Livestock farming

October 27, 2017 - 11:37 am
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Cotton farmers poised to harvest a bumper crop were the hardest hit when Hurricane Harvey ravaged Texas, with cattle industry losses following closely behind. Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension Service economists announced Friday that Harvey's total...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2017 file photo, a couple walk across the street to Chieftain Park, where a rally in opposition of a Tyson Foods Inc. plant being built near the town was held, in Tonganoxie, Kan. Tyson Foods planned to build a $320 million chicken-processing plant but residents opposed to the plant drove the company away. Two weeks after the early Sept. 2017 announcement, local officials withdrew their support and Tyson started looking elsewhere. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP File)
October 26, 2017 - 4:34 pm
TONGANOXIE, Kan. (AP) — When Shannon Reischman takes in the sweeping view from the big hill behind her in-laws' farmhouse outside the northeastern Kansas town of Tonganoxie, she sees a rural oasis that's an easy commute to Kansas City-area jobs. Tyson Foods Inc. looked at the bedroom community of...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2017, file photo, the pig farm in Lety, southern Czech Republic is pictured. The Czech government has approved the funding of 450 million koruna ($20.6 million) to purchase the communist-era pig farm at the site of a former Nazi concentration camp for Roma. Culture Minister Daniel Herman said Monday, Oct. 3, 2017, a deal with the farm’s owner will be signed soon. (Vaclav Pancer/CTK via AP) SLOVAKIA OUT
October 23, 2017 - 10:39 am
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government has approved spending 450 million koruna ($20.6 million) to buy a communist-era pig farm at the site of a former Nazi concentration camp for Roma. Roma activists and rights groups have long demanded the removal of the farm from Lety, 60 miles (95 kilometers) south...
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October 18, 2017 - 10:46 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has killed a rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who raise chickens and hogs for the nation's largest meat processors. The rule would have made it easier for farmers to sue companies they contract with over unfair or...
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October 05, 2017 - 10:11 am
STOCKTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state trooper on his way to work had to tell a cow to mooove it. Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Flynn was driving to headquarters Thursday morning when he came across a traffic jam on Route 29 in Stockton, a rural town northwest of Trenton. He drove along the shoulder and...
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This undated photo provided by Hector Alejandro Santiago shows his farm in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, destroyed by September 2017’s Hurricane Maria. For 21 years Santiago raised poinsettias, orchids and other ornamental plants which were sold to major retailers including Costco, Walmart and Home Depot. In a matter of hours Maria wiped it away. (Héctor Alejandro Santiago via AP)
September 29, 2017 - 10:24 am
For 21 years Hector Alejandro Santiago spread joy throughout Puerto Rico with the poinsettias, orchids and other ornamental plants he raised and sold to major retailers including Costco, Walmart and Home Depot. In a matter of hours Hurricane Maria wiped it away. The greenhouses and other buildings...
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In this image made made from video, cows graze at a shelter in Karangasem, Indonesia, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Villagers have been working to save some of Bali's gently-lowing cows, prized for their hardiness and doe-like temperament, from the tropical island's menacing Mount Agung volcano. (AP Photo)
September 29, 2017 - 9:38 am
KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) — Bali's gently lowing cows, prized for their hardiness and doe-like temperament, won't become victims of the tropical island's menacing Mount Agung volcano if villager Wayan Sudarma has any say in it. A proud owner of 21 cows, Sudarma has been venturing daily into the no...
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A police officer warns passing motorists about the volcano danger zone as Mount Agung volcano is seen in the background in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Warnings that the volcano on the tourist island will erupt have sparked an exodus as authorities have ordered the evacuation of villagers living within a high danger zone that in places extends 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from its crater. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
September 28, 2017 - 10:47 pm
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — More than 130,000 people have fled the region around the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing it will soon erupt. The disaster mitigation agency's command post in Bali said the number of evacuees has swelled to about 134,200 by Thursday...
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In this Sept. 7, 2017, photo, cattle from abandoned Rohingya villages walk along a beach at Alel Than Kyaw village, southern Maungdaw, Rakhine state, Myanmar. Thousands of cows and goats grazed in abandoned fields and wandered through charred out Rohingya Muslim villages after a military crackdown sent nearly a half-million members of Myanmar's long-persecuted religious minorities fleeing across the border. Now, more than a half-dozen witnesses told The Associated Press, soldiers and police are cashing in on the humanitarian catastrophe. (AP Photo)
September 27, 2017 - 1:36 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Thousands of cows and goats grazed in abandoned fields and wandered through charred-out Rohingya Muslim villages after a military crackdown sent nearly a half-million members of Myanmar's long-persecuted religious minorities fleeing across the border. Now, more than a half-...
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September 17, 2017 - 2:08 pm
Penny Chenery, who bred and raced 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat as well as realizing her ailing father's dream to win the Kentucky Derby in 1972 with Riva Ridge, has died. She was 95. Chenery died Saturday in her Boulder, Colorado, home following complications from a stroke, according to her...
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