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A farmer looks back as she walks through swarms of desert locusts feeding on her crops, in Katitika village, Kitui county, Kenya, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Desert locusts have swarmed into Kenya by the hundreds of millions from Somalia and Ethiopia, countries that haven't seen such numbers in a quarter-century, destroying farmland and threatening an already vulnerable region. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

'This is huge': Locust swarms in Africa are worst in decades

Jan. 25, 2020 10:52 AM EST

KATITIKA, Kenya (AP) — The hum of millions of locusts on the move is broken by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans. But their noise-making does little to stop the voracious insects from feasting on their crops in this rural community. The worst outbreak of desert locusts in Kenya in...

People are guided during a cellar tour of the Dewar’s Distillery in Aberfeldy, the Scottish Highlands, in 2018, where they have produced Scotch whisky since 1898, and offer traditional whisky tastings, and a whisky and chocolate tasting tour.  Many people now like to know more about their food and drink and where it comes from, leading to a boom in so-called

Spirit Tourism: Britain sees spike in visits to distilleries

Jan. 22, 2020 11:23 AM EST

Many people these days are thirsting not just for a drink but for knowledge about where it comes from. ``Spirit tourism’’ is booming across the United Kingdom, with artisanal brands and micro distilleries popping up and many global brands distilled here. Bombay Sapphire distillery, for example,...

Missouri farmer ran one of the biggest frauds in US history

Jan. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EST

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — Like all the best con artists, Randy Constant was a charmer, hard not to like. Big hearted. Good listener. You’d never have guessed that the father of three, grandfather of five was a liar, cheat and serial philanderer who masterminded one of the biggest and longest-running...

Missouri city sues, alleging dairy contaminated river

Jan. 6, 2020 1:26 PM EST

CABOOL, Mo. (AP) — A southern Missouri city alleges in a lawsuit that a Dairy Farmers of America plant is regularly releasing untreated wastewater into a river. Cabool is seeking $1.2 million in reimbursement, claiming in the suit that it has to spend more money with its own wastewater treatment to address...

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Another major US dairy, Borden, seeks bankruptcy protection

Jan. 6, 2020 12:46 PM EST

The U.S. dairy industry, the largest in the world, is under severe pressure as the consumption habits of Americans shift. Borden Dairy Co. filed for bankruptcy protection, the second major U.S. dairy to do so in as many months. Borden produces nearly 500 million gallons of milk each year for groceries, schools...

In this March 2016 photo provided by The Island Institute, Bigelow Laboratory Research Associate Brittney Honisch measures a piece of sugar kelp before harvest in Casco Bay, Maine. A group of scientists with Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and farmers in northern New England are working on a plan to feed seaweed to cows to gauge whether it can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.  (Scott Sell/The Island Institute via AP)

Slippery salvation: Could seaweed as cow feed help climate?

Dec. 29, 2019 10:29 AM EST

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — Coastal Maine has a lot of seaweed , and a fair number of cows. A group of scientists and farmers think that pairing the two could help unlock a way to cope with a warming world. The researchers — from a marine science lab, an agriculture center and universities in northern...

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, Cristhian Bahena Rivera, left, talks to his defense attorney Jennifer Frese, center, through an interpreter during an evidence suppression hearing at the Poweshiek County Courthouse in Montezuma, Iowa. In a victory for prosecutors, a judge ruled Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, that they can use key evidence against Cristhian Bahena Rivera, who's charged with killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts. Judge Joel Yates agreed with prosecutors that some statements made by the suspect must be suppressed because they came during an interrogation after he was not fully read his legal rights. (Brian Powers/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)

Judge: Key evidence can be used in Mollie Tibbetts' slaying

Dec. 23, 2019 8:21 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — In a victory for prosecutors, a judge ruled Monday that they can use key evidence at trial against the migrant worker charged with killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts. Judge Joel Yates agreed with prosecutors that some statements made by the defendant, Cristhian Bahena...

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2016, file photo, rancher Dwight Hammond Jr. greets protesters outside his home in Burns, Ore. A judge on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 revoked the grazing permit of two ranchers who were pardoned last year by President Donald Trump on an arson conviction for setting fire to federal lands. (Les Zaitz/The Oregonian via AP, File)

Judge revokes grazing permit for ranchers pardoned by Trump

Dec. 20, 2019 5:55 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge on Friday revoked the grazing permit of two ranchers who were pardoned last year by President Donald Trump on an arson conviction for setting fire to federal lands. U.S. District Judge Michael Simon ruled in the long-running case after hearing arguments from the U.S. Bureau...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Caldwell County, Mo., Detention Center shows Garland Nelson. The family of two Wisconsin men who disappeared during a trip to Missouri for their livestock business have filed a wrongful death lawsuit. KSHB-TV reports that the lawsuit is filed against Nelson, who faces two counts of first-degree murder and other charges in the deaths of 24-year-old Justin Diemel and 35-year-old Nicholas Diemel. (Caldwell County Detention Center via AP, File)

Family of 2 Wisconsin brothers killed in Missouri sues

Dec. 20, 2019 10:08 AM EST

KINGSTON, Mo. (AP) — The family of two Wisconsin men who disappeared during a trip to Missouri for their livestock business have filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed last month in northwest Missouri's Caldwell County against Garland Nelson, who is jailed without bond on two counts of...

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2016, file Roger Johnson, President of the National Farmers Union, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. As Johnson prepares to step down after 11 years leading the group, he's well aware of the many challenges facing its members: A painful trade war, issues of climate change and the march of farm consolidation. But Johnson, a North Dakota native, says smaller operators can still find a way to carve out a living. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Retiring Farmers Union president: Family farms still viable

Dec. 15, 2019 11:22 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — As Roger Johnson prepares to step down after 11 years leading the National Farmers Union group, he’s well aware of the many challenges facing its members: a painful trade war, the effects of climate change and the march of farm consolidation. But Johnson, a North Dakota native,...