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N.C. residents win nuisance case against Murphy-Brown

Neighbors of a North Carolina hog farm have won their nuisance case against pork producer Murphy-Brown. A federal jury awarded each of the ten plaintiffs more than five million dollars each in compensatory and punitive damages. Their lawsuit claimed odors and flies coming from the large-scale hog operation caused “loss of use and enjoyment of …

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Missouri debuts Rural Resources Guide

A resource guide has debuted for rural Missourians. The guide is a collaboration between the state Economic Development Department and the Missouri department of agriculture with local service groups. The guide includes community services, business and community development, workforce and education, infrastructure and governance. Missouri Ag Director Chris Chinn says the guide will benefit farmers …

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EU nations vote to ban neonicotinoids

European Union nations have voted to ban the use of neonicotinoids, a move they believe will help protect honey bees. The use of neonicotinoids in the EU has been restricted to certain crops since 2013 after some studies linked the insecticides to unintended deaths of bees. Environmental groups sought the total ban, which has sparked …

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Stabenow says House farm bill is out of the ordinary

  The Ranking Member of the Senate Ag Committee says a partisan House Ag Committee farm bill makes it difficult for the legislation to be passed. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan tells Brownfield she’s been part of five farm bills and in 20 years there has never been such a partisan divide.  “In 20 years …

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Planting/Crops Tour

On May 18, 2018 Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Ken Anderson will be on the ground in Southwest Iowa for a Planting/Crops Tour. Continue reading Planting/Crops Tour at Brownfield Ag News.      

President Trump won’t say if he’s talked with Kim Jong Un

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Friday declined to say whether he has personally spoken with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but set high expectations for an eventual meeting saying, “something very dramatic could happen.” “I don’t want to comment on that,” Trump said when asked if he’d personally spoken with Kim …

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Summer travel: Ways to save

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It barely feels like spring in some parts of the country, but make no mistake: The summer travel booking season is upon us. Summer is the most popular time of the year to travel, with weekends in July even busier for the airlines than the Thanksgiving rush. That means there’s a lot …

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How DNA, genealogy websites were used to find suspected ‘Golden State Killer’

Sacramento Police Department(LOS ANGELES) — Authorities used DNA from one double murder and genealogical websites to track down the suspected serial killer known as the “Golden States Killer,” sources told ABC News, describing it as a long, painstaking process. The “Golden State Killer” is believed to have committed 12 murders, at least 50 rapes and …

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Lawmakers, tech industry look to thwart robocalls

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Lawmakers are looking to work with the tech industry to stop a nuisance for millions of Americans: robocalls. Robocalls, automated calls that use a computerized system to deliver pre-recorded messages or to connect a call to everyday Americans, are a problem for many, but especially the elderly, according to the House Energy and …

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Former Sen. Richard Lugar visit to Purdue forestry farm

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Amie Sites will be on the ground for a visit to the Purdue forestry farm by former Sen. Richard Lugar on Monday, April 30 near West Lafayette, IN. Continue reading Former Sen. Richard Lugar visit to Purdue forestry farm at Brownfield Ag News.      

Portraits of some of the ‘Golden State Killer’ victims

ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — The suspected “Golden State Killer,” believed to have committed 12 murders, at least 50 rapes and multiple home burglaries in the 1970s and 1980s, is now behind bars. And the DNA that helped lead to his capture came from the crime scene where two victims were killed — Southern California …

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How DNA, genealogy websites were used to find suspected ‘Golden State Killer’

Sacramento Police Department(LOS ANGELES) — Authorities used DNA from one double murder and genealogical websites to track down the suspected serial killer known as the “Golden States Killer,” sources told ABC News, describing it as a long, painstaking process. The “Golden State Killer” is believed to have committed 12 murders, at least 50 rapes and …

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Small plane catches fire after emergency landing

ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — A small Cessna C402 aircraft veered off of the runway, crashed into trees and burst into flames as it was landing at a Massachusetts airport on Thursday. A group of friends said they were returning from a scenic voyage in Keene, New Hampshire, when the plane encountered a strong crosswind that quickly …

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Flood Warning issued April 27 at 9:33AM MDT until May 05 at 12:00AM MDT by NWS

…The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers in South Dakota…Minnesota… James River Near Forestburg Redwood River Near Marshall …The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in South Dakota…Iowa…Minnesota…

Tourists can expect major transit changes in Venice for May Day weekend

Luca Zanon/Awakening/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Tourists descending on Venice for the long May Day weekend can expect some major transit changes enacted in order to preserve the city, while also keeping local residents happy. For years, Venetians have been torn between the need to save their unique surroundings, keeping it livable for the dwindling resident …

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‘Golden State Killer’ suspect threatened to kill family dog, yelled and cursed in neighborhood: Neighbors

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — A neighbor who grew up steps away from suspected “Golden State Killer” Joseph DeAngelo describes the accused serial rapist and murderer as “paranoid” and “angry,” recounting the time he says DeAngelo threatened to kill his family’s dog. Grant Gorman, whose childhood home in Citrus Heights is behind DeAngelo’s, said one …

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How DNA, genealogy websites were used to find suspected ‘Golden State Killer’

Sacramento Police Department(LOS ANGELES) — Authorities used genealogical websites to track down the suspected serial killer known as the “Golden States Killer,” sources told ABC News, describing it as a long, painstaking process. The “Golden State Killer” is believed to have committed 12 murders, at least 50 rapes and multiple home burglaries in the 1970s …

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Thousands in Spain protest men cleared of rape charge, given lighter sentence

Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images(MADRID) — Thousands of women’s rights advocates hit the streets of Spain’s major cities Thursday to protest a verdict that cleared five men of rape, instead handing down a lighter sentence for sexual abuse. The Pamplona court charged the men with sexually abusing an 18-year-old woman during the San Fermin bull-running festival. …

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Son of US detainee in North Korea stays hopeful amid anticipation of Trump-Kim talk

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Amid anticipation of an unprecedented meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the son of a U.S. citizen detained in North Korea is trying to stay positive. “I feel hopeful. I feel good. Perhaps progress can be made. At the same time, I was hoping that [the …

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Setting up for success on your farm

Getting a good handle on fertility early on is key to a successful growing year. Understanding nitrogen, potassium and lime levels greatly impacts other decisions that need to be made on the farm. Every season is different, every farm is different, and what each individual farmer wants can be different. On this Managing for Profit, …

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