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USA | 12 January 2019
Shutdown hits American farmers already hurt by China trade war

Just as American farmers thought Donald Trump had rescued them from the economic consequences of his trade war with China, along came the government shutdown. The National Farmers Union said the cl...


USA | 11 January 2019
Farm Country stood by Trump, but the shutdown is pushing it to breaking point

In Georgia, a pecan farmer lost out on his chance to buy his first orchard. The local Farm Service Agency office that would have processed his loan application was shut down. In Wisconsin’s dairy c...


USA | 7 January 2019
Idaho farm income declined in 2018, dairy is struggling

Idaho farm income fell for a second straight year in 2018 largely due to overproduction by dairy farmers, according to a recent economic report. The University of Idaho Extension report estimates t...


USA | 31 December 2018
'It’s God’s plan': the man who dreams of bringing intensive chicken farming to Africa

On the evening of 7 August 2018, a KLM charter flight left Amsterdam, landing 11 hours later at Kilimanjaro airport in northern Tanzania. Its young occupants were nodded through immigration and driven...


USA | 20 December 2018
Trump approves second round of aid payments for trade war stricken farmers

President Donald Trump on Monday said he authorized a second round of payments from an aid package of up to $12 billion designed to help farmers stung by the U.S. trade war with China, billing it as a...


USA | 17 December 2018
Hemp industry expected to blossom under new Farm Bill

The U.S. hemp industry is expecting business to expand and investors to beckon after Congress on Wednesday passed farm legislation that included a provision to legalize and regulate the plant under th...


USA | 14 December 2018
Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak traced to California farm

An outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce has been traced to at least one California farm, but it’s probably not the source of all the sicknesses, federal health officials said Thurs...


USA | 12 December 2018
Senate approves massive farm bill

The Senate on Tuesday approved a massive farm and agriculture bill, marking off one of the remaining crucial items on its to-do list. Senators voted 87-13 on the legislation, which was unveiled o...


USA | 9 December 2018
Hemp legalisation included in farm bill could 'open floodgates' on nascent industry

The final 2018 Farm Bill is expected to be voted on as early as next week. The bill would legalize hemp cultivation and could be a catalyst for explosive growth in a nascent industry that some forecas...


USA | 6 December 2018
Trump hails trade deal with China as one of the largest ever made

President Donald Trump has told reporters on Air Force One that a trade deal brokered with China is one of the largest ever made. After meeting at the G-20 summit in Argentina, Trump and Chinese Pr...


USA | 4 December 2018
US farmers' troubles over tariffs show the value in looking ahead

When you drive from Minneapolis to West Okoboji Lake, Iowa – as I did early last summer – you pretty much see just one thing: farmland. And those farms are pretty much just growing one thing too: soyb...


USA | 3 December 2018
US farm bill deal excludes stricter food stamp work requirements

The top four congressional negotiators of the massive, must-pass farm bill announced an "agreement in principle" on Thursday, paving the way for passage by the end of the year. While details of the...


USA | 29 November 2018
Penny for your corn? Stingy trade-war aid irks US farmers

Iowa corn farmer Bob Hemesath jokes that the government check he expects as compensation for his trade-war losses will soon allow him to splurge on upscale coffee in town instead of his usual burnt ga...


USA | 28 November 2018
Congress weighs 'nieces, nephews' and 'first cousins' farm subsides

Congressional negotiators are currently debating a provision inside the long-delayed farm bill that could extend lucrative farm subsidies to the "nieces, nephews, first cousins and their spouses." ...


USA | 27 November 2018
Trump's trade war looms over divided US farm belt

Chuck Wirtz voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, inspired by the then-political outsider, but the veteran Iowa hog farmer now has buyer's remorse as the U.S. Republican president's trade polic...


USA | 20 November 2018
$12bn program to help farmers stung by Trump’s trade war has aided few

America’s farmers have been shut out of foreign markets, hit with retaliatory tariffs and lost lucrative contracts in the face of President Trump’s trade war. But a $12 billion bailout program Mr. Tru...


USA | 15 November 2018
US farmer depression rates highest among any profession

Farmers have to worry about a lot of things that are out of their control, like the weather and the price of crops. Sometimes, it becomes too much. "We will turn ourselves inside out to make a prof...


USA | 14 November 2018
Stung by trade wars, US farmers hope for quick progress on Farm Bill

U.S. soybean farmer Mike Schlosser does not expect President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, the single biggest headwind to his business, to end any time soon. But he is among many in farm countr...


USA | 7 November 2018
This Musk — Elon's brother — looks to revolutionize 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 | 5 November 2018
Trump trade war delivers farm boom in Brazil, gloom in Iowa

The Bella Vita luxury condominium tower rises 20 stories over the boomtown of Luís Eduardo Magalhães in northeastern Brazil. Its private movie theater and helipad are symbols of how far this dusty far...


USA | 3 November 2018
Minnesota man killed by combine while farming on Iowa border

A Minnesota man died in a farming accident on the Iowa border on Tuesday. The accident was reported at 9:23 p.m. in a field near the town of Bee, an incorporated community on the Minnesota side of...


USA | 2 November 2018
Trump's trade war looms over divided US farm belt ahead of vote

Chuck Wirtz voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, inspired by the then-political outsider, but the veteran Iowa hog farmer now has buyer’s remorse as the U.S. Republican president’s trade polic...


USA | 1 November 2018
Stalled farm bill grabs attention during midterms

With campaigning in the final days before Tuesday's elections, a major issue Congress will have to deal with when it returns is the stalled farm bill. The lack of progress on the legislation has fr...


USA | 31 October 2018
Women farmers earn about $58,000 a year—but they still outearn their male counterparts

Kriss Marion wasn't planning to become a farmer when she moved to Blanchardville, Wisconsin. The goal was to get out into green space with her family and be around farms, she tells CNBC Make It. Bu...


USA | 30 October 2018
US agriculture chief says no plan to extend farm aid to offset tariffs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is not planning to extend an up to $12 billion aid package for farmers into 2019, Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Monday, to mitigate farmer losses due to the imposit...


USA | 20 October 2018
DowDuPont slips as farming weakness prompts $4.6 billion charge

DowDuPont Inc. fell after cutting the asset value of its DuPont Co. agriculture business by $4.6 billion, less than nine months before a planned spinoff of the seed-and-pesticide unit. The impairme...


USA | 19 October 2018
This robotic farming system could be the answer to labour shortages

Brandon Alexander grew up on farms, acres and acres of wheat and other broad acre crops in Texas and Oklahoma. So, it’s not entirely surprising that he applied his other expertise—based on a robotics ...


USA | 17 October 2018
Cotton farmers say Hurricane Michael stole their crop of a lifetime

Every October, the fields along Highway 319 in southern Georgia look like clouds -- acres and acres of white, puffy cotton broken up by groves of pine trees. But not this year. The images of dam...


USA | 14 October 2018
Leafy greens are grown by machines at new, automated Silicon Valley farm

Did you hear the one about the Google software engineer who packed it all in to start a farm? No, it’s not the setup for a joke. Nor is it the premise for some quirky Sundance comedy, probably telling...


USA | 13 October 2018
Trump trade war delivers farm boom in Brazil, gloom in Iowa

The Bella Vita luxury condominium tower rises 20 stories over the boomtown of Luís Eduardo Magalhães in northeastern Brazil. Its private movie theater and helipad are symbols of how far this dusty far...



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