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USA | 22 April 2017
Monsanto Agriculture plant unveils their $50m expansion at ribbon cutting ceremony

More growth in the Muscatine community: the Monsanto Agriculture Plant has announced a $50 million expansion for its QCA site. The facility says it's a move that increases their formulation and packag...


USA | 21 April 2017
California's farms are sinking after the state's extreme drought

Though California's drought may be officially over, the water scarcity has left a mark on farms. According to a new NASA report, land in Central Valley — one of California’s most productive agricul...


USA | 21 April 2017
Researchers developing map to predict future farmland loss

Idaho researchers are working on a map that might be able to estimate how much farmland southwestern Idaho will lose by the end of the century and where the loss will occur. The map will be able to...


USA | 21 April 2017
Donald Trump calls Canada 'disgraceful' in row over protectionism

President Donald Trump has called protectionist trade measures by the Canadian government "a disgrace." "Canada, what they've done to our dairy farm workers, it's a disgrace," Mr Trump said on Thur...


USA | 20 April 2017
Last stand: Nebraska farmers could derail Keystone XL pipeline

When President Donald Trump handed TransCanada Pipeline Co. a permit for its Keystone XL pipeline last month, he said the company could now build the long-delayed and divisive project "with efficiency...


USA | 19 April 2017
More farmers considering drone use

A new poll finds 21 percent of farmers plan to operate a drone this year. The poll found 21 percent of farmers will operate the drone themselves, while another 12 percent of farmers indicated they wou...


USA | 19 April 2017
Trump promises to find solution for Wisconsin dairy farmers

President Donald Trump is promising to find a solution to a trade dispute with Canada that has left dairy farmers in Wisconsin and New York without a market for their product. Trump said during a s...


USA | 19 April 2017
Agriculture leaders say tax bills unacceptable as proposed

Two high profile bills scheduled for debate by Nebraska lawmakers don’t do enough to provide meaningful property tax reform and relief according to leaders of Nebraska agriculture organizations. T...


USA | 18 April 2017
American farm belt anxious about Trump trade threats

Mick Rausch voted for Donald Trump last year with almost as much gusto as he has felt for every Republican presidential candidate since Richard Nixon. For a Kansas farmer, voting Republican red is par...


USA | 18 April 2017
The great dairy trade war that will test Trump

Seven generations of Gartmans have birthed calves in this barn, a white-roofed, red-sided structure within a short walk of the land the first Gartmans are buried on. But the bull that Luke Gartman,...


USA | 17 April 2017
South Florida’s shrinking agriculture industry fights to stay in the game

The bright crimson tomatoes wilted in the South Florida heat, then rotted right on the vine. It had been weeks since anyone ordered tomatoes from Sal Finocchiaro’s farm in Homestead, forcing him to...


USA | 15 April 2017
Big agriculture anxiously awaits Trump's policy on migrant workers

Farmers are poaching each other’s migrant workers, rushing to develop robot field hands and abandoning some crops altogether because of a shortage of seasonal workers that poses yet another predicamen...


USA | 14 April 2017
Trade negotiations sow seeds of doubt for U.S. agriculture

Grant Wood's 1930 painting "American Gothic" is quintessential Americana. The austere depiction of a farmer and his land evokes the agrarian core that has long underpinned the United States' geopoliti...


USA | 13 April 2017
Dairy farmers losing Canadian milk markets, fear backlash

Canada has long been a steady market for Midwest dairy exports, but it appears the flow is about to slow. That’s after a recent change in Canada’s milk pricing policy, which has a number of Minneso...


USA | 12 April 2017
Oregon agriculture officials plan to squash Japanese beetle infestation

State officials say they will begin a campaign to kill Japanese beetles that are destructive toward commercial nurseries, vineyards, orchards and crops next week. The state Department of Agricultur...


USA | 10 April 2017
Farmers could lead the way on climate action. Here’s how.

President Trump, congressional Republicans, and most American farmers share common positions on climate change: They question the science showing human activity is altering the global climate and are ...


USA | 8 April 2017
Wisconsin, New York agriculture leaders ask USDA to help dairy farmers

The head of Wisconsin's Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and his counterpart in the state of New York are joining the fight to help farmers facing a milk crisis. DATCP Secre...


USA | 6 April 2017
Wisconsin dairy farms could be forced out of business because of international trade dispute

Dairy farms in Wisconsin and other states could be forced out of business as early as May because of a trade dispute that has halted the export of their milk to Canada. About 75 farms in Wisconsin ...


USA | 5 April 2017
Grassland Dairy cuts back on number of farms supplying milk

Greenwood-based Grassland Dairy is reducing the number of Wisconsin dairy farms it purchases milk from as a result of new trade regulations that prevent the company from exporting condensed milk to Ca...


USA | 5 April 2017
Combining ear tags, implants stimulates cattle growth

A Kansas State University study has shown that cattle producers can improve their profits and add another layer of safety for their herds by using ear tags in combination with growth implants. Beef...


USA | 4 April 2017
California agriculture: What a difference a year makes for insect and disease control

“We finally got the rain,” David Haviland, Entomology and Pest Management Farm Advisor with the University of California Cooperative Extension, says. “We’re extremely grateful for it.” It’s that me...


USA | 4 April 2017
100-acre agriculture park on billionaire Larry Ellison’s Lanai gaining traction

A long-planned 100-acre agricultural park on the island of Lanai in Hawaii, which is owned by Oracle Corp. billionaire founder Larry Ellison, is finally starting to gain some traction. The Lanai Ch...


USA | 3 April 2017
Oregon regulators approve mega-dairy despite opposition

Despite vocal opposition from environmentalists and small farm advocates, Oregon regulators have agreed to permit the state's second-largest dairy in eastern Oregon. The East Oregonian reports that...


USA | 3 April 2017
Danone to sell US dairy subsidiary to speed up WhiteWave deal

Danone is selling one of its US dairy subsidiaries to hasten the closure of its $12.5bn acquisition of WhiteWave, a US maker of high-end natural and health-focused foods. The world’s largest yoghur...


USA | 3 April 2017
Minnesota Senate pass $220 million Agriculture Bill

Last Thursday the Minnesota Senate passed Senator Torrey Westrom’s bipartisan agriculture, rural development and housing budget bill. The measure, which passed on a 42-25 vote, invests $220 million to...


USA | 31 March 2017
US dairy drives decline in state agriculture exports

Wisconsin saw a 0.68 percent decrease in the value of its international exports of agriculture products between 2015 and 2016. Although this change is small, the bulk of it comes from a 9.51 percent d...


USA | 31 March 2017
Senate panel approves Trump's Agriculture pick

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) moved a step closer toward becoming President Trump’s secretary of Agriculture. The Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday approved by voice vote Perdue to he...


USA | 30 March 2017
US House Agriculture Committee reviews the farm credit system

The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to review the Farm Credit System (FCS). Members of the committee heard from representatives of the Farm Credit Administration as well as representatives ...


USA | 29 March 2017
Trump agriculture nominee Perdue vows to fight for farmers and trade

Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue recently sought to reassure farm-state senators in both parties who are fearful about the impact of President Donald Trump’s proposed deep cuts to farm progr...


USA | 28 March 2017
Drones make 'next generation impact' on farming

It sounds like a giant bumblebee, the 2-foot-square drone whirring to life. Its four props lift it off the ground outside Bruce Bowsher's house and once it's about 4 feet in the air, they lift up to g...