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AARP Live Minute: Online Shopping Scams Video included

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Learn how to spot and avoid scams that are specifically aimed at military veterans.

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Mountain lion who killed dog prowls California neighborhood

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Authorities have warned residents of a Southern California suburb to take precautions as a mountain lion prowls neighborhoods after killing a resident’s dog and injuring another pet. 

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Groups purchase 16,000 acres for coastal wildlife management

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Conservation groups have purchased a 16,000 acre stretch of undeveloped Georgia coastline and plan to make it into a new wildlife management area. 

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Trade-related relief payments cushion some Kentucky farmers

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — International trade uncertainty looms over Kentucky’s farm economy, which was able to maintain stable income levels with a boost from government relief payments offered to farmers hit hard by low commodity prices caused by the trade conflict with China, agricultural economists said Thursday. This year’s statewide farm cash receipts are projected to be $5.9 billion, equaling the past two years but well below the $6.5 billion level in 2014, a te... More>>

Wrangler NFR 2019: Rookie Emily Miller takes Round 1 of barrel racing

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Emily Miller made the most of her first career ride at National Finals Rodeo as the Oklahoma native came out of the gate with a blistering 13.63 seconds to win Round 1.  

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Wrangler NFR 2019: Rookie bull rider Stetson Wright wins Round 1

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Rookie Stetson Wright wasted no time in getting his first NFR round win.  

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Wrangler NFR 2019: Shane Hanchey staying focused after Round 1 tie-down roping win

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Shane Hanchey jumped from fifth to third in the world standings after an impressive first-round time of 7.6 seconds. 

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Wrangler NFR 2019: Zeke Thurston closes gap in Saddle Bronc world standings

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Zeke Thurston closes in on first place in the Saddle Bronc world standings after a first-round win.

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Wrangler NFR 2019: Tyler Wade/Cole Davison win Round 1 of team roping

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Tyler Wade and Cole Davison rode second in but their time of 4.0 seconds tied the Round 1 team roping record and held up all night to give them the win. 

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Wrangler NFR 2019: Dakota Eldridge continues success in Vegas with Round 1 steer wrestling win

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Nevada native Dakota Eldridge is no stranger to the big stage and with a time of 3.6 seconds he notched a Round 1 victory in steer wrestling Thursday night in Las Vegas.  

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Wrangler NFR 2019: Richmond Champion uses re-ride to win first round of bareback riding

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It was a night of records in the first event of the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.  Richmond Champion scored a Round 1 record-breaking 91.5 on his re-ride to take home first on the night and make a jump from No. 5 to No. 4 in the bareback riding world standings.

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President Trump lights National Christmas Tree in holiday tradition

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump helped light the National Christmas Tree on Thursday, taking part in a nearly century-old holiday tradition in the nation’s capital. 

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Nearly 300 pound wild hog captured in Texas families backyard

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A 270 pound wild hog was captured near San Antonio after it was "terrorizing" a family and its potbelly pigs for week.  

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NASA is giving away an Apollo-era rocket

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You did not misread the headline, NASA is giving away an Apollo-era Saturn I rocket to anyone who wants it, but there is one catch. 

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Finding new uses for corn

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National Corn Growers Association staff will be traveling to Washington D.C. next week to discuss new uses for corn. 

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North Carolina national seashore gets wheelchair accessible duck blind

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BODIE ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — The Cape Hatteras National Seashore has a new wheelchair accessible duck blind. The Bodie Island, North Carolina, structure near state Highway 12 is the seashore’s first accessible blind and among few found elsewhere, The Virginian-Pilot reported. 

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EPA rejects ban on poison bombs against cattle predators

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Trappers can keep using sodium cyanide bombs to kill coyotes and other livestock predators, the Trump administration said Thursday, rejecting calls for a ban despite repeated instances of the devices also poisoning other wildlife, pets and people.

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2019 NFR Award Winners named. Video included

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An "attitude of gratitude" was celebrated last night in Las Vegas. Each year, that gratitude is expressed at the annual PRCA Awards Banquet before the start of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.  Purina Horse of the Year – Little Smart Leo “Big Time,” owned by Tyler Milligan (tie-down roping); Do Get Famous “Rattle,” owned by Matt Reeves and Savanah Reeves (steer wrestling); Jewels Smoke Screen “Smoke,” owned by Br...

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Wisconsin town outlaws throwing snowballs

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A city in Wisconsin has made it illegal to throw snowballs, classifying them as an outlawed weapon.  

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Rory Feek Shares New Plans for 2020 Video included

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At a special event at RFD-TV's studios on Nashville's Music Row, Rory Feek unveiled plans for a variety of new shows planned for release in the coming year on the network.

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State of New Mexico to invest in hemp manufacturing firm

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A hemp manufacturing business in southern New Mexico will get a boost from the state Economic Development Department. The agency announced Wednesday that it has pledged to invest $400,000 in 420 Valley LLC as part of a continued effort by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration to grow the burgeoning industry. 

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Cattlemen happy with finalization of Japan trade deal

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After Japan’s Parliament approved the agreed upon trade deal Wednesday, National Cattlemen's Beef Association President Jennifer Houston released the following statement:  

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Jimmy Carter released from Georgia hospital

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AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was released from a hospital Wednesday after being treated for a urinary tract infection. 

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FAPC Predicts top food trends 2020

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Protein options, refrigerated snacks, a new generation of foodies and more are on the menu for 2020, as the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center selects the hottest food trends for the upcoming year. Andrea Graves, FAPC business planning and marketing specialist, said change is inevitable and trends help indicate what is coming next. “Businesses need to pay attention to trends in order to find new growth opportunities and their target a...

