WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike there and inundated a large lake, raising concerns of a potential breach.
The dam ...
By JASON BLEVINS and KEVIN SIMPSON
The Colorado Sun
OLATHE, Colo. (AP) — John Harold charges his Chevy through chest-high stalks of sweet corn.
He's talking on his phone, scribbling notes. He's got corn-harvesting crews spread across the Uncompahgre Valley, picking more than 100,000 ears ...
By Cali Rossbach
SLEEPY EYE — On August 27, seventh and eighth graders from Sleepy Eye Public and St. Mary’s Schools attended an FFA discovery camp. These 27 students spent the afternoon learning more about FFA and all of the opportunities it has to offer. The FFA ...
By CANDICE CHOI,
AP Food Industry Writer
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 ...
By Tony Kennedy
DULUTH Minnesota fisheries workers on the North Shore will never denigrate the 25-foot Boston Whaler that provided them safe travel on Lake Superior for more than three decades.
But the heavily used fiberglass Whaler worked beyond its life expectancy. Whats now ...
By MATTHEW DALY,
WASHINGTON (AP) — As wildfires choke California and other Western states, the Trump administration pledged Thursday to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires from ever starting.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the ...
By Mike Lamb
MORGAN — Leon Wiens of Minneapolis left the Congressional forum at the 2010 Farmfest Tuesday still searching for answers on the present trade war launched by President Donald Trump.
He decided to stop at the CHS tent for a presentation by ...
By Mike Lamb
GILFILLAN ESTATE — Greg Boerboom was at last sitting down at a table and was able to check his phone, while David Preisler just got off his phone after a long conversation.
The two Minnesota pork advocates officials spent all day Tuesday inside ...
By JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is siding with House Republicans in the showdown over work requirements for food stamp recipients, adding a new wrinkle to difficult negotiations that are set to begin this fall.
Trump on Thursday tweeted that ...
(AP) — Soybeans have been caught in the crossfire of escalating trade tensions, with retaliatory Chinese tariffs on U.S. soybean exports causing particular concern among American growers.
But in Missouri, tariffs aren’t the only issue for soybean farmers. Growing conditions have also ...
FFA members from throughout Region VI recently attended the Summer Ag Tour from July 16 through July 19. Members attended along with FFA advisor, Mary Hoffmann, summer intern, Donavan Phoenix, as well as members from the Springfield and Mountain Lake Chapters. This was an excellent opportunity ...
By STEVE KARNOWSKI and BLAKE NICHOLSON
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Many anxious American farmers are delaying purchases and investment while hoping for a truce in a U.S.-China trade war that has left their crops at a competitive disadvantage overseas.
The longer the Trump ...
By JACK DURA
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Lori Martin is passionate about local foods.
As a vendor and founding board member of BisMarket, she sells vegetables, baked goods and canned items at the farmers market in Bismarck. But some of the produce she cans wasn't allowed for ...
Twenty-seven Sleepy Eye FFA members attended Timberland Leadership Camp at Sibley State Park, near New London, June 4-7. Sleepy Eye FFA Advisors, Mary Hoffmann and Nathan McMullen, along with the Sleepy Eye Summer Intern, Donavan Phoenix attended the camp. Members from the Tracy, RTR, and ...
By LIZ RIETH
The Goshen News
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Milking cows has been a lifelong dream for Richard Thomas.
At Leann Acres, he lives out his dream each day. Thomas starts his mornings at 4:30, milking until 8:30. He then milks again from 3:30-7 p.m. — every day, regardless of weekends ...
NEW ULM — The Milford 4-H club celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, and club members would like the residents of Brown County’s help in trying to piece together the club history prior to the 1990s, where current records start.
The club, which is currently the largest 4-H club in ...
By Tim Krohn
Mankato Free Press
MANKATO — Tell people you're doing a story on the wet weather and no one needs any prodding to jump right in.
Farmer Angela Guentzel: "Rain, rain and more rain."
Blue Earth County Public Works Director Ryan Thilges: "Rain, rain go away."
Farmer Kevin ...
By SCOTT BAUER
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — America's Dairyland is hurting and a new task force plans to spend the next year figuring out how to save the industry that's integral to Wisconsin's economy and identity.
Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday announced creation of the task ...
By ANDREW TAYLOR
WASHINGTON (AP) — Food processors, soft drink manufacturers and candy makers are squaring off against the U.S. sugar industry in a familiar battle over a program that props up sugar prices.
The sugar program, a web of price supports, loans and tariffs that ...
By RYAN NAKASHIMA
AP Technology Writer
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — There's a budding industry that's trying to solve the problem of the limp lettuce and tasteless tomatoes in America's supermarkets.
It's full of technologists who grow crops in buildings instead of outdoors, ...