- Farmer says wet weather put dent in Missouri's pumpkin crop Updated: Oct-03-15 3:41 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri pumpkin growers say wet weather earlier this year has put a dent in this year's crop that is causing shortages in some parts of the state.
- Plymouth cheese plant to close, eliminating 300 jobs Updated: Oct-03-15 2:46 pm
PLYMOUTH, Wisconsin - Dairy Farmers of America has announced plans to close a cheese plant in Plymouth, eliminating 300 jobs.
- Much of Wyoming saw warm, dry September Updated: Oct-03-15 2:31 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The first weekend of October has brought much cooler temperatures and the chance of snow in some Wyoming mountains after much of the state saw a warm, dry September.
- The Latest: Troxler says farmers seeing impact of rainfall Updated: Oct-03-15 12:09 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The latest on the rainstorm affecting North Carolina (all times local):
- Ohioans make extra cash selling homegrown ginseng Updated: Oct-03-15 11:19 am
RUTLAND, Ohio - To the unpracticed eye, the cluster of green leaves poking up from the forest floor looked like any other plant.
- More California winemakers using less water to grow grapes Updated: Oct-03-15 11:13 am
RUTHERFORD, California - The grape vines that grower Frank Leeds tends in Napa Valley stand among the unheralded heroes of California's drought, producing decade after decade of respected Cabernets and other wines without a drop of added water.
- Nebraska couple maintains 13-acre alpaca farm Updated: Oct-03-15 10:40 am
FORT CALHOUN, Nebraska - Sheri Jacoby remembers the first time she saw an alpaca.
- Grape juice surplus driving down prices for 2015 harvest Updated: Oct-02-15 5:33 pm
NORTH EAST, Pennsylvania - The Concord grape harvest is under way, but North East Township farmer Chester Sceiford isn't expecting big things.
- DNR tracks fish kill to dumped egg farm disinfectant Updated: Oct-02-15 5:12 pm
SPENCER, Iowa - State environmental officials say an egg farm in northwest Iowa dumped egg washing liquid onto a cornfield and it flowed into a creek killing 160,000 fish over 18 miles.
- Connecticut tobacco farmers look to new markets in Cuba Updated: Oct-02-15 4:58 pm
SOUTH WINDSOR, Connecticut - As public health initiatives cut into sales of cigars and cigarettes, Connecticut tobacco farmers are looking for new markets in Cuba.
- Maine scallop fishery to see cutbacks to ensure conservation Updated: Oct-02-15 12:11 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A plan to place new restrictions on Maine's scalloping industry is the right way to ensure that the fishery keeps rebuilding, some fishermen say.
- Blue Bell plans to restart Texas ice cream plant in months Updated: Oct-02-15 9:01 am
BRENHAM, Texas - Blue Bell plans to restart its main Texas ice cream-making plant in a few months as sales expand following listeria contamination and cleanup.
- New Hampshire fishing industry gets more than $1M in funds Updated: Oct-02-15 7:54 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - More than $1 million in funding has been released to help struggling New Hampshire fishermen and fishing communities.
- Despite bird flu, Minnesota still top turkey producing state Updated: Oct-02-15 5:01 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota has retained its ranking as the nation's top turkey producing state despite this year's bird flu outbreak.
- North Dakota wheat stocks up 3 percent from year ago Updated: Oct-02-15 2:30 am
FARGO, North Dakota - Wheat stocks in North Dakota are up 3 percent from a year ago, to 322 million bushels.
- Essentials: Asheville from the Biltmore to the honey bar Updated: Oct-01-15 11:18 pm
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - Asheville, North Carolina, is an old soul of a city renewed by a hipster vibe. Attractions range from new beer breweries and a honey bar to the 120-year-old Biltmore mansion. You can see artists at work in the River Arts District, then go for a hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains. And while there's plenty to do year-round, fall is particularly lovely. Foliage usually peaks mid- to late October, but depending on weather, color at lower elevations can last into November.
- McCrory visits Raleigh rally defending hog farming industry Updated: Oct-01-15 6:43 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's hog industry has been getting organized this year to combat what it considers misleading information about its farming operations and to oppose litigation challenging its environmental practices, and it took that fight to the state Capitol on Thursday.
- Tests on ducks could provide early warning on bird flu Updated: Oct-01-15 4:24 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Wildlife managers in the upper Midwest expect the first results next week from tests that could provide an early warning on whether ducks flying south for the winter are carrying the deadly kind of bird flu that devastated the region's poultry earlier this year.
- Kids say polygamous sect made them harvest pecans for years Updated: Oct-01-15 2:50 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Children say they harvested pecans for years for a bishop in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
- Supreme Court to review European suit against R.J. Reynolds Updated: Oct-01-15 11:12 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will decide whether the European Union can pursue its lawsuit claiming that tobacco company R.J. Reynolds sponsored cigarette smuggling in Europe as part of a global money-laundering scheme with organized crime groups.
- North Dakota farmers produce more spring, durum wheat Updated: Oct-01-15 9:36 am
FARGO, North Dakota - North Dakota farmers this year produced more spring wheat and durum wheat than last year but less winter wheat.
- South Dakota spring wheat, winter wheat production down Updated: Oct-01-15 9:16 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota farmers this year produced less spring wheat and winter wheat than last year but more durum wheat.
- South Dakota corn stocks up 16.5M bushels from last year Updated: Oct-01-15 9:05 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The USDA says South Dakota Sept. 1 corn stocks rose by 16.5 million bushels from last year.
- 6 Greek islands lose sales tax break Updated: Oct-01-15 8:56 am
NAXOS, Greece - It doesn't have the glitz and glamour of nearby Mykonos, nor Rhodes' steady stream of European charter flights disgorging package tourists. The island of Naxos, with its inland verdant mountains and kilometers of sandy beaches, is considered more a quiet family holiday destination as well as a producer of top agricultural products, including its famed cheese.
- Florida real estate tycoon selling Dakotas buffalo ranch Updated: Oct-01-15 8:31 am
MCLAUGHLIN, South Dakota - A Florida real estate tycoon is selling a ranch in the Dakotas that has long been a source of frustration for area ranchers and authorities.