WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama's legacy as the new chief executive began fulfilling campaign promises in his first full week in office.
BRUSSELS — Dairy farmers from across the European Union have sprayed the EU's headquarters with milk powder to protest the crisis in their sector.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's agriculture leaders say thousands of farmers have completed training that will be required for putting fertilizer on fields, but many more face a September deadline to finish the program aimed at combating the toxic algae fouling Lake Erie.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Unable to find enough workers to carry out the painstaking tasks of milk production, dairy producers in South Dakota hope to tap into a different labor force: unemployed residents of Puerto Rico.
WASHINGTON - Secretary Tom Vilsack left the Agriculture Department a week before his tenure ends and before President-elect Donald Trump has chosen his replacement.
WILLISTON, Vt. – At Tomorrow’s Harvest farm, you won’t find acres of land on which animals graze, or rows of corn, or bales of hay. Just stacks of boxes in a basement and the summery song of thousands of chirping crickets.
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Signaling the 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show is about to open, the event's annual butter sculpture has been revealed.
CARACOLLO, Bolivia (AP) — Last year, the flowering quinoa plants painted Florencio Tola's farmlands in vibrant sepia and ochre tones.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents concerned about pesticide use by major agriculture companies on the islands are planning a push to strengthen regulation over chemicals they fear harm their health.
Federal regulators in a few weeks will start requiring farmers to get a veterinarian's OK before giving antibiotics to their farm animals. The new rules will be the broadest restrictions ever handed down on feeding healthy animals antibiotics.
WASHINGTON – The United States is resuming a trade fight with the European Union over barriers to American beef exports.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The federal government will spend nearly a quarter-billion dollars to finance several dozen projects aimed at easing the effects of drought in the western U.S. and restoring watersheds that provide drinking water to communities around the nation, officials announced Wednesday.
SEATTLE – Washington has become the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The company said the case “lacks merit.”
As if Ukraine's battered economy and political conflicts with Russia weren't dismaying enough, a logjam on the country's Soviet-era rail network is preventing some farmers from shipping bumper harvests in the breadbasket of Eastern Europe.
Whether it's been the numerous law enforcement officers sweeping protesters out of an area, equipment and bridges set ablaze, or the tension-filled altercations between activists and law enforcement, the untold story has been the effect of the protests on all the local farmers and ranchers who are attempting to continue operating under the fragile circumstances of the Dakota Access pipeline protests.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A corporate accountant in New York admitted Monday to stealing at least $3.1 million from agribusiness giant Cargill, Inc., and causing $25 million in losses to the privately held company's grain shipping operations at the Port of Albany.
TOKYO — President-elect Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal may spell the end of the dozen-nation trade pact — at least in its original form.
Betting the farm on record crop, livestock and dairy prices has turned into a losing investment for an expanding share of America's agricultural heartland. The level of debt to income is the highest in three decades, and growers are increasingly unable to make loan payments.
A ballot measure approved overwhelmingly by Massachusetts voters Nov. 8 will lead to more spacious cages for a few thousand hens in the state. But it could have far-reaching effects on farms and the living quarters of chickens, pigs and calves across the nation.
OMAHA, Neb. – The Federal Reserve says demand for farm loans is still growing because cattle and crop prices are lower than they were a year ago and farm profits are shrinking.
Near-perfect growing season leading to record yields for corn and soybeans in Wisconsin.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A heavy dousing of autumn rain in Northern California has lifted a quarter of the state out of drought, the highest percentage in more than three years, according to a new federal report.
Wet fields in Canada are turning what was supposed to be a stellar crop of durum wheat into a soggy mess, much to the dismay of pasta makers.
MEXICO CITY – Deforestation caused by the expansion of Mexican avocado orchards is much higher than previously thought, authorities said Monday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of two types of potatoes that are genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine.
CHICAGO - Another folk remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary.
There are finally some signs of life in the wheat market.
Farmers may be worried about the multibillion-dollar deals transforming the agriculture industry, but independent seed companies see the consolidation as an opportunity.
DONNELLSON — William Knisley’s children gathered on their father’s farm Sunday to begin harvesting corn and soybeans with their mother, Joann. After repeated mechanical failures, they managed to turn five rows of corn into flat, crunchy plant matter. About 170 acres of yellowed leaves still stood tall.
A full-grown screwworm looks like any other fly.
Almost 25 years after watching the Dawn of Communism collective farm where he grew up land in the dustbin of history, Andrey Burdin is helping turn Russia into something the communists never could: a grain-export powerhouse.
You've probably heard the bad news, by now, that bees were recently added to the endangered species list for the first time. But if you're part of the 60 percent of people who share stories without actually reading them, you might have missed an important detail: namely, that the newly-endan…
Cargill Inc., the U.S. agricultural commodities giant, posted a 66 percent jump in fiscal first-quarter profit as it benefited from higher cattle volumes at its slaughterhouses and improved demand for beef.
SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) — To the south of Nash Huber's farm fields are the Olympic Mountains, peaking at nearly 8,000 feet. Due north is the end of a channel of Pacific Ocean waters that separate the United States from Canada.
On Shen Jian-Ping's antibiotic-free pig farm outside of Shanghai, biosecurity is something of an obsession. Vehicles entering the property are disinfected with a chlorine tire bath and alcohol spray, animals drink sterilized water and the closest visitors will get to seeing a live hog is via…
LYLES STATION, Ind. - The sun is just dawning over a parking lot wedged between a cornfield and a Bob Evans in southwestern Indiana. The farmers arrive early. This is like sleeping in for them. The prospect of this pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., makes them proud, nostalgic and a little edgy.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Edgar Serralde Galicia lives in a part of Mexico City known for water: Xochimilco, where picturesque canals have irrigated produce grown on man-made islands and served as transportation routes since the days of the Aztecs.
With Bayer’s proposed $66 billion purchase of Monsanto Co., the company that invented aspirin is poised to take on one of the world’s biggest corporate headaches. A potential cure: dropping the Monsanto name.
MAXWELL, Iowa – Pale green and 8 feet tall, tightly packed corn stalks reach to the horizon throughout the Midwest in what is likely to be the biggest harvest the U.S. has ever seen.
As Detroit car makers and Silicon Valley tech giants vie to bring driverless cars to U.S. roads, one of the world’s largest tractor makers is looking to do the same down on the farm.
WASHINGTON — Despite formidable opposition across the political spectrum, President Barack Obama is using his final months in office to fight for congressional approval of a 12-nation free trade pact called the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
In the shadow of a snow-dusted volcano on New Zealand's North Island, a sprawling expanse of stainless steel vats, chimneys and giant warehouses stands as a totem of the tiny nation's dominance in the global dairy trade.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Gov. Jerry Brown will again consider a historic proposal calling for farmworkers to receive the same overtime pay as other hourly workers, after the Assembly approved legislation to phase in the change.
NEW YORK - Fertilizer makers Potash Corp. and Agrium say they are in talks to combine into one company.
The Department of Agriculture plans to buy $20 million of stockpiled cheese to distribute to food banks and pantries nationwide in an attempt to stem farmer losses after dairy prices plummeted amid a global milk glut earlier this year.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A Missouri grain dealer who stole tens of millions of dollars from farmers may turn out to be their best ally as they try to recoup losses from corn giant Archer-Daniels-Midland Co.
Climate Corp., the technology unit of seed giant Monsanto, plans to create what it says will be the first network of in-field sensors to relay data on crop conditions back to farmers.