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Program offers support, education on organic farming

Aug. 2, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An association that promotes organic farming in New Hampshire is hosting six virtual farm tours. The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire, through a program that promotes workforce development in the sector, is hoping the tours educate farmers and provides support...

Unions sue USDA over faster chicken plant production speeds

Jul. 28, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The union representing workers at chicken processing plants in six states sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, saying its policy of allowing companies to slaughter birds more quickly endangers workers and makes it more difficult to protect against spread of the...

In this undated photo provided on Thursday, July 23, 2020 by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, visits a new chicken farm being built in Hwangju County, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads:

N. Korea's Kim visits chicken farm, calls for improvements

Jul. 23, 2020 2:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a new chicken farm being built in a county south of capital Pyongyang and called for improvements to what he described as an outdated poultry industry, state media said Thursday. The North's official Korean Central News Agency...

Nearly 300,000 chickens die in massive fire at egg farm

Jul. 21, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

PILESGROVE, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 300,000 chickens were killed when a fast-moving fire roared through buildings at an egg farm in southern New Jersey, authorities said. No people were injured in the fire at the Red Bird Egg Farm in Pilesgrove. which broke out shortly before 8:30 p.m. Monday. One barn was...

California kills 3.2 million trout to halt bacteria outbreak

Jul. 20, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will kill 3.2 million trout to stop the outbreak of a bacterial infection that's threatening hatcheries, wildlife officials said Monday. The trout, which are used to stock waterways for recreational fishing, are in two hatcheries in the Owens Valley in the eastern...

Colombia relocates village of ex-rebels as killings surge

Jul. 15, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

A village of former guerrilla fighters who laid down their arms in a historic 2016 peace deal was relocated by Colombian authorities Wednesday after 11 of its residents were murdered over the past three years. The Roman Ruiz Reincorporation Center in northwest Colombia was home to a group of ex-Revolutionary...

W.Va. attorney general sues over alleged egg price gouging

Jul. 15, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed suit Tuesday against an egg supplier for alleged price gouging during the coronavirus pandemic. Morrisey said Green Valley Poultry Farms owner Dutt & Wagner of Virginia Inc. charged grocery stores more than 200% above normal...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2006, file photo, a car passes in front of a Tyson Foods Inc., sign at Tyson headquarters in Springdale, Ark.  Tyson Foods shares are down, Thursday, June 11, 2020,  after the company said it's cooperating with a federal investigation into price-fixing in the chicken industry. Tyson Foods Inc. said it was served with a grand jury subpoena in April 2019 from the U.S. Department of Justice. (AP Photo/April L. Brown, File)

Tyson cooperating with feds in price-fixing investigation

Jun. 11, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

Tyson Foods shares fell Thursday after the company said it is cooperating with a federal investigation into price-fixing in the chicken industry. Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc. said it was served with a grand jury subpoena in April 2019 from the U.S. Department of Justice. Tyson said it conducted an...

Litigious poultry farm loses defamation cases in Thailand

Jun. 8, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand has dismissed criminal defamation charges against two people who were among more than 20 targeted in various cases by a poultry company in what critics say is a campaign of legal intimidation. Bangkok Criminal Court on Monday dismissed the complaints brought in 2018 by...

Farm works on 3 tenets — charity, education, sustainability

Jun. 7, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — Tucked away off West Point Road in LaGrange is a certified organic farm that has donated more than 50,000 pounds of food to hungry individuals since 2016. Working through local food charities such as Feeding the Valley Food Bank and LaGrange Personal Aid, PineyWoods Farm works to...