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USA | 26 May 2016
John Deere earnings review: Weakness in agriculture

The continuing downturn in the global agriculture industry along with the weakening of construction equipment market has been impacting the performance of John Deere DE +1.07% for the last few quarter...


USA | 24 May 2016
From crisis to development: boosting agriculture

With increasing frequency and magnitude, disasters and conflicts are causing untold human suffering in many parts of the world. These are as diverse as Typhoon Haiyan, Ebola, the civil war in Syria, t...


USA | 20 May 2016
Fears agriculture antibiotics causing superbugs

A new report is calling for a global revolution in the use of antibiotics to stop the rise of superbugs. One major concern is the use of antibiotics in agriculture, contributing to drug-resistant b...


USA | 20 May 2016
Farms cause more pollution than you might think

It’s not just factories that belch nasty pollutants into the atmosphere. Crop fields and cow pastures are major polluters too. New research from Columbia University’s Earth Institute shows that fa...


USA | 20 May 2016
Agriculture: An uber movement for entrepreneurs

As Uber and Lyft have demonstrated, there are huge opportunities in applying new-fangled technologies to traditional industries. Entrepreneurs do not even have to necessarily have domain expertise. He...


USA | 20 May 2016
Rush for ag-chem megadeals clogs worries farmers

As Bayer AG joins the agricultural sector's scramble to consolidate, its bid for Monsanto Co may be a tipping point for U.S. farmers, federal lawmakers and regulators concerned the tie-ups may harm th...


USA | 19 May 2016
Farm income, farmland values continue to slide

Amid ongoing weakness in commodity prices, Midwest and Midsouth farm income and quality farmland values continued to decline during the first quarter of 2016, according to the latest "Agricultural Fin...


USA | 19 May 2016
The next big thing in agriculture? Drones on farms

Farmers may start using a cattle drone instead of a cattle call to keep tabs on their livestock. Drones will be the future of advanced agriculture data, said Michael Valivullah, chief technology of...


USA | 19 May 2016
Recent weather creates produce problems for farmers

There’s nothing like fresh Jersey produce. Before it gets to your table, it has to get out of the field. This rainy, cloudy, cooler weather that we’ve had hasn’t been helping. Fred Grasso is a t...


USA | 18 May 2016
Modified crops not seen as adding to human health risks

Foods produced from genetically engineered crops don’t pose additional health risks to humans compared with their conventionally bred counterparts, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Eng...


USA | 18 May 2016
Farm income, farmland values continue to fall

Amid ongoing weakness in commodity prices, Midwest and Midsouth farm income and quality farmland values continued to decline during the first quarter of 2016, according to the latest Agricultural Fina...


USA | 17 May 2016
Haley vetoes $40 million in aid to SC farmers

Jimmie Shaw was out spraying crops Monday on his farm, hoping the harvest turns out better than it fared last October. When historic rainfall hit the state, water-logging crops, Shaw lost about 60 ...


USA | 16 May 2016
Agriculture proves robots won't take all out jobs

Although you may think manufacturing has been disappearing from the United States, manufacturing output is actually at an all-time high. The myth exists because employment in manufacturing has bee...


USA | 13 May 2016
Farmland values fall sharply in parts of the Midwest

Real farmland values in parts of the Midwest fell at their fastest clip in almost 30 years during the first quarter, according to a regional Federal Reserve report on Thursday. Falling crop prices ...


USA | 13 May 2016
Poultry workers wear nappies over lack of breaks

Workers for some of the largest poultry producers in the US are resorting to wearing nappies while on the processing line because they are being denied bathroom breaks, an Oxfam America report has rev...


USA | 12 May 2016
Listeria fears prompt recall of meat, poultry

Dorothy Lane Market and Trader Joe’s are part of the national recall over Listeria fears issued by Ajinomoto Windsor Inc., according to their websites. Kroger, Gordon Food Service and Meijer make n...


USA | 12 May 2016
Trump talks beef trade and TPP in Nebraska

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump spoke in Nebraska over the weekend about beef trade, Japan and the Trans Pacific Partnership, which he opposes. He says if Japan wants to charge a 38...


USA | 12 May 2016
Michigan dairy farms lead the way on water quality

I appreciate the time and effort that went into recent reporting by the Port Huron Times Herald to highlight important issues for today’s Michigan dairy industry. The recent four-part series explored ...


USA | 11 May 2016
Hawaii aims to be 1st to help farmers get certified organic

On a farm tucked under a lush Hawaii mountainside, Sean Anderson tends passion fruit, kale and salad greens — using only what nature provides. He creates his own compost and fertilizers and doesn't...


USA | 10 May 2016
Tyson Foods beefs up profit forecast on strong cattle supply

Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, raised its earnings forecast for the year citing healthy supply of cattle and hogs, and reported record high quarterly margins helped by lower feed an...


USA | 9 May 2016
Record growth in US organic farming

Organic farming is booming in the United States - helped along by around $1billion of investment by the US Department of Agriculture. The latest USDA figures show another significant increase in th...


USA | 6 May 2016
When in drought: the California farmers who don’t water their crops

There’s something different about Will Bucklin’s grape vines. At first it’s hard to notice, but a drive through northern California’s Sonoma Valley, past waves of green, manicured vineyards, makes...


USA | 5 May 2016
US cattle futures slip after beef price drop

Cattle futures were slightly lower early Wednesday, pressured by a steep drop in the wholesale beef market reported Tuesday afternoon. Concerns about ample supplies and slack demand linger in the c...


USA | 5 May 2016
Forget Farm to Fork, in Nashville, its Liquor to Livestock

Nelson's Green Brier Distillery is in the bourbon business -- and right now business is booming. "We're getting about 22 barrels a week out of what we're using here," said head distiller Andy Nelso...


USA | 5 May 2016
Agriculture start-ups get boost from big firms and investors

Compared with medicine, where small companies often lead in turning cutting-edge science into new drugs, agriculture has never had much start-up activity. Agricultural biotechnology, for instance, has...


USA | 4 May 2016
Aging agriculturalists: Study raises concern over farmland future

LaSalle Florists has been growing for 82 years, but current owner John LaSalle, who says he started at age 3 in the business his grandfather launched in 1934, is in his 60s, and looking ahead to the d...


USA | 4 May 2016
Global dairy prices fall, but whole milk prices on the rise

International milk prices slipped on Wednesday, weighing on hopes that prices were beginning to recover after two consecutive auctions of gains. The fortnightly Global Dairy Price auction, held ear...


USA | 4 May 2016
Conditions improve, but farmers not optimistic

Farmers and ranchers are enjoying better conditions these days, but many aren't optimistic the changes will significantly help them soon, according to a survey released Tuesday by Purdue University an...


USA | 3 May 2016
US cattle futures recover from 4-month lows

U.S. cattle futures rebounded from four-month lows Monday, lifted by hopes that a steep drop in beef prices will spark fresh demand for discounted steaks and burgers. June live-cattle futures rose ...


USA | 3 May 2016
Where's the beef? You won't be able to find out if agricultural groups their way

Beef, egg, and milk producers behind campaigns like “Got Milk” want to be exempt from FOIA requests. A number of prominent agricultural commodity groups have successfully pushed for language to be ...