20-04-2011 09:21 AM
New Yorkers permitted to shoot feral hogs
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a warning that feral hogs, who were once domesticated but returned to the wild, are breeding in Cortland...
19-04-2011 09:18 AM
Farmers gift 2,800 dozen to area hungry
A North Valley poultry cooperative is making an "eggcellent" donation to benefit hungry people in the area, announced the Fresno-based Commu...
19-04-2011 09:17 AM
Feral hogs invade New York
New York wildlife officials are scrambling to confront an invasion before it becomes an environmental disaster.
19-04-2011 09:14 AM
Farmers bring $1bn for Santa Barbara
Agriculture continues to be the top grossing industry in Santa Barbara County.
18-04-2011 09:14 AM
Money granted for cattle research
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded two major grants totaling more than $14 million...
18-04-2011 09:11 AM
Texas ranchers lose cattle
Bobby McKnight knew fire was coming when he saw the pall of white smoke rising into the blue West Texas sky...
18-04-2011 08:54 AM
Drug resistant bacteria found in US meat
Almost half the meat and poultry sold in the US is contaminated by highly dangerous bacteria, according to new research published in the scientific jo...
16-04-2011 10:20 AM
U.S. farmers riding high but how long?
The U.S. agricultural economy is the healthiest in years as rising farm income allows farmers to pay off debt...
15-04-2011 09:22 AM
Bovine TB confirmed in 2 herds
Michigan officials say they’ve recently confirmed bovine tuberculosis in two Alpena County beef herds.
15-04-2011 09:15 AM
Drought grows more dire in Southwest
Conditions for crops and livestock are growing more dire by the day in the U.S. Southwest as drought continues to grip the region.
15-04-2011 09:14 AM
3 flocks of birds quarantined because of flu
State Agriculture officials plan to slaughter three quarantined flocks of birds in southeast Nebraska to prevent the spread of avian flu.
14-04-2011 09:34 AM
Nebraska corn farmers to plant 9.5m acres
Nebraska’s corn farmers intend to plant 9.5 million acres of corn this year, an increase of 350,000 acres from last year’s 9.15 million ac...
14-04-2011 09:21 AM
Dept warns restaurants of potential scam
Restaurants across Pennsylvania should be on guard against a potential
scam in which an unidentified caller claims to be a health inspector...
12-04-2011 09:53 AM
Wheat and cattle futures mixed
Wheat futures were narrowly mixed at Chicago Monday and lower at Kansas City and Minneapolis.
12-04-2011 09:45 AM
Agriculture faces cuts
The level of proposed budget cuts to agriculture programs seriously troubles the USA Rice Federation.
11-04-2011 09:06 AM
Cattle ranchers seeing record auction prices
With the nation’s cattle inventory at the lowest point since the 1950s and many other factors, cattle ranchers are receiving record prices at au...
11-04-2011 08:52 AM
Chicken companies feeling pinch as corn prices soar
The recession may be over, but stinging inflation is back for Delaware’s chicken companies.
08-04-2011 08:16 AM
U.S. farmers are envy of the world
March 13-19 was National Agriculture Week as proclaimed by the Agriculture Council of America. This nonprofit organization dedicates its efforts to in...
08-04-2011 08:15 AM
Soaring farm profits 'bright spot' in economy
Minnesota’s farmers bounced back in a big way last year after a rough 2009, as a strong harvest and higher prices drove farm incomes to more tha...
06-04-2011 09:16 AM
Wheat ends down on production estimates
Wheat futures opened positive on Monday while the trend did not survive.
06-04-2011 09:12 AM
Corn declines as investors lock-in gains
Corn futures fell for the first time in five sessions on speculation investors are cashing in gains after a four-day rally to a 33-month high.
06-04-2011 09:04 AM
USDA policy aims to reduce foodborne illnesses
Under a new federal policy aimed at reducing illnesses caused by food, processors of meat and poultry must wait until laboratory tests show their prod...
06-04-2011 09:02 AM
Immigration reform could hurt business: farmers
A large group of Georgia’s farmers and agricultural leaders have spoken up about the possible negative effects that immigration legislation coul...
06-04-2011 08:59 AM
Washington milk is safe, health officials say
Days after announcing the finding of a trace amount of radiation in some Spokane milk, state health officials said Tuesday that tests of other local m...
