03-09-2011 09:31 AM
State creates grants for flooded farmers
A new grant fund has been created to help farmers who suffered losses from Tropical Storm Irene.
03-09-2011 09:26 AM
Agriculture exports to remain strong in 2012
Agriculture exports in fiscal year 2012 are expected to match 2011 at $137 billion, according to the Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade report releas...
02-09-2011 09:27 AM
County farmers reeling from Irene
Farmers across Vermont continue to clean out and inspect their barns, equipment, milking parlors and fields after Tropical Storm Irene slammed large p...
01-09-2011 08:18 AM
Farmer's sentence includes $18M payback
A Hobbs farmer who hid his ownership in Lea County land and hadn’t filed a tax return in 25 years is headed to federal prison with more than $18...
01-09-2011 08:17 AM
Drought helping drive food prices up
Georgia’s drought is helping drive up the price of peanut butter, while other factors are causing sticker shock at the grocery store.
01-09-2011 08:15 AM
Favorable harvest conditions continue
Another week of above-average temperatures and limited rain helped Minnesota crops mature and let farmers make rapid harvest progress.
01-09-2011 08:14 AM
U.S. government seeks biofuel partnership
The U.S. Navy, Department of Energy and Department of Agriculture are forming a public-private partnership to develop drop-in advanced biofuels.
01-09-2011 08:12 AM
Agriculture losses from drought top $2bn
Agriculture losses from the historical drought gripping Oklahoma are estimated at more than $2 billion and climbing.
01-09-2011 08:11 AM
North Carolina offers hurricane hotline for growers
The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is offering a toll-free hotline to help farmers affected by Hurricane Irene connect...
31-08-2011 10:24 AM
UN warns of new strain avian flu
The UN has issued a warning against a possible resurgence of bird flu, amid fears that a mutant strain of the deadly virus is spreading across Asia.
31-08-2011 10:21 AM
Northern cattle farmers want river water
Northern Queensland cattlemen say their flagging industry could thrive if they were able to irrigate from northern Australia’s rivers.
31-08-2011 10:16 AM
US farm income tops $100bn for first time
U.S. farm income will soar past $100 billion for the first time in 2011 following rising cash receipts for everything from corn, wheat and cotton to s...
31-08-2011 10:15 AM
Irene leaves hard times for farmers
Far from the beach towns that took Hurricane Irene’s first hit, the storm inflicted some of its worst damage on inland farms as crops were pumme...
30-08-2011 08:43 AM
Valuable cattle sold off by ranchers
The worst drought in Texas history has not only been disastrous for farmers but is also impacting cattle ranchers who are selling off some of their be...
29-08-2011 08:14 AM
Estimates for US corn harvest cut
Food price inflation looks set to continue as a threat into 2012 as expectations for the US corn harvest, the world’s largest, are being lowered...
28-08-2011 16:33 PM
Immigration law would harm agriculture - farmers
Cullman County is recognized as the state’s top agricultural community, a distinction that some farmers believe will be in jeopardy if the Alaba...
28-08-2011 16:27 PM
Hedge funds boost bullish agriculture
Speculators increased bullish bets on agricultural commodities to the highest level since early May after adverse weather eroded yield prospects for c...
26-08-2011 09:08 AM
Poultry growers urged to prepare for storm
Delaware Department of Agriculture and Delmarva Poultry issued a press release today urging poultry growers to batten down the hatches in preparation ...
26-08-2011 09:06 AM
Texas man gets 99 years for rustling
An East Texas man with a prolific cattle rustling history spanning more than a decade has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for swindling bovines f...
26-08-2011 09:02 AM
Investor interest in US biofuel set to soar
On 16 August President Obama announced that the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Energy and Navy will invest up to $510 million by 2014 in partnership...
26-08-2011 09:00 AM
Wheat may gain as hot weather persists
Wheat, little changed, may advance on concern that hot weather in parts of the U.S. may hinder planting of the winter-crop in the world’s larges...
26-08-2011 08:58 AM
More US farmers rely on the internet
Think of farms and images of tractors and combines come to mind. But what about laptops, smart phones and tablets?
25-08-2011 08:59 AM
Wheat futures decline a second day
Wheat futures declined for a second day amid speculation higher output in Canada may intensify competition among exporters, slowing demand for U.S. su...
24-08-2011 08:52 AM
Drought forces livestock sales
Cattle and sheep herds are being culled or completely liquidated on West Texas ranches as drought and heat bake away vegetation on the rocky hills and...
24-08-2011 08:47 AM
U.S. funds broadband in rural areas
The U.S. Agriculture Department says it will provide $103 million to fund 23 projects for broadband services to unserved and underserved rural communi...
24-08-2011 08:45 AM
Crops get much needed drink overnight
Northeast Iowa crops could use a drink - and got one this morning.
