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African swine fever kills more than 20 wild boar in Poland

Dec. 4, 2019 11:50 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An outbreak of African swine fever in Poland near the German border has killed 21 wild boar, the agriculture minister said Wednesday. Authorities were adding 56 kilometers (34 miles) to a previously installed 80-kilometer (48-mile) fence; local hunters were instructed to eliminate all...

Tennessee wins grant to study genetic information of cattle

Dec. 4, 2019 6:44 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have landed a $156,000 grant to look into opportunities to market cattle using genetic information. The money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service will fuel the study at the...

Wisconsin residents call for delisting wolves as endangered

Nov. 30, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In November 2018, wolves killed Laurie Groskopf’s 11-year-old hunting dog in Oneida County. That was nine years after wolves killed another of her dogs. “They were attacked by wolves without any provocation and killed. And for us, it’s been really, really...

Bison a bright spot for agriculture in Kansas, nation

Nov. 28, 2019 9:46 AM EST

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — One of the promising industries for agriculture harkens back to the days when bison roamed the Kansas prairie. The Hutchinson News reports that when Moundridge rancher Dick Gehring started his bison ranch more than 30 years ago, he did it for the money. The animals quickly became...

Simple precautions will keep Thanksgiving dinner safe

Nov. 28, 2019 8:51 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Experts say taking a few simple precautions will help ensure food safety on Thanksgiving. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says holiday cooks should remember to wash their hands properly, keep raw turkey away from other ingredients and make sure the turkey is cooked thoroughly to an...

Attorneys seek to consolidate Fairlife animal-abuse lawsuits

Nov. 27, 2019 1:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Multiple federal lawsuits have been filed accusing Fairlife of abusing cows at an Indiana dairy farm, saying the company’s claims that it treats animals humanely are fraudulent. The Chicago Tribune reports that lawyers tied to eight lawsuits gathered at a Chicago federal court hearing...

Authorities identify men charged after horses found dead

Nov. 26, 2019 3:36 PM EST

MARENGO, Ill. (AP) — Authorities have identified two men charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after two horses were found dead and five others severely malnourished in northern Illinois. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports Tuesday that 45-year-old Jose Hidalgo of Elgin and 21-year-old...

Grant aimed at making cattle ranching more sustainable

Nov. 26, 2019 12:02 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University is getting a grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study how to make cattle ranching more sustainable. The $8.9 million grant has been awarded to NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. The work...

Gov. Burgum pardons turkey as part of annual tradition

Nov. 25, 2019 2:10 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An 18-week-old turkey got an official Thanksgiving pardon from North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum at the state Capitol. “Lilly” was brought to the Capitol on Monday by North Dakota Turkey Federation President David Rude. He says the 18-pound turkey was raised on organic feed...

Volunteers fly deformed baby pig to animal hospital for help

Nov. 25, 2019 10:16 AM EST

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A deformed baby pig that was born on a farm in Virginia has been flown to a veterinary hospital in Pennsylvania for medical treatment. The Danville Register & Bee reports that the black female pig named “Hope” was born with deformed rear legs on a farm near the...