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USA | 21 October 2017
USAID chief outlines vision for agriculture, food security

For U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green, investments in agriculture are something of a no brainer — in part because he has seen what it’s like for the U.S. to operate in...


USA | 19 October 2017
Farmer sues over cow trauma, fireworks case backfires

A Freeport farmer sought more than $60,000 in damages after she says fireworks set off nearby traumatized her cows and all but destroyed her farm operation — but now she’s the one on the hook for her ...


USA | 19 October 2017
Pot farmer's dreams go up in smoke during California wildfires

Andrew Lopas' plans to bring his marijuana business out of the black market with a legal, profitable and organic pot farm went up in smoke in the wildfires that have scorched Santa Rosa, California. ...


USA | 19 October 2017
Trump administration withdraws rule aimed at protecting animal farmers, draws 'violent opposition'

The rule would have made it easier for farmers to sue companies they contract with over unfair, discriminatory or deceptive practices. Called the Farmer Fair Practice Rule, it was rolled out by the U....


USA | 18 October 2017
Former USDA chiefs predict rising consumer influence on agriculture

Consumers, not lawmakers and regulators, may drive the debate over water quality and good farm production, according to a former U.S. agriculture secretary visiting Iowa this week. “More and more, ...


USA | 18 October 2017
USDA invests in research on next generation of agricultural technology

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 17 grants for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and systems to ...


USA | 17 October 2017
Smith advocates for Nebraska farm trade opportunities

With the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement in question, Rep. Adrian Smith recently had an opportunity to meet with Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada. As a member of the House...


USA | 17 October 2017
Business, agriculture associations warn against leaving NAFTA

Agricultural concerns have become a key aspect of the debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement, which the president has threatened to leave. A broad array of business groups made the case f...


USA | 16 October 2017
Agriculture Secretary Perdue Talks TPP, Nafta and Climate Change

Farmers are facing uncertainty over a number of large issues. Trade deals may have a big impact on how they sell their goods overseas. Immigration laws may restrict their access to workers. To sort...


USA | 14 October 2017
U.S. experts doubt EPA curbs on Monsanto, BASF herbicides will halt crop damage

U.S. weed specialists doubted on Friday that new federal restrictions on the use of a controversial weed killer, sold by Monsanto Co and BASF, will prevent recurrences next year of crop damage linked ...


USA | 13 October 2017
Florida agriculture loss is 'still unfolding'

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam on Thursday said he worried that the feds’ citrus forecast wouldn’t accurately reflect the devastation to the state’s citrus crop after Hurricane Irma. “I am co...


USA | 12 October 2017
Debate over Costco processing plant moves to counties as farmers seek permits to build chicken barns

The fight over Costco’s chicken processing operation — already approved by the City of Fremont and the State of Nebraska — is now moving to the county level. In the next 18 months or so, between 10...


USA | 12 October 2017
Farmer uses his soybean field to send a message on NFL protests

Oh soy, can you see? Retired Farmer Gene Hanson is firing back at NFL football players by making his own statement on the field — a soybean field, that is. The Edgeley, N.D. resident carved “We sta...


USA | 12 October 2017
Private exporters sell 150000 mt of US corn to Mexico: USDA

Private exporters Tuesday reported selling 150,000 mt of US corn in one day for delivery to Mexico during the 2017-18 marketing year (September-August), the US Department of Agriculture said Wednesday...


USA | 12 October 2017
Bleak outlook for Florida agriculture after Irma

Hurricane Irma didn’t just rain on Florida’s agriculture industry – it poured. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) painted a bleak picture for Florida crops in a Tuesday pre...


USA | 11 October 2017
US farmer plows 'We stand for the national anthem' into field

A farmer in North Dakota used his tractor to plow his feelings on the national anthem debate into his bean field. The drawing in the field reads: "We stand for the national anthem." Greg Hanson ...


USA | 11 October 2017
Wash. agriculture firm fined $105,000 for alleged worker hiring violations

State officials have fined an agriculture company in Othello $105,000 for allegedly violating required conditions in hiring farm workers. The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries said ...


USA | 11 October 2017
U.S. Department of Agriculture processing conservation reserve program applications

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will process many pending eligible offers for land enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program, and it will temporarily suspend accepting most new offers until la...


USA | 10 October 2017
'US agriculture cannot be a trade talk weapon'

Do not use agriculture as a pawn in trade negotiation game, stresses Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue prior to the fourth round of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. United States,...


USA | 9 October 2017
Why China is building its own version of an Iowa farm

The Iowa farmer stepped up to the lectern in a setting both familiar and foreign. He stood within view of yellowed and crinkly corn stalks nearly ready for harvest and a row of shiny green John Dee...


USA | 9 October 2017
Agriculture in the Midwest, as seen through a bus window

I had the opportunity to take a bus trip to Yellowstone Park in the northwestern corner of Wyoming last month. We traveled through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wy...


USA | 8 October 2017
Tomatoes and Berries: discord between Mexico and the USA

Mexico increased it's exports of berries to the US by an average of 59 percent and its exports of saladette and ball tomato over nine years by 9 percent, as leading Florida producers to press their go...


USA | 7 October 2017
California agriculture leads nation in specialty crop funding

California received $19.2 million out of approximately $60.6 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block grants awarded nationwide. The SCBGP provides grants to state departments...


USA | 6 October 2017
Iowa and Nebraska agriculture officials have hearing for USDA jobs

Two Midwestern agriculture officials are moving closer to official roles inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Thursday, Bill Northey and Greg Ibach testified to the Senate Committee on Agricu...


USA | 6 October 2017
Irma's agriculture toll tops $2.5 billion

Hurricane Irma caused more than $2.5 billion in damage to Florida's agriculture industry, with citrus growers and nurseries suffering big losses, according to a preliminary report released Wednesday b...


USA | 5 October 2017
Agricultural R&D, collaboration critical to American farmers' futures

It’s no secret that U.S. agriculture is struggling right now. Recent U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that farm income will drop to around $62.3 billion this year, about half of what farmer...


USA | 5 October 2017
Irma caused an estimated $2.5 billion in Florida agriculture losses

Hurricane Irma slammed every aspect of Florida agriculture from citrus groves to cattle ranches to sugar cane fields and more causing more than $2.5 billion in damages, Florida Commissioner of Agricul...


USA | 5 October 2017
Censky confirmed as new USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

Longtime CEO of the American Soybean Association, Steve Censky, was confirmed by the Senate Oct. 3 as the new Deputy Secretary of Agriculture at USDA. Censky, who led the ASA as CEO since 1996, was no...


USA | 4 October 2017
Nebraska farmer named America's Pig Farmer of the Year

The National Pork Board announced today that Leslie McCuiston, a pig farmer from Columbus, Neb., has been named the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year, by achieving the highest combined score from ...


USA | 4 October 2017
Hurricane Irma devastates Florida farming

HURRICANE IRMA has caused widespread devastation throughout Florida’s farming industry, leading to what their farm bureau are calling “an agricultural disaster that will cost farmers and ranchers bill...