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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Thousands of farmers are filing insurance claims this year after drought and triple-digit temperatures burned up crops across the nation's Corn Belt, and some experts are predicting record insurance losses — exacerbated by...
ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — Leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students. One student complains because his cafeteria no longer serves chicken nuggets. Another gripes that her school lunch just...
South Bend Tribune CorrespondentELKHART -- Agdia Inc. is growing because of the evolving agricultural market's high-tech ways to test for potentially devastating diseases. "It's been a constant growth area," said President Baziel Vrient, 61, who joined the Elkhart company as an...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The federal government has now declared all 92 Indiana counties as agricultural disaster areas following the state's worst drought in decades. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has added 12 Indiana counties as primary natural...
Tags: Natural Disasters, Droughts
WSBT-TV ReporterThe lack of rain is destroying some area corn and soybean fields and has prompted the USDA to declare part of northern Indiana a disaster area. The family that owns Leininger Farms has already mowed down parts of their corn fields that were simply...
Tags: Droughts, Natural Disasters
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Wednesday spurned Indiana's efforts to recoup roughly $170 million from IBM Corp. over its failed effort to overhaul the state's welfare system as part of a broader privatization push that was an early hallmark of...
WHITELAND, Ind. (AP) — A top federal farm official who spent two days touring drought-stricken Indiana farms says most of the state's corn crop is in such bad shape that this week's rainfall likely won't help many of the parched fields. Farm and...
Tags: Natural Disasters, Droughts
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Hannaford Supermarkets is alerting consumers that Cargill Beef is voluntarily recalling 29,339 pounds of ground beef that may contain salmonella. The 85-percent-lean ground beef was produced at Cargill's plant in...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lt. Governor Becky Skillman wants the U.S. Department of Agriculture to declare a natural disaster in all 92 of Indiana's counties The drought led USDA to declared disasters Wednesday in 14 more counties, bringing to 64 the...
Tags: Weather, Natural Disasters, Droughts, Weather Reports
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The federal government on Friday slashed its expectations for U.S. corn and soybean production for the second month in a row as the worst drought in decades continues punishing key farm states. The U.S. Agriculture Department cut...
Tags: Weather, Droughts, Natural Disasters, Prices, Weather Reports
WSBT-TV ReportHow would you feel if doctors diagnosed your child with a cough or a “flu virus”, but instinct told you there was much more to it? That's what happened to several LaPorte County parents whose kids got sick at the fair earlier this month, at...
South Bend Tribune Staff ReportSOUTH BEND -- A team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame and Purdue University has received a three-year $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a new technology to rapidly test milk and other dairy products for...
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