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USA | 19 June 2018
How a US farmer is dealing with tariffs and trade

Dave Harden, manager at Hardin Farms, discusses the business impact of tariffs and trade and how he navigates the market for commodities prices. Bloomberg's Sterling Smith joins the conversation on "B...


USA | 19 June 2018
California farm workers fight their Union — and the State — in court

As they try to decertify the UFW as their union, Gerawan Farming employees have had to contend with another foe: unelected state bureaucrats. In 2012, Dan Gerawan received a message from the United...


USA | 19 June 2018
Why the US desperately needs more millennial farmers

In the United States, the average farmer is older than 50. This is a problem: As these farmers retire, younger farmers are less likely to take their place, compared to those in previous generations...


USA | 18 June 2018
China hits U.S. agriculture with retaliation

China placed a 25 percent retaliatory tariff on multiple U.S. goods, including sorghum. The retaliatory tariff also applies to U.S. soybeans, cotton, wheat, vegetables, beef, pork and others and will ...


USA | 18 June 2018
The 'Internet of Farming' is disrupting traditional agriculture

Investment in artificial intelligence is growing in Canada. In 2017, venture capital investment in AI nearly doubled - to $12 billion. And looking at the agriculture sector, AI is helping farmers to i...


USA | 16 June 2018
Farm sectors’ hopes ride on two agriculture ministers in a lobster boat

While Justin Trudeau vowed last week not to be pushed around and U.S. President Donald Trump called the Canadian prime minister “weak,” two key officials in their governments with a seemingly harmonio...


USA | 15 June 2018
US farmers 'nervous' as China threat of 2% tariffs on soybeans could cause pain

Beijing's threat to impose a 25 percent tariff on American soybeans is causing uneasiness in the farm belt ahead of the White House's expected decision Friday to announce new duties on hundreds of Chi...


USA | 14 June 2018
Senate agriculture panel passes farm bill with hemp legalization

The Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday passed the massive farm bill by a 20-1 vote and overcame an attempt to tighten subsidy payments to farmers. The draft farm bill, officially known as th...


USA | 13 June 2018
Bank seizes California congressman's dairy farm

Rep. David Valadao, R-California, confirmed Tuesday his family was no longer operating their dairy farm after the Los Angeles Times reported a bank seized the property following his failure to resolve...


USA | 11 June 2018
'Bipartisan' Senate farm bill seen having better shot of passing than failed House plan

The Senate Agriculture Committee will take up the 2018 farm bill this week, amid early expectations that "bipartisan" support for the legislation may carry it across the finish line — unlike an effort...


USA | 8 June 2018
GOP secretary of agriculture hopefuls turn attention to delegates

The fact that the Republican nomination for secretary of agriculture wasn’t determined in Tuesday’s election didn’t surprise the five candidates. “To us, it didn’t seem to be just a possibility of ...


USA | 8 June 2018
U.S. pork exports the lead farm risk in trade disputes: official

Mexico imposed tariffs on American products including pork and bourbon on Tuesday, striking back against import duties on steel and aluminum imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump. Republican-led f...


USA | 6 June 2018
From farm to plate, blockchain dishes up simple food tracking

Blockchain may have started life as the technology underlying cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin but it is quietly starting to revolutionise a far more prosaic sector: the world of food and drink. Th...


USA | 5 June 2018
Iowa farmers are uneasy with trade wars as export tariff threats mount

Facing the potential of a loss in profits and closed foreign markets amid a U.S.-ignited trade war, farmers here are expressing anxiety about President Donald Trump’s negotiations with a growing numbe...


USA | 5 June 2018
Commodities set for biggest drop since March as farm goods slump

Commodities headed for the biggest loss since March, with agricultural products pacing the declines amid concern that the U.S.-China trade spat could cut demand for farm goods. The Bloomberg Commod...


USA | 5 June 2018
Human trafficking uncovered on Ohio egg farm

A new episode of PBS series Frontline has exposed human trafficking and forced labor at an Ohio egg farm. The victims, predominantly Guatemalan minors, were told by a trafficker that a better life ...


USA | 5 June 2018
House farm bill seeks to restrict food stamp benefits while allowing subsidies for billionaires

Provisions inside the delayed House farm bill would roll back restrictions on the wealthy obtaining federal farm subsidies, as well as allow extended family members to receive lucrative payments. T...


USA | 3 June 2018
American farmers worry they'll pay the price of Trump's trade war

America’s farmers are about to start harvesting the wheat crop. Close to 60m tonnes are gathered annually and almost half is usually exported. Where this crop will be sold, though, remains an open que...


USA | 2 June 2018
Syngenta CEO says agriculture the solution to US-China tensions

Erik Fyrwald, chief executive officer at Syngenta, discusses the impact of global trade conflicts on the agriculture industry, and the company's efforts to mitigate the threat of climate change. He sp...


USA | 1 June 2018
Lots at stake for U.S. agriculture amid Mexican, Canadian trade threats

With risks to U.S. soybean trade with China already in the air, trade threats from Mexico and Canada may be the last thing the U.S. agriculture industry wants to see. But that is precisely what happen...


USA | 31 May 2018
Dairy farming business is bleak, but local farms staying afloat

Milk prices are down nationwide for the fourth year, and in South Carolina, dairy farmers are struggling to survive. There used to be a dairy farm every few miles in Bowman, according to Kent Whe...


USA | 31 May 2018
US farming cannot afford to continue to fall behind

With the possibility of new trade tariffs striking a sensitive chord in rural America, farmers are increasingly concerned about global competitiveness and the threat of a possible trade war affecting ...


USA | 28 May 2018
Agriculture firms set to gain most from the US-China trade truce

The truce in the US-China trade war is set to benefit the agriculture and energy sectors because of China’s commitment to significantly increase related imports from the US, say analysts. Shipping com...


USA | 26 May 2018
Blockchain is coming for agriculture, and you might not even notice

Over the past year, blockchain has become a buzzword in media coverage, industry publications, and press releases for new start-ups. Of course, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have received much of...


USA | 25 May 2018
U.S. farmer feels relieved after China-U.S. trade consensus

A U.S. farmer in the state of Iowa felt relieved after the positive turn in China-U.S. trade talks. In an article titled "My farm crops gained 45,000 dollars in value since Trump delayed China trad...


USA | 25 May 2018
Farming underwater: 3D solutions for land and sea

Food production is facing challenges that require new, more creative and sustainable solutions. Companies involved in various segments of the industry, including agriculture and fishing, are looking a...


USA | 24 May 2018
U.S.-China trade row sows confusion in farmer planting plans

Tom Giessel is cutting back on plantings this year on his farm in central Kansas as he reckons with a drought, a glut in global grains supply and trade tensions between the United States and China. ...


USA | 24 May 2018
Trump says China will buy ‘massive amounts’ of US farm products

US President Donald Trump has said that China will buy “massive amounts” of American agricultural products as the two economic giants put an impending trade war “on hold”. "China has agreed to buy ...


USA | 24 May 2018
Is help finally at hand for suicide crisis on America's farms?

In early May, Kansas farmer John Blaske is waiting for the rain to stop so he can begin planting. From the front door of his farmhouse, a green yard decorated with bird feeders slopes down to a series...


USA | 23 May 2018
Farm bill to get second vote in US House in June

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote for a second time on a massive farm bill after the measure was defeated last week, the No. 3 Republican in the chamber said, according to Roll Call newspape...