects from feasting on their crops in this rural community. The worst outbreak of desert locusts in Kenya in...

In this Jan. 7, 2020, photo, Thousand Hills owner Matt Maier watches as cows eat hay at his farm near Clearwater, Minn. Maier raises grass-fed beef, and in the Central Minnesota winter he lays out grass that was harvested on warmer days. The cattle stay outside all year and move from pasture to pasture improving the soil, local ecosystem and the environment as a whole. They're working to help sequester carbon and combat climate change. (Dave Schwarz/St. Cloud Times via AP)

Minnesota farmer, distributor raises beef to improve soil

Jan. 25, 2020 1:02 AM EST

CLEARWATER, Minn. (AP) — Cattle perked up and started to moo as Matt Maier fired up his tractor to bring over a fresh roll of baleage for his herd. One frisky cow leaped behind the bale, nipping at the fermented hay before Maier rolled it out. Maier raises grass-fed beef, and in the Central Minnesota...

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers delivers his State of the State Address in the Assembly Chambers at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Evers calls lawmakers into special session on dairy crisis

Jan. 23, 2020 3:00 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday called the Republican-controlled Legislature into a special session beginning next week to consider an $8.5 million package of bills designed to help rural Wisconsin in the face of a crisis that's caused a loss of one-third of the state's dairy farms since...

Body found in manure pile at central California dairy farm

Jan. 23, 2020 1:33 PM EST

GALT, Calif. (AP) — A man's body was found in a pile of manure at a dairy farm in central California and authorities are investigating the discovery as a suspicious death, authorities said. A worker at the farm in Galt found the body Wednesday while working in the area where manure and waste get processed,...

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers acknowledges applause before his State of the State address Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Evers unveils plan to tackle Wisconsin's farm crisis

Jan. 22, 2020 9:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers extolled lawmakers during his State of the State speech Wednesday to work together to address the state's farm crisis, calling a special session of the Legislature as part of a three-prong attack to tackle the problem that's seen a record number of...

Bill defining milk advances in Virginia legislature

Jan. 22, 2020 8:00 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As people drink less dairy milk and some turn to plant-based alternatives such as oat, soy and almond milk, dairy farmers say they're struggling. That’s why Virginia is the latest state to advance legislation restricting the use of the word milk for marketing purposes. Del....

People are guided during a cellar tour of the Dewar’s Distillery in Aberfeldy, the Scottish Highlands, in 2018, where they have produced Scotch whisky since 1898, and offer traditional whisky tastings, and a whisky and chocolate tasting tour.  Many people now like to know more about their food and drink and where it comes from, leading to a boom in so-called

Spirit Tourism: Britain sees spike in visits to distilleries

Jan. 22, 2020 11:23 AM EST

Many people these days are thirsting not just for a drink but for knowledge about where it comes from. ``Spirit tourism’’ is booming across the United Kingdom, with artisanal brands and micro distilleries popping up and many global brands distilled here. Bombay Sapphire distillery, for example,...

Tennessee sheriff on the lookout for a cattle rustler

Jan. 21, 2020 12:49 PM EST

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Tennessee are looking for a cattle rustler. Sheriff's deputies were investigating the theft of 36 head of cattle from a farm in Greene County, news outlets reported. The victim told investigators that someone pulled onto his property late last Thursday...

Missouri farmer ran one of the biggest frauds in US history

Jan. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EST

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — Like all the best con artists, Randy Constant was a charmer, hard not to like. Big hearted. Good listener. You’d never have guessed that the father of three, grandfather of five was a liar, cheat and serial philanderer who masterminded one of the biggest and longest-running...

Group: Cattle hooves, manure spoiling Southwest US waterways

Jan. 14, 2020 12:35 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An environmental group is suing the federal government to try to keep livestock away from Southwestern waterways that are home to threatened and endangered species. The Center for Biological Diversity filed the lawsuit Monday, alleging the U.S. Forest Service isn't adequately...