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USA | 11 January 2017
Satellite-guided seeding? Farmers get high-tech at Keystone Farm Show

Unlike the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, there are no cute bunnies or award-winning cows at the Keystone Farm Show at the York Expo Center. Clair Esbenshade isn't looking for bunnies, thoug...


USA | 9 January 2017
Modern agriculture cultivates climate change – 'we must nurture biodiversity'

As a new year dawns, it is hard not to be dazzled by the current pace of technological change in food and agriculture. Only last month, news emerged of a crop spray with the potential to increase the ...


USA | 9 January 2017
Rising interest rates put pressure on US farmland

Since the U.S. election Nov. 8, interest rates on many financial instruments have increased. Interest rate increases since then likely are not large enough to put much downward pressure on farmland pr...


USA | 6 January 2017
Another California dairy, Meyenberg, bought by Swiss company

One of Northern California’s first producers of fresh goat milk has been sold to Swiss dairy company Emmi. Meyenberg Goat Milk Products of Turlock (Stanislaus County) is the third acquisition of a ...


USA | 5 January 2017
FDA finally tightens rules for livestock antibiotics - but it's still not enough

On January 1, a set of long-awaited FDA rules went into effect that could mark a major shift in the agency’s approach to antibiotics for livestock animals. First, the new policies place an outrigh...


USA | 5 January 2017
Trump sows dismay in rural America with late agriculture choice

Some folks in American farm country are wondering why they aren’t getting more love from Donald Trump. In the two months since the election, the president-elect selected 13 of 15 cabinet posts, fro...


USA | 5 January 2017
Trump's deportation vow spurs California farmers into action

Days after Donald Trump won the White House vowing to deport millions of people in the country illegally and fortify the Mexican border, California farmer Kevin Herman ordered nearly $600,000 in new e...


USA | 4 January 2017
Tech wouldn't save US crops from another Dust Bowl

Technological advances wouldn’t protect US agriculture from a drought on the scale of the legendary Dust Bowl crisis of the 1930s, research shows. Additionally, warming temperatures could lead to c...


USA | 4 January 2017
'20-year EU ban on US beef has been in effect far too long'

There is no doubt that US beef products are safe and the 20-year EU ban [on US beef] has been in effect far too long, US Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson has said. The ban is no...


USA | 4 January 2017
Agriculture commodity traders see a good 2017, despite possible demand risks

Key agricultural commodities hit multiyear lows last year after several years of strong harvests, but some experts have a mildly optimistic outlook for 2017. The case for the better outlook comes d...


USA | 3 January 2017
Trump leaning toward Georgia ex-governor for agriculture head

Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is U.S. Republican President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate to run the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a senior Trump transition team official said on Mond...


USA | 30 December 2016
Fewer Trump administration regulations could help agriculture

As 2016 comes to a close the Obama administration is finalizing what policy it can before president-elect Donald Trump makes his way into the White House. A common theme for the new administration tha...


USA | 29 December 2016
Three Texans offer Trump wide choice for agriculture secretary

Three Texans in contention for the top agriculture job in Donald Trump's White House represent starkly contrasting positions in a national debate over child nutrition and obesity, an issue that is cen...


USA | 28 December 2016
New water bill holds promise for California agriculture

The new federal $10 billion water law is applauded by California farmers from both the north and south regions. The $10 billion Congressional water bill approved in December which transfers federa...


USA | 23 December 2016
Obama agriculture secretary worries Trump could axe ethanol boondoggle

Outgoing Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the Des Moines Register "I have concerns about" the fate of the ethanol mandate in the Trump administration, even though Trump campaigned hard in favor ...


USA | 23 December 2016
Study finds agriculture is Missouri no. 1 industry

A recently completed study revealed that agriculture’s economic contribution to Missouri totals $88.4 billion. That number incorporates crops, livestock, forestry and fishery production; agricultur...


USA | 23 December 2016
Government reviews key issues facing Iowa agriculture

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today highlighted some of the top agricultural issues in Iowa during 2016. “Iowa farmers saw record production for both corn and soybeans again in 2016, h...


USA | 22 December 2016
Wind turbines may benefit crops

A multi-year study led by an Iowa State University scientist suggests the turbines commonly used to capture wind energy may have a positive effect on crops. Gene Takle, a distinguished professor of...


USA | 22 December 2016
Trump's potential agriculture secretary pick is being compared to Michelle Obama

There are just a few open spots left on President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet and one of the big remaining questions is whom he will pick for Agriculture secretary. One contender is Susan Combs, f...


USA | 21 December 2016
Swiss Valley, Prairie Farms to merge dairy operations

Prairie Farms Dairy and Swiss Valley Farms have announced a merger of the two farmer-owned dairy cooperatives in a move that company officials say will expand products for both brands. Prairie Far...


USA | 21 December 2016
US crops are disturbingly vulnerable to another dust bowl

New research shows that a repeat of 1930s drought conditions would be comparably destructive to US crops, despite modern agricultural techniques. The news gets considerably worse in light of climate c...


USA | 20 December 2016
Minnesota farmers ready for new curbs on livestock antibiotics

Federal regulators in a few weeks will start requiring farmers to get a veterinarian’s approval before giving antibiotics to their farm animals. The new rules will be the broadest restrictions ever ha...


USA | 20 December 2016
How does cold affect cattle energy?

Most beef producers understand that when the weather gets colder their cattle need more energy for maintenance. So at what temperature do cattle actually begin experiencing cold stress and then how mu...


USA | 19 December 2016
Keeping livestock warm in the cold Montana winters

Winter can be a struggle for all two legged and four legged creatures trying to stay warm Livestock have to rely on their ranchers to be prepared ahead for when the really cold Montana winter weath...


USA | 19 December 2016
Rising farmer network hopes to shake up Big Ag

A Pella farmer says an up and coming network of farmers is a game-changer for agribusiness. Dennis Bogaards is a member of Farmers Business Network. “What first attracted me to Farmers Business ...


USA | 16 December 2016
US cattle futures down on demand, export concerns

The cattle market slid Thursday, alongside other commodities ranging from crude oil to gold and grains as the U.S. dollar soared. The price of December live-cattle futures fell 0.375 cent, or 0.3%,...


USA | 15 December 2016
Iowa farmland values decline 6 percent over the past year

The average value of Iowa farmland declined 6 percent over the past year, and this is the first time those values have dropped for three years in a row since the 1980s farm crisis. The Des Moines R...


USA | 14 December 2016
To drain the swamp, Trump must reform agricultural policy

There’s real hope that the Trump administration will shake things up in Washington, D.C. This includes getting rid of the cronyism and the status quo that helps special interests at the expense of eve...


USA | 14 December 2016
Iowa farmland values tumble for third year in a row

Iowa's average farmland value declined for the third year in a row, down 5.9 percent to $7,183 an acre over the past year. It's the first time since the 1980s farm crisis that land values have fallen ...


USA | 13 December 2016
Judge sides with independent beef producers in Checkoff case

A U.S. magistrate judge is siding with independent beef producers in their challenge over the way beef is marketed in Montana. Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America —...