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Walz proposes $10 million drought relief package for farmers

Sep. 24, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz proposed a $10 million relief package Friday for farmers who suffered losses due to drought across most of Minnesota this summer — a plan that would require a special legislative session to approve. The Democratic governor’s proposal...

Lightning strike kills 8 cows on a Maine farm

Sep. 22, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

WINSLOW, Maine (AP) — Lightning hit a tree at a Maine beef farm, electrocuting eight cattle that had gathered under it for shelter from the rain. The cows' deaths Saturday have been a huge economic and emotional setback to Fortin Farms in Winslow, which has been in the...

Hawaii couple buys assets of defunct dairy on Big Island

Sep. 20, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The owners of a Hawaii food distribution company have bought the assets of a Hamakua dairy farm that went out of business several years ago. Chad and Stephanie Buck of Oahu recently purchased the assets of the former Big Island Dairy with hopes of...

Federal court rejects Idaho pollution permit for dairies

Sep. 17, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal circuit court has rejected a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency statewide Idaho permit involving pollution into waterways from large dairy farms. But the ruling appears to have limited immediate ramifications for the state’s $3 billion...

Drought haves, have-nots test how to share water in the West

Sep. 16, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — Phil Fine stands in a parched field and watches a harvester gnaw through his carrot seed crop, spitting clouds of dust in its wake. Cracked dirt lines empty irrigation canals, and dust devils and tumbleweeds punctuate a landscape in shades of brown. ...

Farmers restore native grasslands as groundwater disappears

Sep. 09, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

MULESHOE, Texas (AP) — Tim Black‘s cell phone dings, signaling the time to reverse sprinklers spitting water across a pie-shaped section of grass that will provide pasture for his cattle. It's important not to waste a drop. His family's future depends on it. ...

New Jersey's largest dairy farm nearly destroyed in tornado

Sep. 07, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

The morning after one of the most intense tornadoes recorded in New Jersey history all but demolished the largest dairy farm in the state, owners Marianne and Wally Eachus looked at each other and just cried. “What are we going to do?” they asked one another. ...

New Jersey's largest dairy farm nearly destroyed in tornado

Sep. 06, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

The morning after one of the most intense tornadoes recorded in New Jersey history all but demolished the largest dairy farm in the state, owners Marianne and Wally Eachus looked at each other and just cried. “What are we going to do?” they asked one another. ...

Georgia doctor who delivered over 10,000 babies dies at 99

Sep. 04, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A longtime southwest Georgia doctor credited with delivering more than 10,000 babies has died. Funeral services were scheduled for Sunday for Dr. John S. Inman Jr. of Albany. He died Wednesday at age 99, according to Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors,...

UK vets euthanize alpaca with bovine TB after public battle

Aug. 31, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British government veterinarians on Tuesday killed Geronimo, an alpaca whose sentence of death for carrying bovine tuberculosis made international headlines and pitted animal activists against the state. Veterinary staff in blue overalls, masks and...