05-04-2011 08:45 AM
US corn surges on strong cattle prices
Corn futures closed sharply higher on Monday. May futures were 24 1/4 cents higher at $7.60 1/4. The July contract closed 24 1/2 cents higher at $7.67...
05-04-2011 08:41 AM
Farmers looking to update equipment
In a few short weeks farmers in north Iowa and southern Minnesota will be back out in the fields for another season...
05-04-2011 08:39 AM
Corn sets record close
The CME Group May corn contract reached record levels, as the trade remains nervous about tight supplies Monday.
04-04-2011 08:55 AM
Farmers not to blame for high food prices
Farmers and ethanol producers have braced for what they expect could be widespread criticism as corn prices are rising rapidly and other food costs ar...
01-04-2011 08:21 AM
Turketys slaughtered after avian flu found
Thousands of young turkeys at a southwest Missouri poultry farm will be slaughtered to prevent the spread of avian flu.
01-04-2011 08:19 AM
Kentucky agriculture making a comeback
Kentucky’s agriculture economy is both weather-dependent and trade-dependent.
01-04-2011 08:18 AM
Farmers to increase corn acreage by 4%
Nebraska farmers are expected to increase corn acreage this spring planting season by 4 percent, according to a report issued...
31-03-2011 08:59 AM
Fertilizer maker Mosaic riding the bull run
The bull market in agriculture keeps charging ahead.
31-03-2011 08:58 AM
Wheat futures declined, widening the first quarterly loss in a year...
30-03-2011 09:25 AM
Neb. farmers getting ready to plant spring crops
The condition of Nebraska’s wheat crop remained well below last year’s levels in March as temperatures and precipitation levels remained w...
30-03-2011 09:17 AM
Organic farmers sue Monsanto
A consortium of U.S. organic farmers and seed dealers filed suit against global seed giant Monsanto Co. (MON.N) on Tuesday...
30-03-2011 09:13 AM
Wheat may gain as weather threatens crops
Wheat futures may gain as dry weather persisted in some growing areas of the U.S., continuing to stress the crop in the world’s largest shipper.
30-03-2011 09:05 AM
Spring means surge in battle against bugs
Officially, winter is over, spring is here and yard owners are no doubt anxious to get outdoors and start their warm-weather projects.
29-03-2011 08:30 AM
Kansas wheat crop conditions improve
Winter-wheat conditions in Kansas improved last week as warm weather helped crops emerge from dormancy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. Crops...
29-03-2011 08:29 AM
High milk prices don't help dairy farmers
While milk prices continue to rise and exports to Asian markets have expanded, many dairy farmers are still struggling with the aftermath of several d...
28-03-2011 10:24 AM
Farmers file suit against tobacco company
Several Kentucky farmers have filed a class-action lawsuit against a leading tobacco merchant they say failed to honor contracts to purchase burley to...
28-03-2011 10:20 AM
As Asia prospers, food prices rise
Asia’s ever-larger middle class is taking a meatier bite out of the world’s food economy.
28-03-2011 10:12 AM
Agriculture laboratory may close after 75 yrs
Concerns about drinking water contaminants, improved food production and safe fishing and swimming conditions all are issues addressed through researc...
27-03-2011 10:56 AM
Global wheat production to increase in 2011
Cereal import bills in poor food-deficit countries are rising due to higher international prices and because of strong prices...
26-03-2011 13:06 PM
Cattle futures soar
Live cattle and lean hog futures soared Friday on expectations of further growth in U.S. meat exports and forecasts of strength in the cash livestock ...
25-03-2011 08:57 AM
Dozens laid off in state agriculture department
Several dozen people have been laid off from the Alabama Department of Agriculture, and more layoffs may be coming in that state agency and others in ...
24-03-2011 09:12 AM
Delaware farming an $8bn business
A new report released Wednesday shows farming in Delaware is a multi-billion-dollar industry.
23-03-2011 08:43 AM
Alternative energy vital for Florida
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam met recently with Highlands County energy crop growers at an event hosted by Highlands Envirofuels in Seb...
23-03-2011 08:39 AM
$60m for climate change research
Studies focusing on the effects of climate change on agriculture will get a big boost this year...
23-03-2011 08:35 AM
Minnesota acts against 'food club' milk seller
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture impounded unpasteurized milk and uninspected meat earlier this month from a man who regulators allege was ille...
22-03-2011 08:41 AM
Sugar beets make millions for Idaho growers
Along with famous potatoes, sugar beets are a huge local industry. Keeping the sugar beet industry profitable is important...