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Disabled combat veteran opens pecan business in Georgia

Nov. 27, 2021 00:13 AM EST

BYRON, Ga. (AP) — When Tim Williams purchased his home in Kewanee Farms in Byron in the late summer of 2020, starting a pecan processing facility and opening a storefront wasn’t something he’d ever imagined doing. “I didn’t know anything about pecans before I...

Unidentified man finds his birth certificate, family members

Nov. 14, 2021 00:12 AM EST

LORIS, S.C. (AP) — Willie Jean Caldwell finally knows his name. At 76 years old, he’s known as “Cowboy” by his friends and caretakers at the Recovery Ranch, a haven for recovering addicts in western Horry County. After taking him in from a local hospital nearly...

Supply chain delays disrupt California agriculture exports

Nov. 04, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Amid an historic drought posing threats to future harvests, California farmers now say they have no way to export the crops they do have because of a kink in the global supply chain that has left container ships lined up off the Southern California coast with...

8 projects share more than $324K in specialty crops grants

Oct. 29, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — More than $324,000 in grants is going to eight projects to benefit Vermont fruit, vegetable and value-added producers and to expand access to locally produced food, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets said Friday. The grants are...

Filberts or hazelnuts? By whatever name, they're fun to grow

Sep. 21, 2021 07:44 AM EDT

Things are getting nutty around my garden. Literally. The squirrels have been doing a lot of nut planting, mostly black walnuts, and I’ve joined in the game by removing excess seedlings, letting just a couple of well-placed ones remain. In the past few years, I’ve...

Event highlights South Carolina agriculture, culinary talent

Sep. 18, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

WARD, S.C. (AP) — Some of the biggest names in South Carolina agriculture were on the guest list last Sunday evening in Saluda County, with Aiken-based Jason Tufts putting his culinary creativity into action as a participant in the South Carolina Chef Ambassadors program. ...

Company to close pecan harvesting plant in southern Arizona

Sep. 09, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

SAHUARITA, Ariz. (AP) — A southern Arizona plant that processes pecans will close at the end of the year but the owner says it will continue to grow the nuts in the region. Once the plant closes, another U.S. processor will shell pecans grown by Farmers Investment Co.,...

Las Vegas-area farmers reap benefits of overcoming obstacles

Sep. 04, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mint and micro broccoli line the garden beds next to the Boulder City home of Diane Greene, owner of Herbs by Diane, the small-scale, year-round business that supplies local produce to restaurants and residents in Las Vegas. She harvests every day in...