Lancaster Farming: News http://www.lancasterfarming.com News en-us Starting school later let Iowa families have more summer fun http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Starting-school-later-let-Iowa-families-have-more-summer-fun SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A new law that prevented Iowa schools from starting before Aug. 23 helped boost crowds at the State Fair and other attra ... AP Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:15:03 GMT Nebraska patrol still developing community outreach policy http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Nebraska-patrol-still-developing-community-outreach-policy LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The new head of the Nebraska State Patrol is defending his proposed outreach program that would encourage on-duty troopers ... AP Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:45:04 GMT Police: escaped water buffalo is safely back with owner http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Police--escaped-water-buffalo-is-safely-back-with-owner WESTMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — A water buffalo on the loose for several hours after escaping from a farm exhibit at a central Massachusetts ski area ... AP Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:45:03 GMT Stink bugs, other pests appearing in large numbers of crops http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Stink-bugs--other-pests-appearing-in-large-numbers-of-crops PINE TREE, Ark. (AP) — Farmers should expect to see an unusually thick wave of insect and pest populations in crops across the state, which outd ... AP Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:45:03 GMT General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts http://www.lancasterfarming.com/General-Mills-sets-ambitious-goal-for-greenhouse-gas-cuts GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just ... AP Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:15:03 GMT Scientists help when suburban corpse flower doesn't bloom http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Scientists-help-when-suburban-corpse-flower-doesn-t-bloom GLENCOE, Ill. (AP) — A rare foul-smelling flower expected to bloom this week had to get an assist from scientists when it didn't open at the ... AP Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:00:03 GMT Growers see strong apple-picking season in region http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Growers-see-strong-apple-picking-season-in-region BOSTON (AP) — As summer winds down in New England, apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a bumper crop.According to the U. ... AP Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:00:03 GMT All state turkey farms hit by bird flu restocked, recovering http://www.lancasterfarming.com/All-state-turkey-farms-hit-by-bird-flu-restocked--recovering SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — All nine of the turkey farms in South Dakota that were affected by the deadly bird flu virus during the spring have res ... AP Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:30:03 GMT USDA grants over $900K to ND county for sewer improvements http://www.lancasterfarming.com/USDA-grants-over--900K-to-ND-county-for-sewer-improvements BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — More than $900,000 in federal assistance has been approved for North Dakota's Benson County to improve the sanitary se ... AP Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:30:03 GMT Police ask people to be on lookout for escaped water buffalo http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Police-ask-people-to-be-on-lookout-for-escaped-water-buffalo WESTMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — Police in the central Massachusetts town of Westminster are advising people to be on the lookout for a roaming water b ... AP Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:15:04 GMT New North Dakota business turns bison waste into fertilizer http://www.lancasterfarming.com/New-North-Dakota-business-turns-bison-waste-into-fertilizer LEEDS, N.D. (AP) — A new business in northern North Dakota is turning bison waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer that can be used for landscape, ... AP Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:15:03 GMT Fairmont facility lives on at less hectic pace http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Fairmont-facility-lives-on-at-less-hectic-pace FAIRMONT, Neb. (AP) — The Fairmont Army Air Field was bustling as World War II was fought in Europe and the Pacific.Life remains today on the 1, ... AP Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:30:03 GMT When the wells run dry: California neighbors cope in drought http://www.lancasterfarming.com/When-the-wells-run-dry--California-neighbors-cope-in-drought TULARE, Calif. (AP) — Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets on the bare dirt of his yard. It& ... AP Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:15:03 GMT South Dakota farmer named treasurer of world soy initiative http://www.lancasterfarming.com/South-Dakota-farmer-named-treasurer-of-world-soy-initiative CLAREMONT, S.D. (AP) — A soybean farmer from northeastern South Dakota has been picked to help develop U.S. soy in foreign markets by the Americ ... AP Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:15:03 GMT Army, Air Guard offer simulators to NY State Fair visitors http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Army--Air-Guard-offer-simulators-to-NY-State-Fair-visitors SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Visitors to the New York State Fair will be able to get a feel for what it's like to drive an armored military vehicle ... AP Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:15:03 GMT News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT http://www.lancasterfarming.com/News-briefs-from-around-Tennessee-at-1-58-a-m--EDT Dem chairwoman calls on GOP lawmaker to resign over EPA fineNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State Democratic Party Chairwoman Mary Mancini on Friday cal ... AP Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:15:03 GMT Spa Stunner! American Pharoah loses in Travers to Keen Ice http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Spa-Stunner--American-Pharoah-loses-in-Travers-to-Keen-Ice SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - Triple Crown winner American Pharoah came up short in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes on Saturday, losing to Keen Ice by ... Mid-Atlantic Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:30:04 GMT Notre Dame buys thousands of yellow bricks from old factory http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Notre-Dame-buys-thousands-of-yellow-bricks-from-old-factory SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The old Wilson Brothers Shirt Co. factory has been part of the industrial landscape along West Sample Street since the c ... AP Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:30:01 GMT Hundreds hold peaceful protest outside Minnesota State Fair http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Hundreds-hold-peaceful-protest-outside-Minnesota-State-Fair ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Several hundred demonstrators have held a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest outside the gates of the Minnesota State Fa ... AP Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:00:01 GMT Temporary ban on hog farms in river watershed approved http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Temporary-ban-on-hog-farms-in-river-watershed-approved LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission has approved a five-year ban on new medium and large hog farms in ... AP Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:45:01 GMT Hundreds march to Minnesota State Fair protest http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Hundreds-march-to-Minnesota-State-Fair-protest ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters are marching in a Black Lives Matter rally outside the Minnesota State Fair.The demonstrators marc ... AP Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:00:01 GMT Golf club owner agrees to pay $100,000 over manure incident http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Golf-club-owner-agrees-to-pay--100-000-over-manure-incident ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — The owner of a Southern California golf club, who raised a stink by spreading chicken manure on the course, has agreed ... AP Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:15:01 GMT Soaring Wings Ranch in Arkansas provides home for children http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Soaring-Wings-Ranch-in-Arkansas-provides-home-for-children HOLLAND, Ark. (AP) — In the hills of Holland, Arkansas, rests a 195-acre ranch adorned with homes made of stone, steel and wood. At all four cor ... AP Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:00:01 GMT Wyoming Ethanol to suspend operations http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Wyoming-Ethanol-to-suspend-operations TORRINGTON, Wyo. (AP) — The only ethanol plant in Wyoming will shut down because it can't compete with lower gasoline prices, an official sa ... AP Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:30:01 GMT Farmers, public gather at UI's Fruit Field Day http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Farmers--public-gather-at-UI-s-Fruit-Field-Day PARMA, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho recently held a Fruit Field Day to show off unique fruit and share growing methods.KTVB-TV reports ( ... AP Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:30:01 GMT