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Postal Service releases stamp to raise money for veterans

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The United States Postal Service has unveiled a "Healing PTSD" stamp to raise money for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for the National Center for PTSD.  

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US-Japan trade deal wins Japan parliament approval

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Parliament on Wednesday approved a trade deal that was agreed upon by President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier this year. 

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Wyoming man sentenced to prison for taking $231K from older rancher

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming court officials have sentenced a man four to eight years in prison after he spent more than $230,000 belonging to a rancher he considered family. 

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African Swine Fever reaches Poland; kills wild boar

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An outbreak of African swine fever in Poland near the German border has killed 21 wild boar, the agriculture minister said Wednesday. Authorities were adding 56 kilometers (34 miles) to a previously installed 80-kilometer (48-mile) fence; local hunters were instructed to eliminate all wild boar in the area near the town of Zielona Gora; and Army soldiers were combing forests in search of fallen animals, said Agriculture Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski. ...

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Michigan farm donates more than 400 Christmas trees to military families

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A Michigan Christmas tree farm is making sure our armed forces don't go without getting any holiday cheer.  On Monday, Wahmaoff Farms Nursey had about 100 volunteers help load 465 Christmas trees to be sent to military personnel and their families and Fort Knox and Fort Hood.  

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Animal rescuers retrieve puppies abandoned in Utah mountains

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Search and rescue workers and wildlife officers in northern Utah have rescued three Great Pyrenees puppies abandoned in frigid temperatures in the mountains, authorities said. Snowmobilers near Monte Cristo found the puppies Sunday hiding in an animal carcass, Weber County search and rescue crew members and the state Division of Wildlife Resources said. 

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Michigan Legislature sends Governor bill to lift ban on deer baiting

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature has given final approval to a bill that would lift a state ban on using bait to hunt deer, but it faces a veto from Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

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Tennessee wins grant to study genetic information of cattle

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have landed a $156,000 grant to look into opportunities to market cattle using genetic information. The money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service will fuel the study at the seedstock, cow-calf and stocker producer stages of the beef supply chain, the institute said in a news release. The research aims to provide cattle producers information to h...

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Big increase in female hunters seen in Wyoming

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The number of Wyoming hunting and fishing licenses sold to women has seen a marked increase over the past decade, while men are buying slightly fewer licenses, state officials said. 

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'How the Grinch stole Christmas' to air on NBC tonight

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A holiday classic will be airing tonight on NBC. 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' will be on at 8 p.m. ET.

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Patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is celebrating American patriotism at the White House this Christmas, incorporating red and blue into the traditional holiday green, adding a timeline of American design, innovation and architecture and studding a Christmas tree with her family’s annual ornament, the American flag. 

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Fisherman sentenced for fishing in state research area

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A southeast Alaska commercial fisherman convicted of fishing in a state research area has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined more than $35,000. 

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Florida man loses 180 pounds to join the Army

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Florida resident Christopher Montijo wanted to join the United States Army however, there was one issue, he was close to 150 pounds over the weight limit.  

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CMA Country Christmas airs Tuesday night

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The CMA Country Christmas special will air Tuesday, Dec. 3 on ABC. 

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Montana federal farm subsidies for grow to $114M

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Data indicates federal subsidies distributed to Montana farmers to offset losses resulting from U.S. trade wars have increased to more than $114 million. 

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Minnesota couple, married 68 years, dies just 1 day apart

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ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) — Bob and Corrine Johnson got married as teens in southern Minnesota’s farm country and lived together for 68 years. They were to be laid to rest Tuesday — after dying 33 hours apart, KARE-TV reported. 

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Louisiana farmers get $180M in federal aid for tariff losses

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s farmers have collected more than $180 million from President Donald Trump’s multibillion-dollar bailout package for farmers hurt by the United States’ trade war with China. 

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Authorities probe wounding of horse that was apparently shot in Virginia

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ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia are investigating what happened to a horse that appears to have been shot in the chest. News outlets report the horse named Penny was found wounded last week. 

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Vermont Fish and Wildlife asking hunters to report wildlife

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking hunters to report the different types of wildlife they spotted in the woods during the rifle deer hunting season. 

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North Carolina elk gets tangled up in red hammock

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MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C. (AP) — An elk is running around western North Carolina with a shredded hammock on its head, and apparently a love of apples is to blame. News outlets report Jim Beaver told the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office on Thanksgiving that an elk was stuck in his yard with its antlers tangled up in a hammock. The sheriff’s office on Facebook says Cpl. Ken Stiles climbed onto the roof, cut the hammock and freed the animal. Beaver says elks often... More>>

French Fry shortage possible after cold, wet potato harvest

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After a cold, wet harvest season, potato processors are rushing to buy and ship supplies to keep French fries on the menu. Bloomberg reports that the early winter weather caused problems for farmers in both the US and Canada. Growers in Alberta and Idaho were able to salvage some crops for storage while those in Manitoba, North Dakota, and Minnesota were forced to abandon some supplies in the field due to the snow and rain.  Due to the crop damage, potatoes are coming in smalle... More>>

Putting together an Ag Auction Video included

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Many of you have probably attended a few agricultural auctions but pulling one together may be more complicated than we’d imagine. Southeast Produce Weekly's Chip Carter shows us how it happens.

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Lead Poisoning Prevention Video included

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Lead poisoning is a concern for many parents and their children – especially if they live in buildings several decades old. University of Tennessee extension addresses the dangers, and how we can easily reduce the health risks associated with exposure.

