Grain farming

July 23, 2017 - 8:19 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A punishing drought that stretches across much of the U.S. Northern Plains could cause farmers to lose 64 million bushels of wheat production this year, according to federal officials. That dire projection comes as northeast Montana experiences the worst drought in the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds a Super Bowl trophy, beside others the team previously had won, during a rally in Boston to celebrate the team's 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. A Massachusetts farm is honoring Brady with a corn maze designed in his image. Sauchuk's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in the town of Plympton said Sunday, July 16, that its 10th corn maze will feature the Patriots' star quarterback. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
July 17, 2017 - 8:11 pm
PLYMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts farm is honoring Tom Brady with a corn maze designed in his image. Sauchuk's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in the town of Plympton said Sunday that its 10th corn maze will feature the New England Patriots' star quarterback. The maze will open Sept. 16. The...
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June 23, 2017 - 11:59 am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal jury in Kansas has awarded nearly $218 million to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety. Friday's verdict after a three-week trial in Kansas City, Kansas, involves four Kansas farmers...
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French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron visits a market in Poitiers, central France, Saturday, April 29 , 2017. Macron faces far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in a May 7 runoff election. (AP Photo/Angela Charlton)
April 29, 2017 - 9:59 am
USSEAU, France (AP) — French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron hunted Saturday for votes in rural France where his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, is making inroads among country folk who feel left behind. Back in Paris, Le Pen announced that if she wins the presidency in the May 7...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2015 file photo, villagers wait in the rain as an aid relief helicopter lands at their remote mountain village of Gumda, Nepal. Nearly everything was lost two years ago, when a terrifying earthquake rattled the Himalayan nation on April 25, 2015, killing more than 9,000 people and toppling nearly a million homes nationwide. The government has been criticized for moving slowly in dispersing funds that would allow people to rebuild on their own. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)
April 25, 2017 - 6:11 am
SANKHU, Nepal (AP) — The paved alleys are still lined by the skeletons of homes once filled with families. Shop shelves are empty, and the water well in the center of town remains clogged by fallen debris. Children carefully side-step piles of broken brick on their way to school. This is life today...
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April 12, 2017 - 8:27 am
THONYOR, South Sudan (AP) — "I went only with my fear," said Gatluok Chuol. "If the soldiers found me, they would have killed me." For several months last year, the 65-year-old South Sudanese farmer risked his life in order to feed his family. In July, when fighting erupted between South Sudan's...
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