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USA | 26 May 2017
California farmer fights $2.8 million federal fine for plowing own field

The US Army Corps of Engineers and state authorities are seeking almost $3 million in fines from a California farmer because residue from plowing polluted creeks on his property, under environmental r...


USA | 25 May 2017
US giant Glencore looking to expand agriculture business

Miner and trader Glencore is looking to expand its agriculture business via its partnership with two Canadian funds, the company's CEO said on Wednesday, but has no plans to move into any commodities ...


USA | 25 May 2017
Feds fine farmer $2.8 million for 'deep ripping' of farmland

John Duarte, a farmer in Tehama County, California, is facing a $2.8 million fine and a federal trial for plowing his field without a permit. One of Duerte’s lawyers, Anthony Francois, told USA Tod...


USA | 25 May 2017
Promoting agriculture and rural prosperity? Really?

While the president was solving the problems of the Mideast and mending fences with the pope, the legislative poop hit the proverbial fan when the Office of Management and Budget made public the admin...


USA | 24 May 2017
Trump budget seeks cuts in agriculture, new round of base closings

Amid proposed increases in defense spending and deep cuts to the nation’s social safety net, the Trump administration’s 2018 budget also calls for another round of military base closings, opening up a...


USA | 24 May 2017
Details emerge on requirements for U.S. beef exports to China

New details have emerged on what U.S. beef producers may have to do to export their product to China, but the industry still awaits specifics that will determine the size of the opportunity ahead, the...


USA | 24 May 2017
Big dairy continues war against farmers & raw milk

Dairy is undoubtedly controversial. Regardless of whether it’s raw or pasteurized, many health experts would argue that it’s for babies, not adults. Nature didn’t intend for milk to nourish adults....


USA | 24 May 2017
US farm groups oppose Trump's cuts to agriculture spending

U.S. farm groups on Tuesday pushed back against President Donald Trump’s proposal to slash agriculture spending, viewing it as a fresh threat to a struggling farm economy. The White House on Monday...


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...