The USDA has announced a sweeping range of initiatives to help the small and mid-sized farmer after the preliminary Census of Agriculture showed declines in all farms except those with 1,000 acres of more.
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 due to the persisting drought.
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.
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...
President Obama on Tuesday released his budget recommendations for the next fiscal year.
The agricultural industry needs to take stewardship of genetically engineered crops that are helping produce safe food with higher yields and fewer pesticides.
The U.S. Department of Labor is responding to a magistrate judge's "hot goods" ruling by saying he made several errors.
USDA has once again excluded fresh, whiteh potatoes from the federal Women, Infants and Children nutrition program.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has asked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to expand the department's efforts to revive bee populations in the Northeast.
The 2012 Census of Agriculture takes a statistical snapshot of farming life.
The USDA Risk Management Agency has made adjustments to its crop insurance programs to better reflect the prices organic crops garner.