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Leftover holiday pumpkins a low-cost livestock feed Video included

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With the Thanksgiving holiday behind us, consumers look for options for those leftover pumpkins. One solution could be livestock as producers work to reduce feed costs. Allen Miller of Miller Family Farms joins us to talk about this seasonal feeding solution.

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Mexico President urges US to move forward with USMCA Video included

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Last-minute congressional action on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement is still uncertain, but everyone from ag groups to Mexican leaders seem to be pushing for approval. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says ratification of the USMCA is within range; politically, the speaker faces opposition from organized labor, but support from business, including agriculture, and a strong need to show voters Democrats can still legislate But there are less than two weeks to go before pushing USMCA to 20...

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2019 White House Christmas decorations unveiled

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The White House is ringing in the holiday season with a patriotic theme this year.  The First Lady showed off this year's theme...

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Current Chinese tariffs sticking point in phase one trade deal Video included

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Existing tariffs may be the sticking point in a phase one trade deal with China. Reuters cites sources who say the U.S. must remove taxes already in place on Chinese goods not just planned tariffs. China's Global Times also says U.S. officials have been resisting that demand but the U.S. has yet to comment. An additional 15 percent tariff on Chinese products is set to take effect on December 15th. Another factor that could heighten trade tensions; President Donald Trump signin...

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SC boy killed in hunting accident saves three lives through organ donation

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One South Carolina family turned their holiday tragedy into a blessing for three others.  9-year-old Colton Williams was killed on Thanksgiving Day in a rabbit hunting accident. According to the boy's grandfather, three other children's lives were saved by his donated kidneys and liver.  "God has Colton in his arms now and we truly miss him but rest in the knowledge that we will see him again one day," his grandfather, Vince Furtick, wrote in a Facebook post... More>>

Online cheese sales surge in 2019 Video included

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Online cheese sales are up to almost half a billion dollars this year and e-commerce sales will be north of 440 million by the end of the year. Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin say research shows that cheese is in demand because it’s packed with protein and good fat. The organization encourages people to purchase Wisconsin cheese gift baskets for the holiday season. They have twelve different options on their website plus free shipping through Cyber Monday. The website is wisconsinc...

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New tariffs on Argentina and Brazil to defend US farmers against currency manipulation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday accused Argentina and Brazil of hurting American farmers through currency manipulation and said he’ll slap tariffs on their steel and aluminum imports to retaliate. Trump also called on America’s central bank to take action to prevent other countries from devaluing their currencies. Both South American nations were among a group of U.S. allies that Trump had exempted from steel and aluminum tariffs in March 2018. T... More>>

Agency investigates video of deer beaten by apparent hunters

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission says it is investigating a video circulated on social media showing two males apparently beating an injured deer. 

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USDA gives $1.5 million to fight wild hogs in Georgia

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ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is putting up nearly $1.5 million to help control Georgia’s wild hog population. The recently announced funding is part of a program called the “Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program,” according to Georgia Public Broadcasting. “I think one of the primary reasons it’s important for the USDA to get involved is because of our relationship with private landowners,” said Tina Jerm... More>>

After wind scare, balloons fly in Macy’s Thanksgiving parade

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NEW YORK (AP) — The beloved balloons flew, but lower than usual, in a windy Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after an anxious weather watch. Wind had threatened to ground the giant inflated characters. 

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Arizona game officials search for whoever killed black bear

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PAYSON, Ariz. (AP) — State game officials say someone illegally killed a black bear near Payson and left the animal to waste. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking for the public’s help to find out who is responsible. 

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10 animals killed in Ohio barn fire

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PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — At least 10 animals were killed in a barn fire that erupted at an Ohio wildlife park, officials said. The blaze began about 6:15 p.m. Thursday at the African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton. 

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Bison a bright spot for agriculture in Kansas, nation

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — One of the promising industries for agriculture harkens back to the days when bison roamed the Kansas prairie. The Hutchinson News reports that when Moundridge rancher Dick Gehring started his bison ranch more than 30 years ago, he did it for the money. The animals quickly became his passion. 

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New Mexico grant trying to making cattle ranching more sustainable

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University is getting a grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study how to make cattle ranching more sustainable. The $8.9 million grant has been awarded to NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. The work is geared toward improving the sustainability of beef production in the southwestern U.S., where environmental conditions are driving up the cost of raising cattle. The resear...

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Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A day after bringing havoc to the Rocky Mountains, a powerful winter storm rolled across the Midwest on Wednesday, threatening to scramble Thanksgiving plans for millions of people during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.

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Jimmy Carter out of hospital after treatment for brain bleed

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ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from a fall. 

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Authorities identify men charged after horses found dead in Illinois

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MARENGO, Ill. (AP) — Authorities have identified two men charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after two horses were found dead and five others severely malnourished in northern Illinois. 

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Reward offered for stolen Oklahoma cattle

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Investigators are seeking information on a cattle rustling case in Jefferson County, Oklahoma. Special Ranger John Bradshaw of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association 

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Tennessee bridge lights up for the holidays

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Tennessee is in the Christmas spirit already.  

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104-year-old Wisconsin woman bags buck in first-ever hunt

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A woman born in 1915 bagged a buck her first buck on her first-ever hunt in Wisconsin.  According to NBC15, 104-year-old Florence Phillips was out with her son Bill when he pointed out the buck 30 yards away. 

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Ohio man, 88, uses Christmas decoration to stop dog attack

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CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man repeatedly hit a dog with a nutcracker Christmas decoration to stop its attack on a 10-year-old neighbor, police said Sunday. 

