Lancaster Farming: News http://www.lancasterfarming.com News en-us Truck stop owner, others help N La big cat owner http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Truck-stop-owner--others-help-N-La-big-cat-owner FRIERSON, La. (AP) — The owner of a Baton Rouge-area truck stop that keeps a live tiger was among volunteers helping a northwest Louisiana big c ... AP Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:15:01 GMT News from around Wisconsin at 5:58 p.m. CDT http://www.lancasterfarming.com/News-from-around-Wisconsin-at-5-58-p-m--CDT Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggiesVERONA, Wis. (AP) — There's a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that ... AP Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:15:01 GMT Campaign Watch: The week in Oregon politics http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Campaign-Watch--The-week-in-Oregon-politics SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gubernatorial candidates accused each other of not being sufficiently supportive of issues important to women, and Republican ... AP Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:15:00 GMT Banding helps track migration of hummingbirds http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Banding-helps-track-migration-of-hummingbirds KILLEN, Ala. (AP) — Bob Daly carefully removes a hummingbird from a white net bag, measures its wings, tail feather and beak, weighs it, careful ... AP Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:00:00 GMT SD State Fair hopes to raise money for 4-H hall http://www.lancasterfarming.com/SD-State-Fair-hopes-to-raise-money-for-4-H-hall HURON, S.D. (AP) — Officials with the South Dakota State Fairgrounds hope to raise donations during the ongoing fair in Huron toward the goal of ... AP Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:30:00 GMT Ala. cotton, peanut farmers hoping for rain http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Ala--cotton--peanut-farmers-hoping-for-rain DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Cotton and peanut farmers in Alabama's Wiregrass region are hoping for rain to boost their yields.Agronomist Brandon Dil ... AP Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:15:00 GMT Infection affecting west-central Illinois soybeans http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Infection-affecting-west-central-Illinois-soybeans PLEASANT HILL, Ill. (AP) — There is evidence of the beginnings of a soybean crop infection in some parts of west-central Illinois.The soil-based ... AP Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:15:00 GMT NY State Fair sets new attendance record http://www.lancasterfarming.com/NY-State-Fair-sets-new-attendance-record GEDDES, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say good weather and popular concerts helped boost New York State Fair attendance to a record single-day high of 1 ... AP Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:45:00 GMT Wisconsin apple growers say crop looking good http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Wisconsin-apple-growers-say-crop-looking-good MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin apple growers had an unusually heavy harvest last year, which they feared might lead to lower output this year. B ... AP Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:30:00 GMT Cool spring hurts La. sugar crop http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Cool-spring-hurts-La--sugar-crop THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — The cold spring is coming back to haunt local sugarcane farmers who are expecting a stunted crop and later harvest season. ... AP Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:15:00 GMT Va. facility processes crab blood for med tests http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Va--facility-processes-crab-blood-for-med-tests CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — The Port of Cape Charles is a study in contrasts: A major manufacturer of concrete construction components is located n ... AP Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:15:00 GMT Ohio man builds own bush plane, then learns to fly http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Ohio-man-builds-own-bush-plane--then-learns-to-fly PHILO, Ohio (AP) — Greg Swingle made a near-noiseless pass above the family barn in Philo before dipping his plane into a steep hairpin turn and ... AP Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:15:00 GMT New director of SD Ag Services Division named http://www.lancasterfarming.com/New-director-of-SD-Ag-Services-Division-named RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Brandon Beshears is the new director of the Agricultural Services Division for the South Dakota Department of Agricultur ... AP Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:00:01 GMT Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggies http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Chefs--breeders-pair-up-to-produce-tastier-veggies VERONA, Wis. (AP) — There's a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benef ... AP Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:30:01 GMT Agriculture equipment sales decline in 2014 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Agriculture-equipment-sales-decline-in-2014 MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Sitting under a tent at an annual agricultural equipment sales event, Shawn Berry noted that orders for the machinery he s ... AP Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:30:01 GMT Memoir chronicles float camp life http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Memoir-chronicles-float-camp-life KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Biz Robbins and her husband, Don, were teachers in Colorado when Don told Biz he was moving to Alaska.His question: Did ... AP Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:30:01 GMT Columbus Results Combined Saturday http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Columbus-Results-Combined-Saturday 1st_$15,000, stk, 3YO F, 6½f, clear.Columbus Breeders' Special (Fillies) S.5 (5) Ubetcha Ima Bumper (J.Olesiak)4.002.802.401 (1) Red Hot N Wi ... AP Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:30:00 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 Project tracks Minnesota's snake populationsKELLOGG, Minn. (AP) — A herpetologist for the Minnesota Biological Survey is leading an effort t ... AP Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:15:03 GMT Legislators wrap up with water, ethics, guns bills http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Legislators-wrap-up-with-water--ethics--guns-bills SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A year marked by the worst drought in a generation, the arrest of two state senators on federal corruption charges and ... AP Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMT State Fair visitors eat up lots of wireless data http://www.lancasterfarming.com/State-Fair-visitors-eat-up-lots-of-wireless-data FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — On top of corn dogs and fried cheese curds, visitors to the Minnesota State Fair are eating up a lot of wireless da ... AP Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:30:00 GMT Grain bin rescue-training's goal is saving lives http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Grain-bin-rescue-training-s-goal-is-saving-lives RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — In March, Wayne County firefighters rescued a man trapped in a grain bin on a farm south of Centerville, thanks in part to ... AP Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:45:00 GMT Researchers find food safety habits vary by county http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Researchers-find-food-safety-habits-vary-by-county MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University researchers have found widespread variations in the food safety practices used in different count ... AP Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:15:00 GMT Convicted horse breeder begins sentence http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Convicted-horse-breeder-begins-sentence BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Billings horse breeder has begun a 120-day animal-cruelty conviction sentence after the Montana Supreme Court rejected ... AP Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:45:00 GMT Cotton, peanut farmers in SE Ala. need rain soon http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Cotton--peanut-farmers-in-SE-Ala--need-rain-soon DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — After an unusually dry summer caused their crops to start wilting, cotton and peanut farmers in southeast Alabama are lookin ... AP Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:15:00 GMT Solid apple crop expected in Northern New England http://www.lancasterfarming.com/Solid-apple-crop-expected-in-Northern-New-England MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Northern New England apple growers are expecting a decent crop but not as good as last year's bumper yield.Early seas ... AP Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:30:00 GMT