Livestock farming

Farmer Michael Slattery stands in front of his soybean field, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Maribel, Wis. He and his wife farm 300 acres of mostly soybean and corn, but they also have wheat and alfalfa. Slattery said he while he will benefit from emergency aid, he sees it as a short-term fix. He said he also sees it as an ploy to gain support ahead of the mid-term elections. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
July 25, 2018 - 10:19 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Many farmers remain critical of President Donald Trump's tariffs and the damage done to commodity prices and markets but were appreciative Tuesday that he offered to provide some cash to help offset their losses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $12 billion...
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Farmer Michael Slattery stands in front of his soybean field, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Maribel, Wis. He and his wife farm 300 acres of mostly soybean and corn, but they also have wheat and alfalfa. Slattery said he while he will benefit from emergency aid, he sees it as a short-term fix. He said he also sees it as an ploy to gain support ahead of the mid-term elections. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
July 25, 2018 - 10:09 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Many farmers remain critical of President Donald Trump's tariffs and the damage done to commodity prices and markets but were appreciative Tuesday that he offered to provide some cash to help offset their losses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $12 billion...
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July 24, 2018 - 1:00 pm
EXETER, R.I. (AP) — A dispute between Rhode Island landowners over a load of chicken manure that ruined a wedding has been settled. An attorney for Gerald Zarrella told WJAR-TV on Monday a settlement was being finalized, avoiding a trial that had been set to begin Tuesday. Zarrella filed a lawsuit...
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In this July 12, 2018 photo, farmer Don Bloss checks on the operation of an auger transferring corn on his farm in Pawnee City, Neb. Farmers and agricultural economists are worried that president Donald Trump’s trade, immigration and biofuels policies will cost farms billions of dollars in lost income and force some out of business. Bloss, who grows corn, soybeans, sorghum and wheat on his farm in the southeastern Nebraska community of Pawnee City, said he’s already seen a few neighbors quit farming as they struggled to make a profit even before the tariff battle began this year. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
July 15, 2018 - 12:06 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years. The threat of...
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In this June 14, 2018, photo, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and former Gov. Phil Bredesen, left, talks with David Womack, a farmer and former American Soybean Development Foundation president, during a visit to Farrar Farm in Flat Creek, Tenn. Trade and tariff concerns are roiling high-profile Senate contests across Tennessee, Missouri, Indiana, Pennsylvania and even North Dakota _ states where Republican candidates are being forced to answer for the trade policies of a Republican president they have rallied behind on virtually every other major issue. Bredesen faces Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., in the November election for the seat of retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)
July 09, 2018 - 12:01 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jimmy Tosh's sprawling hog farm in rural Tennessee is an unlikely battleground in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate. Yet his 15,000 acres (6,000 hectares) two hours west of Nashville showcase the practical risks of President Donald Trump's trade policies and the...
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June 08, 2018 - 9:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A horse bred and owned by Queen Elizabeth II won the $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational by a length. Sent off as the 9-5 favorite, Call To Mind ran two miles on a firm turf course in 3:16.78, setting a track record at Belmont Park on Friday. The old mark of 3:17.89 was set by Da...
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June 04, 2018 - 8:45 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Critics have slammed as destructive recent changes in the name and rules of Poland's prestigious Arabian horse sale. Known since 2001 as the "Pride of Poland," the auction has been rechristened the "Janow Podlaski Auction & Summer Sale," named after the state-owned stud...
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June 02, 2018 - 11:03 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A police spokesman says at least 15 people have been killed by cattle rustlers who attacked a village in Nigeria's northwestern state of Zamfara. Muhammad Shehu tells The Associated Press the victims were killed late Friday in Zakuna village in what appeared to be a reprisal...
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In this May 21, 2017 photo, cows rest in a paddock on a farm near Invercargill, New Zealand. New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd. Politicians and industry leaders announced the ambitious plan Monday, May 28, 2018. They say it will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and, if successful, would be the first time an infected country has eliminated Mycoplasma bovis.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
May 28, 2018 - 8:22 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd. Politicians and industry leaders announced the ambitious plan on Monday. They say it will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and...
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In this May 21, 2017 photo, a cow stands in a paddock on a farm near Invercargill, New Zealand. New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd. Politicians and industry leaders announced the ambitious plan Monday, May 28, 2018. They say it will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and, if successful, would be the first time an infected country has eliminated Mycoplasma bovis.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
May 28, 2018 - 4:11 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd. Politicians and industry leaders announced the ambitious plan on Monday. They say it will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and...
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