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Holy cow! Vatican to open pope’s farm to public
Soon, the public will be able to see the free-range hens housed in a majolica-decorated chicken coop, the ostriches, turkeys, rabbits and 80 cows that feed Pope Francis and his staff.

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Citrus grower receives CFBF’s Lifetime Service Award
The California Farm Bureau Federation handed out a variety of awards at its annual meeting Dec. 6-10 in Garden Grove, Calif.
AgForestry Foundation president to retire in summer 2015
AgForestry Foundation president to retire in summer 2015
Longtime Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation president Dave Roseleip has announced he will retire in July 2015. The foundation hopes to bring on a replacement director in the spring before Roseleip retires.
Beef charity to make first donations from its own herd
Beef charity to make first donations from its own herd
A nonprofit ranch formed in Salmon to feed the hungry has been pleased by its progress and the support it's received from local ranchers.
Volunteers pack 300,000 meals for African children
Of the 300,000 meals Blue Grass volunteers aim to package over the three days, MobilePack event supervisor Alyssa Burdett says 272,160 are heading to the West African countries of Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Guy takes over 1st place in steer wrestling
Wisconsin cowboy moves into first in the steer wrestling world standings after top performance at the National Finals Rodeo.
Michigan man shoots ram after Thanksgiving attack
The ram broke a glass storm door and damaged the front door before the family decided to shoot it.
Capital Press calendar of events
A listing of events that are of interest to Capital Press readers.