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Stories tagged: farm

UPDATED: Fri., April 17, 2020

Pandemic shutdown hammering Washington potato, dairy industries

The economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic has slammed broadside against the Washington dairy and potato industries, with both facing the prospect of dumping product because markets have disappeared.

Farmer on U.S.-China trade pact: ‘Ag economy doesn’t live on promises’

Minnesota wheat and soybean farmer Tim Dufault summed up his reaction to the Trump administration’s trade war with China: “The ag economy doesn’t live on promises. Until China buys, we …

President’s windmill hatred is a worry for booming industry

Land-based turbines are rising by the thousands across America, from the remote Texas plains to farm towns of Iowa. And the U.S. wind boom now is expanding offshore, with big …

Flooding, a trade war and Deere cuts outlook again

Deere & Co. cut its profit expectations for the second time this year as beleaguered farmers and an escalating trade war with China cut into sales.

Local farm offices to open briefly during shutdown

Three Eastern Washington offices of the Farm Service Agency will reopen Thursday, Friday and Tuesday to assist producers and ranchers with existing loans and tax preparation amid the partial government …

Trump farm bailout money will go to Brazilian-owned meatpacking firm, USDA says

U.S. taxpayers will buy about $5 million in pork products from a Brazilian-owned meatpacking firm under President Donald Trump’s bailout program, which was designed to help American farmers hurt by …

Idaho farm income declined in 2018, dairy is struggling

A recent economic report shows Idaho farm income fell for a second straight year in 2018 largely due to overproduction by dairy producers.

Startup hopes to bring driverless tractors into the mainstream

Seven years ago, three of the largest farm-equipment companies in America said they were close to introducing technology that would allow farmers to use driverless tractors pulling grain carts during …

State issues quarantine for Middletown petting zoo

The state has issued a quarantine of a Middletown, Rhode Island, petting zoo after three visitors are believed to have contracted a diarrheal disease from the farm’s goats.

Sheriff: Undercover video shows dairy workers hitting cows

Police in Florida arrested three dairy farm employees on animal cruelty charges following the release of an undercover video by animal rights group showing workers abusing cows.

Animal rights groups demand action against Iowa fur farm

Federal inspectors have repeatedly ordered a southeast Iowa fur farm to improve the grim living conditions for ferrets, foxes, raccoons and skunks it sells to government laboratories and pet stores.

Philadelphia police search farm where four missing men were found

Philadelphia police joined multiple law enforcement agencies Thursday for another search of the sprawling Pennsylvania farm where the bodies of four missing young men were found buried deep underground last …

UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017

Source: Man killed four young men, burned bodies at family’s Pennsylvania farm

A drug dealer has confessed to killing four young men separately after selling them marijuana and then burning their bodies at his family’s farm, a person with firsthand knowledge of …

Religious beliefs involved in pesticide dispute involving organic Oregon farm

Religious beliefs involving the use of pesticides are part of a dispute over noxious weeds on a 2,000-acre organic farm in Oregon that has attracted the attention of organic food …

Boy, 9, killed in forklift accident near Wapato

A 9-year-old boy suffered fatal injuries Saturday morning when he was struck by a forklift operated by his father, authorities said.

Egg prices reach 10-year lows as production outpaces demand

In less than a year, eggs have gone from being an expensive staple at the height of the bird flu crisis to reaching the cheapest prices in a decade due …

Three deceased identified in Oregon farm shooting

Two of the three people fatally shot at a blueberry farm in northwest Oregon lived at the location, and the third person was the girlfriend of another resident who was …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2015

Spokane County growers anticipate world’s largest marijuana harvest

Spokane County marijuana farmers are gearing up for what they anticipate will be the largest harvest of the crop anywhere in the world. But banking and safety concerns continue to …

Manure deep in farm child-labor debate

Growing up in Southern Idaho, I did my share of farm work. Some of that was unpaid work on my family’s farm, and some of it was paid labor. Chores …

Judge orders FDA to enforce rule limiting antibiotic use on farms

WASHINGTON – A federal court judge has ordered the Food and Drug Administration to take action on its own 35-year-old rule that would stop farmers from mixing popular antibiotics into …