Monday, May 22, 2017

Farmers

In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017, photo, Blake Hurst, a corn and soybean farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, right, talks with his son Dallas Hurst, left, and his brother Brooks Hurst, center, on his farm in Westboro, Mo. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

BY PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — A sizable majority of rural Americans backed Donald Trump’s presidential bid, drawn to his calls to slash environmental rules, strengthen law enforcement and replace the federal health care law. But many farmers are nervous ...
In this Nov. 16, 2009 file photo, chickens stand in their cages at a farm near Stuart, Iowa. Discovery of the bird flu on an Iowa turkey farm has raised serious concerns that the bird killer could find its way into chicken barns in the nation’s top egg-producing state and rapidly decimate the flocks that provide the U.S. with its breakfast staple. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who grow chickens and hogs for the nation’s largest meat processing corporations, was delayed Wednesday by President Donald Trump’s administration, halting by at least six ...
In this May 3, 2011, file photo, beef and dairy cows graze on a farm in Thompson, Connecticut.

BY SUSAN HAIGH HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With the growth of agritourism and more people visiting local farms, Connecticut officials are joining other states in educating farmers about how to mitigate health risks for their new visitors. Connecticut’s latest push ...
A woman is served fruits and a meal made with 'wasted' produce deemed unsuitable by food stores because of their appearance, during an event against food waste, in Athens, Greece, Sunday Oct. 11, 2015.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of Athenians have turned up to consume more than a ton of fruit and vegetables rejected by stores in an event that highlights the waste of food in advanced societies. Despite the overcast sky, people ...
a worker adjusts the irrigation system that borders the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge in Calipatria, California.

BY MICHAEL R. BLOOD and EMILY SWANSON LOS ANGELES (AP) — When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. The ...
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