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Last working farm in Nashua to be preserved

Dec. 11, 2019 3:16 PM EST

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A preservation effort will protect the last working farm in a New Hampshire city from development, a forestry organization said Wednesday. The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests closed on a conservation easement to protect the 52-acre Sullivan Farm in Nashua, which...

Dominion Energy partnership to convert manure to natural gas

Dec. 11, 2019 11:35 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of the nation’s largest energy producers is launching a $200 million effort to convert methane from cow manure into natural gas. Richmond-based Dominion Energy announced Wednesday that it is partnering with Vanguard Renewables to develop and operate conversion facilities at...

Minnesota wants to bring new, minority farmers to the field

Dec. 10, 2019 6:29 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Rachel Sannerud of Pluck Flower Farm sees agriculture as more than a profession. "You are tending to something that is larger than yourself," Sannerud said at a gathering in St. Cloud on a recent Wednesday about emerging farmers. She's the president of the Central Minnesota Young...

Tennessee wins grant to study genetic information of cattle

Dec. 4, 2019 6:44 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have landed a $156,000 grant to look into opportunities to market cattle using genetic information. The money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service will fuel the study at the...

Wisconsin residents call for delisting wolves as endangered

Nov. 30, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In November 2018, wolves killed Laurie Groskopf’s 11-year-old hunting dog in Oneida County. That was nine years after wolves killed another of her dogs. “They were attacked by wolves without any provocation and killed. And for us, it’s been really, really...

Bison a bright spot for agriculture in Kansas, nation

Nov. 28, 2019 9:46 AM EST

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — One of the promising industries for agriculture harkens back to the days when bison roamed the Kansas prairie. The Hutchinson News reports that when Moundridge rancher Dick Gehring started his bison ranch more than 30 years ago, he did it for the money. The animals quickly became...

Attorneys seek to consolidate Fairlife animal-abuse lawsuits

Nov. 27, 2019 1:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Multiple federal lawsuits have been filed accusing Fairlife of abusing cows at an Indiana dairy farm, saying the company’s claims that it treats animals humanely are fraudulent. The Chicago Tribune reports that lawyers tied to eight lawsuits gathered at a Chicago federal court hearing...

Grant aimed at making cattle ranching more sustainable

Nov. 26, 2019 12:02 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University is getting a grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study how to make cattle ranching more sustainable. The $8.9 million grant has been awarded to NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. The work...

'Lost Art' of the cattle dog still found in the valley

Nov. 23, 2019 9:01 AM EST

MINT SPRING, Va. (AP) — Leon Armentrout stood at the base of a hill and called on his dog, Pickett, to herd four sheep located on a farm in rural Augusta County. With whistle in hand, Armentrout commanded Pickett beside him and then sent the border collie off 400 yards to circle around the sheep. To what...

New Mexico officials need $1.2M to study contamination

Nov. 21, 2019 3:13 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Environment Department needs $1.2 million to study plumes of toxic chemicals seeping into groundwater from two U.S. Air Force bases, a state official said. Agency Secretary James Kenney said he will request the money from state lawmakers to investigate and learn...