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Walz seeks agriculture disaster declaration for NW Minnesota

Nov. 7, 2019 5:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz asked the U.S. agriculture secretary on Thursday to declare a disaster for 12 counties of northwestern Minnesota where farmers are struggling through a very difficult harvest season. The governor said in a letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue that unrelenting bad...

New Mexico farmer, writer starts a global garlic war

Oct. 27, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

DIXON, N.M. (AP) — Among the residents of Dixon, New Mexico, Stanley Crawford has long been known as a gentleman farmer and a thoughtful man of letters. He's the author of such books as "A Garlic Testament: Seasons on a Small New Mexico Farm" and "Mayordomo: Chronicle of an Acequia in Northern New Mexico,"...

Potato, onion, sweet corn farmers rush amid early freeze

Oct. 10, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An early deep freeze has Idaho potato and onion farmers rushing to harvest crops or hoping the buried vegetables will survive the frozen nights this week. Travis Blacker with the Idaho Potato Commission says an estimated 15% to 20% of Idaho's potato crop remained in the ground...

Connecticut man, who innovated century-old farm, dies

Oct. 8, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Conn. (AP) — Ben March, who brought the fresh energy of a new generation to the operation of his family's century-old farm, died Saturday in a farm accident, local officials said. He was 39. The youngest son of Thomas and Susan March returned to the 150-acre farm on Munger Road after years in a...

Tribal members aim to cultivate healthy future with gardens

Oct. 1, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — In his mind's eye, Daniel Menihan Jr. sees a time when backyard vegetable gardens dot the Mashantucket Pequot reservation, their yields nourishing healthy tribal families. By then, he figures, the Mashantuckets' own commercial growing operation could be regularly supplying...

Correction: Swamp Rodent Invasion story

Sep. 26, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — In a story Sept. 25 about swamp rodents, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Central Valley is an agricultural region 130 miles (210 kilometers) north of Sacramento. The Central Valley region spans about 400 miles (645 kilometers) from Redding to Bakersfield,...

Cattle & dairy farmers are becoming environmentally friendly

Sep. 23, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

HADLEY, Mass. (AP) — Methane, a greenhouse gas, gets turned into electricity at Barstow's Longview Farm in Hadley. Enough electricity is generated from cow manure and food waste to power over 1,000 homes. The gas traps heat in the atmosphere and cows produce methane through belches, farts and their manure...