11-11-2011 09:24 AM
Agricultural innovation gets $50m boost
The federal government has announced a $50 million investment in Canada’s agricultural and agri-food sector to promote long-term growth and comp...
10-11-2011 10:03 AM
Wheat surplus estimate raised on European output
World wheat inventories will be 0.1 percent larger than forecast a month ago as producers in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe boost output, ...
10-11-2011 09:59 AM
Irene costs tobacco farmers $114m
As their crops come in and they count their gains and losses, Eastern North Carolina farmers are finding that much of their profit this year was dried...
10-11-2011 09:58 AM
Farmers anxious for wheat price report
Fall rain has helped get Kansas’ winter wheat crop off to a good start, and now farmers are waiting to see what happens Wednesday when the U.S. ...
10-11-2011 09:54 AM
White House sidelines Christmas tree tax
The White House has decided to sideline a proposed fee on Christmas trees, after the fee was ridiculed by critics as a tax on Christmas.
07-11-2011 09:53 AM
US gives $3m to company to use less corn
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving White Energy, with ethanol plants in Hereford and Plainview, a $3-million grant to promote using material...
07-11-2011 09:51 AM
Congress moves to create new farm subsidy
Farm-state lawmakers are moving to create a whole new subsidy that would protect farmers when their revenue drops — an unprecedented program that crit...
04-11-2011 08:42 AM
Farmers face off new delta water system
California’s long-running water wars typically pit farmers against environmentalists, but this time the state’s growers are facing off aga...
04-11-2011 08:36 AM
Farm bill runs into 11th-hour opposition
In the 11th hour, a U.S. representative and a bipartisan coalition of 26 groups are trying to keep the House and Senate agriculture committees...
03-11-2011 08:53 AM
USDA investigation clears Pa. Zoo
Federal agriculture officials have cleared a Pennsylvania zoo of wrongdoing in the deaths of two bison during September’s massive flooding.
31-10-2011 09:12 AM
Buffett offers new ideas to fight African hunger
Increasing ag production and reducing hunger in Africa is more complicated than just planting biotech seed or applying more fertilizer, said farmer an...
31-10-2011 09:08 AM
US grain futures flat
U.S. grains and soybeans futures were flat on Monday, weighed down by weak demand, while prices were on track for gains this month after shedding more...
31-10-2011 09:06 AM
Grants are rural economy boosters
The Missouri Department of Agriculture has awarded 12 Missouri agricultural projects with grant funding to assist them in converting their agriculture...
27-10-2011 10:02 AM
Farmers go solar with subsidy help
Rising utility prices and the fluctuating price of corn and soybeans have led some local farmers to begin installing solar panels on their farms.
26-10-2011 09:21 AM
US cattle up but no beef bargains
The number of cattle placed in U.S. feedlots rose unexpectedly last month, government data showed Friday, which analysts said set the stage for a larg...
24-10-2011 09:42 AM
Bees on the loose after truck crash
A flatbed truck carrying beehives crashed Sunday, releasing 25 million bees into Utah’s Dixie and wreaking havoc on interstate traffic.
20-10-2011 09:43 AM
Oriental fruit fly reported in Anaheim
The crop-destroying Oriental fruit fly has been detected in Orange County, prompting California agriculture officials to prepare a quarantine zone.
18-10-2011 09:13 AM
Kudzu Bug threatens US farmers
Kudzu — the "plant that ate the South" — has finally met a pest that’s just as voracious. Trouble is, the so-called "kudzu bug&qu...
18-10-2011 09:12 AM
Cattle prices climb on rising demand
Cattle futures rose for a third session, extending a rally that sent prices to a record last week, on signs that supplies of U.S. beef are shrinking a...
18-10-2011 09:08 AM
Farmers over half way finished with harvest
Temperatures remained above normal and conditions were mostly dry through the second week of October, which gave farmers another productive week for h...
18-10-2011 09:02 AM
Texas hits record ag loss
The cost of agriculture loss in the state of Texas has reached a record $5.2 billion, and the Texas Panhandle knows all too well what that loss is lik...
18-10-2011 09:00 AM
Spuds in US schools become political hot potato
The humble potato is at the center of a political food fight in Washington over what American children should be eating in their school cafeterias.
18-10-2011 08:59 AM
Agriculture agree to seek cuts
Days late, billions short, Agriculture Committee leaders in Congress finally put down their marker in the great debt debate Monday...
12-10-2011 08:58 AM
Ethanol futures gain most in 3 months
Ethanol gained the most in three months as corn prices surged the most in more than a year.
