- In Chile, Wal-Mart adapts to local tastes to reach the top Updated: Jun-01-16 12:18 am
SANTIAGO, Chile - As Wal-Mart tries to build an international juggernaut, it has had no greater success than in Chile, where even its failures show a commitment to adapting quickly to local shopping habits.
- North Dakota insurance company sues Canadian grain bin maker Updated: May-31-16 7:29 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - A North Dakota-based insurance company is accusing a major farm equipment manufacturer from Canada of making defective grain bins.
- Rain slows Iowa/Nebraska crop planting but corn progresses Updated: May-31-16 5:31 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Although rain has slowed progress in some regions of the country, farmers planting corn remain ahead of schedule. Nationally, 94 percent of the crop is planted, two percentage points ahead of the five-year average.
- Scranton bee operation sees sweet success Updated: May-31-16 4:53 pm
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania - EunJin Newkirk was cold and miserable and hadn't sold a thing.
- Wal-Mart's Sam's Club: A bright spot in China Updated: May-31-16 2:44 pm
SHENZHEN, China - Wal-Mart's Sam's Club took a gamble in China almost two years ago. It changed the way it sells meat and fish, putting them in packages instead of letting Chinese shoppers physically inspect cuts of meat or live fish in tanks the way they're used to.
- 4-H program aims to grow next generation of ag scientists Updated: May-31-16 1:36 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - One team is developing GPS ear tags so cattle farmers can track herds from afar. Another thinks drones can protect livestock from predators. Yet another is developing a rechargeable portable warmer to prevent vaccines from freezing when dairy producers inoculate their herds in the winter.
- Las Cruces uses goats to weed Flood Control Dam Updated: May-30-16 6:06 pm
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - The city of Las Cruces is once again using goats to keep public property free of weeds and vegetation.
- German govt to help dairy farmers as milk prices fall Updated: May-30-16 1:01 pm
BERLIN - Germany says it will provide at least 100 million euros ($112 million) to help the country's milk producers who have been suffering from falling prices.
- Hemp seeds being distributed to West Virginia growers Updated: May-30-16 12:04 pm
VIENNA, West Virginia - Hemp seeds are being distributed to approved growers in West Virginia for a research project on the crop.
- Wheat harvest beginning in Oklahoma, best crop in years seen Updated: May-30-16 11:50 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma wheat harvest has begun in parts of the state and grain elevator operators are optimistic that the crop will be the best in several years.
- Some reluctant to forgo land in effort to help Lake Mitchell Updated: May-29-16 12:10 pm
MITCHELL, South Dakota - The city of Mitchell's mayor wants more buffer strips along a creek in order to help Lake Mitchell, but some farmers are reluctant to forgo land.
- Water managers look to Alpine Lakes for more water Updated: May-29-16 10:59 am
SEATTLE - Seven spectacular high-country lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness for decades have helped irrigate hundreds of acres of pear, apple and cherry orchards in the Wenatchee Valley and supplied water to a federal hatchery.
- Urban farm in southwest Ohio offers hope for food deserts Updated: May-29-16 9:56 am
DAYTON, Ohio - An abandoned factory in an East Dayton neighborhood is producing again, but this time around the product is all green.
- Sororities, fraternities say sorry for trashing campsite Updated: May-28-16 4:16 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - University of Oregon sororities and fraternities are planning service projects at a California campsite where about 1,000 people left trash that took dozens of National Forest workers six hours to clear.
- Sea Shepard founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living Updated: May-28-16 11:05 am
PARIS - He's a fugitive on Interpol's Red List and a marine vigilante who's done jail time for extradition requests. Yet to many, he's also a heroic marine conservationist who risks his life and those of his crew to save countless endangered whales, turtles, dolphins and sharks from slaughter.
- Kansas grain elevators bracing for big winter wheat harvest Updated: May-28-16 9:41 am
WICHITA, Kansas - Grain elevators are bracing for a bountiful winter wheat crop in Kansas at a time many facilities are already brimming with last year's crops due to lackluster global exports and low commodity prices.
- Ice Cream Trail helps boost agricultural tourism in Maryland Updated: May-28-16 9:01 am
BALTIMORE - People will travel miles and miles to sample fresh-off-the-farm ice cream and learn about the treat's origins.
- Feds propose closing sheep grazing in west-central Idaho Updated: May-27-16 6:28 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal officials have released a plan to close about 30 square miles of grazing allotments to domestic sheep and goats in west-central Idaho to protect bighorn sheep from diseases.
- Correction: Jets Collide story Updated: May-27-16 6:18 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - In a story May 26 about two Navy jets that crashed off the coast of North Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from the Coast Guard, the details of a boat that rescued the men. The rescuers were on board a yacht named Pammy, not a fishing vessel named Tammy.
- Indiana ministry sues zoning board over dairy farm approval Updated: May-27-16 4:18 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - An eastern Indiana ministry that operates a children's camp has sued local zoning officials, warning that a planned 1,400-cow dairy farm they approved for a nearby site will ruin the summer camp experience due to odors, dust and manure runoff.
- Loose dog kills 280 chickens at Michigan Thumb farm Updated: May-27-16 3:39 pm
PORT AUSTIN, Michigan - A dog wandering from home in Michigan's Thumb region has killed 280 chickens, more than half of them young chicks.
- New England fishermen to give electronic monitors first try Updated: May-27-16 11:18 am
HARWICH, Massachusetts - A commercial fishing association says a group of fishermen from Massachusetts and Maine will use digital cameras instead of human monitors to collect data during trips at sea.
- Chinese kids who climb cliffside ladder home will get stairs Updated: May-27-16 7:46 am
BEIJING - Just to get home from school, they climb 800 meters (more than 2,500 feet) toward the sky - on a ladder made of bamboo and secured to a sheer cliff face.
- Poultry returning to state fairs, Farm Show, after ban Updated: May-27-16 3:35 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A year-long poultry ban at state fairs in Pennsylvania is about to be ended.
- Nebraska pig supplier promises to investigate alleged abuses Updated: May-26-16 6:21 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A national pork supplier promised Thursday to investigate abuse allegations at one of its Nebraska facilities after an animal rights group released an undercover video showing pigs with open wounds and other health problems.