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Farmers and Ranchers Impressed by Secretary Perdue


Having an Agriculture Secretary with on-the-farm experience has farmers and ranchers eager to see what Sonny Perdue can get done at USDA.

Maple Leaf Foods Posts Higher Than Expected Profit


Meat-packaging company Maple Leaf Foods Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by increased retail sales in Canada and higher exports.

TPP Nations Meet in Canada to Discuss Fate of Pact Without U.S.


Canada is hosting a round of exploratory negotiations on the future of the Trans Pacific Partnership after the U.S. bowed out.

Feedyards Scramble To Recover From Blizzard


Massive storm and high winds stress cattle and cowboys.


Perdue Pledges USDA Focus on the Needs of Farmers


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


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


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


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

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


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


Bovine TB found in western Michigan cow from Indiana

Cargill Exits Cattle Feeding, Sells Two Yards


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


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


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

Texas House Orders Study Before Using Poison on Feral Hogs


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

Meet Ben and Lauren Neale

Hard work and partnership make this first-generation farming couple’s operation work.

Tyson Commits to Better Worker Conditions After Criticism


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

Some High Plains Farmers Struggling After Fires, Drought


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


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.