23-08-2011 08:32 AM
Farmers markets in US jumps 17 percent
When New Orleans chef Haley Bitterman prepares a specialty dinner or hankers after some soft shell crabs to fry at home...
23-08-2011 08:31 AM
Minn. small-grain farmers make harvest progress
Limited rain helped Minnesota’s small-grain producers make progress on harvesting while development of the corn crop is catching up to the avera...
22-08-2011 09:14 AM
Midwest Heat Stunted Late-Planted Corn
U.S. corn and soybean harvests may be smaller than government forecasts after the hottest July since 1955 stunted Midwest crop growth already delayed ...
19-08-2011 09:21 AM
Record drought loss in Texas
It’s a year many Texas farmers hope to forget as losses soar to a record high, making it the most costly drought on record.
19-08-2011 09:10 AM
Thieves Steal 22 Head of Cattle in SW Missouri
Authorities in Jasper County are investigating a cattle theft worth thousands of dollars.
19-08-2011 08:59 AM
Crop prospects send Midwest land prices soaring
Better crop prospects have, combined with record low interest rates, shielded the Midwest agriculture from the "wilted" farm income prospect...
18-08-2011 09:04 AM
US buys $40m of chicken to stabilize market
The US Department of Agriculture recently announced plans to buy $40 million of chicken from poultry farmers in an effort to support sagging profits i...
18-08-2011 08:53 AM
$5.2bn in drought losses a record
Sitting patiently in a hay-strewn pen he made himself, Charles Schroeder, wearing dusty denim and a red gimme cap, makes an unlikely nanny...
16-08-2011 08:41 AM
E. Coli Contamination Leads to Beef Recall
At least three major grocery store chains have recalled some of their ground beef products from stores across the southeastern U.S. after learning the...
15-08-2011 09:56 AM
Investments in farmland soar
The gruelling labour left him with no doubt about getting a college degree so that he’d never have to work as hard again for a paycheque.
15-08-2011 09:54 AM
US 2012 wheat carryover up slightly
U.S. wheat carryover on June 1, 2012, was projected at 671 million bushels, up 1 million bushels from 670 million bushels forecast in July but down 19...
12-08-2011 09:06 AM
Texas farmers and ranchers fear record loss
Livestock pastures on many Houston-area farms are turning to dirt, some covered in 1-inch cracks that would take a tropical storm to fill.
12-08-2011 08:56 AM
Corn cash premiums fall
Cash premiums for U.S. corn shipped in August to export terminals near New Orleans fell relative to Chicago futures as farmers increased sales after p...
12-08-2011 08:52 AM
Financial crisis delivers indirect blow to agriculture
While the uncertainty on Wall Street directly affects the financial sector, a Purdue Extension agricultural economist says it’s the indirect con...
12-08-2011 08:51 AM
USDA predicts lower NY crop production for 2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says crop production prospects for New York are mostly lower this year compared with a year earlier, with much of t...
11-08-2011 09:33 AM
Cattle judge says US beef industry is struggling
An American cattle producer says the beef industry in that country is suffering because of extremely high input costs that are offsetting good cattle ...
11-08-2011 09:22 AM
Mosquito-borne disease kills alpacas
Wisconsin state agriculture officials say two alpacas died and a horse was sickened at a Dunn County farm by Eastern equine encephalitis, a mosquito-b...
11-08-2011 09:18 AM
Big cut needed to US corn may lift prices
US farm officials need, in one of the key crop reports of the year, to cut their estimate for the domestic corn yield by well over 3 bushels an acre t...
10-08-2011 09:35 AM
US firm to invest $100m in Tanzania farms
U.S. firm, AgriSol Energy LLC, and its joint venture partner in Tanzania will invest more than $100 million over the next 10 years to develop a large-...
09-08-2011 09:28 AM
Ranchers sell cattle because of drought
Ranchers in parts of Kansas are hauling their spring cattle to auction barns because a drought and the brutal heat have made it difficult to provide t...
09-08-2011 09:22 AM
$1.5bn in agriculture losses and counting
It’s summertime, and the living ain’t easy, especially not if you live in Texas, or Oklahoma, or the 12 percent of the contiguous US that ...
09-08-2011 09:20 AM
California leads nation in farmers markets
The number of farmers markets in California grew 25.7 percent last year, making the state home to one out of 10 markets nationwide, according to the U...
08-08-2011 09:34 AM
Police on lookout for cattle rustlers
Waterton Lakes National Park ain’t exactly the wild west. But when foreign tourists near the U.S. border last August saw two men on horseback he...
08-08-2011 09:28 AM
Commercial farming to start in Detroit
Two years after it was proposed, the Hantz Farms project is evolving into Hantz forests, at least for now.