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USA | 24 January 2017
Trump’s order to withdraw from TPP concerns US agriculture

Following an executive order Jan. 23 from President Donald Trump to withdraw the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, segments of U.S. agriculture expressed significant concern....


USA | 24 January 2017
Colorado agriculture 'touches everyone' in the state

Most Coloradans did not grow up in a rural area and have never been on a farm or ranch, yet the people of Colorado support agriculture’s positive contribution to the quality of life in our state. I...


USA | 21 January 2017
Climate change threatens American agriculture

You may already be mourning the fact that climate change rings the death knell for beloved foreign grown foods like chocolate and coffee, but a recent study in Nature Communications brings the bad new...


USA | 20 January 2017
Goat farmer's dance party taking the internet by storm

A local farmer gained some unexpected time in the national spotlight. Jay Lavery posted a fun video on Facebook last month, showing him dancing in his barn to Sia’s ‘Cheap Thrills.’ Little did h...


USA | 20 January 2017
'Herd retirement': A nice dairy industry term for slaughtering 500,000 productive cows

The dairy industry called it “herd retirement,” a pleasant phrase, summoning up images of old cows relaxing in a pasture somewhere in Wisconsin, their productive years behind them after a lifetime of ...


USA | 20 January 2017
Perdue capable of seeing one agriculture industry

President-Elect Donald Trump has proclaimed his choice for Agriculture Secretary. In a late-night announcement Jan. 18, insiders said Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue would be appointed to the post, whic...


USA | 20 January 2017
Federation invests in beef promotion

A successful campaign to drive nationwide sales of fresh beef at retail has resulted in the confirmed movement of more than 270,000 units of fresh ground beef in less than two weeks. Today, the Fe...


USA | 19 January 2017
Washington cracks down on mega-dairy water pollution

Washington is requiring dairies with 200 or more cows to apply for updated water quality permits. The new regulations are meant to curb water pollution from livestock manure. This type of runoff c...


USA | 19 January 2017
Cheesier pizzas rescuing dairy as Americans drink less milk

Americans love their cheese, but maybe not as much as dairy farmers do. Even after people cut back on milk use for decades – a consequence of more drink options including juices, sodas and sports d...


USA | 18 January 2017
Grass-fed American beef, sold one cow at a time

On a blustery afternoon in December, Scott Meyers mingled in a pasture with a herd of black cattle, sweet-talking them as if they were family dogs with a weakness for flattery. He scratched their back...


USA | 18 January 2017
$52 million dollar dairy settlement involves California

If you are a milk drinker, you could be eligible for a portion of a $52 million dollar settlement. The case stems from an antitrust class-action lawsuit, filed in 2011 by Compassion Over Killing, a...


USA | 18 January 2017
Trump's last cabinet post

Three days before Donald Trump is to be inaugurated as America’s new president, just one Cabinet agency lacks a nominee to lead it: the Department of Agriculture. The pick has become mired in polit...


USA | 17 January 2017
Five top trends driving changes in agriculture

Tools, technology and a changing workforce are driving changes in the agriculture landscape – changes that can to have a positive impact on the agriculture industry both in Wisconsin and across the wo...


USA | 16 January 2017
Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labour shortage

Unable to find enough workers to carry out the painstaking tasks of milk production, dairy producers in South Dakota hope to tap into a different labor force: unemployed residents of Puerto Rico. I...


USA | 13 January 2017
Giant chickens pose a big dilemma for the agricultural industry

You may not have realized it, but you’ve been eating giant chickens. The average broiler—meaning a chicken raised for meat rather than eggs—weighs about two and half times more today when it goes t...


USA | 13 January 2017
Dairy industry has a cow over plant-based milks

The dairy industry seems to feel udderly upended these days. Almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, cashew milk: As consumers move beyond the bovine in our coffee and on our cereal, the indus...


USA | 12 January 2017
Medical cannabis 'has yet to impact' agriculture business in Pennsylvania

There was little obvious sign of the newest addition to the state's agricultural landscape at the Pennsylvania Farm Show on Monday. While the costs of cultivating medical marijuana make it an unlik...


USA | 12 January 2017
Why going organic just got easier for farmers

Let's say you're a farmer in the Midwest, growing conventional corn and soybeans. Times are tough right now. Prices are in the toilet. If only you were selling organic soybeans and corn. They're wo...


USA | 12 January 2017
FarmLogs raises $22 million to make agriculture a more predictable business

Ann Arbor, Michigan-based FarmLogs has raised $22 million in a Series C round of funding for technology that helps farmers monitor and measure their crops, predict profits, manage risks from weather a...


USA | 12 January 2017
90-year-old farmer's wish granted in visit

Edsel W., 90, of Brookdale Fond du Lac, was born into a farming family. He has been working on a farm ever since he could walk. Edsel’s parents ran a small, 160-acre dairy farm, and by the age of 7, E...


USA | 11 January 2017
Satellite-guided seeding? Farmers get high-tech at Keystone Farm Show

Unlike the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, there are no cute bunnies or award-winning cows at the Keystone Farm Show at the York Expo Center. Clair Esbenshade isn't looking for bunnies, thoug...


USA | 9 January 2017
Modern agriculture cultivates climate change – 'we must nurture biodiversity'

As a new year dawns, it is hard not to be dazzled by the current pace of technological change in food and agriculture. Only last month, news emerged of a crop spray with the potential to increase the ...


USA | 9 January 2017
Rising interest rates put pressure on US farmland

Since the U.S. election Nov. 8, interest rates on many financial instruments have increased. Interest rate increases since then likely are not large enough to put much downward pressure on farmland pr...


USA | 6 January 2017
Another California dairy, Meyenberg, bought by Swiss company

One of Northern California’s first producers of fresh goat milk has been sold to Swiss dairy company Emmi. Meyenberg Goat Milk Products of Turlock (Stanislaus County) is the third acquisition of a ...


USA | 5 January 2017
FDA finally tightens rules for livestock antibiotics - but it's still not enough

On January 1, a set of long-awaited FDA rules went into effect that could mark a major shift in the agency’s approach to antibiotics for livestock animals. First, the new policies place an outrigh...


USA | 5 January 2017
Trump sows dismay in rural America with late agriculture choice

Some folks in American farm country are wondering why they aren’t getting more love from Donald Trump. In the two months since the election, the president-elect selected 13 of 15 cabinet posts, fro...


USA | 5 January 2017
Trump's deportation vow spurs California farmers into action

Days after Donald Trump won the White House vowing to deport millions of people in the country illegally and fortify the Mexican border, California farmer Kevin Herman ordered nearly $600,000 in new e...


USA | 4 January 2017
Tech wouldn't save US crops from another Dust Bowl

Technological advances wouldn’t protect US agriculture from a drought on the scale of the legendary Dust Bowl crisis of the 1930s, research shows. Additionally, warming temperatures could lead to c...


USA | 4 January 2017
'20-year EU ban on US beef has been in effect far too long'

There is no doubt that US beef products are safe and the 20-year EU ban [on US beef] has been in effect far too long, US Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson has said. The ban is no...


USA | 4 January 2017
Agriculture commodity traders see a good 2017, despite possible demand risks

Key agricultural commodities hit multiyear lows last year after several years of strong harvests, but some experts have a mildly optimistic outlook for 2017. The case for the better outlook comes d...