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Sugar found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

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NASA says that meteorites that crashed to Earth billions of years ago contains sugars, which may support the idea that asteroids lead to a possible ingredients for life.  In a press release last week, a team of international scientists from NASA called the sugars "bio-essential."  

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Koala saved from brushfire dies at animal hospital

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Lewis, the koala that was rescued from a brushfire by a bystander in Australia, has died at the koala hospital that was caring for him.  "Today we made the decision to put Ellenborough Lewis to sleep. 

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Officials say stay home on Tuesday, Wednesday in parts of Oregon

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The National Weather Service is urging Oregonians in the southern part of the state to stay home on Tuesday and Wednesday as conditions develop for a major storm with high winds and white-out conditions. 

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Iowa officials confirm 2 cases of chronic wasting disease

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KEOSAUQUA, Iowa (AP) — State officials in Iowa have confirmed that chronic wasting disease has been found in captive whitetail deer on two separate farms in Van Buren County in southeastern Iowa.

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Winter storm could hamper travel in Colorado, surrounding states

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DENVER (AP) — The University of Northern Colorado is closing down early as a winter storm taking aim at the northeast part of the state threatens to hamper travel during Thanksgiving week. 

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Horse pulled behind pickup in Colorado prompts investigation

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A since-deleted Facebook post of a horse being tied to and dragged behind a pickup truck for about a minute has sparked outrage and animal abuse investigations in Colorado. 

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Texas man sentenced for 2016 cattle theft after three-day trial

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One day after Dusty Lynn Thompson was found guilty of cattle theft, the Texas man was sentenced to five years of community supervision and a $5,000 fine.  

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TN Executive Director for FSA, explains what the agency is doing to help farmers deal with the current trade issues Video included

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As 2019 comes to a close, farmers continue to call for trade certainty in the market. Producers now look to government assistance to help lighten the burden. USDA Farm Service Agency Tennessee State Executive Director, Dennis Beavers, joins us for an update.

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Four people injured during deer opener in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Four people are recovering after they were shot during the opening weekend of Wisconsin’s gun deer hunt. 

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Twitter user shares wonderful moment of grandpa enjoying one more beer with his sons

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Adam Schemm, a Twitter user from Wisconsin, caught the attention of the internet last week when he posted a picture of his grandfather in a hospital bed enjoying one more beer with his three sons. 

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Stop! Washing your Thanksgiving turkey could spread germs

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NEW YORK (AP) — Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. 

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2 charged after 2 horses found dead, others malnourished in Illinois

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MARENGO, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been charged with animal cruelty after two horses were found dead and five others severely malnourished in northern Illinois. 

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade may not have balloons this year

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This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day may be without an iconic sight Thursday, its balloons.  A storm system is expected to move through the Northeast beginning late Tuesday and extended into the day Wednesday.

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Former Ag Secretary endorses Biden for 2020 Video included

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As the race for the Oval Office continues, one former agriculture leader throws his support behind a Democratic candidate. AgriPulse reports, former Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack will endorse presidential hopeful - Joe Biden. Vilsack tells USA Today, Biden is "committed to rebuilding the middle class in small-town America." Earlier this year, Biden released his rural economic development strategy. It includes support for beginning farmers & ranchers, plus promises to expan...

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Conservation groups sue to rewrite bull trout recovery plan

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KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A trio of conservation groups are suing the U.S. government over its plan for the recovery of threatened bull trout. Save the Bull Trout, Friends of the Wild Swan and Alliance for the Wild Rockies filed the lawsuit against the heads of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Department of Interior in U.S. District Court in Missoula. 

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Alaska caribou decrease has officials searching for answers

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BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Southwest Alaska’s Mulchatna Caribou herd has decreased to less than half its numbers, leaving wildlife officials with suspicions but no clear answers. 

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US officials: Don’t eat romaine grown in Salinas, California

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, because of another food poisoning outbreak. 

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Arkansas farmer sentenced in loan scheme that cost $3.3M

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas farmer has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for falsifying loan applications that led to the theft of more than $3.3 million. 

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Wild cows returned home after hurricane

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CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. (AP) — A trio of castaway wild cows have returned home after being found on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where they apparently washed up after swimming for miles to escape Hurricane Dorian ’s storm surge. 

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North Dakota deer season is family time

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COLEHARBOR, N.D. (AP) — The state’s deer gun hunting season got underway at noon Nov. 4, a date many had circled on the calendar several months in advance. 

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Wildlife biologists fly mule deer for herd-health project in Utah

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ANTELOPE ISLAND, Utah (AP) — Utah state wildlife officials gathered mule deer on Antelope Island this week and flew them by helicopter to biologists studying the health of the herd.

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"Bonnie and Clyde" actor Michael J. Pollard dies at 80

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Award winning actor Michael J. Pollard has died at the age of 80.  

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Chronic wasting disease spreads in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials say chronic wasting disease has spread to Dunn County. The Department of Natural Resources said Friday that a wild deer killed during the 2019 archery season near Menomonie has tested positive for the disease.

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Brighter days for dairy markets Video included

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Increased dairy consumption around the world is helping dairy farmers earn higher prices. USDA's Rod Bain visits with the U.S. Dairy Export Council to learn how increased promotion is helping.

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Ham prices soar for the holidays Video included

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Consumers say yes to ham this season. Demand is up across the US, as well as exports to China. That's thanks in large part to the Asian outbreak of African Swine Fever. The increase of export and national demand has pork processors running full speed ahead at 493,000 head per day, MeatingPlace reports. The all-time daily record was set in October of this year and was less than 200 head higher. As a result, American consumers will be paying a premium this year to put pork on the table.

