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Colorado Farm Says Listeria Found in Cantaloupe

A Colorado farm is voluntarily recalling its cantaloupes after one of its melons tested positive for Listeria. According to KMGH-TV, Jensen Farms says one of its Rocky Ford cantaloupes sampled from a store tested positive. Four people have died and …

Tobacco, Poultry Among North Carolina Farm Losses from Irene

North Carolina farmers felt the financial weight of Hurricane Irene’s winds and heavy rains Sunday as inspections following the storm revealed damage to field crops, poultry and other agricultural businesses. State political and agricultural leaders touring eastern North Carolina the …

Dad of Girl Electrocuted on Illinois Farm Files Suit

The father of a northwestern Illinois girl who was electrocuted while removing tassels from corn has filed a wrongful death suit against Monsanto Corp. Hannah Kendall and Jade Garza, both 14 years old and from Sterling, were killed July 25 …

Missouri Jury Rules Against Farmer in Odor Lawsuit

A DeKalb County jury has ruled against a northwest Missouri farmer who claimed odor from an industrial hog farm had damaged his property. The jury ruled Wednesday in favor of Premium Standard Farms. Vernon Hanes, a farmer in northwest Missouri, …

Illinois Farms Get Individualized Maps to Avert Emergencies

A rural health educator in east-central Illinois has launched a program to help improve farm safety. The program involves creating detailed, computer-generated maps of farms that show things like power-turnoffs, fuel tanks and chemical containers. The maps are placed in …