08/15/14 12:00 PM
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — When you look at $200 plus for a bushel of blue crabs, shake your head and say "no way," there's just one thing to do: Blame it on the weather. And we're not talking about the chilly winter of 2014, either, at least not here in Delaware Bay. Think back to September and...
By Jared Meyer | 08/14/14 04:41 PM
A proposed federal food safety rule would drastically increase costs for American onion farmers and consumers, without any improvement in public safety.
08/13/14 02:15 PM
MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Deere's profit slumped 15 percent in the third quarter and the farming equipment maker, seeing weak sales ahead, trimmed its outlook and will cut production. Chairman and CEO Samuel Allen said Wednesday that the cuts will bring production "in line with demand for our...
By Zack Colman | 08/12/14 06:45 PM
Kellogg Co., a Battle Creek, Mich., food-maker perhaps more known for Raisin Bran than its environmental practices, announced plans Wednesday to curb greenhouse gas emissions across its supply chain -- including from agriculture, which chips in 10 percent of U.S. emissions.Â
By Luke Rosiak | 08/12/14 10:59 AM
Information on how many food stamp dollars are redeemed at which stores has long been deemed a "trade secret" by a U.S. Department of Agriculture that critics believe views large retailers, not taxpayers, as its clientele.
08/10/14 09:00 AM
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Northeast berry growers are learning ways to combat an invasive fruit fly that wiped out 80 percent of some farms' late-season fruit two years ago, forcing some small growers out of business. The tiny spotted wing drosophila (droh-SAHF'-uh-luh) arrived in the U.S. from...
By Sean Higgins | 08/06/14 04:40 PM
In response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's move to limit U.S. agricultural imports, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman responded by saying, in effect, "What, you think this bothers us?"
08/05/14 11:30 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois' corn and soybean crops are faring well. The USDA says in its weekly crop-status update that 81 percent of the state's corn is rated as either good or excellent. Ninety-four percent of the crop is silking, mirroring the...
08/03/14 11:15 AM
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — With its sweet fruit-flavored liqueurs, a working farm and eccentric cast of characters— including a dancing lemon — Bloomery Plantation Distillery has attracted tourists from every U.S. state and countries as far away as Laos and Iceland. The West Virginia...
08/02/14 10:00 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is among the top 10 states in the country when it comes to farm markets. The rankings were released Saturday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service, which now lists more than 8,200 farm markets nationwide. That's a 76 percent...
08/01/14 05:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is attempting to cut down on thousands of foodborne illnesses linked to chicken and turkey each year with an overhaul of poultry plant inspection rules that are more than 50 years old. Final rules announced Thursday would reduce the number of...
07/31/14 09:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. Final rules announced Thursday would reduce the number of government poultry inspectors. Read...
By Paul Bedard | 07/25/14 11:52 AM
School cafeteria workers slapped as "offensive" the first lady's latest criticism that some school districts have given up and are just lazily serving junk food.
By Kelly Cohen | 07/24/14 03:48 PM
American Soybean Association was given $34.4 million in federal funds in 2009 to try to jumpstart soybean farming in Afghanistan, according to the government watchdog over American work there.
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