Lancaster Farming: News News en-us Stabenow: Fruit, vegetable crop grants available EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow says over $1.9 million in block grants is available to support fruit, vegetable and nursery ... AP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:15:01 GMT Carriage horse foes picket Liam Neeson's NYC home NEW YORK (AP) - Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson's home on Saturday said they don't agree with him the city's carriage horse ... Mid-Atlantic Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:30:04 GMT Red drum spring fishing season canceled in NC SWANSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials have canceled the spring red drum fishing season because so many of the species were caught duri ... AP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:45:03 GMT After long wait, ranchers find relief from USDA WASHINGTON (AP) — Gary Cammack wondered if his state's ranching community could recover.An early-season blizzard had just pounded South Dako ... AP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:45:03 GMT Dworshak hatchery recognized for energy upgrades AHSAHKA, Idaho (AP) — The Dworshak National Fish Hatchery is being recognized for making improvements that cut its energy use by 30 million kilo ... AP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:30:03 GMT Sewage plant sparks smell concerns at garden SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — There are concerns at the Savannah Botanical Gardens that a planned sewage treatment plant will send unpleasant smells waft ... AP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:15:03 GMT Fighting the habit BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — More than anything, Gerrie Steed noticed the difference in smells when she quit smoking."All of a sudden, you can ... AP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:45:00 GMT Nebraska lawmakers to study tax issues over break LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers approved more than $400 million in tax cuts this session, but they're ready to look for more changes ... AP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:15:03 GMT Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point WAIALUA, Hawaii (AP) — You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.The ... AP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:03 GMT Range showdown draws armed supporters to Nevada LAS VEGAS (AP) — To self-described militia members sleeping in wind-whipped tents, drinking camp coffee and patrolling rocky hillsides with mili ... AP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:00:01 GMT Group works to preserve Revolutionary War site SYLVANIA, Ga. (AP) — More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are under ... AP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:45:02 GMT Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CDT Judge strikes down part of Minnesota energy lawMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that part of a Minnesota law designed to promote ... AP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:15:00 GMT Delmarva Chicken Festival to end after 65 years SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — The Delmarva Chicken Festival, an annual tradition to promote the region's poultry industry, will hold its final event ... AP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:03 GMT Court case to test Minnesota's 'Buy the Farm' law MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A case set for trial next week is expected to test Minnesota's "Buy the Farm" law, which is meant to require util ... AP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:45:03 GMT Some nurseries offer plants that are safe for bees MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — As gardeners begin shopping for plants this spring, they may see some marked as safe for bees.Some nurseries are offering ... AP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:15:00 GMT Whole Foods recalls croissants over undeclared egg AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whole Foods Markets is recalling mini butter croissants sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana because they contai ... AP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:45:00 GMT Citing fraud, Maine to put photos on EBT cards AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine will begin putting photo identification on welfare benefit cards this month, first in Bangor and then across the sta ... AP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:45:00 GMT Climate Change Could Prove Bountiful for Potatoes David Fleisher, an agricultural engineer with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, and his colleagues have conducted studies to measure how ... Ag Info Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT Farm Bureau, State Promote Safe Driving on Rural Roads YORK, Pa. — Representatives from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, State Police and state Departments of Agriculture and Transportation gathered Wed ... Ag Info Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT George V. Hunter, Livestock Hall of Fame Member, Dies at 96 George V. Hunter of Stoneboro, Pa., a member of the Pennsylvania Livestock Hall of Fame and winner of the National Suffolk Sheep Association’s D ... Ag Info Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT USDA Awards Funding to Expand Export Markets WASHINGTON — The USDA announced Wednesday that its Foreign Agricultural Service has awarded funding to more than 60 U.S. agricultural organizati ... Ag Info Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT FSA Announces Tree Assistance Program Sign-Up HARRISBURG, Pa. — Bill Wehry, executive director for Pennsylvania of USDA’s Farm Service Agency, has announced that orchardists and nurser ... Ag Info Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT Antique Tractor Pull to Benefit Danville FFA The Montour Antique Farm Machinery Collector’s Association will host a Farm Tractor Pull at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Montour-Delong Fa ... Ag Info Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT SW Project Grass Field Day Set for May 8 T he 2014 Southwest Project Grass Grazing Field Day will be held in Cambria County 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, May 8, beginning in the parking lot of St. ... Ag Info Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT Extension Offering Sheep Shearing Workshops UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension will offer sheep shearing workshops across the state for those interested in learning about sheep sh ... Ag Info Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT