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USA | 22 June 2017
East Texas rancher ropes 10-foot alligator threatening his cattle

Over the years, Hal Conover said he's seen hundreds of alligators on his ranch outside Hawkins. "They've all been small," he said. "They haven't bothered any cattle. I've never had any trouble wit...


USA | 22 June 2017
CFTC fines U.S. cattle futures traders $5 million

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) levied fines totaling $5 million against McVean Trading & Investments (MTI), along with three associates, for market manipulation, the CFTC said in...


USA | 21 June 2017
Trump returns to Iowa for agriculture event, campaign-style rally

President Trump returns to Iowa on Wednesday during the administration's tech week to draw attention to technological innovations in agriculture before holding an evening campaign-style rally. The ...


USA | 21 June 2017
NAFTA agriculture ministers see 'few' differences over trade

The United States, Canada and Mexico have "relatively few" differences on agricultural trade, the three countries' agriculture ministers said after meeting on Tuesday to discuss the renegotiation of t...


USA | 20 June 2017
Robotic dairy system in US saves time and money, boosts production

The cows at Nelson Knolls Dairy Farm, northwest of Galesburg, are so happy with their new robotic milking machines that they have doubled their milk output in the first year. Now they determine the pe...


USA | 20 June 2017
Groundbreaking held today for a $300m poultry processing facility

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and local leaders celebrated another clear marker of economic momentum for the State of Nebraska and the Fremont region with Lincoln Premium Poultry’s groundbreaking for ...


USA | 20 June 2017
Trump's Cuba policy a lost opportunity for agriculture?

President Donald Trump’s Friday announcement on reinstating limits on travel to and business with Cuba may result in lost economic opportunities for corporations, small businesses, and farmers. Th...


USA | 20 June 2017
NY dairy sector gets boost as exports to China open up

Dairy exporters in New York and nationally are poised for a big boost thanks to changes in Chinese regulations. The United States and China agreed last week to a deal that would open up exports to ...


USA | 19 June 2017
US agricultural exports to Mexico stumble on NAFTA uncertainty

Friction between the US and Mexico over trade is starting to cut into sales for US farmers and agricultural companies, adding uncertainty for an industry struggling with low commodity prices and exces...


USA | 19 June 2017
Miller praises dairy deal with China

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller last week congratulated the efforts of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, the Food and Drug Administration, the United States Department of Agriculture and China’...


USA | 16 June 2017
Thousands of farmers sue Syngenta for negligence

The first of what could be dozens of trials involving an accusation of negligence on the part of agrochemical giant Syngenta is now in court. So what's the lawsuit about? The case currently in cour...


USA | 16 June 2017
The biggest threat to American farmers is already here

American farmers are facing new challenges every day. The rise of large, mass-produced mega-farms and growing dependence on international trade has forced many producers to cut costs and take out huge...


USA | 16 June 2017
American beef industry gets ready to send a bull back into China's shops

After coming to an agreement with U.S. trade officials to bring American beef to China after a 14-year hiatus, the most populous country in the world is set to once again import U.S.-raised beef. To t...


USA | 15 June 2017
Omaha packing company first to send beef to China

A shipping container stuffed with individually wrapped steaks — ribeyes, tenderloins and New York strips — left Nebraska on Wednesday on a one-way flight to China. It's a test shipment, about 40 bo...


USA | 15 June 2017
Dairy stops taking milk from 11 farms due to surplus

A major Pennsylvania dairy has stopped taking milk from 11 farms because of a surplus of milk. Galliker's Dairy tells WJAC-TV that the Johnstown-area business has had a surplus for years. Chief ...


USA | 14 June 2017
US, China finalize details to open beef trade

The United States and China are finalizing details to send U.S. beef to China. On June 12, the Donald Trump administration took important steps toward commercial shipment of U.S. beef and beef product...


USA | 14 June 2017
U.S. dairy lobby submits its demands for NAFTA

The U.S. dairy industry has submitted its demands for the upcoming renegotiation of NAFTA, pushing for freer trade in dairy overall and more specifically for a reversal of new Canadian rules on milk-d...


USA | 14 June 2017
Trump sees 'big progress' on Wisconsin dairy farmers dispute with Canada

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was making progress on behalf of Wisconsin dairy farmers in a dispute with Canada over its trade practices. "We are making big progress on opening things u...


USA | 13 June 2017
Long after ’80s farm crisis, U.S. farm workers still take own lives at high rate

The number of suicides among farmers and farmworkers in the United States has remained stubbornly high since the end of the 1980s farm crisis, much higher than workers in many other industries, accord...


USA | 13 June 2017
Backyard poultry present salmonella risk

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this spring reports that there are eight ongoing outbreaks of salmonella in 47 states linked to backyard poultry in the United States. As of May...


USA | 13 June 2017
U.S. finalizes talks to resume beef exports to China after ban

Final details are in place to allow U.S. exporters to resume beef shipments to China, U.S. officials said on Monday, allowing companies to prepare for their first shipments in 14 years. After concl...


USA | 9 June 2017
Global agricultural imports bill set to rise more than a tenth

The cost of global imports of agricultural products is set to rise more than a tenth this year, driven by increasing freight rates and trade volumes. The global imports bill is expected to total $1...


USA | 9 June 2017
Opponents in US say solar farm isn’t good for land

Opponents of a proposed solar farm off Rossanley Drive say they welcome solar power, but it shouldn’t be on fertile farmland. They say construction of the solar farm would have lasting effects on the ...


USA | 9 June 2017
Kentucky supplier recalls more than 22,000 pounds of beef

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a Kentucky-based food distributor has issued a recall on more than 22,000 pounds of ground beef and other beef products due to possible E. coli bacteria contami...


USA | 8 June 2017
US pays farmers billions to save the soil. But it's blowing away

Neil Shook was relaxing at home in Woodworth, N.D., on a Saturday afternoon just over a week ago. "My wife was outside and she yelled at me to come outside and take a look at this," he recalls. ...


USA | 8 June 2017
Beef expert says controversial label for BPI product is false

Lean Finely Textured Beef is a lot of things, a meat expert testified Wednesday. It's definitely meat and definitely beef. What it is not, Mindy Brashears said, is "pink slime." "Slime is not...


USA | 7 June 2017
Farmers decry Trump plans to cut agriculture subsidies

Farm groups and some members of Congress from farm states are decrying proposed cuts to crop insurance and other safety net programs for farmers included in President Donald Trump’s budget. The pro...


USA | 7 June 2017
Over 22,000 pounds of US beef recalled over E. Coli concerns

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a Kentucky-based food distributor has issued a recall on 22,832 pounds of ground beef and other beef products due to possible E. coli bacteria contamination. ...


USA | 6 June 2017
Defamation trial against ABC News over 'pink slime' beef begins

A jury has been selected in a more than $1-billion defamation lawsuit trial over ABC news reports on a South Dakota meat producer's lean, finely textured beef product, which critics have dubbed "pink ...


USA | 6 June 2017
Agriculture groups push Congress to keep interest deduction

More than 30 agriculture groups are expressing concerns about House Republicans' proposal to eliminate the deduction for interest expenses as part of corporate tax reform. "As Congress works to ena...