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Hispanic farm workers wait in line to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Mecca, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. The farmworkers who got their shots are among the millions of immigrants around the United States, who advocacy groups warn may be some of the most difficult people to reach during the largest vaccination campaign in American history. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Language barriers, wariness make vaccinating immigrants hard

Jan. 22, 2021 11:04 PM EST

MECCA, Calif. (AP) — Migrant workers lined up by the hundreds during a break from picking produce this week to receive the coronavirus vaccine on a Southern California grape farm. The farmworkers who got their shots are among vulnerable immigrants in the United States — particularly the 11 million...

This Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 photo provided by AppHarvest shows tomatoes being grown in their Morehead, Ky. facility. The company is one of several big players in the fast-growing indoor farming space. Experts say tech advances from the cannabis industry and lower-cost, energy efficient LED bulbs are helping fuel growth, along with increasing customer demand for sustainable food. (AppHarvest via AP)

High-tech indoor farmer AppHarvest starts shipping tomatoes

Jan. 19, 2021 2:30 PM EST

AppHarvest — an indoor farming company backed by Martha Stewart — thinks the agriculture sector is ripe for disruption. And now, its tomatoes are ripe for eating. The Morehead, Kentucky-based company said Tuesday it has begun shipping beefsteak tomatoes to Kroger, Walmart, Publix and other grocers....

Root vegetables are displayed at the Union Square Farmers Market in New York on Jan. 8, 2021. Carrots, parsnips and other root vegetables are the stars of the farmers' market during the middle of Winter, and a great way to add variety and nutrition to your cold weather meals.  (Katie Workman via AP)

Warm meals for cold times: Getting to know root vegetables

Jan. 19, 2021 1:18 PM EST

If you’ve been to a farmers’ market lately, then the reality of seasonal cooking in the middle of winter has plainly revealed itself to you. Tis the season for root vegetables, and not a whole lot else. But there is beauty to cooking with the season, not just because it feels in sync with the...

In this Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021 photo provided by the Catholic Relief Services, people affected by the conflict in Tigray load food aid provided by USAID and Catholic Relief Services onto a donkey cart to be tansported to their home, outside Mekele, Ethiopia. From “emaciated” refugees to crops burned on the brink of harvest, starvation threatens the survivors of more than two months of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Authorities say more than 4.5 million people, or nearly the entire population, need emergency food. The first humanitarian workers to arrive after weeks of pleading with Ethiopia for access describe weakened children dying from diarrhea after drinking from rivers, and shops that were looted or depleted weeks ago. (Catholic Relief Services via AP)

'Extreme urgent need': Starvation haunts Ethiopia's Tigray

Jan. 17, 2021 4:08 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — From “emaciated” refugees to crops burned on the brink of harvest, starvation threatens the survivors of more than two months of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. The first humanitarian workers to arrive after pleading with the Ethiopian government for access...

FILE - In this June 16, 2020, file photo, orchard worker Francisco Hernandez reaches to pull honey crisp apples off a tree during a thinning of the trees at an orchard in Yakima, Wash. The agriculture industry is asking Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to move migrant farmworkers and food factory workers closer to the front of the line for the coronavirus vaccine because they perform work that cannot be delayed or performed remotely. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Ag industry wants farmworkers prioritized for vaccinations

Jan. 15, 2021 4:45 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The agriculture industry is asking Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to move migrant farmworkers and food factory workers closer to the front of the line for the coronavirus vaccine because they perform work that cannot be delayed or performed remotely. A letter sent Thursday to Inslee...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 1968 file photo, an Egyptian worker waves as he stands on top of a rock overlooking the partly constructed power station on the Aswan High Dam, Egypt. Egyptians are marking 50 years since the inauguration of the Nile dam, a massive feat of construction that has shaped the course of modern-day Egypt. It spared it from seasonal droughts and flooding, and generated electricity. (AP Photo, File)

Fifty years on, the Nile dam that changed the face of Egypt

Jan. 14, 2021 10:38 AM EST

MANIAL SULTAN, Egypt (AP) — Yassin Saeed remembers when the Nile’s annual flood drenched his village in the years before the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Now, former flood lands are green fields year-round. “Our lives were very hard,” said the 76-year-old Egyptian, recounting...

FILE - This Feb. 22, 2017, file photo provided by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation shows Ryan Duke. Georgia's highest court heard arguments Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, on whether taxpayers should cover portions of the legal defense for Duke, a man facing trial in the 2005 slaying of Tara Grinstead, a high school teacher whose disappearance remained a mystery for more than a decade.  (Georgia Bureau of Investigation via AP, File)

Teacher killing trial makes detour to Georgia Supreme Court

Jan. 12, 2021 3:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court heard arguments Tuesday on whether taxpayers should cover portions of the legal defense for a man facing trial in the 2005 slaying of a high school teacher whose disappearance remained a mystery for more than a decade. Ryan Duke had been scheduled to stand trial on...

In this Jan. 4, 2021 photo released by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology, known by its Spanish acronym INAH, the statue of a female figure unearthed in Hidalgo Amajac, is seen in nearby Alamo Temapache, Veracruz state, Mexico. Farmers digging in a citrus grove on New Year's Day found the six-foot tall statue of a female figure who may represent an elite woman rather than a goddess, or some mixture of the two, experts said Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology photo via AP)

Mexican farmers find rare female statue in citrus grove

Jan. 8, 2021 8:50 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Farmers digging in a citrus grove near Mexico’s Gulf coast have found a striking, six-foot-tall statue of a female figure who may represent an elite woman rather than a goddess, or some mixture of the two, experts said Friday. The National Institute of Anthropology and History...

Farmers listen to a speaker as they block a major highway in protest against new farm laws, at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border, India, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

No progress in talks between farmers, Indian government

Jan. 8, 2021 8:13 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Representatives of the Indian government and tens of thousands of protesting farmers failed to make progress Friday in their eighth round of talks over the farmers' demand that new agricultural reform laws be scrapped. Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar offered to amend any flaws in the...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2020, file photo, Taliban negotiator Abbas Stanikzai, center front, and his delegation attend the opening session of peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, in Doha, Qatar. Afghan negotiators are to resume talks Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, aimed at finding an end to the decades of relentless conflict, even as hopes are waning, and frustration and fear is growing over a spike in violence that has combatants on both sides blaming the other. (AP Photo/Hussein Sayed, File)

An 'orchard of bad apples' weighs on new Afghan peace talks

Jan. 5, 2021 7:45 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghan negotiators are to resume talks with the Taliban on Tuesday aimed at finding an end to decades of relentless conflict even as hopes wane and frustration and fear grow over a spike in violence across Afghanistan that has combatants on both sides blaming the other. Torek Farhadi, a...