Latest Agriculture News

Impeachment another hurdle for Democrat on GOP turf

Dec. 9, 2019 12:39 AM EST

PAYNESVILLE, Minn. (AP) — In the midst of a difficult harvest slowed by muddy fields, Jeff Ampe wasn’t thinking much about elections or impeachment. When prodded on his congressman, he’s all positive: Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson, he says, has done “a good job for agriculture,...

Michigan farmers, lawmakers seek tariff on Turkish cherries

Dec. 8, 2019 10:58 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan farmers and lawmakers want the federal government to impose a hefty tariff on dried tart cherries imported from Turkey, arguing that a subsidy on the fruit is impeding American farmers' ability to compete. Cherry companies from Michigan and Utah on Tuesday asked the U.S. Commerce...

Highway extension plans leave farmers worried about future

Dec. 8, 2019 12:01 AM EST

LITTLE RIVER, S.C. (AP) — Efforts to expand the Carolina Bays Parkway north across the state border are underway, but first officials must decide which route the road will take. The North Carolina and South Carolina departments of transportation presented nine potential corridors the road could take...

Mud snail halts trout deliveries from Arizona fish hatchery

Dec. 7, 2019 11:02 PM EST

CORNVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — An invasive mud snail that can disrupt the food chain has been found at a state fish hatchery in Cornville. The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it won't stock trout from the Page Springs Fish Hatchery until it can be sure the mud snail won't travel with the fish. Officials say...

Judge: South Carolina hemp farmer's crop must be protected

Dec. 7, 2019 2:17 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A judge is allowing a South Carolina hemp farmer arrested after authorities said he grew the crop in unregistered fields to harvest some of his crop and put the money in a trust as he awaits trial. The State Law Enforcement Division destroyed 10 acres (4 hectares) of John Pendarvis'...

8 new Tennessee sites added to historic places register

Dec. 7, 2019 1:43 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bank, a farm and a fallout shelter are among eight Tennessee sites recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Tennessee Historical Commission said in a news release Thursday that the eight properties have been deemed cultural resources worthy of preservation....

Wyoming governor requests disaster help for beet farmers

Dec. 7, 2019 12:07 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon is asking for a federal disaster declaration to help farmers affected by cold weather in October. Two cold spells with warm weather in between harmed sugar beet crops in northern and southeastern Wyoming. The first cold spell halted sugar beet growth. Ensuing...

Farm grows a new Christmas tradition in Kodiak

Dec. 7, 2019 10:01 AM EST

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — At first glance, Kodiak may seem like the perfect place to find a Christmas tree. But Kodiak's native spruce trees are not the ideal Christmas material. What Kodiak needed was a tree farm, and Todd Dorman decided to meet that need. In 2006, Dorman converted a Bells Flats property...

Outdoor Addiction ushers in new era of deer processing

Dec. 7, 2019 1:01 AM EST

BLUE MOUNDS, Wis. (AP) — The number of people hunting deer is on a decades-long slide, this year’s harvest is off from last season, and chronic wasting disease is still a major concern. Alex Lease, however, had no qualms about buying a deer-processing business this summer along Highway ID in the...

Alabama farmer looks to cash in on carbon storage

Dec. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EST

ALICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Deep in west Alabama, in a part of the state where most economic activity grows up from the ground, one woman is hoping to get paid for what she's putting back into the soil. Aliceville farmer Annie Dee, who runs the Dee River Ranch in Pickens County, is one of a growing number...