04-12-2013 09:38 AM
Texas man sentenced in Kansas for cattle fraud
A 50-year-old Texas man has been sentenced in Kansas to 21 months in federal prison for cattle fraud.
The U.S. Attorney's office says William P. Ca...
02-12-2013 07:00 AM
Oklahoma farmers experiment with aerial drones
It's a high-tech solution to a "down to earth" problem.
Some Oklahoma farmers are pushing past pick-ups and tractors to make room for aerial drones...
02-12-2013 06:57 AM
Farmers donate cattle after South Dakota blizzard kills livestock
Hope on hooves is arriving in South Dakota, one heifer at a time.
A month after a freak blizzard dumped up to 4 feet of snow in western South Dakot...
25-11-2013 01:45 AM
Amid holiday canned-food drives, U.S. food banks take up farming
Surrounded by rows of kale and collard greens, Bill Shick ticks off statistics about yields and the man-hours it takes to harvest the leafy green vege...
25-11-2013 01:23 AM
Urban decay to be replaced with farmland in Detroit
Bankrupt and hemorrhaging population, the city of Detroit is banking on greener pastures to lead its rebirth.
A private company is snapping up 150 ...
25-11-2013 01:17 AM
Group formed to promote Wyoming livestock genetics
A new organization of cattle producers is being formed in Wyoming to recognize the quality of livestock genetics in the state and to help promote the ...
25-11-2013 01:10 AM
Montana ranchers donate 45 head of cattle to S.D. counterparts
Montana ranchers have donated 45 head of cattle for breeding stock to their South Dakota counterparts who lost thousands of cattle in a freak blizzard...
19-11-2013 01:51 AM
Cattle thefts in Oklahoma at all-time high in 2013
Cattle thefts in Oklahoma are at an all-time high with 835 thefts reported so far this year, authorities said.
The number of cattle thefts reported...
18-11-2013 01:17 AM
Veto override will limit pesticide use, GMO crops on Hawaiian island
The governing body on the Hawaiian island of Kauai voted on Saturday to override their mayor's veto of a bill that seeks to reign in widespread pestic...
18-11-2013 01:14 AM
For chicken farms, have slaughterhouse, will travel
Georgia is the nation's biggest producer of broiler chickens, but small farmers for years have been pushed to the margins of this lucrative industry b...
13-11-2013 03:03 AM
U.S. farmland buyers more selective but still pay for prime
Buyers of U.S. farmland appear undaunted by falling grain prices, paying top dollar for prime parcels coming up at autumn auctions although showing a ...
12-11-2013 04:14 AM
Wheat more attractive to U.S. farmers with corn price at 3-yr low
A drop in corn prices to a three-year low this autumn has caused U.S. farmers to contemplate boosting their wheat plantings, a shift that would stem a...
11-11-2013 01:58 AM
Missouri corn farmers rebound strong from last year's drought
Missouri corn farmers are on pace to harvest 419 million bushels according to a recent prediction from the USDA's Crop Production report. Rebounding f...
11-11-2013 01:41 AM
Accidents involving cattle sends railways into a tizzy
Trains passing through Tiruverumbur from Trichy Junction are having a horrid time as accidents involving cattle are on the rise in the recent past. Ma...
06-11-2013 03:04 AM
UN highlights role of farming in closing emissions gap
Changing farming practices could play an important role in averting dangerous climate change says the UN.
In their annual emissions report, they me...
06-11-2013 02:49 AM
USDA targets Salmonella as priority, with focus on raw poultry
A food safety chief at the U.S. Department of Agriculture told an industry group that fighting Salmonella will be the agency's top priority over the n...
05-11-2013 01:34 AM
Livestock producers should be on the lookout for cattle disease
Two cattle herds in North Carolina have been confirmed positive recently for anaplasmosis at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’...
05-11-2013 01:28 AM
Iowa harvest advances, farmers ahead of average
Farmers finally caught up this week as favorable weather for harvest put them ahead of the normal for the first time this growing season.
The U.S. ...
05-11-2013 01:20 AM
Deforestation may hurt U.S. agriculture, affect monsoon cycle
Unchecked deforestation will have far-reaching impacts on temperature, rainfall, and monsoon cycles in regions well outside the tropics, affecting agr...
04-11-2013 02:14 AM
High-tech farmers reap results with apps
A new cyber tool that helps map crops and monitor irrigation systems came to life after a University of Vermont researcher realized farmers weren’t ve...
04-11-2013 02:12 AM
North Dakota cattle numbers bucking trends
North Dakota is one of the few states that have seen an uptick in cattle numbers.
Cattle herd numbers in the U.S. are at some of the lowest since t...
01-11-2013 08:30 AM
U.S. live cattle futures ease ahead of USDA report
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle settled down slightly, except for October futures, as investors awaited the U.S. Department of Agriculture's m...
01-11-2013 08:26 AM
Mayor in Hawaii vetoes measure curbing pesticides, GMO crops
The mayor of the tropical island of Kauai, Hawaii, vetoed a measure on Thursday that reins in pesticide use by agricultural companies and limits where...
01-11-2013 08:24 AM
Cattle rustling alive and well in Idaho
Where a city person sees a herd of generic cattle, Lynn Gibson sees breeds, brands, earmarks and tags identifying each cow and its owner.
29-10-2013 03:15 AM
Young farmers face hurdles in getting started
A Kansas farmer says there's a lot of interest among young people to pursue agricultural careers, but there are some mighty barriers to overcome to ge...
