U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.
This year's crop of beans such as kidneys, navies, garbanzos and pintos totaled nearly 28.7...
As the farmer population continues to age, young farmers face land availability and start-up...
If there was any theme to the food world in 2014, it was the prevalence of polarizing issues....
U.S.-Cuba trade is poised to resume at last: President Barack Obama announced plans to re-establish diplomat relations with Havana, and economic ties are expected to follow. Among those eager for access to a Cuban market cut off by an economic embargo are U.S. farmers.
Secretary of State Kate Brown has certified recount results showing the defeat of a ballot measure to require labels on genetically modified foods, officially making Oregon the fourth state in the West to reject the idea.
More than half of American consumers would like to talk to a farmer even though the vast majority indicated in a recent survey that they have no connection with agriculture or farming. The reason: consumers trust farmers far more than scientists or nutritionists.
In a report published by Rabobank's Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group, the bank says that global issues such as avian flu and trade restrictions remain on the horizon for 2015 and will have a big impact on global poultry trade.
Shoppers may love their favorite organic food and beverage brands, but this love may quickly dissolve if their go-to brand is scooped up by a major non-organic corporation. Recent data indicates the potential for major financial implications for the acquiring companies.
Malnutrition affects more than 2 billion people. Researchers working at the University of Saskatchewan are seeking long term solutions to help to alleviate the increasing micronutrient malnutrition problem by enriching food grains with essential micronutrients.
John Sulton and his partner, Rob Walenta, operate Scissortail Farms on a 7.5-acre site west of Tulsa. In recent weeks they started growing 50 varieties of lettuce including kale, chard, mustard greens and arugula in their 26,800-square-foot, state-of-the-art greenhouse.
With global consumption of seafood outpacing wild fish populations, many have turned from roving the world's waters to aquaculture, using coastal net pens or ponds to raise freshwater and saltwater species. But the emerging trend of indoor aquaculture is bringing the surf to America's turf.
The world's population will rise to 9.1 billion by 2050 with food demand surging 70 percent beyond today's levels. This explosive growth may seem daunting, but with sound risk management strategies, those in agribusiness can increase profitability while growing their market share.
Agricultural decisions made by our ancestors more than 10,000 years ago could hold the key to food security in the future, according to new research. Scientists grew wild versions of what are now staple foods to identify traits that make some plants suitable for agriculture.
Aside from increased demand for corn to make food sweeteners and a boost in soybean exports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture made few adjustments to the crop update. Some analysts expect that the USDA may adjust the number of corn acres planted.
The court argued that the constitution guarantees the freedom of religious practice. It is a victory for Poland's small Jewish and Muslim communities and for the agricultural industry, which in the past profited from the production of meat for export to Jewish and Muslim communities.
The final tally is shy of the forecast of 155 million boxes because of a November freeze and a port slowdown that prompted many packing companies to divert more fruit to processors for apple sauce or juice, said Jon DeVaney, president of the association.
A recent study at the University of California finds a smaller than expected gap in yields between organic and conventional farming. The researchers found the yields depend upon the type of crop being grown.
According to a study, the almond industry supports California's economy by generating more than 100,000 jobs and more than $21 billion in gross revenue across all industries in the state, adding about $11 billion to the size of its total economy.
Regulators found five safety violations after a 23-year-old worker died earlier this year at Michael Foods Inc.'s operation in Wakefield, Nebraska. The Labor Department has proposed fining the MInnesota-based company $30,900 for violations found after the June 19 death.
Two weeks ago, BuzzFeed ran an article with the headline “How Climate Change Will End Wine As We Know It.” The piece discusses how climate change likely will have a significant impact on which wine grapes can be grown where.
Seven countries have imposed trade restrictions on Canadian poultry as a fifth farm in British Columbia's Fraser Valley was put under quarantine for avian influenza. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said that more than 140,000 turkeys and chickens will be euthanized.
Consumers will likely see a modest uptick in beef prices at the grocery store next year, though most of the significant increases have already happened, a cattle market analyst said. Last year at this time, meatpackers were paying $130 a hundredweight for cattle.
The European Union is taking a big step toward giving EU member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops in their countries even if it's been approved by the 28-nation bloc.
After learning about her daughter's gluten sensitivity, jovial Foods founder, Carla Bartolucci was determined to find a solution that did not involve cutting wheat out of her life completely. Her extensive research led to the discovery of a nearly extinct ancient grain called einkorn.
Climate change talks kick off today in Lima. We’re used to seeing images of ice caps melting but one other very real consequence could be a change to the food we eat. Unless ambitious targets can be reached, these are four foods most likely to go missing from store shelves.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is deciding whether to sign a closely watched bill involving pig cages. The bill would ban pig farmers in the state from using devices called gestation crates. Pork producers say the bill would hurt their plant operations.
The United States is appealing a World Trade Organization decision that would make it harder for U.S. consumers to know where meat in the grocery store came from. The WTO in October rejected U.S. rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat.
Merck Animal Health is taking steps to re-introduce to market the potent FDA-approved profit-enhancing, weight-gain feed drug Zilmax after the drug maker voluntarily suspended sales in Summer 2013, amid animal welfare concerns of hoof loss and lameness.
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