Lancaster Farming: News http://www.lancasterfarming.com News en-us About 125 workers losing jobs with closure of Nebraska plant http://www.lancasterfarming.com/About-125-workers-losing-jobs-with-closure-of-Nebraska-plant WEST POINT, Neb. (AP) — About 125 workers have been told they'll be losing their jobs when a meat plant closes in northeast Nebraska.On Thur ... AP Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:00:00 GMT Goats seized as farm operator faces animal cruelty charges http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Goats-seized-as-farm-operator-faces-animal-cruelty-charges CORNWALL, Conn. (AP) — A Cornwall farm operator, accused of mistreating dairy goats, has been arrested on animal cruelty charges.Tara Bryson, wh ... AP Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:45:00 GMT NM Senate panel OKs bill to allow hemp farming for research http://www.lancasterfarming.com/NM-Senate-panel-OKs-bill-to-allow-hemp-farming-for-research SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bill to allow New Mexico farmers to grow an industrial version of hemp for research only has passed a third Senate panel ... AP Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:15:00 GMT Report: Everest most popular Kansas hard red wheat variety http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Report--Everest-most-popular-Kansas-hard-red-wheat-variety WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A government report shows that two varieties of winter wheat developed by Kansas State University are the leading varieties ... AP Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:15:00 GMT Lights, camera, blossom! Disney films inspire floral fantasy http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Lights--camera--blossom--Disney-films-inspire-floral-fantasy PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lights, camera ... blossom!Floral and garden designers are paying homage to Disney and Pixar films at the Philadelphia Flowe ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:30:00 GMT Cuban cigar makers anticipate big bucks from US travelers http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Cuban-cigar-makers-anticipate-big-bucks-from-US-travelers HAVANA (AP) — Over six decades rolling premium cigars with his small, wrinkled hands, Arnaldo Alfonso has taken pride in seeing his "habanos ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:15:00 GMT Colorado moves ahead on medical pot crackdown http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Colorado-moves-ahead-on-medical-pot-crackdown DENVER (AP) — A crackdown on medical pot growers in Colorado passed its first and toughest test in the state Legislature Thursday.The bill's ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:15:00 GMT Egg production from South Dakota chickens down 8 percent http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Egg-production-from-South-Dakota-chickens-down-8-percent SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says there was an 8 percent drop in egg production from chickens in South Dakota las ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:30:00 GMT Wyoming House advances bills to protect domestic sheep http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Wyoming-House-advances-bills-to-protect-domestic-sheep CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two bills that sponsors say would protect Wyoming's domestic sheep industry against possible federal land grazing redu ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:30:00 GMT Lawmakers renew push for measures to stop invasive carp http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Lawmakers-renew-push-for-measures-to-stop-invasive-carp TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Members of Congress proposed legislation Thursday calling for additional obstacles to prevent Asian carp from reachi ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:15:00 GMT BC-USDA-Iowa Elev Grain Prcs http://www.lancasterfarming.com/BC-USDA-Iowa-Elev-Grain-Prcs NW—GR110Thurs. Feb. 26, 2015IA Dept. of Ag-USDA Market News Interior Iowa Daily Grain PricesClosing cash grain bids offered to producers as of 1 ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:00:01 GMT Maui sugar plantation still looking for biofuel crop http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Maui-sugar-plantation-still-looking-for-biofuel-crop WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii's last sugar cane plantation wants to transition to growing plants for energy. But it hasn't found another ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:00:01 GMT BC-Orange-juice http://www.lancasterfarming.com/BC-Orange-juice NEW YORK (AP) — Frozen concentrate orange juice trading on the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Thursday:OpenHighLowSettleChg.ORANGE JUICE15,000 l ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:45:00 GMT BC-USDA-Onion and Pots http://www.lancasterfarming.com/BC-USDA-Onion-and-Pots IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 26-FEB-2015Provided by: Fruit and Vegetable Market News,Federal - State Market News Service, USDA.Phone: (20 ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:30:00 GMT BC-USDA-Mdwst Dly Carlot http://www.lancasterfarming.com/BC-USDA-Mdwst-Dly-Carlot NW—LS851Des Moines, IA Thu Feb 26, 2015 USDA Market NewsUSDA Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary, Compared to Previous DayPrices in dollars per hun ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:00:00 GMT BC-USDA-Opening Bids KY Grain Elevs http://www.lancasterfarming.com/BC-USDA-Opening-Bids-KY-Grain-Elevs SV—GR110Frankfort, KY Thu, Feb 26, 2015 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market NewsKentucky Daily Grain Elevators Bids:Bids as of 4:00 est, cash pric ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:00:00 GMT Driver dies as equipment sinks in Mabton dairy waste pond http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Driver-dies-as-equipment-sinks-in-Mabton-dairy-waste-pond MABTON, Wash. (AP) — The Yakima County sheriff's office says a worker at a Mabton-area dairy farm died Wednesday when the front-end loader h ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:00:00 GMT BC-ID--Intermountain Grain & Livestock, ID http://www.lancasterfarming.com/BC-ID--Intermountain-Grain---Livestock--ID POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report for Thursday, February 26. Bids subject to change.BLACKFOOT & ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:00:00 GMT Proposal to hike ag land taxes spawns backlash from farmers http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Proposal-to-hike-ag-land-taxes-spawns-backlash-from-farmers TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A suburban lawmaker's proposal that would dramatically increase property taxes on Kansas agricultural land has spawned s ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:00:00 GMT BC-Cash Prices, 1st Ld-Writethru,0334 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/BC-Cash-Prices--1st-Ld-Writethru-0334 NEW YORK (AP) — Wholesale cash prices Thursday: Thu. Wed.FFoods Broilers FOB Ga. ice-packed lb ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:15:01 GMT BC-USDA-Catl Actn http://www.lancasterfarming.com/BC-USDA-Catl-Actn SA—LS150San Angelo, TX Thu Feb 26, 2015 USDA Market NewsProducers Livestock Auction Co Report, San Angelo, TexasCattle and Calf Auction:Cl ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:15:00 GMT Close http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Close CHICAGO (AP) — Futures trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Thu.:OpenHighLowSettleChg.WHEAT5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushelMar498504½491 ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:15:00 GMT BC-Cotton http://www.lancasterfarming.com/BC-Cotton NEW YORK (AP) — Cotton No. 2 Futures on the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Thursday:OpenHighLowSettleChg.COTTON 250,000 lbs.; cents per lb.Mar65 ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:15:00 GMT US to spend $57 million more on stream damage from '13 flood http://www.lancasterfarming.com/US-to-spend--57-million-more-on-stream-damage-from--13-flood DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Agriculture Department said Thursday it will spend another $57 million on recovery work on Colorado rivers and streams th ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:15:00 GMT Oahu coffee farm quarantine broadened by state http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Oahu-coffee-farm-quarantine-broadened-by-state HONOLULU (AP) — The state has quarantined Oahu coffee farms to gain a better handle on an invasive pest.The state Board of Agriculture voted una ... AP Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:00:01 GMT