USDA economists will paint a numerical picture of the U.S. farm sector this week, with estimates of farm income, ag exports, and the output, demand, and prices for 2018 crops.
Iowa has announced a novel program to give farmers who plant cover crops a $5-per-acre discount on their crop insurance over the next three years, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.
The first-to-market blockchain-based solution for turkeys allows consumers to learn about the farm where their turkey was raised.
At the top of the Trump administration’s list of agricultural goals for the new NAFTA is elimination of Canadian tariffs on imports of U.S. dairy, poultry, and egg products.
Rural mortality rates are up, spurred by drug abuse, and it’s dragging down the rural population and draining rural America of its workforce, according to a USDA report.
The Missouri Agriculture Department said it will ban use of BASF’s dicamba weed killer on cotton and soybeans after June 1 in 10 southeastern counties and in the rest of the state after July 15.
The second-largest U.S. farm group says the mammoth tax cut now pending in Congress could force cuts in farm subsidies, or possibly wipe them out altogether, because of the “pay-as-you-go” law.
The Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank says the prolonged decline in farm income pushed farmland values lower in the central and northern Plains, “but at a modest pace” of 3% land.
House Agriculture chairman Michael Conaway has said he'll call a bill-drafting session when he's assured that floor debate will follow within a week or so.
For the third time in a decade, the Agriculture Department is starting anew on a modernization of its regulation of biotech plants.