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State files criminal charges against Wisconsin dairy farm

Dec. 07, 2022 09:43 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State prosecutors filed criminal charges against a Kewaunee farmer, agronomist and hauler who allegedly illegally dumped nearly 3 million gallons of excess manure that washed into tributaries of Lake Michigan. All three defendants are charged with felony counts...

In Bolivia, literacy training makes a profound difference

Dec. 05, 2022 13:37 PM EST

PUCARANI, Bolivia (AP) — Anacleta Mamani has no teeth, but a happy smile: She’s learned to read and write at the age of 71, and now feels so empowered, she wants to run a road race in her Indigenous community in the Bolivian highlands near La Paz. Mamami is among more than 20,000...

Feral hog control: 8 years, some progress, $2.5B damage/year

Dec. 02, 2022 11:14 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight years into a U.S. program to control damage from feral pigs, the invasive animals with big appetites and snouts that uproot anything that smells good are still a multibillion-dollar plague on farmers, wildlife and the environment. These prolific hogs gone...

Illinois DNR suspects bird flu in deaths of 300 waterfowl

Nov. 30, 2022 15:41 PM EST

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — State wildlife officials suspect that bird flu killed at least 300 waterfowl recently found dead at public hunting sites across southern Illinois. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday the wild birds, mostly snow geese, have been found...

9,000 hens killed after latest Missouri case of avian flu

Nov. 28, 2022 13:03 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nearly 9,000 laying hens in Webster County were killed after federal officials confirmed an outbreak of bird flu in the flock, state agriculture officials said. It is the 11th case of the highly contagious avian influenza in Missouri this year, involving...

Bird flu prompts slaughter of 1.8M chickens in Nebraska

Nov. 27, 2022 12:43 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska agriculture officials say another 1.8 million chickens must be killed after bird flu was found on a farm in the latest sign that the outbreak that has already prompted the slaughter of more than 50 million birds nationwide continues to spread. The...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 21, 2022 07:22 AM EST

Toledo Blade. November 19, 2022. Editorial: Unmuzzle pension boards The State Teachers Retirement System Board of Trustees had a telling debate over their governing policies at the Nov. 17th meeting. STRS has what they call a “one-voice policy,” that would be more...

Turkeys on ‘cute urban farms’ grow even as land gobbled up

Nov. 20, 2022 00:08 AM EST

BOLIVIA, N.C. (AP) — While most people only think about turkeys around meals on the holidays, Maud Kelly enjoys watching them wobble on her family farm in Bolivia. “I raised quite a bit this year and it’s the most I’ve ever raised,” she said. “It’s a crazy amount of...

More claims against Philippine prison chief linked to murder

Nov. 18, 2022 21:14 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top prison official, who is accused of plotting the killing of a radio journalist, also ordered a large hole dug at the country's main prison to search for rumored buried treasure, the justice secretary said Friday. Bureau of Corrections...

In Vail, housing shortage threatens America's ski wonderland

Nov. 14, 2022 10:07 AM EST

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — There’s a narrow swath of sagebrush-covered hillside perched just above Interstate 70 that’s home to a Colorado treasure: the bighorn sheep that graze along that steep, craggy terrain. The land could also be used to help solve a chronic problem nearby: a dearth of...