WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget on Thursday, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes many domestic programs to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
MINNEAPOLIS — The detection of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu at a Tennessee chicken farm has poultry farmers stepping up security in an attempt to prevent an outbreak like the one in 2015 that required the destruction of millions of chickens and turkeys in the Midwest. The appearanc…
DES MOINES, Iowa — For years a utility that supplies drinking water to Iowa's capital city has spent millions of dollars to rid its water supply of pollutants that run off farm fields upstream. Finally, exasperated officials filed a lawsuit to force the agricultural counties to clamp down on…
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, federal officials announced.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of chickens have been destroyed at a Tennessee chicken farm due to a bird flu outbreak, and 30 other farms within a six-mile radius have been quarantined.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's booming wine industry produced a record harvest of wine grapes in 2016 after cooler weather lengthened the growing season, officials said Wednesday.
DENVER — Don't delay. Don't expect help. And get used to the smell.
For most people, Jan. 1 was a relaxing holiday, complete with parades, football and bowls of black-eyed peas. For livestock producers, it was the day when a new rule went into effect placing the use of all medically important antibiotics that are administered through feed or water under vete…
FRESNO, Calif. — California can require Monsanto to label its popular weed-killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat despite an insistence from the chemical giant that it poses no risk to people, a judge tentatively ruled Friday.
Lane County farmer Vance Ehmke calls himself one of those guys who sees a dark cloud in front of every silver lining.
FRESNO, Calif. – California can require Monsanto to label its popular weed-killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat despite an insistence from the chemical giant that it poses no risk to people, a judge tentatively ruled Friday.
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.
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.
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.