Lancaster Farming: News http://www.lancasterfarming.com News en-us Bat proposal worries Black Hills timber industry http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Bat-proposal-worries-Black-Hills-timber-industry RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Black Hills timber industry could suffer irreparable damage if the northern long-eared bat is added to the list of e ... AP Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:45:00 GMT Flint Youth Theater performs at farmers market http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Flint-Youth-Theater-performs-at-farmers-market FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Flint Farmers Market is showcasing a youth theater performance celebrating the market's culture and the people who s ... AP Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:30:00 GMT Central Va. apple growers adjust to rising costs http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Central-Va--apple-growers-adjust-to-rising-costs LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Rising costs have prompted some Central Virginia apple growers to change their production methods.The Nelson County Times ... AP Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:15:00 GMT Texas State Fair sets food, ride sales record http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Texas-State-Fair-sets-food--ride-sales-record DALLAS (AP) — Organizers say this year's State Fair of Texas set a new record for food and ride sales, with more than $41 million in coupons ... AP Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:15:00 GMT South Carolina State Fair attracts nearly 475,000 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/South-Carolina-State-Fair-attracts-nearly-475-000 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Organizers say nearly 475,000 people attended the South Carolina State Fair this year, the second-largest ever.The fair cl ... AP Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:15:00 GMT Southeast Michigan dairies remove manure lagoons http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Southeast-Michigan-dairies-remove-manure-lagoons HUDSON, Mich. (AP) — A Wisconsin-based dairy company is eliminating manure storage lagoons from the former Vreba-Hoff dairies it bought last yea ... AP Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:15:00 GMT US House candidates debate in Kalispell http://www.lancasterfarming.com/US-House-candidates-debate-in-Kalispell KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Republican Ryan Zinke and Democrat John Lewis emphasized their differences Sunday in an attempt to win over undecided vo ... AP Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:45:00 GMT AP top news in Iowa at 3:58 p.m. CDT http://www.lancasterfarming.com/AP-top-news-in-Iowa-at-3-58-p-m--CDT Idle Iowa beef plant prepares to reopen this monthTAMA, Iowa (AP) — A long-idle beef processing plant is getting ready to reopen in Tama later t ... AP Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:15:00 GMT Small producers to be aided by new crop insurance http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Small-producers-to-be-aided-by-new-crop-insurance BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Small farmers and ranchers in North Dakota who once were unable to insure their crops will get a chance to do so in 2015 u ... AP Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:30:01 GMT Idle Iowa beef plant prepares to reopen this month http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Idle-Iowa-beef-plant-prepares-to-reopen-this-month TAMA, Iowa (AP) — A long-idle beef processing plant is getting ready to reopen in Tama later this month.Iowa Premium Beef officials recently too ... AP Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:30:00 GMT New Jersey voters asked to approve open space fund http://www.lancasterfarming.com/New-Jersey-voters-asked-to-approve-open-space-fund MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) — Voters in New Jersey are being asked for the 14th time since 1961 to approve a way to pay for open space and farmland prese ... AP Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:15:00 GMT 2014 Delta Oil Mill looking at closing 1 facility http://www.lancasterfarming.com/2014-Delta-Oil-Mill-looking-at-closing-1-facility CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — The owner of two Mississippi cottonseed processing facilities says one may close because of reduced cotton acreage.Scot ... AP Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:15:00 GMT 'Something to do': Old working habits die hard http://www.lancasterfarming.com/-Something-to-do---Old-working-habits-die-hard PLANTERSVILLE, Miss. (AP) — It's almost always growing season for Milton Hill."Lord, yes. I'm planted for the winter," he said. ... AP Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:30:00 GMT Local farmer uses drone to aide farming precision http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Local-farmer-uses-drone-to-aide-farming-precision IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Growing up on his family's farm, Kyle Miller learned the art of reading crop leaves to detect issues such as nutrient ... AP Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:15:01 GMT Turkey farmer branches out to raising chickens http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Turkey-farmer-branches-out-to-raising-chickens LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Bill Bevans is a turkey guy.He finds the fat birds with the ugly bald heads endlessly fascinating, and they have kept a roo ... AP Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:15:01 GMT Hobbyists face large demand for local honey http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Hobbyists-face-large-demand-for-local-honey BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A blanket of bees recently paid little attention to Michele Boling as she opened their hive and pulled out a thin wood ... AP Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:15:00 GMT Love of cigars leads Sutton chef to Honduras http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Love-of-cigars-leads-Sutton-chef-to-Honduras SUTTON, W.Va. (AP) — Chef Tim Urbanic has traveled to Central America where he will learn more about fine cigars.It's a passion he has culti ... AP Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:30:00 GMT Hinds County coroner: Human bones found in Terry http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Hinds-County-coroner--Human-bones-found-in-Terry TERRY, Miss. (AP) — The Hinds County coroner says human bones have been found in a wooded cow pasture in Terry, about 16 miles from Jackson.Coro ... AP Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:45:00 GMT West Ga. parks cultivated for wildlife viewing http://www.lancasterfarming.com/West-Ga--parks-cultivated-for-wildlife-viewing CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — Officials are hopeful two county parks will soon become popular public wildlife viewing areas, similar to those found in ... AP Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:30:00 GMT Coasties haunt cutter for Homer Halloween fright http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Coasties-haunt-cutter-for-Homer-Halloween-fright HOMER, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard's motto "Semper Paratus" — Latin for "always ready" — perfectly sums u ... AP Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:15:01 GMT Florida's miniature horses have their fans http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Florida-s-miniature-horses-have-their-fans OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Miniature horses are more than just a novelty. To those who love them, they are a passion.In horse-centric Marion County, the ... AP Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:45:02 GMT Greeley man makes canes by hand, gives them away http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Greeley-man-makes-canes-by-hand--gives-them-away GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — There are days when Elmer Burghart's wife, Betty, will poke her head into the garage at 1:30 p.m. and ask him if he pl ... AP Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:00:26 GMT Permaculture farming seen as a match for Southwest http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Permaculture-farming-seen-as-a-match-for-Southwest CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — "A forest full of food" has a nice ring to it, and the concept is realized using permaculture farming techniques.Gr ... AP Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:00:25 GMT Brown and Hogan hold final debate http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Brown-and-Hogan-hold-final-debate OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Larry Hogan presented opposing views on issues affecting the Eastern Shore and western Maryl ... AP Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:45:26 GMT Omaha Children's Museum opens farm exhibit http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Omaha-Children-s-Museum-opens-farm-exhibit OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kids visiting The Omaha Children's Museum this fall can learn a little more about how food gets from the farm to their pl ... AP Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:15:18 GMT