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USA | 20 February 2018
'When agriculture is successful, Kansas is successful'

Regardless of our job or where we live, agriculture matters to us. Agriculture puts food on our tables, clothes on our backs and the roofs above our heads. Our welfare depends on agriculture. One i...


USA | 19 February 2018
This Musk — Elon's brother — looks to revolutionise urban farming

In sunny California, Elon Musk is upending America's auto and space industries. And here, in a cold, gritty section of Brooklyn, his brother Kimbal has embarked on a project that's just as significant...


USA | 19 February 2018
US trade policy critical to agriculture

David Kohl, professor emeritus of agriculture and applied economics, was our guest speaker at Ag Expo. He spoke earlier in the day to a group of early career farmers from across the Green River Area. ...


USA | 18 February 2018
Trump budget will be 'devastating' for US agriculture

Our generally strong economy has yet to cast its blessings on American farm country. Incomes there are headed for their lowest level since 2006. And farmers are going deep into debt to keep thei...


USA | 17 February 2018
U.S. tax law co-op preference 'wasted money': agricultural companies

U.S. agricultural merchants are scrambling to register themselves as cooperatives after a blunder in the country’s new tax law gave farmers a tax break for selling grains to co-ops rather than private...


USA | 16 February 2018
US tax law forces revamps for agriculture firms

Some agricultural companies are revamping operations to avoid being stung by the new U.S. tax law. Under the new law, farmers get larger tax savings for selling crops to agricultural cooperatives. ...


USA | 16 February 2018
Wisconsin agriculture support for NAFTA grows louder

More Wisconsin agriculture and food groups are joining Americans for Farmers and Families, a national coalition that supports continuing free trade with Canada and Mexico. Some in the agriculture i...


USA | 15 February 2018
Trump proposes 33% cut in crop insurance

Five weeks after he told the largest U.S. farm group that he supports “a [farm] bill that includes crop insurance,” President Trump asked Congress to slash the taxpayer-subsidized program by a third. ...


USA | 15 February 2018
Senators working on fix to agriculture provision in GOP tax law

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said Wednesday that lawmakers are working on a fix to a provision in the new tax law that is having "unintended effects" in the agriculture secto...


USA | 13 February 2018
US beef industry fires first shot in fight against cell-cultured meat

A major sector of the American meat industry is finally taking aim at cell-cultured meat, sparking what promises to be a spirited debate over the future of high-tech meat and how people will buy it. ...


USA | 13 February 2018
New Jersey Governor to put priority on agriculture

New Jersey Gov. Philip D. Murphy assured the state’s farmers Wednesday that agriculture will be a priority during his administration. “From diverse community-sustained agriculture farms serving doz...


USA | 13 February 2018
Intensive agriculture influences U.S. regional summer climate, study finds

Scientists agree that changes in land use such as deforestation, and not just greenhouse gas emissions, can play a significant role altering the world’s climate systems. Now, a new study by researcher...


USA | 12 February 2018
Farm Bureau contributes to rebuilding Puerto Rico's agriculture

In the wake of two back-to-back hurricanes that devastated Puerto Rico in September, farmers from across the county are banding together to help rebuild the island’s agricultural industry. At the 2...


USA | 9 February 2018
Georgia agriculture experts predict modest growth

University of Georgia agricultural analysts delivered an economic forecast full of caution at a Wednesday symposium. For the most part, 2018 shapes up to be a year of modest growth in the the state...


USA | 8 February 2018
US farm income to hit 12-year low

Crop prices may be showing some recent signs of life, but that’s of little comfort for American farmers who are forecast to see their incomes fall to a 12-year low. Farmer profits will drop 6.7 per...


USA | 8 February 2018
#4 Apps that are changing the face of Indian agriculture

Majority of Indian population still depends on agriculture as the main occupation. Not only is it the main source of livelihood for many but also the largest contributor to national GDP (Gross Domesti...


USA | 7 February 2018
MSU receives $1 million in USDA grants for crop protection

Montana State University has received more than $1 million in federal grants to bring safer, more effective pest and disease management strategies to Montana farms and ranches. The grants are award...


USA | 6 February 2018
Nebraska university awarded $100K agriculture grant

Farming in theory is a tranquil occupation of outdoor work and independence, and in practice it is perhaps the most dangerous profession of all. Kyle Lammers knows all about the risk. Now 33, Lamme...


USA | 5 February 2018
Probiotics for plants? Here’s how AI-optimized bacteria could accelerate agriculture

The global population is rapidly rising. The rate is slowing, sure, but experts predict that two billion more people will inhabit the Earth by 2050. That’s equivalent to adding another India and a hal...


USA | 5 February 2018
New reports describe harm to agriculture if US withdraws from NAFTA

Two new reports plus remarks from the Midlands congressional delegation underscore the need for the United States to tread very carefully in efforts to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, ...


USA | 5 February 2018
Louisiana's Department of Agriculture rolls out new logo

Louisiana's agriculture department has unveiled a new "Certified Louisiana" logo for products made or grown in the state, hoping to spur people to shop for locally produced goods. The logo program ...


USA | 31 January 2018
Obama's Secretary of Agriculture weighs in on the 2018 Farm Bill

Since the turn of the year, Congress and the Trump administration have been haggling over legislative priorities for 2018. Many issues are on the agenda, from health care to infrastructure, but there ...


USA | 31 January 2018
Agriculture secretary named 'designated survivor'

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is Tuesday night's designated survivor, an administration official confirms to CNN, staying away from the Capitol as President Donald Trump delivers his first State ...


USA | 30 January 2018
5-year-olds work farm machinery, and injuries follow

Cullen Schachtschneider, 6 years old, lay bleeding beside the barn, tangled up in a 4,600-pound farm machine that had ripped his left leg apart. Like children across America’s two million family-ru...


USA | 30 January 2018
Top US pig equipment maker expands in China amid modernisation push

The largest U.S. maker of equipment for pig farms opened a new factory in China on Saturday, investing in its third plant in the world’s top hog market in a bet the country’s ambitious push into large...


USA | 29 January 2018
What $387,000 buys you in Maine: 90-acre Avonfield Farm

Bounded by a stream on two sides and a dry-stone wall on another, this 90-acre parcel in the town of Avon—20 miles northwest of Farmington and less than an hour’s drive from ski destination Sugarloaf—...


USA | 29 January 2018
USDA prioritizes work for food stamp qualifiers in farm bill proposal

The Trump administration, through the Department of Agriculture, released an outline of priorities for farm legislation that calls for having food stamp recipients work, which has been a longtime prio...


USA | 28 January 2018
Photo contest winners showcase Colorado agriculture

Across the seasons and across the state, Colorado provides picturesque agricultural landscapes for photographers. From families farming together, sheep amongst fall colors and an aerial view of harves...


USA | 26 January 2018
Nebraska Farm Bureau urges President to find markets for agriculture commodities after TPP

On the one-year anniversary of President Trump signing an executive order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Nebraska Farm Bureau urged President Trump to find...


USA | 26 January 2018
US department of agriculture releases 2018 farm bill principles

Sonny Perdue, secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), released the Trump Administration's 2018 Farm Bill and Legislative Principles on Jan. 24, 2018. "These principles will be used as ...