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Hoofin' it for Hunger raises money for community Video included

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An annual event draws runners from across the country to raise money to fight hunger in Montana. The Montana Farm Bureau highlights the Hoofin' It For Hunger race.

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South Carolina dog celebrated for saving owner's life

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 A dog hailed a hero for saving a South Carolina man’s life was honored this week.

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Woman severely injured in deer attack in southern Nebraska

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GUIDE ROCK, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska wildlife officials say a woman was attacked and severely injured by a deer in south-central Nebraska this week. 

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Anonymous donor gives 40,000 pounds of pet food to Oregon shelter

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An anonymous donor has given 40,000 pounds of pet food and snacks to the Rogue Valley Humane Society. 

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The Farm Worker Modernization Act advances through the House Judiciary Committee. Video included

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The Farm Worker Modernization Act advances through the House Judiciary Committee. The bill proposes ways to simplify the H2A application process, cap wages, and raise funding for USDA programs that support housing for workers, and it creates a program for farmer workers to earn legal status in the U.S. The legislation now heads to the full House for a vote. The American Farm Bureau says the bill leaves out key amendments for fair wage rates and solving workplace grievances. AFBF sa...

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Deer with snout stuck in Halloween bucket is rescued

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PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Animal control officers in New York came to the aid of a deer that had a plastic Halloween bucket stuck to its snout. 

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Kroger donates $50,000 to replenish Houston food shelter

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Kroger will donate $50,000 and a truckload of food to the Houston Food Bank after an ammonia leak devastated the food bank and contaminated $1.8 million pounds food.  The grocery chain dropped off its items Thursday afternoon. The Houston Food Bank serves pantries all over the city, according to the Houston Chronicle.  “Kroger is a longtime partner of the Houston Food Bank, so when we heard about the leak, we knew we had to step in,” Joe Kelley, president of Kr... More>>

Tim Tebow cries in hearbreaking goodbye to his dog

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Former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Tim Tebow took to social media Wednesday night to share a series of gut-wrenching pictures and photos of him saying goodbye to his dog Bronco.  

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Dozens indicted in cattle grazing fraud scheme in Florida

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Twenty-nine people in Florida have been indicted in a scheme to defraud the federal government by taking advantage of program that helped farmers who faced drought losses in 2017. 

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Nancy Pelosi skeptical USMCA will pass in 2019

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears to be backing off the end-of-year timeline for the passage of the USMCA.  “I’m not even sure if we came to an agreement today that it would be enough time to finish,” she said Thursday.  

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Country singer Sam Hunt arrested for DUI

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Country singer Sam Hunt was arrested for driving drunk the wrong way during East Nashville road Thursday morning, according to WKRN.

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Poachers kill elk in southern Missouri, leave it to rot

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri conservation officials are seeking the public’s help to identify whoever shot and killed a female adult elk on Monday and left it to rot. The Missouri Department of Conservation said Wednesday the elk was discovered Monday on National Park Service land in Carter County. No meat or other parts of the animal were taken. 

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Garth Brooks breaks Tennessee concert attendance record

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More than 84,000 were on hand at the University of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium to see Garth Brooks perform, setting a record for the most people to attend a musical performance in the entire state.  

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Tanya Tucker ‘beyond shocked’ by Grammy nominations

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first time Tanya Tucker was nominated for a Grammy Award, it was 1972.

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Pig farm avoids animal abuses charges Video included

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A pig farm in Indiana won't face charges after accusations of animal abuse and unhealthy conditions. According to Ag Web, state police said graphic video shared by PETA may have been staged and caught on hidden cameras planted during several break-ins. Detectives and a veterinarian visited East Fork Farms and didn't find any evidence of animal abuse or neglect. A second veterinarian with the Board of Animal Health also visited on a different date and didn't find anything either.

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Texas man sentenced to six years for cattle theft

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Texas man Andre McKenzie was sentenced to six years in prison earlier this month for charges of theft of cattle in three different counties. 

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Suicide Prevention Bill receives bi-partisan endorsement Video included

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Congress makes mental health in rural America a top priority. They're considering the 'Seeding Rural Resilience Act', which is a bi-partisan bill. It addresses the 45 percent higher suicide rate for rural America. According to the Hagstrom Report, the Blue Dog Coalition endorsed the bill, which co-chair Anthony Brindisi says "will ensure all farmers have better access to mental health care" The bill will create a stress management employee training program, create a 3 mill...

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Five horses stabbed or shot in past month in the Carolinas

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 Five horses have been stabbed or shot in parts of South Carolina and North Carolina over the past month, leaving some owners working with their neighbors to sleep in shifts to make sure their animals are protected.

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Australian woman reunites with koala she saved in fire

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About 24 hours after an Australian woman rushed into a brushfire to save a struggling koala, the two have been reunited.  

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Vermont delays tree removal on land seized for interstate

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ASCUTNEY, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is postponing plans to cut down an old maple tree that once shaded a farm that was seized to make for the construction of Interstate 91. 

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WATCH: Australian woman goes into brushfire to save injured koala

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After a koala was badly burned by a brushfire in Australia, a local woman stepped into help.  