28-10-2013 00:34 AM
Aggressive agriculture efforts raise Minn. tension
Aggressive food-growing efforts in central Minnesota are raising tensions between farming companies that say they have limited options and environment...
28-10-2013 00:25 AM
Utah farmers want immigration reforms to meet labor needs
Lino Aquino makes it look easy.
Riding horseback, he and seven dogs make quick work of moving 1,200 sheep down a gentle slope in Summit County.
28-10-2013 00:20 AM
Montana cattle economy poised for profit after rough start
The drive to the local feedlot from Scott Blain’s Joliet farm is 6.4 miles, but getting there takes the better part of the year.
Blain rolled into ...
28-10-2013 00:11 AM
Indiana dairy industry weighs in on farm bill
Last week, the Indiana Dairy Producers hosted their Partners in Success luncheon at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. While many vital industry topics we...
28-10-2013 00:09 AM
S. Dakota ranchers vow to survive cattle disaster
Western South Dakota ranchers have buried the tens of thousands of cattle that died in an early October blizzard. Now they are figuring out how to dig...
24-10-2013 03:44 AM
Hawaiian island restricts genetically modified crops
Life in paradise just got a bit tougher – for biotech companies, at least.
Firms such as DuPont Pioneer and BASF have long used the Hawaiian island...
24-10-2013 03:34 AM
Corn demand from ethanol industry to drop in US
Assessment of crop-tour yields, readouts from combine harvester monitors and grain-elevator sales reports have been the talk of the US corn market lat...
24-10-2013 03:26 AM
Minnesota farmers vent farm bill frustrations
Washington’s inability to settle on a farm bill is frustrating to dairy farmers across Minnesota.
New enrollment in conservation programs has been...
24-10-2013 03:23 AM
U.S. cattle prices set more records as supply shrinks
Slaughter cattle in Texas and Kansas set the highest price on record Wednesday when they traded at mostly $132 per hundredweight, the result of a sma...
23-10-2013 06:51 AM
Report slams continued antibiotic use in U.S. livestock
U.S. regulators and livestock producers have failed to curb the use of antibiotics in cattle, pigs and poultry despite concerns that excessive use in ...
23-10-2013 06:45 AM
Colorado cantaloupe farmers plead guilty in listeria outbreak
The owners of a Colorado cantaloupe farm linked to a 2011 food poisoning outbreak which killed 33 people and sickened 147 have pleaded guilty to selli...
23-10-2013 06:42 AM
Why did South Dakota snowstorm kill so many cattle?
Rancher Marvin Jobgen has weathered many storms in his 40 years in business, but he's never lost as many cattle as he did during the record-setting wi...
23-10-2013 06:40 AM
DuPont sees revenue boost thanks to Latin America sales
The bane of farmers’ existence is E. I. Du Pont’s gain: thanks in part to an increase in insects and crop-eating pests in Latin America, the chemical ...
22-10-2013 07:58 AM
Wheat falls as dry spell aids black sea crop
Wheat fell from a four-month high on speculation that drier weather will boost crop prospects in the Black Sea region, reducing demand for exports fro...
22-10-2013 07:51 AM
Feral pigs creating problems for farmers
They mow down young corn stalks, uproot small trees and compete with other wildlife for food.
Now wild boars are breeding in at least six New York ...
18-10-2013 05:50 AM
NY dairy cooperative Dairylea plans merger
A century-old Northeastern dairy cooperative headquartered in suburban Syracuse plans to merge with a bigger national cooperative based in Kansas City...
18-10-2013 05:33 AM
In North Dakota, new concerns over mixing oil and wheat
While three generations of the Sorenson family have made their livelihood growing wheat and other crops here, they also have learned to embrace the fu...
16-10-2013 06:02 AM
The unsuspected cause of thousands of cattle deaths in South Dakota
While much of the country enjoyed the opening stretch of autumn with a surprising and unseasonably pleasant patch of great weather at the start of Oct...
15-10-2013 03:57 AM
Soybeans gain as rain curbs US supplies
Soybean futures rose from an eight-week low as precipitation slows harvesting in the U.S., the world’s biggest producer. Corn and wheat also gained.
15-10-2013 03:52 AM
Record summer rainfall leaves local farmers struggling
This summer, Mother Nature sent us a blow. It's greatly impacted our number one industry in the state, an industry that rakes in $34 billion a year.
15-10-2013 03:51 AM
USDA warns CA poultry producer linked to outbreak
The Agriculture Department is threatening to shut down three California poultry processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickene...
15-10-2013 03:49 AM
Warsaw man killed in farming accident
A Warsaw man died Sunday evening while operating a Bobcat skid-loader.
Police were called to 1657 E. CR225 South in Warsaw at 6:48 p.m. Sunday. The...
14-10-2013 01:53 AM
ND farmer finds oil spill while harvesting wheat
A North Dakota farmer who discovered an oil spill the size of seven football fields while out harvesting wheat says that when he found it, crude was b...
11-10-2013 05:33 AM
Total livestock losses expected to be staggering
An enormous snowstorm last weekend killed tens of thousands of cattle and ravaged the cattle industry in South Dakota and much of the Nebraska panhand...
11-10-2013 05:23 AM
Poultry plants linked to outbreak won't be closed
For years, Foster Farms wanted consumers to know its poultry was farm fresh, all natural and, most important, safe to eat.
But the ongoing salmonel...