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USA | 23 September 2016
Drought grips parts of South, parches ground, withers crops

Extreme drought conditions are persisting in parts of Alabama and Georgia, wilting crops and raising the specter of wildfires. Thursday's U.S. Drought Monitor, a weekly report that tracks drought c...


USA | 22 September 2016
WA's agriculture sector pushes for standalone minister to end instability

The WA agricultural sector is putting pressure on Premier Colin Barnett to appoint a standalone agriculture minister amid the "instability" in the portfolio, after the shock resignation of former mini...


USA | 22 September 2016
Antibiotic use in livestock Is a growing threat

If you’ve ever had kids in preschool or daycare, you know they’re going to get sick. In those early years, kids are still learning about personal hygiene and germs spread fast. So we do our best t...


USA | 21 September 2016
Agriculture executives defend merger 'tsunami'

Agriculture company executives insisted the industry's flood of merger activity will not raise prices or stifle innovation. But members of the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee remained skeptical, ...


USA | 19 September 2016
US farmers go 'natural' for profits

At an estimated 80% of beef cattle feeding operations in America farmers use artificial growth hormones to make the animals grow faster. But the practice is rare in the country's north-eastern states....


USA | 15 September 2016
Farmland values 'under pressure'

Area farmland values and rental rates continue to fall from record highs, especially for poorer-quality land, says a veteran area real estate salesman and appraiser. “It’s under pressure, but how m...


USA | 14 September 2016
Animal-free dairy products move a step closer to market

After lab-grown meat, get ready for animal-free cow’s milk. A San-Francisco startup believes it has found a solution for the guilty conscience of consumers who love eating dairy ice-cream, cheese and ...


USA | 13 September 2016
California first US state to require overtime pay for farmworkers

California will become the first US state to require farmers to pay overtime to field workers and fruit pickers under a bill signed on Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. The bill would phas...


USA | 12 September 2016
In drought, drones help California farmers save every drop

A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird’s-eye view of a vast tomato field in California’s Central Valley, the nation’s most productive farming region....


USA | 9 September 2016
Dairy industry killed off 500,000 cows in alleged price-fixing scheme

Major United States dairy producers will pay $52 million to settle an antitrust class-action lawsuit accusing them of slaughtering more than 500,000 cows to reduce milk supply and inflate prices. “...


USA | 9 September 2016
California to get more than $5 million from USDA for agricultural innovation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will steer more than $5 million to California agriculture and conservation projects as part of a $26.6-million national campaign to bring innovation to the sector. ...


USA | 9 September 2016
Robots reshape life on the farm

Steady improvements in agricultural robotics will, slowly but surely, fundamentally alter the crop protection chemicals business. Agricultural robotics is already a $3 billion industry and will gro...


USA | 8 September 2016
Fire guts U.S. Agriculture Department shed in Maryland

A fire on Tuesday gutted a storage shed at a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) complex in Maryland that was closed last week because of threats, a fire official said. The blaze at Building 426 ...


USA | 8 September 2016
Food and feed: North Dakota unveils new agriculture magazine

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has started a new magazine. The publication is called North Dakota Agriculture. It plans to cover topics about industry cooperation, technologies and the ...


USA | 7 September 2016
More women take lead role in farming

While we’ve seen the number of farms in the U.S decrease, the number of women-led farms has increased. That’s according to the U.S Department of Agriculture. Tired of dealing with health issues and...


USA | 5 September 2016
US scientists awarded research grant for green farming research

Research to look at reducing nitrogen fertilisers at farms in the warmest regions, to combat air pollution and CO2 emissions A team of US scientists have been granted $500,000 funding to investigat...


USA | 2 September 2016
Cattle rustling case reminiscent of the Old West

It's a crime as old as the state of Texas. And, for more than a century, a special group of rangers has made catching cattle rustlers their mission. In bygone days, their prey roamed the vast rural...


USA | 2 September 2016
The next agriculture revolution is under our feet

At the core of agriculture is innovation. Advancements in agricultural technology throughout the past century have allowed farmers to feed a population that has grown from less than 2 billion people t...


USA | 2 September 2016
Tractor concept takes the farmers out of farming

Tractors revolutionized farming. We’ve written about tractors in Popular Science for a century, and like the use of domesticated animals before them, tractors greatly increased the amount of land a fa...


USA | 1 September 2016
Labor costs, water spell deep changes for agriculture

Everyone knows about the California Gold Rush — the massive migration of fortune seekers to the hills of the former Spanish colony in the 1840s and 1850s. During the same period, however, there was...


USA | 1 September 2016
Agriculture can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Agriculture can play a significant role in helping to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to a recent scientific report. As part of Monsanto Company’s commitment to make its own operat...


USA | 31 August 2016
Farmworker overtime bill is another factor in agricultural evolution

Everyone knows about the California Gold Rush – the massive migration of fortune seekers to the hills of the former Spanish colony in the 1840s and 1850s. During the same period, however, there was...


USA | 31 August 2016
The future of agriculture could rest with self driving tractors

With all the talk of autonomous cars from Tesla’s master plan to take on Uber to the legacy automotive players like Ford and Audi pursuing the self-driving agenda, there’s little talk on self-driving ...


USA | 30 August 2016
Washington state begins killing wolf pack for preying on livestock

Wildlife agents authorized to eradicate a group of 11 wolves for repeated attacks on cattle in Washington state have hunted down and killed six animals from the condemned pack and are searching for th...


USA | 30 August 2016
In drought, drones help California farmers save every drop

A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird's-eye view of a vast tomato field in California's Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region....


USA | 26 August 2016
USDA buys $20 million in cheese from dairy farms

Moving to bolster dairy farmers who are struggling to cope with price declines, the Agriculture Department announced Tuesday it is spending $20 million - on 11 million pounds of cheese. A taxpayer ...


USA | 26 August 2016
California farmers turn to sewers for water

California's prolonged drought is forcing Central Valley farmers to scramble for water to irrigate crops. They have to be creative. One agency is even turning to a sewage plant to meet demand. Just...


USA | 25 August 2016
The next agriculture revolution is under our feet

At the core of agriculture is innovation. Advancements in agricultural technology throughout the past century have allowed farmers to feed a population that has grown from less than 2 billion people t...


USA | 24 August 2016
Grassley to hold hearing on agriculture mergers next month

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley said Tuesday he will hold a hearing next month to discuss a wave of consolidation among seed and chemical producers, including the merger of Dow and DuPont. The chairman of...


USA | 23 August 2016
Flooding will cost state agriculture $110 million

Heavy rains that recently caused historic flooding in south Louisiana will cost the state’s agriculture industry at least $110 million, according to preliminary estimates from the LSU AgCenter. Tha...