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Husband creates humorous sign as wife shops in Target

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A Georgia man spoke for many as he waited in an Atlanta area Target parking lot for his wife to finish her shopping. Jeremy Tuck was photographed holding a sign that read, "NOT HOMELESS. WIFE IN TARGET 2+ HOURS. PLEASE HELP!" He posted the sign to Facebook on Saturday, where it quickly went viral. It's been shared over 100,000 times with many commenters adding their own humorous takes on their spouse's shopping trips. Tuck's wife also joined in the fun, posting a message ... More>>

Keystone Pipeline leak bigger than first reported

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first reported, a state regulator said Monday. North Dakota environmental scientist Bill Suess said the leak reported on Oct. 29 is now estimated by state regulators to have affected about 209,100 square feet (19,426 square meters) of land near Edinburg. State regulators had said the leak affected about 22,500... More>>

Dolly Parton issues "Jolene Challenge"

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Dolly Parton is asking fans to do their best Dolly impression in the Jolene Challenge.  The 73-year-old singer-songwriter tweeted a video of actress Julianne Hough asking fans for their best version of 'Jolene.' 

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Mickey and Minnie Mouse turn 91

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A pair of Disney icons officially turn 91 today. 

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New Jersey will trap turkeys troubling Jersey Shore neighborhood

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TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has drumsticked up a plan to deal with flocks of wild turkeys that are ruffling some feathers in a Jersey Shore neighborhood. 

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$2 million worth of hemp stolen in Colorado

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UNION CO. (WSIL) -- The Union County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of approximately $2 million of hemp.  The Union County Sheriff's Office in Colorado is investigating the theft of about $2 million worth of hemp.  

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Poultry organizations issue joint statement on regained access to China

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The National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council praised China's decision to lift the ban on U.S. Poultry. 

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Loretta Lynn makes appearance at CMA Awards

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At 87-years-old Loretta Lynn was in the crowd at the CMA Awards. 

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USDA Invests in Rural Critical Community Facilities in 28 States and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that USDA is investing $394 million to improve critical community facilities (PDF, 240 KB) in 28 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. USDA is making the investments through the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program. “Modern facilities for essential services such as schools, first responde... More>>

Michigan Senate changes, OKs bill to lift deer-baiting ban

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s ban on using bait to hunt deer would end for at least two years under legislation that advanced further in the Legislature on Wednesday, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer remains opposed to signing it.

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Garth Brooks takes home CMA Entertainer of the Year and full list of winners

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Garth Brooks took home the top honor at last night's CMA Awards as the Entertainer of the Year. 

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Pumpkin pie is the most popular pie on Thanksgiving

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In a recent survey revealed about 94 percent of Americans eat pie for dessert on the Thanksgiving.  Pumpkin topped the list at 31 percent of the vote with apple and pecan each taking 18 percent.  Although 94 percent of people eat it that doesn't mean they love either, 21 percent of Americans said they secretly dislike pie but eat it anyway.  More>>

Missouri puppy has tail growing from its forehead

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A Missouri puppy was born recently went viral because of a Facebook post showcasing that he had a tail growing from his head.  

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Senate report shows trade aid payments unevenly distributed

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A group of Senate Democrats criticize the Trump administration's trade aid program. The report, released by Senators Debbie Stabenow and Chuck Schumer, shows trade aid payments have been distributed unevenly. They say the program benefits some regions over others. The Senators highlight 95% of the top payment rates going to southern farmers and millions of dollars in purchase contracts going to JBS, a Brazilian owned company. They urge Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to improve t...

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Cows cast away by Dorian found alive on N Carolina island

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CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. (AP) — A trio of castaway cows has been discovered on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where they apparently washed up after swimming for miles to escape Hurricane Dorian ’s storm surge. 

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Trailer with food for tens of thousands of veterans stolen in Kansas

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An unmarked trailer holding an estimated 70,000 meals for veterans was stolen from a Lenexa, Kansas parking lot.  The theft took place at the Friends in Service of Heroes building sometime between Saturday and Monday afternoon. Friends in Service of Heroes is an all-volunteer organization that encourages everyday American to honor our troops. In the trailer, there were 12,100 packages labeled "cheesy rice and vegetables" that were going to be delivered to the Kansas C... More>>

Ft Laramie receives generous donation for canal repair

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A generous donation takes the pressure off Nebraska and Wyoming landowners after a canal collapse. When the Ft. Laramie canal collapsed in July, more than 100-thousand acres of crops were left without water. In order to pay for the repairs, the district is raising irrigation assessment fees but a 131-thousand dollar donation will help offset those increases. The Art and Pat Damrow Trust donated the money. A trustee says the donors spent their life dedicated to agriculture. The ‘...

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Former President Carter out of surgery, no complications

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ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter was recovering Tuesday following surgery to relieve pressure from brain bleeding linked to recent falls.

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Pot or not? Busts highlight growing confusion over hemp

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NEW YORK (AP) — The CBD craze might be leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused.

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Alex Trebek chokes up after tribute from Jeopardy contestant

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Amid his battle with cancer, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek got very emotional in Monday's episode after receiving a heartwarming message from a contestant.  

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Teenager with down syndrome bags first buck in Minnesota

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A Minnesota teenager made the most of the state's deer rifle opener last weekend.  

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Meet the oldest living American WWII veteran

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Lawrence Brooks is 110 years old and thanks to his time with the Army's 91st Engineer Battalion, he is America's oldest living WWII veteran. He reached the rank of private first class. 

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Wisconsin deer stands damaged; animal rights group suspected

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NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (AP) — Authorities suspect animal welfare activists are behind the vandalism of several deer stands in western Wisconsin. The damaged stands have been seen in Dunn, Barron and St. Croix counties.

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WWII submarine found after 75 years missing

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A World War II submarine that sunk in February of 1944 has been found.  

