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Des Moines Area Religious Council Food Pantry worker Patrick Minor pulls a package of ground pork out of a cooler during a pantry stop, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. As food banks have struggled to meet soaring demand from people suddenly out of work because of the coronavirus outbreak, it has been especially troubling to see farmers have to bury produce, dump milk and euthanize hogs. Now some states are spending more money to help pay for food that might otherwise go to waste, the U.S. Agriculture Department is spending $3 billion to help get farm products to food banks, and U.S. senator is seeking $8 billion more to buy farm produce for food banks. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Efforts underway to get food from US farms to the needy

May. 25, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — As food banks have struggled to meet soaring demand from people suddenly out of work because of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been especially troubling to see farmers have to bury produce, dump milk and euthanize hogs. Now some states are providing more money to help pay for food that...

David Philo, co-owner of Verdegreens, plants basil on Thursday, May 7, 2020. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Farmers, ranchers adapt to new eating routines amid pandemic

May. 25, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — “We woke up one day, and all the restaurants were closed. All of them,” said Felix Florez, the owner of Black Hill Ranch, a hog farm in Cypress. Just like that, the coronavirus pandemic changed his business overnight. Florez — who also has his own restaurant, Cherry...

FDA says cows may have caused E. coli lettuce contamination

May. 21, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Outbreaks of E. coli illness that sickened 188 people who ate romaine lettuce grown in California probably came from cattle grazing near the farms, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a report released Thursday. Feces from the cows, which contain the bacteria, is considered...

Family separated for another month due to border closure

May. 21, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

LISBON, N.Y. (AP) — A family separated by the border between the United States and Canada will not be able to reunite for at least another month because of travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. David Teele is working his dairy farm in Lisbon, New York, while his wife, Lyne Beauchamp, is...

Jan Damm, a performer at New England Center for Circus Arts, in Brattleboro, Vt., uses the diabolo as Rebecca McKenny, a resident at Thompson House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Brattleboro, claps during a performance on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Governor proposes $400M in economic relief amid pandemic

May. 20, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday proposed a $400 million economic relief and recovery package funded by the federal economic rescue law known as the Cares Act to help employers and small businesses, including dairy farmers, struggling from the pandemic-induced shutdown. “I...

Kentucky officials want DOJ investigation of meatpackers

May. 16, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials on Friday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the meatpacking industry after local cattle farmers complained the price they are paid for their animals is continuing to drop at the same time beef prices are skyrocketing. Kentucky Commissioner of...

Pandemic turns Magic Valley meat industry upside down

May. 15, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — On a typical day in May, Don Scarrow gets a handful of calls from customers looking to have a pig or cow processed. The spring is usually the slow season for custom processors in the Magic Valley. Last Friday, the owner of Scarrow Meats in Jerome got 146 calls — on his...

Hammonds drop appeal to compete for lost grazing allotments

May. 14, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Hammond Ranches has dropped a legal challenge against the federal government, at least for now, to compete for cattle grazing allotments in eastern Oregon it lost last year. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management can now choose whether the Hammond family or one of three neighboring ranches...

In this Tuesday, May 5, 2020 photo, rancher Matt Reitzel helps gather up his uncles' cattle in a large pasture on the Carson National Forest north of Ojo Caliente, N.M. The cattle was moved to higher ground where there is more moisture. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

New Mexico cattle ranchers fear ‘demise’ of industry

May. 13, 2020 2:02 AM EDT

OJO CALIENTE, N.M. (AP) — Gerald and Claudio Chacon continue a tradition their family started in the late-1800s — raising herds of cattle in rural Rio Arriba County. Both men had careers outside agriculture, but now spend their retirement maintaining a herd of a little over 200 cows and their...

Missouri State grad gives $12 million to school, foundation

May. 11, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A graduate of Missouri State University plans to donate up to $12 million to be divided between the school and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. The gift from the estate of Linda Hale will provide scholarships for Missouri State students from Barton and Vernon counties. The...