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Perdue Pledges USDA Focus on the Needs of Farmers

04/28/2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue spoke to farmers in Kansas City, Mo., on April 28 and pledged to focus on serving farmers and expanding trade.

Secretary Perdue Hopes to Keep President's Promises

04/27/2017

Trade deals benefiting agriculture are a priority for new Secretary of Agriculture.

 

Report: Cows, Chickens Taint Shenandoah River with E. coli

04/27/2017

Excessive livestock manure from millions of turkeys, chickens and cows in Virginia is making its way into the Shenandoah River, polluting the scenic waterway with unsafe levels of E. coli, according to a new report from an environmental advocacy group.

Mexico is Finding Its Place in the Global Economy

04/27/2017
The real threat to the United States isn’t that Mexico will stop buying American farm products tomorrow—it’s that Mexico will buy fewer American farm products in the years to come.

Maine Governor Wants to Out Those Hired to Film Animal Cruelty

04/27/2017

A bill drawn up by Maine's Republican Gov. Paul LePage would make public the names of animal activists hired to film undercover footage of animal cruelty.

Bovine TB Found in Western Michigan Cow from Indiana

04/27/2017

Bovine TB found in western Michigan cow from Indiana

Cargill Exits Cattle Feeding, Sells Two Yards

04/26/2017

In the last year Cargill has gone from the 4th largest cattle feeder in the U.S. to not feeding any cattle.

Banned Yak Meat Smuggled in Sweaters Seized at JFK Airport

04/26/2017

Customs agents at John F. Kennedy Airport have seized more than 300 pounds of banned Yak meat smuggled in sweaters, pants and shawls.

Trump Finds a Trade Battle Worth Fighting

04/26/2017

Donald Trump has found a trade battle that’s actually worth fighting. 

Texas House Orders Study Before Using Poison on Feral Hogs

04/26/2017

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller's planned "feral hog apocalypse" won't be happening anytime soon.

Meet Ben and Lauren Neale

04/26/2017
Hard work and partnership make this first-generation farming couple’s operation work.

Tyson Commits to Better Worker Conditions After Criticism

04/26/2017

Seeks cut in injuries; pilot program to raise pay at 2 plants.

Some High Plains Farmers Struggling After Fires, Drought

04/26/2017

Deep snow is melting into Western mountain streams, but some farmers and ranchers on the high plains are struggling amid a lengthy dry spell and the aftermath of destructive wildfires.

Canada's Morneau Sees no Surprise in Trump's Trade Rhetoric

04/25/2017

Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Friday there was no surprise from his perspective in U.S. President Donald Trump's statements lashing out against trade with Canada, but that officials behind the scenes were open to discussions.

 

Feds Stumble Again with Split Verdict in Bundy Standoff Case

04/25/2017

Feds stumble again with split verdict in Bundy standoff case

Tyson Foods to Buy AdvancePierre for $3.2 Billion

04/25/2017

Tyson Foods will pay $3.2 billion to add packaged sandwich maker AdvancePierre to its stable of processed food brands.

Meat of the Matter: Barbecue and Bias

04/25/2017

Tradition is usually laudable when it concerns culinary preferences. But racial politics can spoil the marketing of even the most revered of Southern food products: Pulled pork barbecue sauce.

Farming Strategies for the Future

04/25/2017

There was a time in agriculture when greater yields always meant greater profitability. Today’s economic environment is characterized by high input costs and depressed commodity prices. 

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