Lancaster Farming: News http://www.lancasterfarming.com News en-us AP top news in Iowa at 3:58 p.m. CST http://www.lancasterfarming.com/AP-top-news-in-Iowa-at-3-58-p-m--CST Iowa farmers question proposed transmission lineWATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A proposed 500-mile transmission line to carry electricity from wind turbi ... AP Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:15:00 GMT Research says regulations helping small hog farms http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Research-says-regulations-helping-small-hog-farms LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Researchers say environmental regulations have slowed the growth of large hog farms and helped some smaller ones survive.Tw ... AP Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:45:01 GMT Minnesota company recalls ground beef http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Minnesota-company-recalls-ground-beef VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Ranchers Legacy Meat Co. of Vadnais Heights is recalling 1,200 pounds of g ... AP Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:15:00 GMT Fort Drum powered by wood in renewable energy push http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Fort-Drum-powered-by-wood-in-renewable-energy-push FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Bulldozers rumble up and down steaming mountains of wood chips 24 hours a day, stoking the boilers that provide electrici ... AP Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:15:00 GMT Missouri agriculture bill to get second chance http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Missouri-agriculture-bill-to-get-second-chance JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers plan to make a new push next session to pass an agricultural package that could help dairy, cattle ... AP Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:45:00 GMT Missouri lawmakers hopeful for agriculture bill http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Missouri-lawmakers-hopeful-for-agriculture-bill JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers say they're reviving a failed agricultural bill that could help dairy, cattle and crop farmers ... AP Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:45:00 GMT Breeders Crown: Commander Crow takes Open Trot, Takter extends wins record http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Breeders-Crown--Commander-Crow-takes-Open-Trot--Takter-extends-wins-record EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The second night of the 30th annual Breeders Crown at turned into a family affair on Saturday as Hall-of-Fame trainer Jim ... Mid-Atlantic Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:45:02 GMT New plan for remote Vermont land makes few changes http://www.lancasterfarming.com/New-plan-for-remote-Vermont-land-makes-few-changes MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — New management plans for a vast section of Vermont's remote Northeast Kingdom — an area that was the focus of a ... AP Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:30:00 GMT Ohio dairy farmers cash in on gas well boom http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Ohio-dairy-farmers-cash-in-on-gas-well-boom CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — Utica Shale saved the farm.In early 2010, Ballard Jenkins and his wife, Sharon, were preparing to sell the family's ... AP Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:15:00 GMT Washington Co. past halfway mark on farmland goal http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Washington-Co--past-halfway-mark-on-farmland-goal HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Washington County is more than halfway to a goal set around 25 years ago to preserve 50,000 acres of "prime and produ ... AP Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:15:00 GMT Kentucky diner has developed following http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Kentucky-diner-has-developed-following BROWNSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — When Calvin and Ramona Durham opened Porky Pig Diner in south-central Kentucky about 19 years ago, Calvin Durham saw it ... AP Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:15:00 GMT Conservationists release 140,000 Maine salmon http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Conservationists-release-140-000-Maine-salmon EAST MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — A Maine conservation organization says its effort to release more than 140,000 juvenile Atlantic salmon will help res ... AP Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:45:03 GMT Winter farmers markets open throughout the state http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Winter-farmers-markets-open-throughout-the-state PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Eight indoor winter farmers markets are now open throughout Rhode Island.The Department of Environmental Management' ... AP Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:45:03 GMT Man killed in accident at Waverly turkey farm http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Man-killed-in-accident-at-Waverly-turkey-farm LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials in southeastern Nebraska say a Lincoln man has died in an accident at a turkey farm in Waverly.The Lancaster Coun ... AP Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:30:01 GMT Heavy rains may hike Arkansas winter cattle costs http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Heavy-rains-may-hike-Arkansas-winter-cattle-costs HARRISON, Ark. (AP) — Agriculture officials say heavy rains that have fallen this year may have driven up production costs for Arkansas cattle f ... AP Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:30:03 GMT ND fire department urging people to cook safely http://www.lancasterfarming.com/ND-fire-department-urging-people-to-cook-safely BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A fire department in North Dakota is urging residents to take into consideration safety measures while cooking this holida ... AP Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:00:00 GMT Indiana company to launch 'Garden Towers' concept http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Indiana-company-to-launch--Garden-Towers--concept BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Colin Cudmore started volunteering at the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market as a way to meet people after he mo ... AP Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:00:00 GMT 4 in NH sickened by contaminated bean sprouts http://www.lancasterfarming.com/4-in-NH-sickened-by-contaminated-bean-sprouts CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials say four residents have been affected by a Salmonella outbreak in the Northeast linked to be ... AP Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:45:03 GMT Feline kidney transplants: extravagance or love? http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Feline-kidney-transplants--extravagance-or-love- PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At 6:54 a.m., Brian Coffee, a vintage-car collector in Dayton, Ohio, e-mailed the transplant team at the University of Penns ... AP Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:30:00 GMT Blue crab industry struggles persist in Va. http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Blue-crab-industry-struggles-persist-in-Va- HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — The downtown waterfront here at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay used to be dotted with so many crab processing plants that H ... AP Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:15:00 GMT Winter farmers' markets open throughout the state http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Winter-farmers--markets-open-throughout-the-state PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Eight indoor winter farmers' markets are now open throughout Rhode Island.The Department of Environmental Management ... AP Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:15:00 GMT Iowa egg production sets record for October http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Iowa-egg-production-sets-record-for-October DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says egg production in Iowa was as a record high in October at 1.41 billion eggs.The ... AP Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:15:01 GMT Influx of cheap Peruvian quinoa riles Bolivia http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Influx-of-cheap-Peruvian-quinoa-riles-Bolivia LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — International demand for quinoa continues to boom, and that's fueling an increasingly bitter commercial feud between ... AP Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:15:00 GMT 2014 Kansas State Fair sees high fairgoer numbers http://www.lancasterfarming.com/2014-Kansas-State-Fair-sees-high-fairgoer-numbers HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — While the 2014 Kansas State Fair saw its best attendance in 16 years, fewer people are buying tickets to watch events in ... AP Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:30:00 GMT Jury orders Irish man to pay $2M over ethanol deal http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Jury-orders-Irish-man-to-pay--2M-over-ethanol-deal IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A wealthy Irish investor must pay $2 million in damages to an Iowa doctor who was cut out of a major ethanol development ... AP Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:30:03 GMT