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  • For dollars’ worth of copper farmers out thousands

    DOS PALOS, Calif. (AP) — Cannon Michael is a folk hero across California’s agriculture heartland, where these days the price of scrap metal influences a farmer’s bottom line as much …


  • NM company linked to illness expands peanut recall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Mexico food company that produced the peanut butter linked to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning has expanded an ongoing recall of its products to include …


  • NM company linked to illness expands peanut recall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Mexico food company that produced the peanut butter linked to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning has expanded an ongoing recall of its products to include …


  • Idaho dairy workers charged with animal cruelty

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three former dairy workers with Idaho’s largest dairy operation have been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after undercover video shot by an animal rights group showed …


  • Freeze, drought take bite out of fall tourism

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Devastating spring freezes and a historic drought have stripped some charm from rustic fall destinations, leaving some corn too short to create mazes, orchards virtually devoid of …


  • Problems found at peanut butter plant in 2010

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration found what it called “objectionable conditions” at a New Mexico peanut butter plant in 2010, two years before the current outbreak of …


  • Drought worsens in some key Midwest farming states

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation’s worst drought in decades is showing no sign of letting up in several key Midwest farming states, worrying farmers harvesting the summer’s withered corn …


  • Chicago police find about 1,500 pot plants in city

    CHICAGO (AP) — In Chicago, a bustling urban metropolis where skyscrapers are as likely to sprout up as anything a farmer might plant, someone decided there was just enough room …


  • Chicago police find about 1,000 pot plants in city

    CHICAGO (AP) — In Chicago, a bustling urban metropolis where skyscrapers are as likely to sprout up as anything a farmer might plant, someone decided there was just enough room …


  • Ranchers see increase in grass thefts amid drought

    VAUGHN, N.M. (AP) — Petty crime and burglaries aren’t unusual in New Mexico’s isolated Guadalupe County, but lately Sheriff Michael Lucero has seen thieves steal something a bit unexpected — …


  • Tests come back negative in Mich. search for Hoffa

    DETROIT (AP) — Like many others that came before it, the latest search for former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa has come up empty. Tests on soil samples gathered last week …


  • Authorities: Oregon farmer eaten by his hogs

    COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon authorities are investigating how a farmer was eaten by his hogs. Terry Vance Garner, 69, never returned after he set out to feed his animals …


  • Peanut butter recall includes major retailers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A recall of peanut butter and other nut products has some of the country’s largest grocery stores pulling store-brand products off their shelves. New Mexico-based Sunland Inc. …


  • Bacon shortage ‘baloney,’ but prices to rise

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bacon lovers can relax. They’ll find all they want on supermarket shelves in the coming months, though their pocketbooks may take a hit. The economics of …


  • Calif dairies going broke due to feed, milk prices

    HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — In nearly six decades of running a dairy in central California, Mary Cameron made a name for herself in a male-dominated industry: She led several dairy …


  • No sign of remains in new Mich. search for Hoffa

    ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Jimmy Hoffa is presumed dead, cocooned in mystery and innuendo and missing for the past 37 years. Patricia Szpunar just hopes that if the former Teamsters …


  • Stubborn drought maintains grip on most of US

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A weekly update on U.S. drought conditions shows the nation’s worst drought in decades slightly worsened in the lower 48 states with the Midwest corn harvest …


  • Rainfall easing drought in certain corn states

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — With hopes of a once-stellar corn crop dimmed by a summer of drought, Gerald Jenkins doesn’t expect the unfolding harvest to burden his co-op’s grain elevators, …


  • Judge: Texas firm must pay disabled workers $1.4M

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Texas company that profited for decades by supplying mentally disabled workers to an Iowa turkey plant at wages of 41 cents per hour must …


  • FDA urged to set standards for arsenic in rice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration may consider new standards for the levels of arsenic in rice as consumer groups are calling for federal guidance on how much …


  • APNewsBreak: BPI sues ABC News for defamation

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. filed a defamation lawsuit Thursday against ABC News for its coverage of a meat product that critics have dubbed “pink slime,” alleging that …


  • Rain eases drought as Midwest corn harvest unfolds

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The latest update on the nation’s worst drought in decades shows that farmers bringing in their weakened corn crops caught some relief with recent rains that …


  • NYC big-soda crackdown plan goes to vote Thursday

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York City’s most ambitious efforts to prod residents to live healthier appears poised to pass as a health panel takes up a plan …


  • Teen boy, Pa. Hershey school settle AIDS bias case

    HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy and his mother will receive $700,000 from the settlement of an AIDS discrimination lawsuit against a private boarding school that refused to enroll …


  • CDC reports incidents of tainted ricotta cheese

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say ricotta cheese tainted with listeria bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses including at least one death. The imported Italian ricotta salata cheese distributed …


  • Two-thirds of Indonesian men smoke, tops in world

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian men rank as the world’s top smokers, with two out of three of them lighting up in a country where cigarettes cost pennies and tobacco …


  • Girl golfer in Idaho fights to play with the boys

    BUHL, Idaho (AP) — For a golf ball waiting to be clubbed, physics are everything. Swing outside-in and the dimpled sphere slices into the rough. Hit it too high and …


  • Isaac’s remnants relieves some drought states

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hurricane Isaac’s remnants dumped heavy rain on some key Midwest farming states, dramatically lessening the drought there while corn-producing heavyweights Iowa and Nebraska missed out on …


  • Iowa study aimed at making tractors safer for kids

    CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Researchers who hope to prevent children from dying in tractor accidents are turning to a state-of-the-art driving simulator to help determine when kids can safely operate …


  • APNewsBreak: Sick cows not slaughtered for food

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators probing a slaughterhouse after an undercover video showed inhumane treatment of cows said Friday that there is no evidence that sick animals entered the …


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