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Amid pandemic, historic Indiana grain mill saw record year

Jun. 19, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

BRISTOL, Ind. (AP) — A grain mill that opened more than 180 years ago in northern Indiana saw a sales boom during the pandemic after it opened a drive-through for customers eager to buy freshly milled grains. The historic Bonneyville Mill was closed to visitors during...

Iowa's high court stops lawsuit over farm runoff pollution

Jun. 18, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A sharply divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stopped a lawsuit aimed at reducing the flow of fertilizer and hog farm waste into the state's river and streams, finding that limiting pollution from farms was a political matter and not one for the courts. ...

Oil pipeline foes protest Enbridge's Line 3 in Minnesota

Jun. 07, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

SOLWAY, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters vowing to do whatever it takes to stop a Canadian-based company's push to replace an aging pipeline blocked a pump station Monday in northern Minnesota, with some people chaining themselves to construction equipment before police began making...

Plague of ravenous, destructive mice tormenting Australians

May. 28, 2021 07:10 AM EDT

BOGAN GATE, Australia (AP) — At night, the floors of sheds vanish beneath carpets of scampering mice. Ceilings come alive with the sounds of scratching. One family blamed mice chewing electrical wires for their house burning down. Vast tracts of land in Australia's New...

Report: EPA officials improperly influenced dicamba decision

May. 26, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency officials improperly influenced a decision to re-approve use of dicamba, a herbicide blamed for crop damage in hundreds of lawsuits, during the Trump administration, according to an internal agency report. “We found...

China's Yuan Longping dies; rice research helped feed world

May. 23, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Yuan Longping, a Chinese scientist who developed higher-yield rice varieties that helped feed people around the world, died Saturday at a hospital in the southern city of Changsha, the Xinhua News agency reported. He was 90. Yuan spent his life...

Owners plan to rebuild Iowa grain elevator after explosion

May. 22, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

JEFFERSON, Iowa (AP) — A dust explosion at a central Iowa grain elevator earlier this month should not affect storage capacity or operations during this fall's harvest, the company said. Landus Cooperative grain elevator in Jefferson said in a news release that it...

Carbon storage offers hope for climate, cash for farmers

May. 21, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

ORIENT, Ohio (AP) — The rye and rapeseed that Rick Clifton cultivated in central Ohio were coming along nicely — until his tractor rumbled over the flat, fertile landscape, spraying it with herbicides. These crops weren't meant to be eaten, but to occupy the ground...

Forecast: Kansas farmers will harvest bountiful wheat crop

May. 12, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas farmers are expected to harvest a bountiful winter wheat crop this season, according to a government forecast released Wednesday. The National Agricultural Statistics Service estimated that the Kansas wheat crop will come in at 331 million...

ADM to build $350 million soybean plant in North Dakota

May. 10, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Agribusiness conglomerate Archer Daniels Midland Co. on Monday announced that it will build a $350 million soybean crushing plant in North Dakota. It’s the state’s first dedicated soybean plant, the Decatur, Illinois-based company and North...