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USA | 23 May 2017
Prospect of NAFTA rewrite gives US farmers a case of jitters

A sizable majority of rural Americans backed Donald Trump’s presidential bid, drawn to his calls to slash environmental rules, strengthen law enforcement and replace the federal health care law. Bu...


USA | 23 May 2017
Quality, branding add nearly $50 million per year to beef economy

When cattle gain or lose $150 in per-head value in a week, it's easy to lose sight of what lifts that value trend over the years. A University of Missouri study of 2003-'16 boxed-beef cutout values is...


USA | 22 May 2017
Record volume for US pork exports in March; beef exports remain strong

U.S. pork and beef exports capped a strong first quarter with excellent March results that included a new record volume for pork, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat...


USA | 22 May 2017
Got Milk? Too much of it, say U.S. dairy farmers

U.S. dairy farmers' big bet on global demand for milk is souring. The industry was in trouble long before a trade squabble with Canada last month that reduced demand for ultrafiltered milk, a chees...


USA | 21 May 2017
NAFTA renegotiation puts agriculture groups on edge

As the Trump administration takes the initial steps toward renegotiating one of the country’s most influential and controversial trade deals, groups that represent farmers and ranchers are already wav...


USA | 19 May 2017
Clarkson University gets $500K for agriculture research

Clarkson University is getting $500,000 in federal funding for agriculture research. U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand made the announcement Wednesday. Clarkson University will ...


USA | 18 May 2017
Pests and pathogens could cost agriculture billions

The spread of pests and pathogens that damage plant life could cost global agriculture $540 billion a year, according to a report published on Thursday. The report, released by the Royal Botanic Ga...


USA | 17 May 2017
Census of Agriculture countdown begins for American ranchers, farmers

America’s farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to strongly represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture, a recent U.S. Depart...


USA | 17 May 2017
Trump: Immigration crackdown won’t impact U.S. agriculture

President Donald Trump said he would seek to keep his tough immigration enforcement policies from harming the U.S. farm industry and its largely immigrant workforce, according to farmers and officials...


USA | 17 May 2017
US family farmers facing worst financial stretch since the 1980s

Many family farmers in the United States are facing the worst combination of events since the "farm crisis" of the mid-1980s. After a relatively lengthy period of prosperity in the early part of th...


USA | 16 May 2017
Trump reassures farmers immigration crackdown not aimed at their workers

President Donald Trump said he would seek to keep his tough immigration enforcement policies from harming the U.S. farm industry and its largely immigrant workforce, according to farmers and officials...


USA | 13 May 2017
As farmers worry, US Agriculture Chief to promote trade

As farmers fret over President Donald Trump's criticism of international trade agreements, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is trying to reassure them by creating a top post to oversee trade and for...


USA | 12 May 2017
Thousands of farmers could lack health insurance

With only one type of insurance remaining on the exchange, it could make healthcare less affordable. One farmer in central city says he pays two-thousand dollars a month for health insurance. He...


USA | 10 May 2017
US delays animal welfare standards for organic meats

The Trump administration is delaying for six months a rule that would require organic meat and egg producers to abide by stricter animal welfare standards. Former President Barack Obama's Agricultu...


USA | 9 May 2017
Trump's agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue, declares that 'ethanol is here to stay'

For a few moments, President Trump seemed like he might back away from the country's costly ethanol mandate. First, Trump tapped an ethanol opponent to head up the Environmental Protection Agency. The...


USA | 9 May 2017
Arkansas suffers nearly $21 million in damages after historic flooding

The flooding that's destroyed homes and devastated communities in parts of the Midwest has cost the state of Arkansas $21 million, as Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's working to expedite federal assistan...


USA | 8 May 2017
Trump's mixed messages cloud farming's future

Many U.S. farmers and ranchers have been dumbfounded by the actions of the Trump administration which some view as barriers to maintain, much less expand, agricultural trade and exports; thereby threa...


USA | 8 May 2017
Milk glut thins herd of Connecticut's family dairy farmers

At 64, Terry Tanner still loves his job milking 76 Holsteins in a barn where he began in Warren in 1974. But is it worth it? He’s taken just three vacations in that time and hasn’t had a paychec...


USA | 6 May 2017
Perdue brings a fresh vibe for agriculture, US farmers say

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue did not just bring the warm sunshine to saturated Iowa, but a fresh new vibe for agriculture. Two weeks on the job and he is not afraid to throw away the 17-page ...


USA | 5 May 2017
Damage to US crops won't end the global wheat glut

A U.S. snowstorm that sent wheat prices surging this week on concerns about crop damage will do little to stop global inventories piling up. World stockpiles of the grain will reach the highest lev...


USA | 5 May 2017
U.S. farm groups pile on Canada as Trump eyes trade fairness

U.S. President Donald Trump's criticism of the protected Canadian dairy system has emboldened American farm groups to tackle other longstanding agriculture irritants, as the countries move toward rewr...


USA | 4 May 2017
Huge crops, record storage signaling more woes for grain merchants

In the face of a global grain glut that is crushing profits and raising questions about their long-term prospects, the world's big grain merchants maintain they need only a drought or other supply sho...


USA | 4 May 2017
Lightning killed 32 dairy cattle in Texas County

The record rainfall in the Ozarks brought a lot of lightning and thunder to the region impacting people's livelihoods in more ways than one. That lightning took a toll on a farmer in Texas County. ...


USA | 3 May 2017
Farmer devastated to discover lightning strike killed 32 of his dairy cows

In Missouri, it's not uncommon to hear an occasional roar of thunder and flash of lightning, especially this time of year. The area has recently been hit with some severe storms and flooding. So wh...


USA | 3 May 2017
Beef prices soar after blizzard clobbers Midwest

Cattle futures extended a surge to a record and wholesale beef jumped to a 13-month high after a weekend blizzard hammered the Midwest, and a Kansas livestock group estimated the snowstorm may have ki...


USA | 3 May 2017
Trump's skewed view of agriculture threatens farmworker welfare

On April 25, President Trump issued an “Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America.” He truly went out of his way to avoid mentioning farmworkers. The order discu...


USA | 2 May 2017
US beef giant Cargill to sell remaining feed lots

The US beef and grain giant Cargill is to sell of its remaining feed lots and focus on becoming a protein provider. The feed lots in Kansas and Colorado have a capacity of approximately 155,000 cat...


USA | 1 May 2017
Trump’s agriculture dept to change Obama’s school lunch programme

Recently confirmed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will unveil a new rule for the National School Lunch Program next week, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday. Perdue and Kansa...


USA | 28 April 2017
Chicken farmer to Trump: We voted for you, now we need your help

I am a chicken farmer in West Virginia. I’ve been a farmer all my life and have raised chickens for almost 15 years under contract. I am writing this open letter to you because farmers and ranchers ne...


USA | 27 April 2017
Leaving NAFTA is terrible idea, farmers tell Trump

The White House plans to withdraw the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to reports April 26. U.S. corn and soybean growers said such a move would be disastrous to U.S. agric...