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Wisconsin 14-year-old nabs two bucks with one arrow

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A 14-year-old girl snared two bucks using a single arrow on a recent hunting trip. 

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Popular restaurants offering military discounts for Veterans Day

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Many restaurants throughout the country are offering gestures to servicemen and women this Veterans Day.  A military ID or discharge papers are typically required to receive the discount.  Here is a list of some restaurants offering free meals and other discounts:  Applebee's: Free meal from a special menu. Back Yard Burgers: Free Classic Burger. Bakers Square: Free Rise & Shine meal. Bar Louie: Free burger or flatbread up to $15. Beef 'O'...

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'Original Marlboro Man' Bob Norris dies at 90

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Bob Norris, a Colorado rancher who appeared as the first 'Malboro Man' in the iconic commercials, has died at the age of 90.

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Maryland black bear hunt numbers up with growing population

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Starting with a chance in a lottery, black bear hunting in Maryland can be a long process. 

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WWII veteran graduates high school at 95

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Lewis Shaw left high school to join the Marine Corps in 1943. Now, the Oklahoma WWII veteran is finally graduating 76 years later.  

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Senior Adviser of National Drug Control Policy Talks About Opioid Epidemic

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The unique challenges of agriculture can often take a toll on producers. And as the nation's addiction crisis continues, the opioid epidemic weighs on rural communities. Efforts are underway to address the issue, with the declaration of a public health emergency. Senior Adviser at the White House Office Of National Drug Control Policy, Anne Hazlett, joins us to discuss what this administration is doing to help. There are support services out there for those suffering from addiction o...

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Lawmakers rushing to pass spending bill as government funding dwindles

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With less than 3 weeks until government funding runs out, lawmakers are accelerating efforts to pass a 2020 spending bill. But key details continue to divide Capitol Hill. RFD-TV's Marlin Bohling reports.

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Gov. Walz seeks agriculture disaster declaration for NW Minnesota

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to declare a disaster for 12 counties of northwestern Minnesota where farmers are having a difficult harvest season. 

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Lobsterman rescues deer trapped in water off Maine coast

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HARRINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine lobsterman hauled in an unusual catch 5 miles off the coast — a live deer. Ren Dorr says he was setting traps when he saw a young deer Monday morning. 

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NPPC Launches 'Pork O' Clock' Campaign to Highlight Importance of USMCA Agreement

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WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 7, 2019 – Today, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) launched a dynamic new campaign, "It's Pork O' Clock Somewhere," to highlight the importance and benefits of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement. The campaign focuses on pork and the many ways it's enjoyed across North America. "Ratification of USMCA is the top priority for U.S. pork producers and there is no better way to highlight its importance than a c... More>>

Brazil farmers looking to expand acres in Amazon

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As a shift in fuel supplies boosts soybean demand in Brazil, growers look to expand acres in the Amazon. Traders will not buy beans sourced from specific land in the Amazon and are considering expanding the restricted area. Farmers say it is unfair and want the government to lift the ban. Some soy crushing groups warn more Amazon acres could limit sales in European markets where consumers demand more environmental accountability. According to Reuters, the president has not commented ...

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Survey shows North Dakota mule deer numbers holding steady

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A fall survey indicates the mule deer population continues to recover in the western North Dakota Badlands thanks to another good year of fawn production.

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Texas woman awarded for brining animal shelter's kill rate from 100 percent to 0

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Kayla Denney was awarded the 2019 National Unsung Hero Award by Petco for helping reduce a Taft, Texas animal shelter's kill rate from 100 percent to zero percent in one year.  

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USMCA close to being ready but not before 2020

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says she thinks USMCA is close to being ready, and although she thinks it can pass soon, she's unsure it will get passed by 2020. Republican leaders are unhappy with that prediction. RFD-TV's Corryn La Rue reports from Washington.

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Pork industry leaders unbothered by high Chinese tariffs

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Pork industry leaders aren't too worried about high Chinese tariffs on U.S. pork. A new report shows the country's per capita consumption is nearly 88 pounds per person per year. The National Pork Producers Council says African Swine Fever is creating short-term import needs due to the decrease in China's domestic pig population. The food and ag organization predicts China's pork output will fall by at least 20 percent this year. Their decimated herd is part of the reason the U.S. ha...

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Virginia man loses 176 pounds to become police officer

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Romar Lyle's dream was to work in law enforcement, unfortunately at 400 pounds that dream proved to be a little difficult. 

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More wet weather causing additional harvest delays

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More wet weather this weekend could mean additional harvest delays for farmers across the Ohio Valley. According to the latest USDA progress report, soggy fields pushed corn & soybean harvest behind the five-year average. A recent break in rainfall offered some relief to growers last week, but lower-than-normal temperatures kept fields from drying. Forecasters predict unfavorable weather will continue through the end of the month. Some farmers are considering paying extra for pr...

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The U.S. and China come to an agreement to cancel retaliatory tariffs in phases.

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The U.S. and China come to an agreement to cancel retaliatory tariffs in phases. Reuters cites the Chinese Commerce Ministry, which didn't specify a timetable. Both countries say they've been in constant contact to work out a phase one trade deal. On Wednesday, we reported China wanted tariff cancellations to be a part of it. A ministry spokesperson says both sides must simultaneously scrap some taxes, but the number to be canceled can be negotiated. China may also remove restricti...

