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USA | 22 September 2017
Nebraska co-hosts agricultural workshop in Argentina

Sustainably intensifying agriculture to feed a growing world is a goal that nations worldwide share. The many agricultural parallels between Argentina and Nebraska make it a logical move to collabo...


USA | 21 September 2017
While stock values rise, American farmers struggle

Leading measures of U.S. stocks have been setting records. Employment reports are making Americans feel good about the economy. Yet many farmers in the United States are struggling. Fertilizer a...


USA | 20 September 2017
Colorado Dept. of Agriculture investigating local service dog business

About a year ago, Brandis Perry received a service dog as a gift from The Resource Exchange (TRE) to help her 6 year-old daughter who has epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and a rare genetic condition. Th...


USA | 19 September 2017
Hurricane Irma path 'lethal' to Florida crops, state official says

Florida's agriculture commissioner said Monday that the path of Hurricane Irma "could not have been more lethal" to the state's farmers and that the scope of damage to the state's fruits and vegetable...


USA | 15 September 2017
US agriculture divided over NAFTA renegotation

A deep divide is brewing among American farmers as President Trump’s trade team renegotiates NAFTA, the three-nation trade deal with Canada and Mexico. A group of mostly southeastern U.S. farmers w...


USA | 15 September 2017
River system keeps US farmers competitive

The nation’s inland waterway system is sometimes described as one part of the proverbial three-legged stool — along with road and rail — responsible for moving crops grown in the Midwest to markets ar...


USA | 14 September 2017
Deere grows in precision agriculture with blue river buy

Deere & Company DE has completed the previously announced acquisition of CA-based, Blue River Technology, for $305 million. This buyout will provide a competitive edge to Deere and bolster its positio...


USA | 14 September 2017
As many as 25,000 farmers may have been negatively impacted by Irma

In a statement from the South Carolina Department of Agriculture today, Commissioner Hugh E. Weathers reports that as many as 25,000 may have been affected by Tropical Storm Irma on Monday. “Early ...


USA | 13 September 2017
Wildfires impacting Montana agriculture

Farmers and ranchers in Montana are facing wildfires that are threatening their way of life. Micheal Clements has more. Clements: Wildfires and drought in Montana continue to threaten the state’s a...


USA | 13 September 2017
Hurricane Irma delivers serious punch to Florida agriculture

Florida fruit growers and farmers have just barely begun to assess the damage Hurricane Irma wrought on the state’s citrus, sugar cane and vegetable crops — but they expect it will be significant. ...


USA | 12 September 2017
Trump and Congress 'should give hemp farmers a break'

During his surprisingly successful bid for the presidency, Donald Trump famously sought out rural America and American farmers, and for good reasons beyond politics. For years, farmers in Colorado ...


USA | 12 September 2017
John Deere advancing machine learning in agriculture sector

Last week, John Deere, the 180-year-old company known for its iconic green tractors, acquired Blue River Technology, a Sunnyvale, California-based startup that has already become a leader in applying ...


USA | 12 September 2017
Four ways to rebuild consensus on agricultural trade

The financial health of American farmers depends on trade. In what remains the “breadbasket of the world,” U.S. farmers export half of all major commodities they grow, contributing to a projected trad...


USA | 11 September 2017
Trump's olive siege of farming fortress Europe

Spanish olives, and potentially the EU’s agricultural policy as a whole, are the next potential victims of Donald Trump’s “America First” policy. The U.S. Department of Commerce opened a probe last...


USA | 11 September 2017
Post-industrial Pittsburgh to host America's largest urban farm

The U.S. city of Pittsburgh, once a dynamo of heavy industry, will soon become home to the country’s largest urban farm, part of what advocates say is a trend to transform former manufacturing cities ...


USA | 11 September 2017
Indiana farmer creates corn maze in the shape of Princess Leia

A southern Indiana farmer who created a corn maze with trails outlining the face of "Star Wars" character Princess Leia says he planted it to honor the late actress Carrie Fisher. Jeremy Goebel des...


USA | 10 September 2017
Tourism, agriculture businesses brace for Irma's impact

After knocking down parts of the vital tourism industry in the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma is spinning toward Florida, another vacation haven. Tourism accounts for 1.4 million jobs in the Sunshine St...


USA | 8 September 2017
Georgia Department of Agriculture responding to threat of Hurricane Irma

With expectations of the extremely powerful Hurricane Irma to impact south Florida this weekend, the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is working with all of our state, federal and industry part...


USA | 7 September 2017
From sugar mills to hog farms, US agriculture braces for Irma

Hurricane Irma sent farmers and food companies scrambling to protect processing facilities, farm fields and animal herds in the South and Southeastern parts of the United States on Wednesday. Flori...


USA | 7 September 2017
John Deere buys Silicon Valley startup to add AI to its farm equipment

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue River Technology, which is based in Sunnyvale, California and is a leader in applying machine learning to agriculture. "...


USA | 6 September 2017
Texas Agricultural Commissioner Miller plans to lower controversial fees

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller - who drew legislative fire when he raised a host of regulatory fees on programs he oversees - plans to cut the levies as an audit shows his agency collected ...


USA | 4 September 2017
700 pigs killed in Geary County barn fire, USA

Officials from Geary County Emergency Services say around 700 feeder pigs were killed after a barn caught fire in Eastern Geary County Saturday night. Firefighters were dispatched to Humboldt Creek...


USA | 2 September 2017
Agriculture could be key to easing US-North Korea tensions

In 1959, at what was the most dangerous moment of human history as Soviet and U.S. nuclear weapons were poised to be fired at each other, an event on a farm in Iowa contributed indirectly, but crucial...


USA | 1 September 2017
MN Dept. Of Agriculture warns of invasive insect

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is warning of a new invasive insect that's causing damage to certain vegetable and crops. Swede midge is a small fly that infests crops such as broccoli, cab...


USA | 1 September 2017
Division of Agriculture receives $2.45 million USDA grant for spinach research

The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded a $2.45 million research grant to University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture scientists working to develop disease resistance i...


USA | 1 September 2017
Harvey's winds, rain disrupt Texas agriculture

Like many of his neighbours, Robby Reed had high hopes for his cotton fields this year. "It was going to be my best cotton crop year ever," said Reed, who raises a variety of crops on some 2,500 ac...


USA | 30 August 2017
Investment in innovation pays off for DuPont's agriculture unit

DuPont has charted Delaware's direction for more than 200 years. As the Wilmington-based corporation matured from a small gunpowder manufacturer on the banks of the Brandywine into a $71 billion co...


USA | 30 August 2017
Can American agriculture stand together?

There are real threats to farming and ranching in America. Many well-funded forces want to drive as much animal agriculture out of business as possible - and with it, row crop production throughout...


USA | 29 August 2017
Farmers, experts: solar and agriculture ‘complementary, not competing’ in North Carolina

On a 120-acre farm in Biscoe, North Carolina, near the edge of the Uwharrie National Forest, a flock of hair sheep takes shelter from the summer sun beneath a row of solar panels. Grazing on grasse...


USA | 29 August 2017
Texas agriculture gets 'body blow' from Harvey

Widespread, heavy, and possibly record rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey inundated southeastern Texas during the weekend, with rain forecast to continue through almost the entire upcoming week. As o...