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USA | 26 March 2017
US drone technology among next-generation impacts on farming

It sounds like a giant bumblebee, the 2-foot-square drone whirring to life. Its four props lift it off the ground outside Bruce Bowsher's house and once it's about 4 feet in the air, they lift up to g...


USA | 24 March 2017
America's farmers say there's a conspiracy to steal their milk money

As far as staples go, dairy is pretty central to the American diet. After all, knowing the cost of a gallon of milk remains a campaign-trail test for whether a politician is out of touch. Dairy farmer...


USA | 24 March 2017
Trump's Agriculture secretary nominee pressed on proposed rural cuts

President Donald Trump's choice to become U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary was pressed Thursday at his Senate confirmation hearing about his support of the administration's planned 21 percent ...


USA | 23 March 2017
Pennsylvania poultry producers warned after new outbreaks of avian flu

Poultry operators throughout Pennsylvania are being urged to ramp up vigilance after the dreaded avian influenza has been found in Tennessee, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. The outbreaks follows ...


USA | 21 March 2017
Illinois makes the push for more women in agriculture

Illinois is bringing up a new generation of women ready to break into the agriculture industry. Over 500 young women recently attended the Women Changing the Face of Agriculture event organized by ...


USA | 21 March 2017
Waco meat company recalls 74,000 pounds of beef

Waco-based H&B Packing is recalling more than 35 tons of boneless beef products that may have E. coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection announced. The b...


USA | 20 March 2017
Legislation aims to keep Mass. family farms alive and well

The challenges Massachusetts farmers face daily are numerous - drought and temperature extremes among the most recent. With the filing of HD 3032, state Rep. Kate Hogan, D-Stow, is among legislator...


USA | 20 March 2017
McDonald's expands fresh beef test in Texas

McDonald's expanded its test of fresh beef to more than 300 restaurants this week, suggesting the world's largest burger chain could be getting closer to introducing never-frozen beef patties nationwi...


USA | 20 March 2017
Rural America and farm sector to take a hit with Trump's budget plan

Rural America and the farming region where President Donald Trump found some of his strongest support would take a big hit under the White House's fiscal 2018 budget blueprint. Lawmakers on both si...


USA | 20 March 2017
House to vote on $2 million in dairy farm relief

New Hampshire’s dairy farmers will likely soon be one step closer to getting financial relief. The House is taking up legislation Thursday to provide $2 million in relief payments to dairy farmers ...


USA | 18 March 2017
Trump's proposal to slash agriculture budget alarms key Texas Republicans

Key Texas Republicans with oversight of agricultural issues were already quietly perturbed by President Donald Trump's fierce opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement and the time it took...


USA | 17 March 2017
Agriculture leaders slam Trump's USDA budget cut proposal

Agriculture leaders including lawmakers from President Donald Trump's Republican Party on Thursday criticized his planned 21 percent cut to discretionary spending at the U.S. Department of Agriculture...


USA | 16 March 2017
Governor: Nebraska needs growth of animal agriculture at home, ag exports around the world

State officials and ag producers have worked hard the past decade to build a Nebraska brand. “We’re working to tell Nebraska’s story,” State Department of Agriculture Director Greg Ibach of Sumner ...


USA | 16 March 2017
Will federal agriculture research be spared from Trump assault on climate funding?

In the heart of America's cattle country, researchers are working to breed grasses that will survive drought. In West Virginia, scientists are studying the impacts of climate change on bees that polli...


USA | 15 March 2017
Tornado damage impacts South Georgia agriculture

South Georgia farmers will soon begin planting crops in counties devastated by January's tornadoes. Worth County extension agents said equipment damage is one of the big issues right now. The...


USA | 15 March 2017
Alabama agriculture officials probe 3 possible cases of bird flu

At a news conference Tuesday, Agriculture and Industries Commission John McMillan said the findings of bird flu in poultry are in Jackson, Lauderdale and Madison counties. McMillan told multiple me...


USA | 14 March 2017
Arkansas Agriculture Department launches new ArkansasGrown.org

Arkansas Grown, Arkansas Made and Homegrown by Heroes — agriculture marketing programs of the Arkansas Agriculture Department — have launched a new website. The new site aims to improve accessibili...


USA | 14 March 2017
U.S. Agriculture secretary nominee submits ethics disclosures

U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Agriculture Department said in Senate ethics disclosure forms that he would place his assets, which include part ownership of a grain merchandising co...


USA | 10 March 2017
Texas agriculture officials work to help livestock

Texas agriculture officials are scrambling to secure feed and other supplies for approximately 10,000 cattle and horses that fled this week from wildfires in the Texas Panhandle. The Texas A&M Agri...


USA | 10 March 2017
Minn. poultry industry on 'higher alert' for bird flu outbreak

Minnesota's poultry industry is on high alert. This week marks the second anniversary of the beginning of a bird flu outbreak that ended with more than 9 million turkey and chicken deaths. Added to...


USA | 9 March 2017
The weird mystery of the Trump administration's agriculture secretary vacancy

Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as agriculture secretary, has not yet been confirmed, and nobody knows why. It’s not that Democrats are obstructing his confirmation — since ...


USA | 9 March 2017
Thousands of cattle lost in Kansas wildfires

Rancher David Bouziden lost his home, his ranch and nearly all his cattle in wildfires that swept through Kansas this week. "I'd say personally we probably lost close to 150 head, maybe," he said. ...


USA | 8 March 2017
Oklahomans race to save livestock during wildfire outbreak

With countless wildfires happening around the state, many people are worried about their livestock. One of those people is Payne County resident Janice Hopkins. She had to evacuate her cows duri...


USA | 8 March 2017
Poultry farmers take precautions after bird flu outbreak

State and federal agriculture officials are warning Delmarva poultry growers to take extra precautions after a bird flu outbreak in Tennessee. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and its state count...


USA | 7 March 2017
Asian nations restrict U.S. poultry imports over bird flu

South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong have limited imports of U.S. poultry after the United States detected its first case this year of avian flu on a commercial chicken farm, South Korea's governm...


USA | 6 March 2017
Bird flu outbreak at Tennessee poultry farm confirmed after chicken deaths

A commercial chicken breeding facility in south-central Tennessee has been hit by a strain of bird flu, agriculture officials said on Sunday. The state agriculture department said in a news release...


USA | 6 March 2017
The rise of biodynamic farming: a return to 'the way farmers farmed for millennia'

When John Chester, a filmmaker from California, quit his job to become a farmer, he didn’t do it out of a desire to “feed the world”. Instead, he says: “I’m trying to feed my neighbors – and if everyo...


USA | 6 March 2017
U.S. agriculture still using antibiotics that cause bacterial resistance

A new report identifies antibiotic use in conventional plant and animal agriculture as contributing to bacterial resistance to critical life-saving human medicines and the importance of organic agricu...


USA | 3 March 2017
6 weeks later, senators question delay on agriculture pick

President Donald Trump picked former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be his agriculture secretary six weeks ago, but the administration still hasn't formally provided the Senate with the paperwork for th...


USA | 3 March 2017
Bovine tuberculosis found in South Dakota beef herd

Officials confirm bovine tuberculosis has been found in a South Dakota beef herd. State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven says meat inspectors initially identified the suspect animals in February durin...