11-10-2011 09:36 AM
State approves $1m fruit, veg research
State officials have announced $1 million in federal funds will go towards specialty crop research, grower education and consumer outreach and market ...
11-10-2011 09:20 AM
UN says food prices to remain high
Food commodity prices are likely to stay high and volatile during the next few years because of rising demand, more frequent extreme weather and the b...
10-10-2011 09:48 AM
Kansas 150 parade hoofs through town
When Kansas stepped back to finally wish itself a happy 150th birthday Saturday in Wichita, here’s what it saw: Longhorn cattle clip-clopping do...
10-10-2011 09:38 AM
Tainted seafood reaching US
Filthy seafood infected with bacteria or tainted with drugs and antibiotics banned in the U.S. is finding its way onto the plates of health-conscious ...
10-10-2011 09:35 AM
Iowa youngsters eye farming as a career
Ben Novak plans to return to his family’s farm near Elberon in eastern Iowa to begin his career as a full-time farmer after he graduates from co...
10-10-2011 09:30 AM
Ohio farmers reaping an unlikely harvest
Farmers in Ohio have endured spring rains that delayed planting, a hot summer that stressed and damaged crops, and a cool, wet September that gave ris...
10-10-2011 09:26 AM
Foreign insects, diseases got into US
Dozens of foreign insects and plant diseases slipped undetected into the United States in the years after 9/11...
06-10-2011 09:53 AM
Cattle Futures Seeing Record High Prices
Cattle futures in Chicago rose to an all-time high and hold potential to climb further in 2012 amid strong beef demand and shrinking animal inventorie...
06-10-2011 09:46 AM
Farmers losing millions to anti-migrant law
Georgia’s agricultural industry lost tens of millions of dollars last harvest and many farmers say they will plant less in the upcoming season d...
05-10-2011 09:51 AM
Immigration law author tells farmers: no changes
A sponsor of Alabama’s tough new immigration law told desperate tomato farmers Monday that he won’t change the law...
05-10-2011 09:38 AM
Minnesota gets $1m for food safety
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) a two-year...
04-10-2011 08:50 AM
Scientists study high altitude sickness in cattle
The lush grass in northern New Mexico provides a strong lure for drought-stricken ranchers looking for a way to feed their animals.
04-10-2011 08:30 AM
US corn crop 21% harvested
The U.S. corn harvest was 21 percent complete as of yesterday, compared with 15 percent a week earlier and the previous five-year average of 23 percen...
03-10-2011 09:03 AM
Beetle develops resistance to GM corn
The Western rootworm beetle, one of the most serious threats to corn, has developed resistance to Monsanto’s Bt-corn and entire crops are being ...
03-10-2011 08:47 AM
U.S. 2011 wheat production estimates drop 3%
U.S. 2011 all wheat production was estimated at 2,008,039,000 bushels, down 68,495,000 bushels, or 3%, from 2,076,534,000...
01-10-2011 09:41 AM
Rains, heat to reduce wheat harvest by 9%
The U.S. wheat harvest will be 9 percent smaller than last year, the government said Friday, after heavy rains delayed planting of spring crops in the...
01-10-2011 09:40 AM
Immigration law hurting farmers
35 Hispanic workers at Sirmon Farms have quit their jobs this month.
30-09-2011 11:36 AM
Wheat, corn, oat futures rise
Grains futures rose Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
30-09-2011 11:36 AM
US cattle herd slashed by drought
The US beef industry is facing possibly its largest ever cut in the cattle herd, after a season of extreme weather.
30-09-2011 11:34 AM
Cattle thieves target local farms
When you think of cattle rustlers, it’s easy to evoke a Hollywood-style image of bandits sneaking onto a ranch and stealing a cow.
30-09-2011 11:30 AM
Farmers count on riverbank reconstruction
When Tropical Storm Irene hit last month, it sent the Mad River and Shepherd’s Brook spilling its banks and pouring into Doug Turner’s far...
30-09-2011 11:29 AM
USDA announces $80m for research
The state’s two large universities will lead efforts to develop biofuels and regional renewable-energy markets under $80 million grants...
30-09-2011 11:28 AM
Drought changing face of Texas agriculture
Many farmers in Central Texas have delayed planting fall crops or pushed back fertilizing as they wait — and wait — for rain.
30-09-2011 11:27 AM
NY warns against unpasteurized milk
New York state officials are warning consumers not to drink unpasteurized milk from one Tompkins County farm.
29-09-2011 09:04 AM
Tyson recalls beef over E.coli
Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli, federal officials said.
29-09-2011 09:03 AM
Ag department gives biofuel producers $80m
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding a total of $80 million to support the expansion of the American biofuels industry.