It's expected to be a good year for dairy producers, enjoying high milk prices and lower feed costs. Strong exports are expected to continue, and milk prices are expected to stay high. Dairymen in the West, however, will be challenged by alfalfa prices...
The USDA Agricultural Research Service's U.S. Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative is surveying more than 16,000 U.S. farmers for fusarium head blight, or scab, management.
The U.S. potato industry expects word as soon as Monday on access to Mexican fresh potato markets.
Democratic Rep. Jessica Wooley said she thinks SB 2454, which would set up a task force to study genetically modified foods, doesn’t include enough meaningful regulation.
The sale of Smithfield Foods to a Chinese company has been met with mixed reactions.
The deal, announced late Thursday, will bring together Safeway and Albertsons. Cerberus last year had bought the Albertsons stores it didn’t already own from Supvalu Inc., along with four other Supervalu chains.
A new audit is critical of USDA's "lockup" procedures for securing confidential crop data that could affect futures markets.
Ethnic diversity is increasing within the American farming population, according to the latest Census of Agriculture.
Hay prices in most of the country are expected to decline in 2014 due to widespread drought recovery. But prices for hay, particularly alfalfa, in the West are expected to remain strong and higher than the national average due to drought and strong...
The Russian military intervention in Ukraine may impact nitrogen markets.
The World Health Organization’s expert panel says dropping sugar intake will combat obesity and cavities. That includes sugars added to foods and those present in honey, syrups and fruit juices, but not those occurring naturally in fruits.
The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Gail Griffin of Hereford allows livestock owners and employees of the Arizona Department of Agriculture to shoot a wolf that is endangering a person or animal. That includes Mexican wolves.
The Portland terminal is operated by ICTSI Oregon Inc., a subsidiary of ICTSI, a Philippines-based company that operates a Honduras port that has had labor-management problems. A small group of Honduran dockworkers stood outside the Portland container...
The Washington State Potato Commission will give away 10,001 1-ounce bags of potato chips on National Potato Chip Day.