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Ohio family tackles challenge of large-scale dairy farming

Feb. 17, 2020 9:34 AM EST

SUGARCREEK, Ohio (AP) — One in a series of stories about the future of the dairy industry from Farm and Dairy newspaper. ___ Go big or go out of business. That was Sonny Perdue’s message to dairy farmers last fall at the World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin. Or at least that’s how the message was...

Idaho cowboy ranches diverse herd: Horses, cows and camels

Feb. 16, 2020 3:11 AM EST

UCON, Idaho (AP) — Jeral Williams is a cowboy. He has 200 cows on his property near Ucon that he tends, several head of bison, six horses, two mules and a donkey. He wears a cowboy hat and sports a large mustache that ends with perfectly waxed round rings at the edges of his mouth the size of silver...

State secures custody of nearly 200 neglected farm animals

Feb. 15, 2020 12:49 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials have secured custody of nearly 200 animals that were found severely neglected on a farm last month. State Attorney General William Tong said the state obtained custody of the animals during a court hearing in Hartford on Friday. He said the owner, Rachel...

Ranching on high alert: Rancher takes steps to repel wolves

Feb. 15, 2020 3:11 AM EST

ANATONE, Wash. (AP) — With a .25-06 rifle cradled in the crook of his left elbow, Jay Holzmiller used his right arm to sweep a spotlight across his pasture, checking his cows and looking for wolves. He found no predators but something else caught his eye. “We have a baby,” he told The...

Cheese maker plans to bring milk back to Kensington

Feb. 15, 2020 3:06 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A good cheese can reflect the nationality of its maker. Yoav Perry’s approach to cheese-making manifests the American melting-pot ideal, blending ingredients and techniques from traditional cheeses around the world to create something original: a bloomy rind cheese with enzymes...

In this Jan. 28, 2020 photo, Joana Friesz walks by a ewe and lamb inside one of the barns used by Friesz to protect the newborn from the harsh winter elements north of New Salem, N.D. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

New Salem sheep rancher is dyed in the wool

Feb. 15, 2020 1:01 AM EST

NEW SALEM, N.D. (AP) — Joana Friesz is busy this time of year. From late January to early February, lambing is underway for the New Salem area rancher and her family. Friesz knows her stuff. She grew up with sheep and has raised the animals since 1976, starting with 4-H and FFA projects and building into...

Elle Purrier reacts after winning the NYRR Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games track and field meet Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Cream rises: Purrier's track feats paved by dairy farm work

Feb. 13, 2020 2:46 PM EST

The determination of Elle Purrier to churn through the last lap on her way to breaking an American indoor mile record last weekend can be traced to many, many things. Like growing up on a dairy farm in Vermont, where she milked 30 cows at the crack of dawn before heading to school. That work ethic has spilled...

Republicans push $30 million a year in farm tax breaks

Feb. 11, 2020 5:13 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Lawmakers are moving quickly on a pair of bills cutting taxes for Wisconsin farmers by nearly $30 million a year, after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called for the Legislature to take emergency action to help the state's agriculture economy. The Republican-authored bills were introduced...

Wisconsin Assembly Rep. Tyler August speaks at a news conference attended by other GOP lawmakers to unveil a pair of tax cuts and other plans designed to help the state's struggling agriculture industry on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Madison, Wis. The Capitol news conference to unveil the bills came a day before a public hearing was scheduled on the measures. (AP Photo by Scott Bauer)

Wisconsin Republicans propose tax cuts for farmers

Feb. 10, 2020 2:55 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin farmers would receive up to a $7,500 tax break this year under a bill that's part of a fast-moving package of proposals Assembly Republicans unveiled Monday to dovetail with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' special session call to help the state's struggling agriculture industry....

Woman faces animal cruelty charges after farm animals seized

Feb. 10, 2020 11:35 AM EST

SUFFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A woman has been charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty after authorities seized nearly 200 neglected animals from Connecticut farms. Suffield police said Monday that 35-year-old Rachel Kornstein, of Manchester, Connecticut turned herself in for arrest over the weekend. She...