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Brazil's Amazon deforestation hits record for month of April

May. 06, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Deforestation detected in the Brazilian Amazon broke all records for the month of April, and that followed similar new records set in January and February, reflecting a worrisome uptick in destruction in a state deep within the rainforest. Satellite alerts of...

South Dakota farmers optimistic about commodity prices

May. 06, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

LAKE PRESTON, S.D. (AP) — Farmers in South Dakota says there's a reason for optimism as they head out to their fields to plant crops this spring. Commodity markets are up 62% over the 10-year average. Wayne Soren raises crops and cattle near Lake Preston. ...

New Zealand on verge of wiping out painful cattle disease

May. 05, 2022 02:28 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand is on the verge of eradicating a painful disease from its herd of 10 million cattle after a four-year campaign that has cost hundreds of millions of dollars and resulted in more than 175,000 cows being killed. Agriculture Minister Damien...

Large dairy farm sues state over wastewater permit changes

Apr. 27, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

KEWAUNEE, Wis. (AP) — One of Wisconsin's largest dairy farms is suing the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources over changes to its wastewater permit that require the operators to limit the size of their herd and begin monitoring groundwater in an area where nitrate contamination has...

Developer studying the potential for wind farm near Tucson

Apr. 24, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A developer is exploring the potential for what would be Arizona’s biggest wind farm on an expanse of high desert in Pinal County about 30 miles north of Tucson. But the company’s plan to erect up to 83 wind turbines at the site known as Oak Wells has...

Wisconsin Democrats aim to beat Sen. Ron Johnson, but how?

Apr. 17, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Wis. (AP) — Among the red barns, bins and tractors of a southern Wisconsin dairy farm, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes sat at a white picnic table painted with black spots to resemble a dairy cow. It was the latest stop on his “Barnes for Barns" tour...

Yellowstone National Park culls just 49 bison this winter

Apr. 15, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Forty-nine Yellowstone National Park bison were shipped to slaughter, killed by hunters or captured for relocation this winter — well short of officials' goal to remove 600 to 900 of the animals. The park has about 5,000 bison, also known as buffalo. The...

Gunmen kill more than 100 in Nigeria’s north, say survivors

Apr. 12, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — An armed gang has killed more than 100 people in a remote part of northern Nigeria, survivors and local authorities said on Tuesday. The attackers targeted four villages in the Kanam area of Plateau State, the most recent in a series of violent attacks in...

West Virginia family farm not sheepish about lamb operation

Apr. 10, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

SUMERCO, W.Va. (AP) — Scott and Mattie Smith are bullish on the commercial lamb business. The father-daughter team manages about 100 sheep at Midnight Farms, a 230-acre, three-generation family farm venture clinging to a Lincoln County ridge overlooking the Coal River Valley, a few...

New Mexico dairies urged to seek aid due to contamination

Apr. 08, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dairy farmers can seek reimbursement from the federal government for cows contaminated by chemicals that have leached into the groundwater around an Air Force base in eastern New Mexico. U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján on Friday commended a recent rule change by...