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Minor injuries in small plane crash in Madras

Jul. 22, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say several people walked away from a plane crash with minor injuries north of Bend in Madras. KATU-TV reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says the plane was being flown by a student pilot from Sisters when the aircraft lost power Monday. The sheriff's office says...

Judge limits Hammond Ranches cattle grazing as case proceeds

Jul. 17, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge will allow eastern Oregon ranchers who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land to graze cattle on parts of a federal allotment this season on a limited basis. U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon issued a 58-page written ruling Tuesday, granting a...

Lawmakers hear pros and cons of proposed dairy co-op merger

Jul. 15, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A proposed merger between a nationwide group and one of Vermont's oldest independent dairy cooperatives that provides most of the milk used by the state's iconic ice cream maker, Ben & Jerry's, was lauded Monday by proponents who say the move would provide the co-op with much...

Taste of the Tour: Stunning prizes, tasty steaks in Auvergne

Jul. 14, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

BRIOUDE, France (AP) — After thrusting their arms in victory at the finish line, Tour de France stage winners are greeted by hostesses on the podium. As well as the yellow jersey, the Tour de France race leader is usually handed flowers and a fluffy lion, the mascot of a long-time sponsor of the race. In...

Witness tells NTSB plane flew erratically before fatal crash

Jul. 11, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A preliminary report by federal investigators says a single-engine plane was seen flying erratically before it crashed in a cow pasture in North Carolina, killing two licensed flight instructors onboard. News outlets report the initial findings from the National Transportation Safety...

Willie Nelson brings Farm Aid 2019 to Wisconsin's dairy land

Jul. 9, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

EAST TROY, Wis. (AP) — Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and the Dave Matthews Band will headline Farm Aid 2019 when the music and food festival visits Wisconsin's struggling dairy country in September. Tickets go on sale Friday for the Sept. 21 event at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East...

A French woman's journey from intern to creamery president

Jul. 8, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

WEBSTERVILLE, Vt. (AP) — Adeline Druart, president of Vermont Creamery, grew up in a small village in eastern France called La Villeneuve. It looks, she said, a lot like Vermont, with a church in the center of the village and old stone houses surrounded by green pastures and small dairy farms. "In the...

Economic impact of crisis felt by ag and dairy lenders

Jul. 8, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Luke Schulte drew a deep breath, paused and exhaled. "I'm not sure," he said with a sigh. "It's been a really tough time, the last five, six years." Schulte worked in lending, with a focus on agriculture and dairy producers, for most of his career. Now, as the market president of...

Wet years fuel sweet clover growth in South Dakota

Jul. 4, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Two wet growing seasons have fueled runaway yellow sweet clover growth in South Dakota, posing problems for native grasses, cattle and cutting equipment. KOTA-TV reports the plant with its tell-tale yellow blossoms is biennial, which means it has a two-year life cycle. That means it...

One of Maine's top Nordic skiers dies in farming accident

Jul. 3, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

TURNER, Maine (AP) — One of Maine's top Nordic skiers has died from injuries in an accident on his family's farm. A spokeswoman for Central Maine Medical Center says that 19-year-old Roy Varney died Tuesday morning at the Lewiston hospital. The Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office says Varney was cleaning...