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American Pecans introduces the Pecan ThanksEverything Pie

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Fort Worth, TX – Nov. 7, 2019 – The three-bird roast has had its day. The newest holiday food mash-up is here and features America’s signature seasonal ingredient – pecans. Proving they are a hardworking ingredient belonging in every dish, American Pecans is making America’s wildest holiday dreams come true with the debut of the Pecan ThanksEverything Pie – a complete meal in one delicious pie! Created by sisters Emily and M...

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Texas Roadhouse offering free meals to servicemen and women on Veterans Day

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Texas Roadhouse has joined Kohl's, Amazon and several other companies in offering generous military discounts this Veteran's Day.  On Nov. 11 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. any veteran or active service member will get their meal for free.

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Korean War veteran to receive proper burial 68 years after his death

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Army Sgt. Billy J. Maxwell was just 19 when he died in the Korean War and now almost 69 years after he was officially reported missing in action on Nov. 30, 1950, he will receive a proper burial.  

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Service dog poses for school picture

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Say cheese! On picture day at Gravette Upper Elementary School, faculty did not want the Tosha the service dog to be left out so she got her very own school photo of herself.  Tosha is in her first year on the job working with a fifth grade student. 

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Iowa 4-H Camp sold to Iowa National Heritage Foundation

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MADRID, Iowa - The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation says it's buying Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center from the Iowa 4-H Foundation. The Natural Heritage Foundation said in a news release Monday that it's made a deal for all 1,011 acres (409.1 hectares) along the Des Moines River in Boone County. The price won't be disclosed until the closing later this year. The 4-H Foundation was formed in 1949 to build the camp. It's split into separate "villages" and includes a ro... More>>

Propane suppliers struggle to meet rural demands amid chill

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A late harvest, wet grain and the fall chill have combined to multiply demand for propane in Iowa and other states, according to agriculture and propane industry officials. Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig told The Des Moines Register that the demand on the supply system during the last week to 10 days has been tremendous. “It’s really created a supply pinch,” Naig said, adding that nearly every bushel of corn needs to be... More>>

Retired Texas police dogs had to be sold or destroyed under state law. Voters just changed that.

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Karin Brulliard, The Washington Post Police dogs spend all day working with handlers. They typically live together. But when law enforcement K-9s in Texas have retired, they haven't always gone home with their handlers. Laws in the nation's second-largest state treated the dogs as surplus public property that, like firearms or police cars taken out of commission, needed to be auctioned off, donated to charity or destroyed. That changed Tuesday, when voters overwhelmingly approved a... More>>

Bobcats are adapting to urban and suburban settings. Here’s what to do if you see one

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LITTLE ROCK – As urban and suburban areas expand in Arkansas, the state’s wildlife — including the bobcat — is learning to adapt to new neighbors, said Becky McPeake, extension wildlife specialist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “Bobcats are present in healthy numbers in the state,” she said. “According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, despite popular perceptions of increasing numbers of bobcats, survey... More>>

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Kris Kristofferson has one more award to add to his decorated career, the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.  

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The United States Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday it was investing more than $4.2 million into high-speed broadband infrastructure for rural homes and farms in Oklahoma. 

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USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue will speak at the 76th NAFB Convention this year.  Perdue will address attendees at 1:35 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 and will go over the current state of American agriculture.  The NAFB Convention is Nov. 13-15 in Kansas City, Missouri.  More>>

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems uncertain about how to decide a closely watched case from Hawaii about the reach of landmark federal clean-water protections. 

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Some farmers don't need sunshine to produce abundant food. The University Of Tennessee’s Institute Of Agriculture teams up with several utility & energy agencies for an experimental way to grow nutritious crops. Charles Denney has that story.

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Almost a month after her dog disappeared in the Cascade Mountain Range, Seattle woman Sierra Eberly was reunited with her pup Snow Beau.  

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Dunkin' is the latest restaurant to experiment with plant-based meat, this time in a breakfast sandwich.  

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Coke has announced two new holiday flavors that are available to the public.  

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Presbyterian Healthcare Services and the University of New Mexico are teaming to lure nurses into some of the state’s most rural areas. The two health care organizations recently collaborated to land a $3.2 million grant to develop a residency program for nurse practitioners in 10 New Mexico cities and towns, the Albuquerque Journal reports . The four-year grant from the national Health Resources and Services Administration will help nu... More>>

China resume pork imports from Canada amid dispute

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TORONTO (AP) — China will resume imports of pork and beef from Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday, following a major rift between Ottawa and Beijing and amid a serious pork shortage in China as it combats African swine fever. 

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Most midwest farmers support tariffs on Chinese goods. A survey by Iowa State University shows 56 percent of the 700 farmers polled are on board with the taxes. In addition, almost 90 percent say 2018 trade payments were really helpful. According to Brownfield Ag News the survey was conducted last spring and focused on Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. ISU economist Wendong Zhang helped coordinate the survey. “One of the most important findings is that, despite the income shock ...

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Wisconsin's appointed ag secretary was rejected by the State Senate Republican Majority with a 14-19 vote on Tuesday. Brad Pfaff was appointed by Governor Tony Evers to run the Department of Ag, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Pfaff is a former farmer, FSA administrator, and Congressional staffer. Evers told reporters he does not have another nominee in mind, saying "I don’t know.  I can’t even speak about that now, I’m so P-O’d about the fact of wha... More>>

Senate passes PACT Act to make animal cruelty a felony

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The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the PACT Act Tuesday which will make animal cruelty a federal offense.  

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Kohl's doubles military discount in honor of Veterans Day

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Kohl's already does a lot to support our Armed Forces with its 15 percent off on Military Mondays and now the retailer is expanding that discount from Nov. 7 until Veterans Day on Nov. 11.  

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