Lancaster Farming: News http://www.lancasterfarming.com News en-us Stabenow: Fruit, vegetable crop grants available http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Stabenow--Fruit--vegetable-crop-grants-available EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow says over $1.9 million in block grants is available to support fruit, vegetable and nursery ... AP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:15:01 GMT Carriage horse foes picket Liam Neeson's NYC home http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Carriage-horse-foes-picket-Liam-Neeson-s-NYC-home-- NEW YORK (AP) - Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson's home on Saturday said they don't agree with him the city's carriage horse ... Mid-Atlantic Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:30:04 GMT Red drum spring fishing season canceled in NC http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Red-drum-spring-fishing-season-canceled-in-NC SWANSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials have canceled the spring red drum fishing season because so many of the species were caught duri ... AP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:45:03 GMT After long wait, ranchers find relief from USDA http://www.lancasterfarming.com/After-long-wait--ranchers-find-relief-from-USDA WASHINGTON (AP) — Gary Cammack wondered if his state's ranching community could recover.An early-season blizzard had just pounded South Dako ... AP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:45:03 GMT Dworshak hatchery recognized for energy upgrades http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Dworshak-hatchery-recognized-for-energy-upgrades AHSAHKA, Idaho (AP) — The Dworshak National Fish Hatchery is being recognized for making improvements that cut its energy use by 30 million kilo ... AP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:30:03 GMT Sewage plant sparks smell concerns at garden http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Sewage-plant-sparks-smell-concerns-at-garden SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — There are concerns at the Savannah Botanical Gardens that a planned sewage treatment plant will send unpleasant smells waft ... AP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:15:03 GMT Fighting the habit http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Fighting-the-habit BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — More than anything, Gerrie Steed noticed the difference in smells when she quit smoking."All of a sudden, you can ... AP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:45:00 GMT Nebraska lawmakers to study tax issues over break http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Nebraska-lawmakers-to-study-tax-issues-over-break LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers approved more than $400 million in tax cuts this session, but they're ready to look for more changes ... AP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:15:03 GMT Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Hawaii-is-genetically-engineered-crop-flash-point WAIALUA, Hawaii (AP) — You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.The ... AP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:03 GMT Range showdown draws armed supporters to Nevada http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Range-showdown-draws-armed-supporters-to-Nevada LAS VEGAS (AP) — To self-described militia members sleeping in wind-whipped tents, drinking camp coffee and patrolling rocky hillsides with mili ... AP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:00:01 GMT Group works to preserve Revolutionary War site http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Group-works-to-preserve-Revolutionary-War-site SYLVANIA, Ga. (AP) — More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are under ... AP Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:45:02 GMT Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CDT http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Minnesota-news-in-brief-at-7-58-p-m--CDT Judge strikes down part of Minnesota energy lawMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that part of a Minnesota law designed to promote ... AP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:15:00 GMT Delmarva Chicken Festival to end after 65 years http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Delmarva-Chicken-Festival-to-end-after-65-years SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — The Delmarva Chicken Festival, an annual tradition to promote the region's poultry industry, will hold its final event ... AP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:03 GMT Court case to test Minnesota's 'Buy the Farm' law http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Court-case-to-test-Minnesota-s--Buy-the-Farm--law MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A case set for trial next week is expected to test Minnesota's "Buy the Farm" law, which is meant to require util ... AP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:45:03 GMT Some nurseries offer plants that are safe for bees http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Some-nurseries-offer-plants-that-are-safe-for-bees MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — As gardeners begin shopping for plants this spring, they may see some marked as safe for bees.Some nurseries are offering ... AP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:15:00 GMT Whole Foods recalls croissants over undeclared egg http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Whole-Foods-recalls-croissants-over-undeclared-egg AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whole Foods Markets is recalling mini butter croissants sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana because they contai ... AP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:45:00 GMT Citing fraud, Maine to put photos on EBT cards http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Citing-fraud--Maine-to-put-photos-on-EBT-cards AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine will begin putting photo identification on welfare benefit cards this month, first in Bangor and then across the sta ... AP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:45:00 GMT Climate Change Could Prove Bountiful for Potatoes http://www.lancasterfarming.com/-Climate-Change-Could-Prove-Bountiful-for-Potatoes- David Fleisher, an agricultural engineer with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, and his colleagues have conducted studies to measure how ... Ag Info Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT Farm Bureau, State Promote Safe Driving on Rural Roads http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Farm-Bureau--State-Promote-Safe-Driving-on-Rural-Roads- YORK, Pa. — Representatives from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, State Police and state Departments of Agriculture and Transportation gathered Wed ... Ag Info Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT George V. Hunter, Livestock Hall of Fame Member, Dies at 96 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/George-V--Hunter--Livestock-Hall-of-Fame-Member--Dies-at-96- George V. Hunter of Stoneboro, Pa., a member of the Pennsylvania Livestock Hall of Fame and winner of the National Suffolk Sheep Association’s D ... Ag Info Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT USDA Awards Funding to Expand Export Markets http://www.lancasterfarming.com/-USDA-Awards-Funding-to-Expand-Export-Markets- WASHINGTON — The USDA announced Wednesday that its Foreign Agricultural Service has awarded funding to more than 60 U.S. agricultural organizati ... Ag Info Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT FSA Announces Tree Assistance Program Sign-Up http://www.lancasterfarming.com/-FSA-Announces-Tree-Assistance-Program-Sign-Up- HARRISBURG, Pa. — Bill Wehry, executive director for Pennsylvania of USDA’s Farm Service Agency, has announced that orchardists and nurser ... Ag Info Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT Antique Tractor Pull to Benefit Danville FFA http://www.lancasterfarming.com/-Antique-Tractor-Pull-to-Benefit-Danville-FFA- The Montour Antique Farm Machinery Collector’s Association will host a Farm Tractor Pull at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Montour-Delong Fa ... Ag Info Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT SW Project Grass Field Day Set for May 8 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/-SW-Project-Grass-Field-Day-Set-for-May-8- T he 2014 Southwest Project Grass Grazing Field Day will be held in Cambria County 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, May 8, beginning in the parking lot of St. ... Ag Info Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT Extension Offering Sheep Shearing Workshops http://www.lancasterfarming.com/-Extension-Offering-Sheep-Shearing-Workshops- UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension will offer sheep shearing workshops across the state for those interested in learning about sheep sh ... Ag Info Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT