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Agriculture

Going farm green

The U.S. Senate has approved a measure intended to encourage greater use of farming and forestry practices that prevent greenhouse gas emissions and remove planet-warming carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It authorizes the federal Department of Agriculture to create a program helping ...

Horse pasture becomes a growing business in northern Wyoming

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — If you’re looking for some fresh local vegetables for your next summer salad, you need look no further than your own backyard. Or, more accurately, Fred and Karen Schubert’s backyard. In March, 6,000 square feet of the Schuberts’ horse pasture was transformed ...

Carbon banking hangs in balance in all the agriculture-heavy states

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — The United States is making a big bet on the role that farmers can play in mitigating climate change. President Joe Biden said he wants American farmers to be the first in the world with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. How they might achieve that goal is still ...

Backyard chicken flocks spike in popularity

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP)—Last February following a snowfall, 7-year-old Presley Goins took her chicken, Blueberry, sledding. Presley’s mom, Alexa Felts, snapped a photo of the little girl lying on her back in the sled, both arms supporting Blueberry, who stood on her human friend’s chest. As ...

Tillage survey taking place in Snyder County

Sometime in June 2021, farmers in Snyder County will a vehicle with a flashing light traveling about and stopping periodically along the road looking at crop fields. Do not be alarmed! These folks are conducting a survey on tillage and residue management practices on local farms to help the ...