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USA | 20 February 2017
Bee decline threatens US crop production

The first-ever study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country's most important farmlands—from California's Central Valley to the Midwest's corn belt and the Mississippi Rive...


USA | 19 February 2017
As California's organic farming pioneers age, a younger generation steps in

The generation that pioneered organic farming is beginning to retire. These farmers want what they've built to last. Some growers are passing on their farms to their kids. But not all of them have a s...


USA | 17 February 2017
What's Big Dairy's beef with plant-based milk?

A war is brewing in the dairy aisle, and it all comes down to one existential question—what is milk? For 40 years, Americans have been drinking less of the traditional stuff—37% less since 1975, ac...


USA | 14 February 2017
FBI move forward with investigation of Oklahoma beef board

Federal authorities are investigating the alleged embezzlement of $2.6 million dollars from an obscure Oklahoma board that promotes the beef industry, reports KOSU. A federal investigation is under...


USA | 14 February 2017
Got almond milk? Dairy farms protest milk label on nondairy drinks

If milk comes from a plant, can you still call it milk? Not according to the dairy industry. Facing growing competition from dairy alternatives like almond, soy and coconut milk, the nation’s dairy...


USA | 13 February 2017
Pennsylvania farmers use ultrasound to assess livestock quality

Michael and Matthew Kasanicky can tell you how good a steak will be before a butcher or chef ever sees it. The identical twins from Gilpin, third generation hog farmers and college students, have w...


USA | 13 February 2017
Dairy owners rally against Trump pledge to deport immigrants

Hans Nederend, the third-generation owner of Nederend Dairy near Marsing, mostly employs Latino immigrants for a simple reason: Idaho-born workers don’t want the jobs. Idaho’s worker pool evaporate...


USA | 12 February 2017
Agriculture traders feel pain as plentiful US harvests persist

The era of excess in agriculture is squeezing traders dry. Years of bumper grain harvests, coupled with low prices and diminished volatility in many markets, are making it tougher for the world’s b...


USA | 10 February 2017
American dairy farmers closer to receiving drought aid

From “cow committee” to the New Hampshire Senate floor, dairy farmers inch ever closer to receiving funds to help make up for last summer’s drought. In a 19-3 floor vote Thursday, state senators mo...


USA | 10 February 2017
Agriculture traders feel the pain as plentiful harvests persist

The era of excess in agriculture is squeezing traders dry. Years of bumper grain harvests, coupled with low prices and diminished volatility in many markets, are making it tougher for the world’s b...


USA | 9 February 2017
The US is making a big shift away from factory farming

The US is quietly making historic progress on farm animal welfare, with ten states and hundreds of brands coming out against the most notorious kinds of factory farming. "You’re seeing almost every...


USA | 9 February 2017
California is getting soaked right now, but farmland is still sinking

California is getting soaked right now, but farmland is still sinking due to lack of water. A NASA report released Wednesday found that land in one of California’s most productive agricultural regions...


USA | 9 February 2017
Oregon bill would restore local control over GMO crops

A bill to restore local control over genetically engineered crops is again before the Oregon Legislature. The issue has been a hot topic since 2013, when a local initiative banning GE crops qualifi...


USA | 9 February 2017
Chicken farmers say processors treat them like servants

Former chicken farmers in five states have filed a federal lawsuit accusing a handful of giant poultry processing companies that dominate the industry of treating farmers who raise the chickens like i...


USA | 9 February 2017
Big Dairy to pay $52 million for artificially inflated milk prices

Big Dairy has agreed to pay a $52 million settlement following the slaughter of more than 500,000 young dairy cows in an attempt to artificially inflate the price of milk. The class-action suit was...


USA | 8 February 2017
Dairy industry prepares for Trump administration

Former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s message to the International Dairy Foods Association’s Dairy Forum was clear — Expect lots of change from the administration of President Donald J. Trump....


USA | 7 February 2017
American cattle industry still in expansion mode, at least for now

Once a year, USDA releases its comprehensive Cattle report, which includes survey-based estimates of the all cattle and calves inventory, the calf crop, beef and dairy cow inventories, and a variety o...


USA | 6 February 2017
Is America's most common pesticide responsible for killing our bees?

The most widely used class of insecticides in the world is facing a slow death. Called neonicotinoids, or neonics, these bug killers have long been used to coat seeds or treat millions of acres of far...


USA | 4 February 2017
Connecticut invests $3 million in indoor agriculture venture

The state is investing a lot of green — $3 million in financing — to get an indoor agriculture venture off the ground in Suffield. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday that Four Seasons Farm LLC,...


USA | 3 February 2017
Keeping farming past alive with future technology

You can ask what Farmers Cooperative does, but the better question might be what they don’t do. With locations in 60 communities in rural areas in southeast Nebraska and northeast Kansas, it’s hard...


USA | 2 February 2017
Farmer-led conservation group builds on first year

In less than a year, Peninsula Pride Farms is making strides toward its vision of clean, safe water along with a successful agricultural community in Kewaunee and southern Door counties. About 100 ...


USA | 2 February 2017
US dairy groups settle price-fixing lawsuit for $52M

While animal groups continue to fight those who cut down livestock populations, the practice is in fact legal. Companies sometimes buy out small farms’ milk cows to process them for meat, eliminati...


USA | 2 February 2017
Atlanta teen racks up awards in livestock shows

Local teen Lauren Burton is no average 14-year-old, and her heifer is no average bovine. Burton who recently won second place with her Black Angus heifer named Constance at the Fort Worth Livestoc...


USA | 1 February 2017
Albany farmer indicted for crop insurance fraud

A northwest Missouri Farmer is charged with eight counts of loan application fraud, US Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Tammy Dickinson, announced Tuesday. According to a news releas...


USA | 1 February 2017
US dairy companies push back against Canada's protectionist policies

The U.S. dairy industry this week continued to push back against Canada’s protectionist policies that are effectively blocking American dairy imports into the country in violation of international agr...


USA | 1 February 2017
Trump must choose between farmers and 'big meat'

In November, farmers voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump. Now they’re waiting to see if it pays off. Among the final actions of the Obama administration were new rules making it easier for chicke...


USA | 31 January 2017
Deadly bird flu strains created by industrial poultry farms

As deadly H5Nx bird flu strains diversify in giant, fast-rotation flocks and and adapt to poultry that tens of thousands of human handlers care for and process every day, the emergence of a deadly hum...


USA | 30 January 2017
Got price fixing? Big dairy to fork over $52m in rebates for killing cows

Over the past two weeks, word has begun to spread that Big Dairy is shelling out lawsuit dollars to American consumers of milk, yogurt, and other creamy products. But while ’free’ money is often sweet...


USA | 27 January 2017
Proliferation of bird flu outbreaks raises risk of human pandemic

The global spread of bird flu and the number of viral strains currently circulating and causing infections have reached unprecedented levels, raising the risk of a potential human outbreak, according ...


USA | 27 January 2017
Oregon agriculture officials take aim at Japanese beetle

The Oregon Department of Agriculture says it’s recorded the largest Japanese beetle infestation in the state’s history. But officials hope to stop the pest from spreading with an aggressive eradicatio...