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3 Native American artists share their work, journey

Dec. 05, 2021 01:08 AM EST

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — For artist Jill Joseph, art has helped her heal and deal with the trauma of a loved one attempting to commit suicide. For artist Dawn Silk, art is a compulsion, something she does for her spiritual health while also trying to share more about...

Abattoir, apprentice program mark era for Buzz Food Service

Dec. 04, 2021 10:45 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dickinson and Angela Gould are training meat cutters in their apprentice program while eyeing the opening of a future abattoir, or slaughterhouse, early next year. It’s a busy time in the meat game. The Goulds own Buzz Food Service, that rare...

Rancher went to the big city, returned to the life he loves

Dec. 04, 2021 10:40 AM EST

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — While he left his family’s sprawling ranch for several years to attend college and work in Phoenix, John Ladd always knew where his heart was. It was back on the property that his mother’s family homesteaded in 1895 just outside Bisbee right off...

Fatal disease has found its way to Badlands bighorn sheep

Dec. 04, 2021 01:19 AM EST

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — The bighorn sheep in Badlands National Park are experiencing a die off caused by the same bacteria that has ravaged the other wild sheep herds in the state as well as countless others throughout the West. Since August, when the first sheep in the...

NCDOT is building highway bridges for wildlife and humans

Dec. 04, 2021 00:03 AM EST

Raleigh, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. Department of Transportation is building a bridge on Interstate 40 that is one of the first in the state to take into account the needs of bears and elk. The bridge will carry I-40 over Cold Springs Creek and Harmon Den Road near the...

A look inside a Mississippi school’s meat processing class

Dec. 04, 2021 00:02 AM EST

MANTACHIE, Miss. (AP) — At the height of Mississippi’s deer season, more than a dozen students donning white butcher coats and hairnets take their positions at stations in Mantachie High School’s meats lab each day to process deer. Mantachie’s meat processing...

Economists: Kentucky farm sector may reap record receipts

Dec. 02, 2021 13:34 PM EST

Having endured bumpy seasons of global trade fights and slumping commodity prices, Kentucky agriculture appears poised to reap record-setting cash receipts this year — fueled by strong crop yields and surging grain exports, agricultural economists said Thursday. ...

Liz Weston: How to maximize your ‘health span’

Nov. 29, 2021 11:06 AM EST

We’re living longer on average, but the number of years we’re healthy hasn’t kept up. This lagging “health span ” translates into more time living with serious illness and disabilities at the end of our lives. This can have significant repercussions for our...

Southern Arizona ranches find new life as conservation areas

Nov. 29, 2021 08:04 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A pair of ranches and a ghost town in southern Arizona will be conserved for wildlife and recreation under separate deals brokered recently by nonprofit land trusts. Just over 7.8 square miles (20.2 square kilometers) of once-private land were...

Turkey distribution provides food for Frederick community

Nov. 28, 2021 09:04 AM EST

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — As a former case manager and soup kitchen cook, Urbana assistant coach John Jefferson knows the value of giving back to the community. So when the football and girls varsity basketball coach got the chance to bring high school athletes to a...