Lancaster Farming: News http://www.lancasterfarming.com News en-us Conference connects schools, entrepreneurs on food security http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Conference-connects-schools--entrepreneurs--on-food-security JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Where does your food come from? Where does your kid's school lunch come from? Ninety-five percent of the time, the ans ... AP Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:30:01 GMT Oregon home demolished after diesel mishap http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Oregon-home-demolished-after-diesel-mishap PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A Pendleton couple took it all in stride as they watched the demolition of a house they owned for nearly 30 years.Brent M ... AP Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:00:00 GMT North Dakota gets $2.3 million for specialty crop grants http://www.lancasterfarming.com/North-Dakota-gets--2-3-million-for-specialty-crop-grants BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Agriculture Department is getting more than $2 million from the federal government to be given out as g ... AP Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:45:00 GMT More restaurants in Portland passing health inspections http://www.lancasterfarming.com/More-restaurants-in-Portland-passing-health-inspections PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Restaurant owners and health inspectors in Portland, Maine, say food safety courses and an increase in inspectors have le ... AP Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:30:00 GMT Project on Navajo Nation eyes new gardening skills http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Project-on-Navajo-Nation-eyes-new-gardening-skills SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — A new projects aims to teach Navajo Nation residents about gardening and healthy eating.The Daily Times in Farmington, New ... AP Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:15:00 GMT Garden City tank manufacturing plant cuts 80 jobs http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Garden-City-tank-manufacturing-plant-cuts-80-jobs GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A pressurized tank manufacturing company in Garden City is laying off 80 workers because of lower oil prices.The layoff ... AP Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:15:00 GMT Mining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Mining-for-tourists--A-dubious-economic-savior-in-Appalachia SECO, Ky. (AP) — Mines built this company town. Could vines — the wine grapes growing on a former strip mine in the hills above — he ... AP Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:30:00 GMT Farmer tries to find balance with genetically modified crops http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Farmer-tries-to-find-balance-with-genetically-modified-crops TOLSTOY, S.D. (AP) — A farmer in South Dakota's northern half is taking a middle road as to whether he should use genetically modified seeds ... AP Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:30:00 GMT Fishermen to discuss future of Maine shrimp fishery http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Fishermen-to-discuss-future-of-Maine-shrimp-fishery PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishery regulators are holding a public hearing in Portland to discuss the future of New England's closed Maine shrim ... AP Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:30:00 GMT WVU student's invention helps farmers track livestock http://www.lancasterfarming.com/WVU-student-s-invention-helps-farmers-track-livestock CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A tragic event triggered the idea for a new invention that could help farmers track wandering livestock.It could also b ... AP Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:15:00 GMT Vermont ag agency reminding farms to spread manure with care http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Vermont-ag-agency-reminding-farms-to-spread-manure-with-care MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is reminding farmers to spread manure with care after April 1 — the end of the wi ... AP Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:15:00 GMT Deadline to sign up for Ohio fish hatchery drawing near http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Deadline-to-sign-up-for-Ohio-fish-hatchery-drawing-near COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Anglers wanting to fish at a state fish hatchery in northwestern Ohio this year only have a few days to sign up for the pe ... AP Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:30:00 GMT Fire departments from 2 states battle lumber mill fire http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Fire-departments-from-2-states-battle-lumber-mill-fire FAIRLEE, Vt. (AP) — Firefighters from two states responded to a fire the leveled a lumber mill in Fairlee, Vermont.The four-alarm fire destroyed ... AP Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:15:00 GMT Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CDT http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Minnesota-news-in-brief-at-7-58-p-m--CDT Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing countyMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top pou ... AP Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:15:00 GMT Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Bird-flu-found-in-a-top-Minnesota-turkey-producing-county MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey pr ... AP Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:30:00 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 Dairy farms asked to consider breeding no-horn cowsDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Food manufacturers and restaurants are taking the dairy industry by t ... AP Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:15:00 GMT Prince Bishop wins Dubai World Cup, California Chrome 2nd http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Prince-Bishop-wins-Dubai-World-Cup--California-Chrome-2nd DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Prince Bishop pulled away from race favorite California Chrome on the home straight to win the $10 million Dubai Wo ... Mid-Atlantic Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:00:02 GMT 3rd Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak http://www.lancasterfarming.com/3rd-Minnesota-turkey-farm-hit-by-bird-flu-outbreak MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of a bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry deepened Saturday when state and federal officials confirmed a ... AP Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:45:00 GMT 'Daily Show' segment features pot-eating Oregon deer http://www.lancasterfarming.com/-Daily-Show--segment-features-pot-eating-Oregon-deer RUCH, Ore. (AP) — A YouTube video has transformed a laid-back deer named Sugar Bob that lives on the grounds of the Applegate River Lodge into a ... AP Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMT Impact of Ohio's moves to reduce Lake Erie algae years away http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Impact-of-Ohio-s-moves-to-reduce-Lake-Erie-algae-years-away TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's latest response to the toxic algae in Lake Erie that last year contaminated one of the state's largest drinki ... AP Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:30:00 GMT 'Llama drama' owners say USDA draws line against appearances http://www.lancasterfarming.com/-Llama-drama--owners-say-USDA-draws-line-against-appearances PHOENIX (AP) — The llamas that became a social media sensation running around a Phoenix-area retirement enclave last month are saying goodbye to ... AP Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:45:00 GMT Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Run-from-Cuba--Americans-cling-to-claims-for-seized-property OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The smell of Cuban coffee drifts from the kitchen as Carolyn Chester digs through photos, faded with age, that fill four boxe ... AP Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:15:00 GMT Dairy farms asked to consider breeding no-horn cows http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Dairy-farms-asked-to-consider-breeding-no-horn-cows DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Food manufacturers and restaurants are taking the dairy industry by the horns on an animal welfare issue that's long ... AP Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:45:00 GMT USDA says South Dakota's hog and pig numbers up 8 percent http://www.lancasterfarming.com/USDA-says-South-Dakota-s-hog-and-pig-numbers-up-8-percent SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of hogs and pigs in the state is up 8 percent from the same time las ... AP Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:15:00 GMT Family keeps small-time sawmill buzzing in New Hampshire http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Family-keeps-small-time-sawmill-buzzing-in-New-Hampshire GILMANTON, N.H. (AP) — On Bob Potter's farm, the whine of a saw is heard over the grumbling of a diesel-powered engine as he and his boys ca ... AP Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:00:00 GMT