DES MOINES — Grant Menke, 39, started as head of USDA Rural Development in early August. He succeeds Annette Sweeney, who was appointed in November 2017 and resigned in March to run for the state senate.
PEORIA, Ill. — About 20,000 farmers got a chance to see some of the changing products and practices in agriculture Nov. 27-29 at the Greater Peoria Farm Show, the big show of the winter season in Illinois.
The use of dicamba products remains a hot topic for Missouri farmers, as well as government agencies and university employees. This was another year of dealing with drift damage from use of the dicamba herbicides, which experts say have been…
America’s love affair with bacon is so strong that Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s biggest hog producer, is building up its capacity to produce the meat.
The U.S. trade deficit widened more than forecast in October to the highest in a decade, underscoring continued fallout from the trade dispute with China. The goods trade gap with China widened to a record.
A delegation of U.S. government officials is poised to begin meetings in South Korea next week to hash out international guidelines for countering the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals.
There were some disease issues and wild weather throughout the soybean growing season, but Iowa Crop Improvement Association Executive Director Jim Rouse said the biggest pressure this year came on those harvesting the crop.
For Chinese authorities struggling with the rapid spread of a disease that’s threatening to devastate the world’s largest pig industry, Russia’s No. 1 pork producer has the answer — get bigger and cleaner or get out.
President Donald Trump is losing his war on the U.S. trade deficit and the evidence is growing that his own tariffs are at least part of the reason why.
There’s growing skepticism in the Chinese soybean industry that the U.S. trade truce will lead to a flurry of imports by commercial buyers.
Jeff Jorgenson, who farms in Sidney, Iowa, has been using headline-grabbing dicamba products to protect his soybeans from weeds, and he said he loves the way the herbicide has been working for him.
NORMAL, Ill. — No matter the politics or prices, the drive for increasing yields remains ingrained in farmers.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture proposal to overhaul how hog slaughterhouses are inspected and allow faster production lines relied on flawed data that played down dangers to workers, according to an academic report issued on Wednesday.
Canada’s wheat crops held up to a scorching drought and snow deluge better than analysts expected.
Year after year, average yields have been increasing steadily for grain farmers. That constantly growing supply, combined with trade issues, have led to tough markets in 2018.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese pig farmers, already reeling from rising feed costs in Beijing’s tariff fight with U.S. President Donald Trump, face a new blow from an outbreak of African swine fever that has sent an economic shock wave through…
The response by agricultural leaders to last week’s federal EPA announcement regarding the Renewable Fuels Standard has been decidedly subdued.
A soybean rally fueled by signs of easing U.S.-China trade tensions has added a wrinkle to the plans of some farmers to shift more acres to corn.
DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig last week asked the governor and lawmakers to put an additional $250,000 into foreign animal disease prevention next fiscal year.
Before biting into that medium-rare burger, consumers are being advised to check when and where the beef was packed.