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To boost workforce, medical schools try to sell rural life

Aug. 9, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — On a field trip to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Ashish Bibireddy put on headphones and scrolled through a jukebox of music from an influential 1927 recording session. Bibireddy and nine other medical students had already been biking and rafting on their visit to rural...

Man details cattle deal involving missing Wisconsin brothers

Aug. 8, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Mo. (AP) — A man charged with tampering with a vehicle used by two Wisconsin brothers who are missing and presumed dead in Missouri was involved in a business arrangement with another farmer that included calves owned by the brothers, according to people involved in the deal. Brothers Nick and...

Mother of man charged in missing brothers case speaks out

Aug. 1, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Mo. (AP) — The mother of a Missouri farmer charged with tampering with a truck used by two missing Wisconsin brothers said they came to the farm to look at cattle but that she can't see her son being involved in their deaths. Tomme Feil told The Kansas City Star that the two men — Nicholas...

The Latest: Mom of son charged in lost brothers case talks

Aug. 1, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of two Wisconsin brothers (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The mother of a Missouri farmer charged with tampering with a truck used by two missing Wisconsin brothers says she can't see him being involved in their deaths. Tomme Feil told The Kansas City Star...

Mexican man accused in dairy abuse in US immigration custody

Jul. 25, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

KENTLAND, Ind. (AP) — A man accused of abusing calves at an Indiana dairy farm that's a popular agritourism destination is in federal immigration custody. Newton County jail officers transferred 36-year-old Edgar Gardozo-Vasquez to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody on July 19 after he posted...

Judge limits Hammond Ranches cattle grazing as case proceeds

Jul. 17, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge will allow eastern Oregon ranchers who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land to graze cattle on parts of a federal allotment this season on a limited basis. U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon issued a 58-page written ruling Tuesday, granting a...

Taste of the Tour: Stunning prizes, tasty steaks in Auvergne

Jul. 14, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

BRIOUDE, France (AP) — After thrusting their arms in victory at the finish line, Tour de France stage winners are greeted by hostesses on the podium. As well as the yellow jersey, the Tour de France race leader is usually handed flowers and a fluffy lion, the mascot of a long-time sponsor of the race. In...

Willie Nelson brings Farm Aid 2019 to Wisconsin's dairy land

Jul. 9, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

EAST TROY, Wis. (AP) — Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and the Dave Matthews Band will headline Farm Aid 2019 when the music and food festival visits Wisconsin's struggling dairy country in September. Tickets go on sale Friday for the Sept. 21 event at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East...

Dutch farm floats possibilities of urban dairy production

Jun. 29, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Peter van Wingerden's dairy farm smells just like any other farm — the rich aroma of cow manure and grass hangs in the air around the unusual stable housing the cattle. The farm itself is far from traditional. Moored in a small harbor in Rotterdam's busy port, the farm...

Rights group accuses dairy farmers of animal cruelty _ again

Jun. 28, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

Nearly a decade ago, animal rights activists targeted a Pennsylvania dairy farm over its treatment of livestock. The effort fell flat. Now they're back, launching a new round of allegations against the same family-run operation that milks hundreds of cows. A PETA operative gained employment at Reitz Dairy Farm...