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Game and Parks to give away free milkweed seeds in Norfolk

Oct. 13, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — People who want to help preserve monarch butterflies can obtain free milkweed seed pods through the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The pods, seeding instructions and monarch educational information will be available while supplies last at Game and Parks' Northeast District Office,...

A solution for food waste in schools: Give it to the pigs

Oct. 13, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste. A law saying schools can give food scraps away to pig farmers is now on the books in the state. The practice of feeding human food waste to pigs goes back...

Who says you can't eat red meat? Food advice questioned anew

Oct. 13, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn't enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat, seemingly contradicting advice from prominent health...

County with only 1 dairy farm left could be lost

Oct. 13, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Megan Dobbins' entire life was based around the family dairy farm. At its peak, Pine Lane Farm, now called Four M Farm, had 300 cows. Now that she no longer sees them every day, she said she feels empty. "It's a sad, empty feeling to know that there's no cow standing out here," she...

Taco Bell pulls beef from some stores on quality concerns

Oct. 12, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell restaurants in some states are asking customers to try chicken or steak in their burritos after quality concerns pushed it to stop serving seasoned beef temporarily. The company said Saturday that it told affected restaurants to stop serving seasoned beef it as it replenishes...

Heinz turns 150: From regional phenomenon to global concern

Oct. 12, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A young Henry Heinz got his business start in Sharpsburg, hawking horseradish to local grocers before the Civil War. By the time the United States entered World War I, he was leading a Pittsburgh-based, multimillion-dollar international company. The empire Henry John Heinz built marks its...

California executive avoids jail in college cheating scheme

Oct. 11, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of a California frozen foods company avoided jail Friday for paying $15,000 to rig his daughter's college entrance exam in a widespread admissions scandal. Peter Jan Sartorio, of Menlo Park, California, was sentenced in federal court in Boston to a year of probation after pleading...

Former Tyson attorney sues in Iowa for wrongful termination

Oct. 11, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former workers' compensation attorney for a Tyson Foods meatpacking division sued the company for wrongful termination, accusing company officials of making anti-gay slurs, filing false information in workers' compensation cases, and sex and age discrimination. Todd Beresford...

US consumers snap up Italian Parmesan before tariffs hit

Oct. 11, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — U.S. consumers who appreciate the tang of aged Italian Parmesan cheese as an aperitif or atop their favorite pasta dish are stocking up ahead of next week's tariff hike and as dairy producers in the two countries square off. The Italian agricultural lobby Coldiretti said Friday that sales of...

Idaho steer who charmed neighbors saved from slaughter

Oct. 11, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A 1,000-pound (450-kilogram) steer named Carlos who charmed area residents in northern Idaho has avoided a trip to the slaughterhouse after neighbors raised money to buy him. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports in a story on Wednesday that neighbors of Bill Guy's farm in west Post...