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USA | 21 August 2017
Democrats can win rural voters by taking on big agriculture

There’s a misconception that Democrats have to abandon their principles to win in rural America, Joe Maxwell believes. He’s a fourth-generation hog farmer and former lieutenant governor of Missouri, a...


USA | 20 August 2017
Obama-era rules jeopardize California farming

While President Donald Trump has cut over 800 regulations during just his first six months in office, freeing up small businesses to grow and prosper, one California farmer is hoping that his administ...


USA | 19 August 2017
E.P.A. promised ‘a new day’ for the agriculture industry, documents reveal

In the weeks before the Environmental Protection Agency decided to reject its own scientists’ advice to ban a potentially harmful pesticide, Scott Pruitt, the agency’s head, promised farming industry ...


USA | 18 August 2017
Crop techniques impact farmers' harvest prep

Harvest season has already begun for Chad Bell of Mercer County. In late July, he cut his cereal rye, which he grew for the first time for seed. While others are just starting to prepare for corn a...


USA | 18 August 2017
Farmers markets help entrepreneurs harvest success

When you hear “small business,” the first image is not likely a small farm. But, in fact, small farms are small businesses. Aug. 6-12 has been declared “National Farmers Market Week” by the U.S. De...


USA | 17 August 2017
Northern California farmer who plowed wetlands is fined $1.1 million

A California farmer will pay $1.1 million for plowing federally protected wetlands and streams, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday, closing a years-long legal battle that made him a rallying fig...


USA | 17 August 2017
From farm to tablet? How technology can help agriculture

Agriculture has been at the core of the evolution of human civilization, thriving alongside humanity. However, despite its crucial role, the agricultural industry has advanced at a slower pace as ...


USA | 15 August 2017
"Donald Trump is making American farming great again"

Donald Trump is often portrayed as the devil incarnate in global media with notable negative focus in Australia that borders on obsession and that’s not just fake news. But experienced Australian a...


USA | 14 August 2017
EBay's founder has a new idea: Build a dairy in Hawaii

If Pierre Omidyar gets his way, 699 dairy cows will soon enjoy a glorious view of the Pacific Ocean, framed by a pristine beach. Mr. Omidyar, the founder of eBay, wants to build a dairy farm on the...


USA | 10 August 2017
California crops rot as immigration crackdown creates farmworker shortage

Vegetable prices may be going up soon, as a shortage of migrant workers is resulting in lost crops in California. Farmers say they're having trouble hiring enough people to work during harvest seas...


USA | 10 August 2017
Texas ranchers rejoice at being able to export US beef to China

In May, President Donald Trump announced that trade with China was re-opening to include sending U.S. beef to China by the end of this year. That has many cattlemen in our area rejoicing. "It'd ...


USA | 8 August 2017
US Department of Agriculture agency told to 'avoid' using the term climate change

Staff at a US government agency have been instructed to "avoid" using the term "climate change" in their work and instead replace it the term "weather extremes". The US Department of Agriculture's ...


USA | 8 August 2017
Teacher shortage threatens future of agriculture in Arizona

Arizona has been facing a shortage for several years of agriculture teachers that has officials concerned about its lingering impact on the industry that helps feed the nation. “Absolutely,” the st...


USA | 7 August 2017
US agriculture secretary visits Iowa, touts need for farmers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is visiting Iowa on a tour to tout the importance of bringing more young people into farm-related professions. Perdue stopped in Sheffield, Des Moines, Ur...


USA | 7 August 2017
Nursery industry top leader in US agriculture production

The Oregon Department of Agriculture says the state's nursery industry was the top commodity in 2016. The Capital Press reports that the greenhouse and nursery industry leap-frogged the cattle indu...


USA | 5 August 2017
Ag may have played a role in convincing Trump to hold off on China trade action

Agriculture may have indirectly played a role in helping encourage President Donald Trumpto hold of off on taking trade action against China — at least for now. The agriculture lobby and politician...


USA | 4 August 2017
Drifting crop chemical deals ‘double whammy’ to U.S. farmers

An advanced weed-killing chemical has twice come back to haunt Arkansas farmer John Weiss. The herbicide, known as dicamba, has long been employed in the United States to kill weeds before fields w...


USA | 4 August 2017
Agriculture as a required school subject is gaining popularity

A recent speech from the Agriculture Secretary in the Philippines suggests that the country is going to take a serious look at required agriculture classes in public schools. Other countries are doing...


USA | 4 August 2017
Starbucks is putting meat in its coffee (beef, to be precise)

It's hard to stay exciting. In Starbucks's case, the coffee chain has tried brightly-colored drinks, so that you can make your Instagram followers believe you live an interesting life. But color...


USA | 4 August 2017
Trump immigration plan 'bad for agriculture'

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is warning that an immigration plan backed by President Trump would be bad for agriculture. "We're the largest agricultural producer in America. It's a $50 billion...


USA | 2 August 2017
Could shredded Styrofoam be in the beef you just bought?

A Lenoir company is recalling 4,922 pounds of ground chuck that might be contaminated with shredded pieces of Styrofoam packaging, federal officials said Tuesday night. JBS USA Inc. produced the be...


USA | 2 August 2017
Exploring agricultural drones: The future of farming is precision agriculture

Agricultural drone technology has been improving in the last few years, and the benefits of drones in agriculture are becoming more apparent to farmers. Drone applications in agriculture range from ma...


USA | 1 August 2017
Who really owns American farmland?

We're used to thinking of escalating rents as an urban problem, something suffered mostly by the citizens of booming cities. So when city people look out over a farm—whether they see corn stalks, or l...


USA | 31 July 2017
It’s not just what U.S. farmland is foreign-held, it’s what’s the intentions are

American farmers might want to get to know their neighbors a little better in coming days if they’re interested in leasing land from foreign investors. A new online tool created by the Midwest Cent...


USA | 29 July 2017
US health-care mess makes farming 'even riskier'

From doctors' and hospitals' groups to the AARP, the opposition to Republican bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has been widespread. One group of Americans who have been watching the...


USA | 28 July 2017
Fertilisers, a boon to agriculture, pose growing threat to US waterways

Nitrogen-based fertilizers, which came into wide use after World War II, helped prompt the agricultural revolution that has allowed the Earth to feed its seven billion people. But that revolution c...


USA | 27 July 2017
US farmland overtakes timberland in investor returns

Timberland has fallen back behind farmland as a US investment, thanks to notable improvement in income from growing annual crops – although there remain worries yet over the agricultural economy. U...


USA | 26 July 2017
China orders halt to red meat imports from several Australian meatworks

China has temporarily banned beef exports from a number of Australian meatworks, the ABC understands. The Australian Meat Industry Council has confirmed it is working with the federal Department of...


USA | 26 July 2017
Strength in farm business powers DuPont's results beat

DuPont's (DD.N) quarterly profit and revenue beat estimates on Tuesday, driven by strength in its agriculture business, its biggest, sending its shares to a record high. DuPont, which is merging wi...


USA | 24 July 2017
Tornado churns in background as farmer casually sprays crops

It was just a few weeks ago when the so-called Alberta lawnmower man went viral, and now a Saskatchewan farmer's video of a twister following close behind him is making the rounds online. Clinton M...