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USA | 11 December 2017
Have yourself a multi-coloured Christmas! New Jersey farm puts a fun spin on trees

A farm in New Jersey produces and sells bright rainbow Christmas trees and the holidays just got a whole jollier. Wyckoff's Christmas Tree Farm sits on sixty-five acres of land in Belvidere, New Je...


USA | 11 December 2017
Tax reform for American farmers and agriculture

It’s been more than three decades since Congress passed significant tax reform legislation. Since then, the tax code has become overwhelming in both its size and complexity, burdening working families...


USA | 11 December 2017
Texas Farmer's Market celebrates women in agriculture

The Texas Farmer's Market celebrated women farmers over the weekend. There are more than 120,000 women farmers across the state, making up about 33 percent of Texas' farmers. To honor them, the ...


USA | 10 December 2017
Florida agriculture desperate for post-Irma aid

Florida felt the full brunt of Hurricane Irma when it struck the state in September. It was the most destructive hurricane to hit Florida in decades. Packing winds of more than 130 mph and causing wid...


USA | 8 December 2017
Antibiotics sales for use in US farm animals dropped in 2016

The sale and distribution of antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals in the United States decreased by 10 percent from 2015 to 2016, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report sai...


USA | 8 December 2017
NAFTA promotes US manufacturing in the food and agriculture sector

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is important to the frozen food and beverage industry and the 670,000 jobs the sector supports throughout the United States. Frozen food makers depend o...


USA | 7 December 2017
Will Bitcoin work in agriculture?

If you checked the Internet lately, you’ve probably seen the words, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and blockchain. I won’t describe them in great detail here, but Google is your friend. Currently, Bitcoi...


USA | 7 December 2017
FFAR awards $9.4 Million to spur next leap in agriculture

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit established through bipartisan support in the 2014 Farm Bill, today announced a $9.4 million grant to the Soil Health Institute, the Soil ...


USA | 6 December 2017
If saving Florida agriculture is a priority, the time is now

Florida felt the full brunt of Hurricane Irma when it struck the state in September. It was the most destructive hurricane to hit Florida in decades. Packing winds of more than 130 mph and causing wid...


USA | 6 December 2017
Farm Bureau report says NAFTA worth $2.9 billion to Nebraska agriculture in 2016

Nebraska Farm Bureau leaders unveiled a report on Monday they hope will help convince President Trump and members of his administration that the North American Free Trade Agreement is critical to the ...


USA | 6 December 2017
USDA delays the Puerto Rico Census of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture Monday announced it would delay the Puerto Rico Census of Agriculture until December 2018. Conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA says it will de...


USA | 5 December 2017
Why some young workers are leaving white-collar jobs for farming

There was a time in the United States when it was very common to work as a farmer. In 1820, 72 percent of the workforce was employed in “farm occupations.” By the late 1980s, that figured had fallen t...


USA | 5 December 2017
2017 US Census of Agriculture gets underway

This week, America’s farmers and ranchers of all sizes will be receiving the Census of Agriculture in their mailboxes. It’s taken every five-years by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics servic...


USA | 5 December 2017
US and China could exchange sanctions on agriculture in trade war skirmish

Derek Scissors, a trade specialist at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, told the South China Morning Post that the US’s ongoing Section 301 investigation could “justify sweeping America...


USA | 4 December 2017
Farmer breaks ground with California-grown coffee success

Coffee, an estimated $81 billion industry, is grown in more than 50 countries but was never commercially viable in the U.S. -- until now. A farmer just outside Santa Barbara has the coffee world buzzi...


USA | 4 December 2017
US to export $3 B worth of agricultural goods to PH in 2018

As it sees its total agricultural exports going up to US$140 billion in 2018, the United States is expecting the Philippines to eat up a 2-percent share anew in its agriculture exports for next year. ...


USA | 4 December 2017
Farm statistics to be gathered in 5-year national Census of Agriculture

It’s time, once again, for farmers in Sauk and Juneau counties to stand up and be counted. The same goes for farmers in all 72 Wisconsin counties, and anyone anywhere in the United States who earns...


USA | 2 December 2017
UN agriculture agency looking at cactus as climate resilient food

With the reality of climate change becoming more real by the day, including its impact on food sources, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging communities around the worl...


USA | 1 December 2017
Kentucky farm income rebounds from 2016 levels

Kentucky's farm income is expected to bounce back slightly from last year's downturn, but remains well below record levels from earlier in the decade due to lackluster prices for many commodities, agr...


USA | 1 December 2017
More than 500 animals rescued from Virginia farm

Almost 500 neglected animals were rescued from a Louisa County farm Wednesday night. The County Sheriff's Office was called because goats were in the middle of West Old Mountain Road. An Animal Con...


USA | 30 November 2017
Rise of “hobby farms” means more growers get maimed, killed

Phil Jacobs was just a teenager when his parents bought a scenic Kentucky farm with hayfields, forests, creeks, trails and a view of the Ohio River. Decades later, he still spent time there, maintaini...


USA | 30 November 2017
How a giant agriculture merger could price Texas farmers out of their jobs

Two of the world's largest agricultural firms plan to merge, and some Texas farmers fear the move will diminish competition in an already shrinking market and cause prices for seeds and other essentia...


USA | 30 November 2017
US: Colorado explores agriculture import/export opportunities with Cuba

Commissioner of Agriculture, Don Brown, and a Colorado contingent of agricultural companies, manufacturers, and a financial services company have recently returned from Cuba to discuss export/import o...


USA | 28 November 2017
Colorado agriculture hall of fame inductee made career as pioneer in agriculture

Mary Lou Chapman has had many times in her life when she was part of a first. She was the first to cook American beef in Japan, for example, and when she was a kid she was the first girl in her county...


USA | 28 November 2017
"More than a quarter of American jobs linked to food and agriculture"

A nationwide economic impact study has found that more than one-fifth (or 20.4%) of the U.S. economy is linked, either directly or indirectly, to the food and agriculture sectors and that more than on...


USA | 28 November 2017
Giving to the future of agriculture on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday has quickly become as important in this holiday season as “Black Friday” , “Small Business Saturday,” and “Cyber Monday.” #givingtuesday has become the national cyber giving day — a...


USA | 27 November 2017
As others see it: Help Florida agriculture recover from Irma

Florida agriculture took a beating in September from Hurricane Irma, which caused hundreds of millions of dollars in losses across the citrus, sugar, cattle and dairy industries. Yet despite a persona...


USA | 27 November 2017
Food and agriculture drive one-fifth of US economy

More than one-fifth - 20.4% - of the nation’s economy is linked, either directly or indirectly, to the food and agriculture sectors, according to a recent study commissioned by the Corn Refiners Asso...


USA | 23 November 2017
Farmers receive just 11 cents for every Thanksgiving food dollar spent

While we bow our heads and pray around a table piled high with food, surrounded with family and friends, we often take pause to reflect on the things we are thankful for. One thought might slip eve...


USA | 22 November 2017
'Farming for the Future' set in four Kansas locations

Historically low crop prices and slipping farmland values continue to weigh on the bottom line for farmers and ranchers. To address those challenges and support producers as they plan for what’s to co...