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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...


USA | 4 May 2017
Lightning killed 32 dairy cattle in Texas County

The record rainfall in the Ozarks brought a lot of lightning and thunder to the region impacting people's livelihoods in more ways than one. That lightning took a toll on a farmer in Texas County. ...


USA | 3 May 2017
Farmer devastated to discover lightning strike killed 32 of his dairy cows

In Missouri, it's not uncommon to hear an occasional roar of thunder and flash of lightning, especially this time of year. The area has recently been hit with some severe storms and flooding. So wh...


USA | 3 May 2017
Beef prices soar after blizzard clobbers Midwest

Cattle futures extended a surge to a record and wholesale beef jumped to a 13-month high after a weekend blizzard hammered the Midwest, and a Kansas livestock group estimated the snowstorm may have ki...


USA | 3 May 2017
Trump's skewed view of agriculture threatens farmworker welfare

On April 25, President Trump issued an “Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America.” He truly went out of his way to avoid mentioning farmworkers. The order discu...


USA | 2 May 2017
US beef giant Cargill to sell remaining feed lots

The US beef and grain giant Cargill is to sell of its remaining feed lots and focus on becoming a protein provider. The feed lots in Kansas and Colorado have a capacity of approximately 155,000 cat...


USA | 1 May 2017
Trump’s agriculture dept to change Obama’s school lunch programme

Recently confirmed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will unveil a new rule for the National School Lunch Program next week, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday. Perdue and Kansa...


USA | 28 April 2017
Chicken farmer to Trump: We voted for you, now we need your help

I am a chicken farmer in West Virginia. I’ve been a farmer all my life and have raised chickens for almost 15 years under contract. I am writing this open letter to you because farmers and ranchers ne...


USA | 27 April 2017
Leaving NAFTA is terrible idea, farmers tell Trump

The White House plans to withdraw the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to reports April 26. U.S. corn and soybean growers said such a move would be disastrous to U.S. agric...


USA | 27 April 2017
Minnesota-based beef-supplying giant Cargill to exit U.S. cattle-feeding business

Cargill Inc said on Wednesday it will exit the business of feeding cattle to direct capital toward other investments, the latest transformation for the global commodity trader. Minnesota-based Carg...


USA | 27 April 2017
Wisconsin dairy farmers' uncertain fate escalates US-Canada trade war

Farms like the Phil-Mar-Ru in Wisconsin depend on what is called ultra-filtered milk that for decades was sold to Canada. But a Canada trade dispute meant Wisconsin farmers were suddenly cut off fr...


USA | 26 April 2017
Agriculture producers struggle to find US workers

When Robert Kraft wakes up, usually before sunrise, the first thing he thinks about is his dairy. There's always a lot to do. He's the owner of Kraft Family Farms, a dairy in Fort Morgan. The da...


USA | 26 April 2017
Trump targets 'unnecessary' agriculture regulations

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will direct his new agriculture secretary to identify and eliminate what Trump says are unnecessary regulations that hurt farmers and rural co...


USA | 26 April 2017
Donald Trump says US 'will not stand for' Canada's action on dairy farming

Donald Trump has claimed his administration 'will not stand' for Canada making business tough for US dairy farmers in border states. "Canada has made business for our dairy farmers in Wisconsin and...


USA | 25 April 2017
Milk glut is hurting dairy farmers

According to Kansas dairy farmers, a glut of milk and fewer sales to other countries have them concerned about their future. An oversupply of milk happens every spring, but dairy farmer Orville Mil...


USA | 25 April 2017
Local dairy farmers struggle in a world 'just flooded with milk'

Local dairy farmers such as John Richmond suddenly see one of their biggest challenges – and President Trump's first big trade controversy – emerging from, of all places, north of the border. Amid ...


USA | 25 April 2017
Senate confirms Trump's agriculture secretary

The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled. Lawmakers voted 87 to...


USA | 24 April 2017
Farmers have a beef with Trump and big meat

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said it was delaying implementation of an Obama administration rule designed to give America’s farmers more leverage in their dealings with mammoth agricu...


USA | 24 April 2017
1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade

The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits will go to trial on Monday against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to introduce a genetically engineered corn seed variety to the U....


USA | 22 April 2017
Monsanto Agriculture plant unveils their $50m expansion at ribbon cutting ceremony

More growth in the Muscatine community: the Monsanto Agriculture Plant has announced a $50 million expansion for its QCA site. The facility says it's a move that increases their formulation and packag...


USA | 21 April 2017
California's farms are sinking after the state's extreme drought

Though California's drought may be officially over, the water scarcity has left a mark on farms. According to a new NASA report, land in Central Valley — one of California’s most productive agricul...


USA | 21 April 2017
Researchers developing map to predict future farmland loss

Idaho researchers are working on a map that might be able to estimate how much farmland southwestern Idaho will lose by the end of the century and where the loss will occur. The map will be able to...


USA | 21 April 2017
Donald Trump calls Canada 'disgraceful' in row over protectionism

President Donald Trump has called protectionist trade measures by the Canadian government "a disgrace." "Canada, what they've done to our dairy farm workers, it's a disgrace," Mr Trump said on Thur...