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USA | 20 September 2018
3.4 million farm animals drowned in aftermath of Hurricane Florence

More than 5,500 pigs and 3.4 million chickens and turkeys have been killed in Hurricane Florence, mostly by drowning in record-breaking floods in North Carolina, says the state’s agriculture departmen...


USA | 20 September 2018
Crucial antibiotics still used on US farms despite public health fears

Antibiotics crucial to human medicine are still being used in “unacceptable” quantities on US livestock farms, despite rules brought in last year to curb their use and combat the spread of deadly supe...


USA | 20 September 2018
With land to spare, US churches turn to farming

As Baltimore was convulsed by protests in 2015 over the death of a young black man in police custody, a handful of people in the eastern US city started worrying about a related issue: food. Thousa...


USA | 19 September 2018
Willie Nelson's farm aid stages its most crucial benefit concert in a generation

When Willie Nelson opens the 33rd annual Farm Aid concert in Hartford, Conn. Saturday (Sept. 22), with his traditional performance of The Lord’s Prayer as a gospel hymn, farmers across the nation will...


USA | 19 September 2018
Florence hammers N Carolina agriculture and kills 3.4 million chickens, turkeys

Florence, the storm that swept into the American Southeast as a hurricane last week, inundated wide swaths of the Carolinas, leaving more than 30 people dead. The storm, which is now broken into re...


USA | 18 September 2018
Texas Farm Bureau clarifies controversial ban in Nike clothing

The Texas Farm Bureau has clarified a policy that prohibits some of its employees from wearing Nike apparel following the 30th anniversary of company's iconic "Just Do It" advertisement. Due to the...


USA | 18 September 2018
2018 Farm Bill – Legalisation of hemp and CBD could grow consumer market

The 2018 Farm Bill, if passed, includes the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, which will remove hemp as a designated as controlled substance, legalizing the crop under federal law, which will allow CBD to be ...


USA | 18 September 2018
Flooding from Hurricane Florence is overtaking hog farms

Flooded rivers from Florence’s drenching rains have swamped coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monday. North Carolina ...


USA | 17 September 2018
USDA definition of 'family farm' a headache for some

Small family-run farms that raise organically, without genetically modifying crops or by reducing their use of pesticides and antibiotics, are such a small part of the U.S. government’s definition of ...


USA | 17 September 2018
U.S. agriculture chief says NAFTA deal must end Canada's milk protein scheme

Canada must end its low-price milk proteins policy to reach a U.S.-Canadian deal to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said. Canada has encourag...


USA | 17 September 2018
U.S. envoy to ex-militants: Cultivate healthy lifestyle in agriculture

United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, at the weekend charged repentant militants to shun vices, but be beneficial, self-employed and employable to the society. Ambassador Symingto...


USA | 17 September 2018
Pennsylvania agriculture officials talk about helping dairy industry

Pennsylvania agriculture officials are expecting some good news this week when it comes to the ailing dairy industry in the Keystone State, where Franklin County, Pa., ranks second in milk production....


USA | 15 September 2018
Iowa farmers could snag $550 million from Trump's farm bailout

Intensive, high-yielding agriculture may be the best way to meet growing demand for food while conserving biodiversity, say researchers. But their study says the approach makes sense only if it is ...


USA | 14 September 2018
Trump says Democrats stalling farm bill, work requirement a must

U.S. President Donald Trump accused Democratic lawmakers on Thursday of stalling major farm legislation and said the work requirements in the bill were imperative. “Senator Debbie Stabenow and the ...


USA | 14 September 2018
Are hot springs the future of farming?

The tomatoes aren’t cooperating. Instead of growing up the trellis, the plants are weaving all over the garden bed and arching, menacingly, toward a young grapevine. On a hot August afternoon, Pauline...


USA | 13 September 2018
American farmers, businesses launch campaign to show how tariffs harm the heartland

President Donald Trump is about to get an earful from Americans hurt by tariffs. More than 80 trade associations representing thousands of businesses and workers announced Wednesday they are formin...


USA | 13 September 2018
U.S. farmers rush to clear crops but animals stay in Florence's path

As powerful Hurricane Florence advanced toward the southeastern U.S., farmers in North Carolina rushed to harvest corn and tobacco and stock up on pig rations, while the danger of sustained rain and d...


USA | 12 September 2018
US farmers scramble to harvest crops as Hurricane Florence looms

As powerful Hurricane Florence crept closer to the south-eastern United States on Tuesday (Sept 11), farmers in North Carolina rushed to harvest corn and tobacco and stock up on pig rations, while the...


USA | 6 September 2018
Trump voices support for SNAP work requirements as Farm Bill negotiations begin

The House and Senate met today to review a draft of the final Farm Bill. The current Farm Bill expires Sept. 30, and the pressure is on lawmakers to negotiate starkly different proposals from the Hous...


USA | 5 September 2018
USDA predicts fewer agriculture exports

Agriculture is one of the few areas of the American economy that sells more overseas than it buys. However, because of the trade war with China, the surplus is set to shrink. A USDA forecast says t...


USA | 5 September 2018
Florida farmer believes his crop of organic turmeric can help with arthritis and digestion

Dan Johnson eats turmeric every day. For breakfast this morning: yogurt, bananas, granola and turmeric. Never mind most people associate the spice, which is native to Southeast Asia, as somethin...


USA | 5 September 2018
500 pigs rescued from northern Kentucky farm

The latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading, which is based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country, showed a rebound in producer sentiment in...


USA | 4 September 2018
Hundreds of pot-bellied pigs seized from Kentucky farm

Authorities have seized hundreds of pot-bellied pigs from a farm in northern Kentucky. News outlets report rescue groups are pitching in to find homes for more than 450 pigs after the state seized ...


USA | 3 September 2018
Extreme heat is killing America's farm workers

In the Lake Apopka region of Florida, a typical August day might yield a high temperature of 92F, a heat made all the worse by the stifling humidity. The weather is bad enough for office workers who s...


USA | 1 September 2018
American farmers fear being caught up in Trump's trade wars

It’s been a long, strange summer for America’s corn belt. The weather has been perfect. Farmers are expecting a record soybean crop. But at the world’s largest farm show in Boone, Iowa, this week the ...


USA | 31 August 2018
This 65-year-old woman popularised farm stays in America

Most 50-year-olds in America are focused on contributing to their 401(k)s and setting themselves up for a happy retirement. And then there's Scottie Jones. She decided to become a farmer. Before...


USA | 30 August 2018
One-year-old dies in US farming accident

A one-year-old child died following a farming accident in Yates County, New York Tuesday morning. Yates County Sheriff's deputies responded to Hoyt Road in the Town of Milo for the report of a one-...


USA | 30 August 2018
Black farmers in Georgia reclaiming agricultural roots

Almost 200 of 1,638 acres in an Albany-based farm collective are devoted to pecan trees. Harvest season could come as early as next week, but farmers are already worried they will see lower profits th...


USA | 29 August 2018
The US $4.7 billion farm aid package: winners, losers and questions

On Monday, the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced additional details on the long-promised trade support for U.S. farmers and ranchers. The department’s first announcement, back in...


USA | 29 August 2018
USDA announces details of farming assistance in response to tariffs

The US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response to trade retaliation by foreign nations. The short-ter...



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