Lancaster Farming: News http://www.lancasterfarming.com News en-us Beef jerky comment gets northern Idaho lawmaker a whole case http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Beef-jerky-comment-gets-northern-Idaho-lawmaker-a-whole-case BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho lawmaker's comment that she could go for days at a special session of the Legislature because she broug ... AP Mon, 25 May 2015 09:30:00 GMT California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought http://www.lancasterfarming.com/California-looks-to-Australia-for-tips-on-surviving-drought SYDNEY (AP) — California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.Au ... AP Mon, 25 May 2015 09:15:00 GMT Lewis County herb farmer bids fond farewell to West Virginia http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Lewis-County-herb-farmer-bids-fond-farewell-to-West-Virginia ALUM BRIDGE, W.Va. (AP) — Driving down the dusty gravel road to La Paix Herb Farm in Lewis County is like traveling back in time — surroun ... AP Mon, 25 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT California looks Down Under for drought advice http://www.lancasterfarming.com/California-looks-Down-Under-for-drought-advice SYDNEY (AP) — California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.Au ... AP Mon, 25 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT Harness racing: Father Patrick celebrates 4th year with big win at Chester http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Harness-racing--Father-Patrick-celebrates-4th-year-with-big-win-at-Chester CHESTER, Pa. - Trainer Jimmy Takter has seen his share of great trotters over the years and he thinks Father Patrick is among them.The 4-year-old Fath ... Mid-Atlantic Mon, 25 May 2015 07:00:02 GMT Derby, Preakness winner gallops again; arrival in NY June 2 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Derby--Preakness-winner-gallops-again--arrival-in-NY-June-2 NEW YORK (AP) - American Pharoah is scheduled to arrive at Belmont Park on Tuesday, June 2, a day earlier than originally planned.The Kentucky Derby a ... Mid-Atlantic Mon, 25 May 2015 06:30:02 GMT Turkmenistan unveils massive gold-leaf statue of president http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Turkmenistan-unveils-massive-gold-leaf-statue-of-president ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan has unveiled a grandiose gold-leafed statue of the president carrying a dove and riding atop a horse ... AP Mon, 25 May 2015 03:00:00 GMT Department of Ag to hold hearing on Adams County hog farm http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Department-of-Ag-to-hold-hearing-on-Adams-County-hog-farm QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Agriculture will hold a public hearing on a proposed hog confinement facility in western Illinois ... AP Mon, 25 May 2015 01:15:00 GMT Florida's bee colonies on the rise thanks to new program http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Florida-s-bee-colonies-on-the-rise-thanks-to-new-program TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's managed bee colonies have increased by more than 145 percent in the last eight years, thanks to a success ... AP Mon, 25 May 2015 00:15:00 GMT Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Hawaii-groups-plant-coconut-trees--protest-against-Monsanto HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of pr ... AP Sun, 24 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT Some Iowa farmers upset with government's bird flu response http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Some-Iowa-farmers-upset-with-government-s-bird-flu-response SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farmers who have been dealing for weeks with thousands of rotting dead chickens are frustrated by the government's ... AP Sun, 24 May 2015 15:15:00 GMT AP top news in Iowa at 3:58 p.m. CDT http://www.lancasterfarming.com/AP-top-news-in-Iowa-at-3-58-p-m--CDT Some Iowa farmers upset with government's bird flu responseSIBLEY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farmers who have been dealing with thousands of dead chi ... AP Sun, 24 May 2015 15:15:00 GMT Kenai Christian academy graduates 1 senior http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Kenai-Christian-academy-graduates-1-senior KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Wings Christian Academy, based in Kenai's Immanuel Baptist Church, held a graduation ceremony for Tyler Ophus, its sole ... AP Sun, 24 May 2015 14:00:01 GMT Saved from Sandy: Shorebird efforts are declared a success http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Saved-from-Sandy--Shorebird-efforts-are-declared-a-success MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded i ... AP Sun, 24 May 2015 12:30:00 GMT North Dakota searching for its 2015 Dairy Princess http://www.lancasterfarming.com/North-Dakota-searching-for-its-2015-Dairy-Princess BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is searching for its 2015 Dairy Princess.The North Dakota division of the Midwest Dairy Association is seekin ... AP Sun, 24 May 2015 11:45:00 GMT New York State Fair picks vendor for vegan/vegetarian stand http://www.lancasterfarming.com/New-York-State-Fair-picks-vendor-for-vegan-vegetarian-stand SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Fair has chosen a vendor for its first ever all-vegan and vegetarian stand.Acting fair Director Troy Wa ... AP Sun, 24 May 2015 10:15:00 GMT Pinot noir celebrates 50 years in Willamette Valley http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Pinot-noir-celebrates-50-years-in-Willamette-Valley SHERWOOD, Ore. (AP) — The founding families of Oregon pinot noir scoured the Pacific Northwest to find the perfect place for vines that need lon ... AP Sun, 24 May 2015 10:15:00 GMT Students rally around Mitchell ag teacher battling cancer http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Students-rally-around-Mitchell-ag-teacher-battling-cancer MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Students at an eastern South Dakota high school are rallying around an agriculture teacher during his bout with cancer.The ... AP Sun, 24 May 2015 10:00:01 GMT Merger of major ag cooperatives not expected to cost jobs http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Merger-of-major-ag-cooperatives-not-expected-to-cost-jobs HURON, S.D. (AP) — Officials with two of South Dakota's largest agricultural co-operatives say a proposed merger is not expected to cost any ... AP Sun, 24 May 2015 10:00:01 GMT Cleanup of oil spill at ND farm to take 2 more years http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Cleanup-of-oil-spill-at-ND-farm-to-take-2-more-years BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — At Steve and Patty Jensen's northwestern North Dakota farm, crews have been working around-the-clock after a pipeline ... AP Sun, 24 May 2015 10:00:01 GMT ND, SD state universities to study changes in ag land use http://www.lancasterfarming.com/ND--SD-state-universities-to-study-changes-in-ag-land-use BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Researchers at state universities in the Dakotas and Iowa will spend this summer analyzing changes in agricultural land u ... AP Sun, 24 May 2015 10:00:01 GMT Delaware County fish farm loses lawsuits over unpaid bills http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Delaware-County-fish-farm-loses-lawsuits-over-unpaid-bills ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana fish farm that last year won approval for a $30 million expansion faces more than $200,000 in court judgme ... AP Sun, 24 May 2015 08:30:00 GMT Nebraskan grows fish, vegetables using aquaponics method http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Nebraskan-grows-fish--vegetables-using-aquaponics-method MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — Mary Kircher was the kind of kid who liked challenges. At 17, she took apart an engine and put it back together, just to see ... AP Sun, 24 May 2015 08:15:00 GMT Jeni's scoop shops reopen after listeria-related shutdown http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Jeni-s-scoop-shops-reopen-after-listeria-related-shutdown COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has reopened nearly all its scoop shops after a monthlong shutdown triggered by ... AP Sat, 23 May 2015 15:30:00 GMT Dayton vetoes agriculture-environment and jobs-energy bills http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Dayton-vetoes-agriculture-environment-and-jobs-energy-bills MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov, Mark Dayton vetoed two major budget bills ahead of a Saturday night deadline for final action on measures that passed be ... 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