Latest Cattle farming News

Northeastern farmers face new challenges with severe drought

Aug. 15, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Vermont farmer Brian Kemp is used to seeing the pastures at Mountain Meadows Farm grow slower in the hot, late summer, but this year the grass is at a standstill. That's “very nerve-wracking” when you're grazing 600 to 700 cattle, said Kemp, who manages...

European drought dries up rivers, kills fish, shrivels crops

Aug. 12, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

LUX, France (AP) — Once, a river ran through it. Now, white dust and thousands of dead fish cover the wide trench that winds amid rows of trees in France’s Burgundy region in what was the Tille River in the village of Lux. From dry and cracked reservoirs in Spain to falling water...

Dairy farm in Ukraine's Donbas region struggles to survive

Aug. 12, 2022 02:19 AM EDT

DMYTRIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — One of the last working dairy farms on Ukrainian-controlled territory in the eastern Donbas region is doing everything it can to stay afloat in a place where neither workers nor animals are safe from Russia's devastating war. Only around 200 head of...

Georgia farm fined after food waste release causes fish kill

Aug. 09, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia dairy farm has been fined after a release of food waste caused a fish kill, a rare instance of government getting involved with a practice that counties can't regulate despite chronic complaints from residents. WAGA-TV reports the Georgia...

How the climate deal would help farmers aid the environment

Aug. 03, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The climate deal reached last week by Senate Democrats could reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that American farmers produce by expanding programs that help accumulate carbon in soil, fund climate-focused research and lower the abundant methane emissions that come from cows....

Police: Man dies after being shot by Cincinnati officer

Jul. 24, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Ohio say a man died after he was shot by a Cincinnati police officer after some kind of confrontation over the weekend. Interim Chief Teresa Theetge told reporters that the shooting happened shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday in a United Dairy Farmers parking...

EXPLAINER: Foot-and-mouth disease and the efforts to stop it

Jul. 21, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of cattle are covered in blisters from highly infectious foot-and-mouth disease in Indonesia, sounding the alarm for the country, its Southeast Asian neighbors and Australia. The virus found in two provinces in May has now infected several hundred-thousand...

700 animals seized following complaint about neglect

Jul. 13, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

ROLLA, N.D. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say 700 animals have been seized in North Dakota following a complaint about neglect in Rolette County. Acting on an anonymous tip, sheriff's deputies with assistance from the North Dakota Stockmen's Association and the North Dakota State...

Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

Jul. 10, 2022 02:36 AM EDT

MAASLAND, Netherlands (AP) — Bales of hay lie burning along Dutch highways. Supermarket shelves stand empty because distribution centers are blocked by farmers. Then, at dusk, a police officer pulls his pistol and shoots at a tractor. Dutch farmers are embroiled in a summer of...

Drought emergency declared for northern Italy, frees up aid

Jul. 04, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Italian government on Monday declared a state of emergency for much of the rain-parched north amid a drought, freeing up 36.5 million euros (about $38 million) in funds for the heavily agricultural regions. The aid was approved at a late evening Cabinet meeting. ...