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Farmer Joe Marszalkowski holds a prosthetic leg, Monday, July 27, 2020, that he found Sunday in a soybean field on his farm in West Addison, Vt. The leg was lost by double amputee Chris Marckres while skydiving on Saturday. (Jack Thurston/NECN and NBC10 Boston via AP)

Farmer returns prosthetic leg that skydiver lost during jump

Jul. 29, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

WEST ADDISON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont skydiver who lost his prosthetic leg during a jump has it back, thanks to a farmer who kept an eye out for it and spotted it in a soybean field. Double amputee Chris Marckres, of Hyde Park, went for a jump Saturday at Vermont Skydiving Adventures in West Addison and lost...

Farmer Joe Marszalkowski holds a prosthetic leg, Monday, July 27, 2020, that he found Sunday in a soybean field on his farm in West Addison, Vt. The leg was lost by double amputee Chris Marckres while skydiving on Saturday. (Jack Thurston/NECN and NBC10 Boston via AP)

Farmer returns prosthetic leg that skydiver lost during jump

Jul. 28, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

WEST ADDISON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont skydiver who lost his prosthetic leg during a jump has it back, thanks to a farmer who kept an eye out for it and spotted it in a soybean field. Double amputee Chris Marckres, of Hyde Park, went for a jump Saturday at Vermont Skydiving Adventures in West Addison and lost...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo, a series of greenhouses are pictured at the University of Nevada, Reno, where a rare desert wildflower is growing. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says there's enough scientific evidence that two rare plants in Nevada's desert could go extinct to warrant a year-long review of whether to list them as U.S. endangered species, including one at the center of a fight over a proposed lithium mine. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

US mulls endangered status for Nevada plant in mine fight

Jul. 24, 2020 1:22 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says there’s enough scientific evidence that two rare plants in Nevada’s desert could go extinct to warrant a year-long review of whether to list them as endangered species, including one at the center of a fight over a proposed lithium...

COVID-19 contact tracers make phone calls and log potential exposures at the Umatilla County Public Health center in Pendleton, Ore., on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. In tiny Umatilla County in northeastern Oregon, contact tracers work out of a converted jail to try to stem the spread of COVID-19 as new cases surge in the rural West and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Ben Lonergan)

'We really need help': Coronavirus overwhelms rural Oregon

Jul. 18, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Heather Griggs presses a phone to her ear in a makeshift office in the small brick courthouse that once served as a jail in rural Pendleton, a place best known for its annual rodeo. Her assured tone masks her exhaustion when she tells the person on the other end that they may have been...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jul. 15, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

Omaha World Herald. July 12, 2020 Help schools do their tough job as students return. In ordinary times, our schools face daunting tasks and awesome responsibilities. They are meal sites, counseling and day care centers — in addition to delivering basic education and being our society’s best...

Kansas wheat harvest nears completion, well ahead of average

Jul. 13, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The winter wheat harvest in Kansas is nearing completion well ahead of last year or the average for this time of year, according to the latest government snapshot About 95% of the state's wheat crop has now been cut, the Agriculture Department's National Agricultural Statistics...

Proposals could bring trains to Colorado's Tennessee Pass

Jul. 12, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — It’s been 23 years since trains rumbled through the tunnel atop Tennessee Pass. That could change as interest in the dormant Tennessee Pass Line between Cañon City and Dotsero grows. A fledgling railway project in Utah’s Uinta Basin and a billionaire New York City...

Forecast: Kansas farmers harvesting fewer bushels of wheat

Jul. 10, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas farmers are harvesting fewer bushels of winter wheat this year, a government report released Friday shows. The latest forecast, based on crop conditions July 1, revises the government's earlier estimate downward to 307 million bushels in Kansas, according to the Agriculture...

K-State researchers get $1M to improve wheat diversity

Jun. 28, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas State University wheat geneticist will get nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for research designed to improve the genetic diversity of wheat. The Hutchinson News reports the research will focus on studying and cultivating a genetic species of wheat...

President Donald Trump listens during a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump signs memo to aid US lobster industry

Jun. 24, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is directing the Department of Agriculture to provide U.S. lobster fishermen with financial assistance to make up for lost income from Chinese tariffs. White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Trump signed a memorandum Wednesday calling on the agency to make...