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Vice President Mike Pence holds his notes as he departs after speaking about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Washington, as Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, watches. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: US Surgeon General Adams touts social distancing

Apr. 7, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive...

In this April 6, 2020, photo, Jiang Yuewu talks about his crop of aquatic tubers known as lotus roots in the Huangpi district of Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Stuck in the same bind as many other Chinese farmers whose crops are rotting in their fields, Jiang is preparing to throw out a 500-ton harvest of lotus root because anti-coronavirus controls are preventing traders from getting to his farm near Wuhan, where the global pandemic started. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Wuhan farmers struggle as crops wither from travel limits

Apr. 7, 2020 3:28 AM EDT

HUANGPI, China (AP) — Stuck in the same bind as many other Chinese farmers whose crops are rotting in their fields, Jiang Yuewu is preparing to throw out a 500-ton harvest of lotus root because anti-coronavirus controls are preventing traders from getting to his farm near Wuhan, where the global pandemic...

In this Wednesday, April 1, 2020 photo, Scott Dunn stirs maple syrup in the finishing tank before the final filtering stage at the Dunn Family Maple sugar house in Buxton, Maine. The sap has been flowing for weeks in trees in maple country, but syrup sales may not be so sweet amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Bitter business for maple syrup makers amid virus outbreak

Apr. 2, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — The sap has been flowing for weeks in trees in maple country, but syrup sales may not be so swift, with restaurants and specialty food shops closed, sugaring events canceled and fans staying home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. In the largest maple-producing state,...

Arizona history April 5-11

Apr. 1, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

Sunday, April 5 On this date in 1898, the mining camp of Congress was destroyed by fire, resulting in two deaths and $50,000 worth of property damage. On this date in 1899, the town of Thatcher was incorporated. On this date in 1910, the Territorial Board of Control accepted bids and ordered construction of the...

Lauren and Christoph Herby make walnut syrup at their farm in McDowell. The couple prides themselves on sustainable living. Any wood used for the evaporator to boil the syrup comes from felled trees on their land. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP)

"Liquid gold' brings new attention to Virginia county

Mar. 29, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

MCDOWELL, Va, (AP) — Christoph Herby stands inside his 96-square-foot sugar shed and watches the sap hauled from his black walnut trees boil. Steam rises from the evaporator and the air smells of buttered popcorn. “That’s our liquid gold,” he says, noting the intense labor that goes...

In this March 24, 2020, photo, farmworkers keep their distance from each other as they work at the Heringer Estates Family Vineyards and Winery in Clarksburg, Calif. Farms continue to operate as essential businesses that supply food to California and much of the country as schools, restaurants and stores shutter over the coronavirus. But some workers are anxious about the virus spreading among them and their families. Steve Heringer, general manager of the 152-year-old family owned business said workers now have more hand sanitizer and already use their own gloves for field work. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Farmworkers key to keeping US fed are wary of virus spread

Mar. 28, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Salvador Calzadillas isn't worried about catching the coronavirus when he's picking mandarin oranges in the trees in central California. But he said the mere act of getting to the groves each day puts him and his wife, also a farmworker, at risk, and there’s nothing they...

President Donald Trump signs the coronavirus stimulus relief package in the Oval Office at the White House, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Highlights of Trump-signed $2.2T economic relief package

Mar. 28, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Highlights of a $2.2 trillion package to help businesses, workers and a health care system staggered by the coronavirus that President Donald Trump signed into law Friday after the House voted final congressional approval. — Loans and guarantees to businesses, state and local...

A seasonal worker from Rumania harvests asparagus on a field of farmer Henning Hoffheinz near Genthin, Germany, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Last year, German farmers employed nearly 300,000 seasonal workers but as more and more European Union countries have restricted or stopped crossings of their usually near-invisible borders because of the coronavirus outbreak, Hoffheinz and others are left wondering how they will bring in their crops this year. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Virus chaos snarls farm workers as new season buds in Europe

Mar. 24, 2020 5:14 AM EDT

GENTHIN, Germany (AP) — Asparagus grower Henning Hoffheinz is looking at blue skies, a record-early harvest – and a big problem. The harvest of white asparagus – a ubiquitous and cherished fixture on springtime menus in Germany, frequently slathered in rich Hollandaise sauce – is...

Winners announced in 2019 OAPME newspaper contest

Mar. 23, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — Newspapers in Columbus, Canton, Sandusky, Cleveland and Massillon were named the best in the state in the annual Ohio Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition. General Excellence awards for 2019 went to The Columbus Dispatch, The Canton Repository, Sandusky Register, Cleveland...

Washington-grown berries recalled for Norovirus concern

Mar. 17, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A recall was issued for frozen berries manufactured at a farm near Lynden, Washington amid potential exposure to Norovirus, federal food regulators said. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and WinCo Foods issued the recall last Friday for frozen berries manufactured at Rader...