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Farm News 3/24

  1. 4 the weekend: Farm fun and the circus
    Enjoy the Farm Fun Yard and Hay Mountain, along with the Animal Barn, Pedal Cars, and Jumping Pillows. You can also take a ride around the farm on the train. Check it out from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and pay regular farm admission to get in on all of the fun. And, it's time for the circus! The India ...
  2. Wisconsin's small organic dairies squeezed by Texas mega-farms

    For years, farmers have turned to organics to get paid more for their products without as many price fluctuations. But organic dairy has become big business, attracting mega-sized farms in places you wouldn't think of having them — like west Texas, which is more known for longhorn cattle than Holsteins.
  3. Women in Ag conference draws FFA students to senior farm women

    Following her presentation, Daniels said that she has found farm women have busy and complex lives. ... She said that traveling and delivering presentations can be a sacrifice for her, and she often wonders why she takes the time to leave her farm to speak with others because she has so much to do at ...
  4. Crofters fight EDF wind farm plan

    Channel 4 News
    It's a David and Goliath story playing out in colder climes. For the last 15 years, Scottish law has allowed crofting communities in the Outer Hebrides to buy, manage and farm the island's land as they see fit. But now four of them are taking on the might of French-owned energy giant EDF, which has their ...
  5. Concord's Verrill Farm Celebrates 100th Birthday

    Wicked Local
    As Steve Verrill walked through his farm store on Wheeler Road in Concord, wearing a sport coat, a tie dotted with prints of various vegetables, and a stylish hat he bought at the Eastern States Exposition, one got the sense customers were more than just people buying a carton of milk or a bunch of ...
  6. After 45 years, Bracken Bird Farm in Redlands closes

    Redlands Daily Facts
    Longtime Redlands business Bracken Bird Farm closed its doors for good Friday, March 23, not two weeks after three beloved African grey parrots were stolen from the store. Manager Jan Goff said the economy and diminishing demand for pet birds was what led to the 45-year business' demise, but the ...
  7. Proposed wind farm will hurt eagles

    Bloomington Pantagraph
    This will impact the horizon, and also your property values to a far greater extent than the wind farms we have been inundated by. I am among those who are opposed to the project as I believe it will impact the overall quality of life not only for those who live near the turbines, but adjacent communities as ...
  8. Senior living complex among first to sign lease for Omaha's West Farm development

    Omaha World-Herald
    Helping to arrange the deal is Omaha native Ryan Haller, who lives with his family in the Portland area but who has roots and parents near the West Farm land. Haller, a 2002 Millard North High graduate, grew up in a neighborhood and attended a grade school that both abut the project site. His folks still ...
  9. Workers Seriously Injured in Propane Explosion at Hog Farm
    KINGSLEY, Iowa -- A propane explosion sent two people in northwest Iowa to the hospital on Friday morning. Police say the gas exploded when two workers went into a building at a hog farm in Kingsley. The two workers are hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. All four buildings involved were ...
  10. Executives of another Ponzi farm game nabbed

    Daily Sabah
    Police detained three suspects - the CEO and executives of Anadolu Farm - on Friday on charges of fraud. Anadolu Farm is accused of defrauding players of a virtual farm game after collecting money with the promise of investment in physical farms. Anadolu Farm was under investigation after Mehmet ...

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