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USA | 9 September 2016
California to get more than $5 million from USDA for agricultural innovation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will steer more than $5 million to California agriculture and conservation projects as part of a $26.6-million national campaign to bring innovation to the sector. ...


USA | 9 September 2016
Robots reshape life on the farm

Steady improvements in agricultural robotics will, slowly but surely, fundamentally alter the crop protection chemicals business. Agricultural robotics is already a $3 billion industry and will gro...


USA | 8 September 2016
Fire guts U.S. Agriculture Department shed in Maryland

A fire on Tuesday gutted a storage shed at a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) complex in Maryland that was closed last week because of threats, a fire official said. The blaze at Building 426 ...


USA | 8 September 2016
Food and feed: North Dakota unveils new agriculture magazine

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has started a new magazine. The publication is called North Dakota Agriculture. It plans to cover topics about industry cooperation, technologies and the ...


USA | 7 September 2016
More women take lead role in farming

While we’ve seen the number of farms in the U.S decrease, the number of women-led farms has increased. That’s according to the U.S Department of Agriculture. Tired of dealing with health issues and...


USA | 5 September 2016
US scientists awarded research grant for green farming research

Research to look at reducing nitrogen fertilisers at farms in the warmest regions, to combat air pollution and CO2 emissions A team of US scientists have been granted $500,000 funding to investigat...


USA | 2 September 2016
Cattle rustling case reminiscent of the Old West

It's a crime as old as the state of Texas. And, for more than a century, a special group of rangers has made catching cattle rustlers their mission. In bygone days, their prey roamed the vast rural...


USA | 2 September 2016
The next agriculture revolution is under our feet

At the core of agriculture is innovation. Advancements in agricultural technology throughout the past century have allowed farmers to feed a population that has grown from less than 2 billion people t...


USA | 2 September 2016
Tractor concept takes the farmers out of farming

Tractors revolutionized farming. We’ve written about tractors in Popular Science for a century, and like the use of domesticated animals before them, tractors greatly increased the amount of land a fa...


USA | 1 September 2016
Labor costs, water spell deep changes for agriculture

Everyone knows about the California Gold Rush — the massive migration of fortune seekers to the hills of the former Spanish colony in the 1840s and 1850s. During the same period, however, there was...


USA | 1 September 2016
Agriculture can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Agriculture can play a significant role in helping to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to a recent scientific report. As part of Monsanto Company’s commitment to make its own operat...


USA | 31 August 2016
Farmworker overtime bill is another factor in agricultural evolution

Everyone knows about the California Gold Rush – the massive migration of fortune seekers to the hills of the former Spanish colony in the 1840s and 1850s. During the same period, however, there was...


USA | 31 August 2016
The future of agriculture could rest with self driving tractors

With all the talk of autonomous cars from Tesla’s master plan to take on Uber to the legacy automotive players like Ford and Audi pursuing the self-driving agenda, there’s little talk on self-driving ...


USA | 30 August 2016
Washington state begins killing wolf pack for preying on livestock

Wildlife agents authorized to eradicate a group of 11 wolves for repeated attacks on cattle in Washington state have hunted down and killed six animals from the condemned pack and are searching for th...


USA | 30 August 2016
In drought, drones help California farmers save every drop

A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird's-eye view of a vast tomato field in California's Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region....


USA | 26 August 2016
USDA buys $20 million in cheese from dairy farms

Moving to bolster dairy farmers who are struggling to cope with price declines, the Agriculture Department announced Tuesday it is spending $20 million - on 11 million pounds of cheese. A taxpayer ...


USA | 26 August 2016
California farmers turn to sewers for water

California's prolonged drought is forcing Central Valley farmers to scramble for water to irrigate crops. They have to be creative. One agency is even turning to a sewage plant to meet demand. Just...


USA | 25 August 2016
The next agriculture revolution is under our feet

At the core of agriculture is innovation. Advancements in agricultural technology throughout the past century have allowed farmers to feed a population that has grown from less than 2 billion people t...


USA | 24 August 2016
Grassley to hold hearing on agriculture mergers next month

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley said Tuesday he will hold a hearing next month to discuss a wave of consolidation among seed and chemical producers, including the merger of Dow and DuPont. The chairman of...


USA | 23 August 2016
Flooding will cost state agriculture $110 million

Heavy rains that recently caused historic flooding in south Louisiana will cost the state’s agriculture industry at least $110 million, according to preliminary estimates from the LSU AgCenter. Tha...


USA | 22 August 2016
Nonprofit awarded nearly $600k to help beginning farmers

A nonprofit in Providence has been awarded nearly $600,000 in federal funding to help expand training opportunities for beginning farmers and ranchers throughout Rhode Island. The state's congressi...


USA | 22 August 2016
High water in South affecting US rice crops

High water in Louisiana and Arkansas has put a damper on the nation's rice harvest. While much of Louisiana's crop was in before record floods this month, Arkansas farmers had just started harvesti...


USA | 22 August 2016
Women farmers take center stage in US agriculture

Women farmers are increasingly challenging traditional, male-centric notions about farming in the US, and a recent book aims to encourage more women to join the movement. The book is called "Woman-...


USA | 19 August 2016
Used tractor sales bad for Deere as farmers pinch pennies

Deep in the heart of the U.S. grain belt, farm-equipment auctions are attracting bidders from as far away as South Africa as the agriculture rout makes used machinery more attractive. As farmers mo...


USA | 19 August 2016
In Austin, a new mobile farmers market will travel to food deserts

This fall, certain neighborhoods around Austin, Texas—some of which don’t have a single grocery store—will gain access to farm-fresh organic produce, thanks to this pilot program. Farmshare Austin,...


USA | 19 August 2016
Could less gassy livestock be a cash cow?

The hamburgers and cheese that come from U.S. cattle may be favorite fare at many summer cookouts, but the methane the same cows produce is significantly less appetizing. That's especially the case...


USA | 18 August 2016
Monsanto wants to change farming with in-field sensors

Popularly known for its extensive work in developing genetically modified seeds and pushing its insanely popular herbicide Roundup, biotechnology company Monsanto is undertaking a new digital initiati...


USA | 18 August 2016
Dairy farmers struggle to deal with ongoing drought

Dairy farmers in New Hampshire are hoping for rain as they watch their feed supplies dwindle and look for other ways to provide to provide for their cows. As drought conditions continue in much of ...


USA | 17 August 2016
Summer drought leaves farmers concerned over crops

Farmer's markets are a summer-time tradition, where local farmers grow their own fruit and vegetables and then sell them directly to the general public. However, with the lack of rain this summer, ...


USA | 16 August 2016
USDA recalls 30t of beef

The US Department of Agriculture recalled the meat after a consumer found metal fragments encrusted within the meat. A Texas beef processor has been forced to recall 60,350 pounds of ground beef p...