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Hunters kill 14% more deer during Wisconsin 9-day gun season

Nov. 29, 2022 13:34 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters killed substantially more deer during Wisconsin's nine-day gun season this year than in 2021 thanks largely to snow cover, relatively stable weather conditions and a lack of standing corn that deer use to hide, state wildlife officials said Tuesday. The...

Caterer brings hospitality home with Harvest Table café

Nov. 27, 2022 09:11 AM EST

DAYTON, Va. (AP) — Of many things, Belinda Koteita is a mom, a daughter and a caterer. Those three things come into play in the new restaurant and coffee bar Koteita opened with her family in October. “I’ve been around food and setting the table for people with...

State: New York's first pot crop jeopardized by court fight

Nov. 23, 2022 18:23 PM EST

Albany, N.Y. (AP) — A court fight that has prevented New York from awarding marijuana dispensary licenses in some parts of the state could wind up hurting small farms that just harvested their first cannabis crop, officials warned a judge Tuesday. New York on Monday issued its...

Politics, climate conspire as Tigris and Euphrates dwindle

Nov. 18, 2022 08:56 AM EST

DAWWAYAH, Iraq and ILISU DAM, Turkey (AP) — Next year, the water will come. The pipes have been laid to Ata Yigit’s sprawling farm in Turkey’s southeast connecting it to a dam on the Euphrates River. A dream, soon to become a reality, he says. He’s already grown a small corn...

USDA program keeps extra COVID-era money for fruits, veggies

Nov. 17, 2022 19:27 PM EST

U.S. agriculture officials proposed changes Thursday to the federal program that helps pay the grocery bills for low-income pregnant women, babies and young children, including extending a bump in payments for fresh fruits and vegetables allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Russia launches missile barrage on Ukraine as 1st snow falls

Nov. 17, 2022 17:30 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian airstrikes targeted Ukraine’s energy facilities again Thursday as the first snow of the season fell in Kyiv, a harbinger of the hardship to come if Moscow’s missiles continue to take out power and gas plants as winter descends. Separately, the...

Cocoa farmers fear climate change lowering crop production

Nov. 13, 2022 02:31 AM EST

KOREAGUI, Ivory Coast (AP) — For more than 40 years, Jean Baptiste Saleyo has farmed cocoa on several acres of his family's land in Ivory Coast, a West African nation that produces almost half the world's supply of the raw ingredient used in chocolate bars. But this year Saleyo...

Ukraine FM: Moscow playing 'hunger games' with world

Nov. 12, 2022 10:37 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba pressed Southeast Asian countries for political and material support in his county's fight against Russia, while accusing Moscow on Saturday of playing “hunger games” with the world by holding up shipments of Ukrainian grain...

In dry, unreliable weather, Indian farmers restore arid land

Nov. 12, 2022 03:12 AM EST

ANANTAPUR, India (AP) — Ramesh Hanumaiya digs a few inches into his field with his hand and examines the soil. There is movement in the thick, brown earth: Tiny earthworms being disturbed from their homestead. A handful of dirt filled with earthworms might not seem like much, but...

Bangladesh balances energy needs with climate, conservation

Nov. 09, 2022 04:55 AM EST

RAMPAL, Bangladesh (AP) — Fish, rice, mangrove trees and the lush delta wetlands where the massive Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna rivers drain into the Bay of Bengal. It’s not luxury. But for the farmers and fishermen who live by the world’s largest mangrove forest, it’s...