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Outdoor learning programs aim to connect students to nature

Dec. 25, 2021 01:02 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For most schools, the past two years have brought a complicated weighing of the risks of being in a classroom: in-person versus virtual learning, masks, class sizes, ventilation. But a growing number of schools around the country have sidestepped many of those concerns by...

Federal watchdog: Trump's USDA overpaid corn farmers by $3B

Dec. 21, 2021 16:01 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Trump administration overpaid corn farmers by about $3 billion in federal aid in 2019 and farmers in the South were paid more for the same crops than those elsewhere in the country, a federal watchdog agency has found. The Government Accountability...

Traveling woodworker crafts ornaments featuring every county

Dec. 20, 2021 01:05 AM EST

HURON, S.D. (AP) — It began, as almost all really great things do, with the germ of an idea. But this is a germ which, during the time of COVID, flourished and etched itself into many families’ histories, across the state. “I’ve always had this urge to do a tree in the...

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...