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China’s pork imports are declining as a trade spat with the U.S. and a drop in domestic prices curb purchases of meat from overseas, according to WH Group Ltd.
It may seem like Judgment Day has come for glyphosate, with a California jury slapping $289 million in damages on Monsanto Co. in a cancer trial, and a federal judge in Brazil halting use of the herbicide over health concerns…
Monsanto Co. was socked with $289 million in damages in the first trial over claims that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer.
CHATSWORTH, Ill. — When Irv Wilken started making plans to retire from the family farm in 2014, there were some things that were still on his “what’s next” list to suggest to his son, John. One of those was strip…
ST. LOUIS — Amid low unemployment rates, new facilities coming online and a shrinking pool of available labor, some meat processing facilities are struggling to keep doors open and conveyor belts moving.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Meagan Kaiser works for her family’s business, the Perry Agricultural Laboratory. The company, based in Bowling Green in northeast Missouri, has been soil testing since 1982.
ST. LOUIS — As with many advancements, the value of precision ag technology may be measured by its use.
DES MOINES — The value of public and private investment in six kinds of conservation practices in Iowa is $6.2 billion in today’s dollars, say coordinators of an effort — now complete — to map the practices.
Since 2010, aphids have been colonizing corn later in the summer and are building up to striking levels in Iowa.
CHICAGO, Ill. — Trying to keep up with agricultural technology today and prepare for future changes is like trying to catch a feather in the wind.
ST. LOUIS — Need help on the farm? There’s an app for that.
With tariffs threatening grain markets, farmers have been feeling the effects.
NORMAL, Ill. — Farmers are taking some of the brunt of retaliation for President Donald Trump’s tough trade policies now, but it will pay off, said Ken Isley, administrator for the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Tina M. Johnson, University Of Tennessee Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, for the university’s Institute of Agriculture website.
Grain prices have been enjoying a rebound in the last several weeks, but the good times may not last for all crops as a U.S. government report Friday is projected to show near-record American harvests.
The roller-coaster ride that has come to represent U.S. trade likely will continue its carnival run for the foreseeable future.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Along with producers across the heartland, agricultural economics experts have many questions about a world where tariffs threaten to upend the marketplace for crops and livestock.
A little fly is causing a big problem for soybeans along the edges of some fields in western Iowa.
CHATSWORTH, Ill. — It is easy to see different cover crop termination dates in John Wilken’s soybean fields in Livingston County. The fields of soybeans where the cereal rye was terminated latest are by far the shortest.
Germany is likely to harvest its smallest crop in 24 years, meaning that local supply will fall short of demand.