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USA | 28 April 2016
Company expands recall of poultry products over contamination concerns

A Texas-based company is recalling more than 4.5 million pounds of fully cooked chicken products over concerns they may be contaminated with extraneous matter. The recall of fully cooked chicken pr...


USA | 28 April 2016
Oklahoma measure pits farmers' rights against pollution fears

For advocates, it is all about protecting a fundamental right of Americans to farm their land. For opponents, it is about big business, pollution and puppy mills. Oklahoma's "right to farm" measure...


USA | 28 April 2016
Scientists claim breakthrough in battle against GMO crop pests

Monsanto Co. and Harvard University scientists have claimed a breakthrough in a yearslong battle against pests that can resist genetically modified crops designed to kill them. A new technology all...


USA | 27 April 2016
Flood planning could result in loss of farmland

Options outlined in new feasibility studies for improving flood protection in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins detail a number of scenarios that could—depending on options selected—take hun...


USA | 27 April 2016
DuPont benefits from strong 2016 start to agriculture

DuPont Co., the parent of Johnston seed company DuPont Pioneer, increased its earnings outlook for 2016 on Tuesday on improved results in its agricultural division. DuPont said the company, which i...


USA | 27 April 2016
Scammer targets local farmers

The Dane County Sheriff's Office is warning farmers about a seed scam that surfaced in western Dane County. Authorities say a former seed company employee is visiting farms, saying he represents th...


USA | 27 April 2016
Why going green is growing on U.S. farmers

The U.S. agriculture industry used enough energy in 2011 to power a state the size of Iowa for a year. Today, as renewable energy becomes cheaper and more accessible, many farmers are committed to...


USA | 26 April 2016
US cattle futures rebound from 4-month lows

U.S. cattle futures climbed Monday, lifted by a government report that showed a smaller-than-expected expansion of supplies. April live-cattle futures were up 0.75 cent, or 0.6%, to $1.25475 a poun...


USA | 26 April 2016
Sowing seeds for the future of agriculture

From time to time, farmer and North Fork Legislator Al Krupski will call attention to the image on the Suffolk County seal: an ox. The context surrounding his references typically have to do with high...


USA | 26 April 2016
Missouri producers reject creating state beef checkoff

A proposal to establish a $1 state fee per head of cattle was soundly rejected by Missouri beef producers, the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced Monday. The proposal lost with nearly 75 ...


USA | 26 April 2016
Students use chickens to learn about urban agriculture

Students at a Bellevue high school are using chickens to help learn about agriculture. The Omaha World-Herald reported students enrolled in Bryan High School’s urban agriculture academy worked with...


USA | 26 April 2016
Millennial farmers fight An uphill battle

American agriculture has a big problem to deal with. And there’s no easy fix on the table. According to the most recent data from the Department of Agriculture, the average age of an American farme...


USA | 25 April 2016
Tensions high one year into new farmers’ market policy

One year after the Nashville Farmers’ Market implemented new standards that restrict which products merchants can sell, debate over the policy hasn't gone away. In fact, the tension may have risen....


USA | 22 April 2016
Cattle initiative to beef up Southern Tier agriculture

Recently awarded a $627,000 programming and research grant from Gov. Andrew Cuomo as part of the $5 million Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement program, Cornell University plans to bring a...


USA | 20 April 2016
Higher concentration of zinc improves cattle feed efficiency

Kansas State University researchers have found that feeding concentrations of zinc that are higher than recommended dietary concentrations can help improve the growth of finishing cattle, a finding th...


USA | 18 April 2016
Minnesota crop farmers are tightening budgets as they face another rough year

As Minnesota farmers climb into their tractors during the next few weeks to sow more than 15 million acres of corn and soybeans, they’re all too aware that they could lose money this year. Both cro...


USA | 18 April 2016
Farmers struggling as markets overflow with milk, grain, livestock

Carrie Mess, like most dairy farmers, is losing money every time the cows are milked on her farm near this southeastern Wisconsin city. As farmers gear up for spring planting, those who sell crops ...


USA | 15 April 2016
Some farmers in Siouxland start planting early this year

The warmer temperatures have made planting season arrive a little earlier for some Siouxland farmers this year. David Pithan, who lives in Rural Woodbury County, has about 2,000 acres that he cover...


USA | 15 April 2016
Men allegedly steal more than $19,000 in livestock

Two farmhands were arrested in Bingham County last week for stealing some $19,200 in livestock. Anselmo Lopez, 40, and Valentin Lopez, 44, were booked into the Bingham County Jail, on April 9, each...


USA | 14 April 2016
Texas Rangers investigating agriculture secretary Miller

The Department of Public Safety has confirmed that the Texas Rangers are conducting a criminal investigation of allegations involving Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sidney Miller. The DPS says the ...


USA | 13 April 2016
Farmers get biggest subsidy check in decade as crop prices plunge

The agriculture slump is getting so bad in the United States that farmers are about to get more government aid than at any time in the past decade, signaling the rising public cost of crop surpluses a...


USA | 13 April 2016
Oklahoma lawmakers aim to increase cattle rustling penalties

Oklahoma lawmakers sent a measure to the governor on Tuesday to increase penalties for cattle rustling, in an attempt to curtail a crime associated with the Wild West that has seen a resurgence from r...


USA | 13 April 2016
What the candidates are saying about agriculture

The next president’s views on trade and immigration reform—how our goods are sold and who’s allowed (or not) to help get them ready for market—will have far-reaching implications for all aspects of th...


USA | 13 April 2016
US cattle futures settle lower on demand concerns

Prices of U.S. live cattle futures settled lower on Tuesday, weighed by concerns that an anticipated rise in beef demand may be some way off and that beef faces stiffer competition from other proteins...


USA | 13 April 2016
Iowa farmers on high alert for Chinese seed thieves

Farmers in Iowa aren’t just looking out for wild animals when protecting their crops, now they have their eye on the Chinese. Seven nationals from China have been accused by the U.S. government of ...


USA | 12 April 2016
Farmers get biggest US subsidy check in decade

The agriculture slump is getting so bad in the U.S. that farmers are about to get more government aid than at any time in the past decade, signaling the rising public cost of crop surpluses and cheap ...


USA | 12 April 2016
The GMO seed war between Iowa farmers and Chinese IP thieves

The number of international economic espionage cases referred to the FBI rose 53% in 2015. Tim Burrack, a northern Iowa farmer in his 44th growing season, has taken to keeping a wary eye out for un...


USA | 12 April 2016
How CA's $15 wage has some farmers feeling under siege

While workers in food preparation and service will benefit from a $15 California minimum wage, those higher labor cost won't necessarily be passed on to you with higher food prices at your local groce...


USA | 11 April 2016
Precision farming management - on the iPad with apps

Variable rate practices are maximizing farming resources, saving on input costs and improving yields. Companies like the United Kingdom’s SOYL are making it ever easier for farmers to effectively u...


USA | 8 April 2016
When cash was king of the beef market

“The daily fed cattle market is characterized by spotty price quotes, small trade volume, few buyers and sellers, and concerns over the representativeness of publicly reported cash market prices.” ...