Lancaster Farming: News http://www.lancasterfarming.com News en-us Sen. Roberts names US Senate Agriculture Committee Staff http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Sen--Roberts-names-US-Senate-Agriculture-Committee-Staff TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts from Kansas has named senior staff for the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee.Roberts is the ... AP Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:15:03 GMT SC's cotton growers meeting to include 2015 crop forecast http://www.lancasterfarming.com/SC-s-cotton-growers-meeting-to-include-2015-crop-forecast SANTEE, S.C. (AP) — Cotton growers across South Carolina are gathering for their annual meeting.The South Carolina Cotton Growers meeting is bei ... AP Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:45:00 GMT Jobs at peanut facility safe for now, says company rep http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Jobs-at-peanut-facility-safe-for-now--says-company-rep CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — Oklahoma-based Texoma Peanut Company has sold its peanut buying and drying facility in Clarksdale to Archer Daniel Midl ... AP Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:30:00 GMT Olive Township's 'Naked Farmer' grateful for recovery http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Olive-Township-s--Naked-Farmer--grateful-for-recovery OLIVE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Tim Vander Zwaag confidently walks through his house without assistance and has a firm handshake with a wide smile. ... AP Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:30:00 GMT Unmanned drones could play key roles in food supply http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Unmanned-drones-could-play-key-roles-in-food-supply WASHINGTON (AP) — Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides.When it comes to drones, "your imag ... AP Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:15:00 GMT Yogurt founder gets 5 years in prison for arson http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Yogurt-founder-gets-5-years-in-prison-for-arson DALLAS (AP) — The founder of a popular yogurt company is in prison after admitting he set the business ablaze in a fit of anger over investors&# ... AP Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:30:00 GMT Nebraska works to recruit dairy farmers from other states http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Nebraska-works-to-recruit-dairy-farmers-from-other-states SEWARD, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is trying to attract dairy farmers from other states with the promise of abundant land, plentiful water and feed, a ... AP Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:30:00 GMT Web of oversight didn't prevent listeria outbreak http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Web-of-oversight-didn-t-prevent-listeria-outbreak YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Three people sickened, one dead, and many questions still unanswered.On the evening of Jan. 16 at the end of the work day, ... AP Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:15:00 GMT Officials in Marquette County approve timber sale at airport http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Officials-in-Marquette-County-approve-timber-sale-at-airport FORSYTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Officials in Marquette County have approved a $97,500 bid for a timber sale on 321 acres of county-owned property ... AP Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:45:00 GMT 5 ways unmanned drones could affect the American food supply http://www.lancasterfarming.com/5-ways-unmanned-drones-could-affect-the-American-food-supply WASHINGTON (AP) — Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides.When it comes to drones, "your imag ... AP Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:45:00 GMT Bird flu found at Foster Farms turkey ranch in California http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Bird-flu-found-at-Foster-Farms-turkey-ranch-in-California LIVINGSTON, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of turkeys at a Central California ranch are being killed to prevent the spread of a type of avian flu that i ... AP Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:30:00 GMT Experts say prices and demand for beef to remain high http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Experts-say-prices-and-demand-for-beef-to-remain-high LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — High beef prices are here to stay for a while, as recent drought conditions in Texas and around the country have reduced t ... AP Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:30:00 GMT South Dakota cattle on feed down 2 percent from 2014 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/South-Dakota-cattle-on-feed-down-2-percent-from-2014 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 245,000 cattle on feed on Jan. 1, down 2 percen ... AP Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:45:00 GMT South Dakota Pork Producers to host culinary competition http://www.lancasterfarming.com/South-Dakota-Pork-Producers-to-host-culinary-competition SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Chefs from around the state will compete in Sioux Falls in the South Dakota Pork Producers Council 27th annual Taste of ... AP Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:45:00 GMT Prices up but so is demand for beef http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Prices-up-but-so-is-demand-for-beef LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Agricultural experts say high beef prices are here to stay for a while as recent drought conditions in Texas and around th ... AP Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:15:00 GMT Barren County man creates store's replica http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Barren-County-man-creates-store-s-replica LUCAS, Ky. (AP) — When Larry Mesker was a boy, he went with his family to a general store near Temple Hill in eastern Barren County.The store ho ... AP Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:15:00 GMT New 4-H assistant started early with organization http://www.lancasterfarming.com/New-4-H-assistant-started-early-with-organization HOLDREGE, Neb. (AP) — When Paige Redding was 8, her mother and another relative formed a 4-H club for children in their rural Antelope County ne ... AP Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:15:00 GMT Coffee shop owner uses scientific precision to roast beans http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Coffee-shop-owner-uses-scientific-precision-to-roast-beans LEWES, Del. (AP) — The frost starts to settle on downtown Lewes, and cool light from the moon pours over dark buildings quietly shutting their d ... AP Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:30:00 GMT Nebraska farmer visits South American counterparts http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Nebraska-farmer-visits-South-American-counterparts LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska farmer recently visited Colombia and Brazil to learn more about international markets for U.S. crops.The Nebrask ... AP Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:15:02 GMT Drone to be used for Ohio college's agriculture program http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Drone-to-be-used-for-Ohio-college-s-agriculture-program SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center plans to begin flying a small drone over designated farm fields this ... AP Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:30:00 GMT Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Fueled-by-oil--agriculture-sector-welcomes-low-diesel-prices WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The recent plunge in fuel prices has been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low gra ... AP Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:15:00 GMT Nebraska State Fair planning 2 big concerts in 2015 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Nebraska-State-Fair-planning-2-big-concerts-in-2015 KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska State Fair organizers are planning two big concerts this year, including one with internationally known entertaine ... AP Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:30:00 GMT High Desert Museum unveils "Brewing Culture" exhibit http://www.lancasterfarming.com/High-Desert-Museum-unveils--Brewing-Culture--exhibit BEND, Ore. (AP) — Last weekend, the High Desert Museum south of Bend unveiled its newest exhibit, "Brewing Culture: The Craft of Beer," ... AP Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:00:03 GMT 'No-till and cover crop' symposium Feb. 19 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/-No-till-and-cover-crop--symposium-Feb--19 SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Farmers are invited to hear from researchers, soil scientists, field crop growers and other experts about crop stra ... AP Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:15:03 GMT Thirst for craft beer fuels large crop of hops http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Thirst-for-craft-beer-fuels-large-crop-of-hops YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A thirst for craft beer helped hop growers produce their largest crop of hops in five years.A new report from the Hop Growe ... AP Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:45:03 GMT