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  • Rail companies to report fertilizer delivery plans

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A federal oversight board told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for spring planting of U.S. crops. The Surface Transportation Board's decision Tuesday comes in response to...

  • Farmers off to slow start planting corn crop

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Most years about this time, northern Illinois farmer Monty Whipple, like so many Midwest growers, would be riding high in his monstrous planter, kicking up dust while sowing corn in hundreds of acres. But this spring has kept him sidelined, and he's anything but alone. Spring...

  • State says pig virus found on 93 farms in Michigan

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A virus that kills piglets at an alarming rate has been found on 93 farms in Michigan, the state agriculture department says. Jennifer Holton, spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said porcine epidemic diarrhea is deadly to...

  • Harry Reid: Nevada rancher dispute with federal government 'not over'

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the tense confrontation between a southern Nevada rancher and federal agents over cattle grazing rights is "not over." "We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it," the Nevada Democrat told Reno, Nev., TV station...

  • Va. Urban Ag Summit to meet 2 days in Lynchburg

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit is set to convene for two days in Lynchburg. The summit beginning Tuesday is aimed at taking an in-depth look at urban agriculture in the state, including its challenges and opportunities. Topics include so-called food deserts and...

  • Anti-Keystone XL protest inspires massive crop art

    The controversy over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline has inspired what may well be the largest piece of crop art ever. The Cowboy and Indian Alliance, a coalition of farmers, ranchers and Native American tribes who oppose the pipeline, recently unveiled a massive display of crop art that...

  • John Hoeven: BNSF pledges to speed fertilizer delivery

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. John Hoeven says BNSF Railway Co. has promised to add more trains to ensure timely delivery of fertilizer for spring planting. Hoeven says BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose told him that the railroad "will dedicate additional resources and crews to get fertilizer to...

  • Neurological disease confirmed in Va. horse

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An equine neurological disease caused by a virus has been confirmed in a horse from Northern Virginia. State Veterinarian Dr. Richard Wilkes says the horse was euthanized Friday. The horse lived on a farm in The Plains in Fauquier County. Wilkes says an investigation by...

  • Chinese pork giant plans IPO to raise up to $5.3B

    HONG KONG (AP) — China's WH Group, which became the world's biggest pork company after buying Smithfield Foods of the U.S. last year, said Monday it plans to raise up to $5.3 billion in an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Most of the money will be used to pay off the...

  • Vidalia onion farmer back in court over ship date

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — One of Georgia's most prominent Vidalia onion farmers is going back to court in an effort to stop the state agriculture commissioner from fining growers who ship the famous sweet onions before a certain date. Delbert Bland, who grows Vidalia onions on about 3,000 acres in...

  • Holy Week crawfish supply should satisfy demand

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana crawfishermen and the merchants who sell the crustacean to retail customers say the supply should be enough to satisfy appetites during Holy Week and Easter weekend. It's a welcome turn to a season marred by a harsh winter that stunted crawfish growth, limited...

  • USDA lending $8.5M to 2 Louisiana businesses

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its rural development program is lending $7.1 million to a New Orleans sausage maker and $1.3 million to a Bunkie senior care company. Lillian Salerno, administrator of the USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Services, is scheduled to...

  • Group opposes Kauai dairy farm plan

    LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A group of biologists and residents is opposing plans for a dairy farm on Kauai, claiming the project is moving forward without proper permits and will have harmful environmental impacts. In a letter to the county earlier this month, the group urged the Department of...

  • Stink bugs invade Europe; France, Italy hit

    Stink bug infestations have spread to 41 states and Europe's farm basket, having lived through the super-cold and snowy winter by making their own anti-freeze, according to the Agriculture Department's top brown marmorated stink bug watcher. “We are not seeing any difference in the mortality...

  • Don't forget to tingle at the benefits of capitalism

    In his classic baseball book “Ball Four,” Jim Bouton writes that as a child he longed to be able to run, just once, across the beautiful outfield grass. Yet as an adult and a major league ballplayer, he takes being on the field for granted. “Sometimes I forget to tingle,” he writes. In...



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