WAPELLA, Ill. — As the wife of a farmer, Kathie Wickenhauser of Wapella knows the dangers of the fall harvest.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Farm bill negotiators in Congress have struggled to resolve differences over work requirements for food stamp recipients, but the Senate’s top Republican guarantees the final version will include legalization of hemp.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — High production costs and falling commodity prices over the past four years are forcing more and more dairy farmers out of business in Iowa and other dairy states, according to agribusiness experts and farm groups.
KASSON, Minn. — While Mollie Allen may live just two blocks from Kasson-Mantorville High School, her heart is on the farm.
Feds eye fine over worker’s heat death
Marijuana expands into 3 more states
WASHINGTON — The USDA’s internal watchdog will examine the agency’s plan to restructure its top independent research office and move it out of the District of Columbia, actions some lawmakers and staff fear could leave research on contentious issues like climate change and the social safety …
SAN FRANCISCO — California voters overwhelmingly approved a measure Tuesday requiring that all eggs sold in the state come from cage-free hens by 2022.
ROCHESTER, Ind. — It sounds like a giant bumblebee, the 2-foot-square drone whirring to life. Its four props lift it off the ground outside Bruce Bowsher’s house and once it’s about 4 feet in the air, they lift up to give a camera an unobstructed 360-degree view.
MODESTO, Calif. — In California’s Central Valley, the nation’s great fruit-and-nut basket, voters like Lou Waller could help determine which party controls the U.S. House.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — There’s a budding industry that’s trying to solve the problem of the limp lettuce and tasteless tomatoes in America’s supermarkets.
ATLANTA — Hurricane Michael left a snowy landscape of ruined white cotton on Georgia’s red clay, destroying a crop and likely bringing hard times to the region’s many small communities built on agriculture.
HUDSON, Iowa — Blake Hansen loves beef, but admits he is quite particular about the quality of meat he chooses to consume.
Wis. farmers fret mold may hurt profits
HIRAM, Maine — There have been a few bad apples, but New England’s crop of its signature fall fruit is only slightly behind last year’s.
OMAHA, Neb. — Like the pioneers of old, Zach Davy and his business partner, Bill Hall, are stepping into virgin territory in Nebraska.
Body found in soybean field ID’d
Beagle intercepts roast pig at Atlanta airport
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Colorado's past, present and future are all visible from Paul Schlagel's front porch just a few miles off Interstate 25 in Longmont.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel.
Owner of molested horse shoots trespasser
EASTON, Minn. (AP) — Some southern Minnesota farmers are using underwear as a creative way to test soil health.
DEBLOIS, Maine (AP) — In the era of superfoods, Maine blueberries aren’t so super.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s supply of the popular Honeycrisp apple is in danger, thanks to this summer’s combination of heavy rain and excessive heat, which is also leading to school closures.
Trade deal draws praise from Neb. ag group
2 Iowa farmers get prison over bank loans
MINNEAPOLIS (BUSINESS WIRE) — Farmer optimism for the state of agriculture, their current business health and their outlook on the future continues to climb, according to the results of the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damage while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew almost two years ago.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Farmers worry about falling crop prices and lost sales overseas. Manufacturers fear rising costs and new foreign taxes on their exports. American allies overseas are furious.
Florence kills 3.4M chickens, 5,500 hogs
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Mexican man charged with abducting and killing an Iowa college student was known for years on the dairy farm where he worked by another name: John Budd.
Immigrants charged in dairy death
Maine farmers report shortage of farmhands
OGDEN, Utah — A high-ranking U.S. Interior Department official Tuesday reiterated the agency’s strong interest in moving its Bureau of Land Management headquarters to the American West.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (USDA) — Honeybee colonies for operations with five or more colonies in the U.S, on Jan. 1 totaled 2.63 million colonies, down slightly from Jan. 1, 2017, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Toxic pesticides found at illegal Calif. pot farms
Commerce chief tells farmers to trust Trump
Dairies hopeful for US-Mexico trade deal
DES MOINES, Iowa — The arrest of a Mexican farmworker in the death of an Iowa college student renewed calls to change immigration laws, but it also focused attention on the immigrant workers whose labor is essential to the state’s agricultural industry.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (USDA) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue gave details Tuesday of actions the USDA will take to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations.
In its century of existence, the Cooperative Extension System has been a valuable resource distributing university-driven, science-based information — mostly about farming and gardening — to the public. But in today’s less agricultural America, the Extension network is adapting, expanding it…
Doctor dies in Indiana tractor mishap
FAIRFIELD, Iowa — Small family operated dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out business as large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding into the organic market.
BROOKLYN, Iowa — For years, the young man from Mexico presented himself as a legal U.S. resident and reliable worker at a family dairy farm in small town Iowa, his employer said.
Farmers talk tariffs at Minn. Farmfest
Eco-terror suspect busted after 12 years
The U.S. Senate passed a motion late July 31 to move the farm bill to conference, kicking off potentially contested negotiations between House and Senate conferees.
Another New York farmer killed by bull
NEW YORK — If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called?
WASHINGTON, D.C. (USDA) — The USDA has released internal guidance on changes made to farm labor housing eligibility that will lead to housing provided to foreign guest workers.
N.Y. dairy farmer gored to death by bull