U.S. Farming and Agriculture News

U.S. Farming and Agriculture News

US Farming News

marijuana field

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Is Marijuana making the California drought worse? California continues its struggle against crippling drought-everyone is looking for someone or something to blame. The latest "villain"...
grain elevators

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From wheat to rice to beans, US agriculture has big appetite for expanded trade with Cuba U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade...
fresh blueberries in a bucket

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Business booming for berry growers KENAI, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Berries, which started out as a hobby for Brian Olson and his wife Laurie Olson,...
christmas tree farm

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Shoppers at Whole Foods know which cucumbers are organic and which are locally grown. They can choose grass-fed beef and eggs with a variety...
field of corn at dusk

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The US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced $9.7 million in grants to 62 community-based and non-profit organizations, and educational institutions to...
colorful bee hives

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Canadian farmers may need to follow the lead of producers in North Dakota if they want to preserve their right to use modern agricultural...
thanksgiving dinner on table

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Agriculture Officials Encourage Shopping Local For Thanksgiving Meals As Massachusetts residents plan their Thanksgiving Day menus, state agriculture officials are asking that they consider buying...
turkeys

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Turkey production is at its lowest level in nearly three decades and wholesale prices are at an all-time high, but Thanksgiving cooks probably won't...
golden wheat field

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Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat. No...
dry soybeans in field

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Low Crop Prices to Weigh on North American Farmers' Bottom Lines-BMO Economics TORONTO, ONTARIO and CHICAGO, ILLINOIS North American farmers are facing the lowest crop prices...
potato plants in field

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of a potato that is genetically modified to resist bruising and to produce less of...
wine trails of west virginia

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honey bees on honeycomb

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The Honey Bee...
field of pumpkins

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia agriculture officials say the state's pumpkin growers are reporting an abundant crop this year. To promote the important crop,...
fisher

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As the market for legal weed has blossomed in some states, so too has the use of rat poison on pot farms deep in...
tractor in front of red barn

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ALPHARETTA, Ga., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Forward thinking is what makes Basecamp Networks stand out from the rest. Basecamp Network's mantra of "Changing...
tomatoes at market

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday it is dedicating more than $52 million to funding five grant programs to boost the nation’s organic...
grasshoppers

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ST. LEO, Kan. (AP) - The sign that graces the entrance of Kevin and Mary Ford's farmhouse ushers visitors inside: "Let all guests be...
apples on tree

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WASHINGTON — With the harvest underway, Jon Alegria figures he'll pack more than 400 million apples from this year's crop by mid-November, relying on...
Chicken Antibiotics

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(Reuters) - Two U.S. lawmakers are calling for action to rein in antibiotic use in livestock in response to a Reuters investigation showing how...
farmland in oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Weather researchers are developing a new tool that they say could give Oklahoma farmers and ranchers as much as a...
cotton in field

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DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Cotton and peanut farmers in Alabama's Wiregrass region are hoping for rain to boost their yields. Agronomist Brandon Dillard told...
peaches in baskets

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DETROIT (AP) - Michigan peach farmers are harvesting a significantly smaller crop than usual this year after an especially severe winter. The Detroit Free...
monarch butterfly on milkweed

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Monarch butterflies could disappear from North America unless more is done to protect their rapidly vanishing habitats, conservation groups told the Obama administration in...
line of railway cars

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North Dakota farmers have a big Big Oil problem. And by big Big Oil problem, I mean oil being transported by rail taking precedence...
corn ready for harvest

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U.S. Corn futures fall in 3rd straight session U.S. corn futures fell for the third consecutive session on Wednesday, amid expectations of record yields...
oranges on a tree

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Orange trees burning down to the ground in Florida is the newest and most recently concerning sight for the $9 billion industry, as farmers...
picture of drought

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The drought-stricken U.S. West is guzzling so much groundwater that the Earth’s crust is starting to “rise up like an uncoiled spring," California scientists...
curious cow

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PULLMAN, Wash., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Livestock manure is a nutrient-packed resource that should not be categorized, classified or regulated in the same...
irrigation equipment in dry field

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New Satellite Data Will Help Farmers Facing Drought About 60% Of California Faces An "Exceptional Drought" Rosalie Murphy, JPL Earth Science and Technology Directorate About 60...
red barn with cows

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Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere August 16, 2014 by John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics Easy Money Will Lead to Bubbles Excess Liquidity Creating Bubbles Humans Never...
a foot covered in algae

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Toxic Algae in Lake Erie Caused by Fertilizer and Manure Runoff 'This Could Happen Anywhere': The Toledo Syndrome On the shores of Lake Erie, the...
hybrid rice

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Statistical Model Predicts Performance Of Hybrid Rice UC Riverside-led research could revolutionize hybrid breeding in agriculture Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California, Riverside UC Riverside-led research...
john deere hat

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Deere to lay off 600 employees at four factories Plants impacted are in Moline and East Moline, Illinois; Ankeny, Iowa; and Coffeyville, Kansas
combine unloading grain

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Two of America's food giants commit to fighting climate change Kellogg's and General Mills have made some industry-leading promises to reduce harmful greenhouse emissions. ...
john deere tractors lined up

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Deere profit falls, cuts forecast
farmer inspecting corn

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Farmers worry over forecasts of another strong corn harvest
hydroponic plants

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Future Of Urban Farming Takes Root
daisy and a glass of milk

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Califarmia - The Land of Milk and Sunny New California Milk Advisory Board Website Takes Consumers To "Califarmia," The Land Of Milk And Sunny ...
empty farmers market

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Farmers markets struggle for limited supply of farmers
cows

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Biogas from Farms Could Power 1 Million American Homes
cattle in pasture

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Cargill to close Milwaukee beef harvest facility; diminished cattle supply cited
desalination plant

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Desalination Looking More Appealing For California //