Agriculture

FILE- This Jan 9, 2018, file photo shows the Impossible Burger at Stella's, in Bellevue, Neb., which is a burger is made from plant protein. As companies look to lessen Americans’ reliance on animals for food, the term “plant based” is replacing “vegan” and “vegetarian” because of the unappetizing and polarizing associations the v-words might have. (Ryan Soderlin/The World-Herald via AP, File)
August 23, 2018 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's not vegan, it's "plant-based." So will carnivores bite? As companies try to cater to Americans' interest in lighter eating, the term "plant-based" is replacing "vegan" and "vegetarian" on some foods. The worry is that the v-words might have unappetizing or polarizing...
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In this Dec. 19, 2014, photo, a worker digs in a fermentation bed at an organic pig farm in Handan in northern China's Hebei province. China, the world's largest producer of pork, is battling an African swine fever outbreak that could potentially devastate herds. Authorities say the disease, which is fatal only to pigs and wild boar, has been detected in multiple locations across the vast country. (Chinatopix via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 3:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — China has reported another outbreak of African swine fever that threatens the country's crucial pork industry, but officials say they have the situation under control. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Thursday the latest cases were reported in the eastern city of...
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Cristhian Bahena Rivera is escorted into the Poweshiek County Courthouse for his initial court appearance, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Montezuma, Iowa. Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared July 18 from Brooklyn, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 22, 2018 - 6:38 pm
BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — A Mexican man charged with killing an Iowa college student worked on a dairy farm for years under a false name just a few miles from where the young woman was allegedly abducted while running last month, his employer said Wednesday. The employer's assertion came shortly after...
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Cristhian Bahena Rivera is escorted into the Poweshiek County Courthouse for his initial court appearance, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Montezuma, Iowa. Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared July 18 from Brooklyn, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 22, 2018 - 5:06 pm
MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on a man who is accused in the kidnapping and killing of an Iowa college student (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Immigration authorities say they have no record of granting admission into the United States to the man suspected of killing an Iowa college student. A...
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A farmer ploughs a dry field in Dollbergen near Hannover, northern Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. German agriculture minister Julia Kloeckner will inform in a press conference on compensation for German farmers hit this summers' drought. (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 7:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Wednesday it will compensate thousands of farmers whose harvests have suffered as a result of this year's extreme drought, which many experts have linked to climate change. Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said the harvest estimates received so far...
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Friends and family of missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts react following a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Montezuma, Iowa. Police say a man in the country illegally has been charged with murder in the death of Tibbetts who was reported missing from her hometown in the eastern Iowa city of Brooklyn in July 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 21, 2018 - 10:17 pm
MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on an arrest and charges in the death of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The immigrant from Mexico charged in the kidnapping and murder of an Iowa college student worked at a dairy farm owned by the family of a prominent state...
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California farmers rally at the Capitol to protest a proposal by state water officials to increase water flows for the lower San Joaquin River to protect fish, at the Capitol, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The State Water Resources Control Board is holding hearings this week concerning a plan to allow more water to flow freely down the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta from February to June, meaning less water will be available for farming and other needs. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 20, 2018 - 8:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of California farmers rallied at the Capitol on Monday to protest state water officials' proposal to increase water flows in a major California river, a move state and federal politicians called an overreach of power that would mean less water for farms in the...
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In this July 29, 2017 photo provided by KYUK-TV shows a gray whale that was killed in the Kuskokwim River is butchered and the meat and blubber distributed. Indigenous hunters in Alaska initially believed they were legally hunting a beluga whale when they unlawfully killed a protected gray whale with harpoons and guns after the massive animal strayed into a river last year, according to a federal investigative report. The report, released to The Associated Press through a public records, says that after the shooting began, the hunters then believed the whale to be a bowhead and that the harvest would be theirs as the first to shoot or harpoon it. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration decided not to prosecute the hunters. Instead it sent letters advising leaders in three villages about the limits to subsistence whaling. (Katie Basile/KYUK via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 7:19 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Indigenous hunters in Alaska initially believed they were legally hunting a beluga whale when they unlawfully killed a protected gray whale with harpoons and guns after the massive animal strayed into a river last year, a federal investigative report said. After the...
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In this Aug. 10, 2018 photo provided by the University of Missouri Extension, a steer takes shelter under a bush near a dry pond on a farm near Monett, Mo. Drought conditions across most of Missouri are causing concerns for farmers. Corn yields could be lower than normal and hay, vital for feeding cattle, is proving scarce. About three-quarters of Missouri pastures are in poor or very poor condition, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (Eldon Cole/University of Missouri Extension via AP)
August 19, 2018 - 11:14 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Parts of Missouri are so dry that corn crops are suffering and hay for cattle is in short supply, as water becomes increasingly scarce. Missouri has had below-average rainfall since winter. The U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that nearly all of Missouri is experiencing drought, with...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2007 file photo, a worker picks grapes for harvest in the vineyards of Castelcerino, above the village of Soave, Northern Italy. The Italian wine grape harvest season has started with the picking of Pinot and Chardonnay grapes in the northern region of Franciacorta, anticipating a better year after the weak production figures of 2017. (AP Photo/Martino Masotto)
August 10, 2018 - 10:47 am
ROME (AP) — The Italian wine grape harvest season has started with Pinot and Chardonnay grapes in the northern Lombardy's Franciacorta region, with experts anticipating a better year after an especially weak 2017. The Coldiretti agricultural lobby said Friday that it's expecting a 15 percent...
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