Latest Tree nut farming News

Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley talks with his grandfather U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, left, after taking the oath of office during the opening day of the Iowa Legislature, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Iowa lawmakers begin 2020 session, name new House speaker

Jan. 13, 2020 3:04 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers convened the 2020 legislative session Monday with taxes, workforce and child care issues on their minds. With his family including his grandparents U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley and Barbara Grassley looking on, Republican Rep. Pat Grassley was elected by voice vote and...

In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets family of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in the U.S. airstrike in Iraq, at his home in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. Iran has vowed

Iran's popular Gen. Soleimani became an icon by targeting US

Jan. 3, 2020 1:50 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For Iranians whose icons since the Islamic Revolution have been stern-faced clergy, Gen. Qassem Soleimani was a popular figure of national resilience in the face of four decades of U.S. pressure. For the U.S. and Israel, he was a shadowy figure in command of Iran's proxy forces,...

Report: Below-average moisture leaves soil dry in New Mexico

Jan. 2, 2020 11:07 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal agriculture officials say December's weather patterns brought mountain snow and rain to parts of New Mexico, but below-average accumulations have left many locations dry. The U.S. Agriculture Department's statistic service for the mountain region reported Thursday that...

This combination of photos released by w.r.yuma shows Belgian designer Sebastiaan de Neubourg, left, and a collection of frames made from recycled materials. De Neubourg uses recycled plastic bottles, car dashboards and refrigerators for sunglasses for his brand, w.r.yuma.  (Christophe Morre/w.r.yuma via AP)

Innovative fashion designers lead the way on sustainability

Dec. 27, 2019 3:14 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Innovative fashion designers are turning to such things as horseradish and nettles to make sustainable clothing and accessories to the delight of a growing number of buyers. While more consumers are paying closer attention to how the production of goods impacts the environment, old habits...

Quarantine for invasive pecan pest persists in New Mexico

Dec. 19, 2019 9:16 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico agriculture officials are reminding the public that a quarantine is still in place around an invasive bug threatening the pecan industry. The state's Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that the so-called pecan weevil quarantine rule affects the movement of in-shell...

Woman sent to prison for selling drugs at 'meth farm'

Dec. 5, 2019 7:59 AM EST

BUTTERNUT, Wis. (AP) — A woman will spend more than five years in federal prison for selling methamphetamine from a rural property in northern Wisconsin known as the 'meth farm.' Becky Peterson, 64, conspired with Mark Moore to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine at a farm near Butternut in...

Sutter Union's Cory McIntyre, center, runs past Paradise's Josh Alvies, left, and Ashton Wagner, right, during the first quarter of a Northern Section Division III high school football playoff game in Yuba City, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Paradise had an undefeated season and made it to the section championship game a year after the deadliest wildfire in California history that killed dozens and destroyed nearly 19,000 buildings including the homes of most of the players. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Paradise’s dream football season ends 1 year after fire

Dec. 1, 2019 3:13 AM EST

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Lukas Hartley stood in the endzone on Saturday night as raindrops mingled with his tears after his high school football team lost a division championship game. “I didn’t cry this bad when my house burned down,” he said. The senior running back was a leader of...

Sutter Union's Cory McIntyre, center, runs past Paradise's Josh Alvies, left, and Ashton Wagner, right, during the first quarter of a Northern Section Division III high school football playoff game in Yuba City, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Paradise had an undefeated season and made it to the section championship game a year after the deadliest wildfire in California history that killed dozens and destroyed nearly 19,000 buildings including the homes of most of the players. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

High school football team loses title game 1 year after fire

Dec. 1, 2019 1:45 AM EST

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California high school football team has lost in a championship game one year after a deadly fire destroyed most of their town, including the homes of most players and coaches. Paradise High School lost to Sutter Union High School 20-7 on Saturday night in the Northern...

Another Mississippi Gulf Coast golf course faces questions

Nov. 30, 2019 11:10 AM EST

GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — The future of another Mississippi Gulf Coast golf course is in question after owners listed it for sale. WLOX-TV reports golfers and residents at Gautier’s Hickory Hill Country Club fear closure. Kevin Young, who grew up next to the course, says he knows of two offers to buy...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, men carry the remains of Dawna Ray Langford, 43, and her sons Trevor, 11, and Rogan, 2, who were killed by drug cartel gunmen, before they are buried at a family cemetery in La Mora, Sonora state, Mexico. Extended families gathered Thursday, Nov. 28, for the traditional meal in Colonia LeBaron, where three women and six children were killed in the Nov. 4 ambush. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving

Nov. 28, 2019 7:17 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thanksgiving arrived with a sense of loss, but also a sense of solidarity, in enclaves of U.S. dual-national families in northern Mexico, coming almost four weeks after nine of their relatives were slaughtered by drug cartel gunmen. Extended families gathered Thursday for the traditional...