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Several U.S. farm suppliers are siding with a Moroccan fertilizer manufacturer in urging a federal judge to rule that tariffs on phosphate imports are unjustified. Last year, federal trade aut…


New York’s recreational marijuana market is beginning to sprout, literally. Thin-leafed plants are stretching toward the sun in farms around the state. In a novel move, New York gave 203 CBD h…

U.S. milk production continues below that of a year ago, with May being the seventh consecutive month. Output totaled 19.7 billion pounds, down 0.7% from May 2021, and follows a 1% drop in April.

Wisconsin-based Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, one of the largest dairy co-ops in the country, is stressing flexibility and fairness in its priorities for reforming the federal milk pricing system.


Gates is considered the largest private owner of farmland in the country with some 269,000 acres across dozens of states, according to last year’s edition of the Land Report 100, an annual sur…

The “recovery” in the Global Dairy Trade auction suffered a relapse Tuesday as the weighted average fell 1.3%, after inching up 1.5% on June 7 ending five consecutive declines prior to that.

Several agricultural groups have filed joint comments to the Securities and Exchange Commission on its proposed rules requiring publicly traded companies to report greenhouse gas emissions up …


BELLE PLAINE, Kan. — Thousands of cattle in feedlots in southwestern Kansas have died of heat stress due to soaring temperatures, high humidity and little wind in recent days, industry officials said.

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A bird flu outbreak in the U.S. that led to the deaths of more than 40 million chickens and turkeys and contributed to a spike in egg and meat prices appears to be waning, but experts caution …

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President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, the largest overhaul of shipping industry regulations since 1998. The new law aims to rein in excessive fees char…


Russia’s war in Ukraine is spreading a deadly litter of mines, bombs and other explosives that is disrupting planting and harvesting, complicating efforts to rebuild homes and villages, and le…

Cash butter hit $3 per pound last Wednesday, first time in seven years. It closed Friday at $2.9750, however, up 6 cents on the week, the fifth consecutive week of gain. As of Tuesday it was $2.98.


Fire crews in northern Arizona will be watching the wind Tuesday as they hope more moderate weather will help them get a better handle on a wildfire scorching the outskirts of Flagstaff. Rough…


Flooding has wiped out roads and bridges and closed off all entrances to Yellowstone National Park at the onset of the busy summer tourist season. Officials are evacuating visitors from the no…


ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's top court rejected an effort to free Happy the elephant from the Bronx Zoo, ruling Tuesday in a closely watched case that she does not meet the definition of a “perso…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congress on Monday passed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022, a bill that aims to ease longstanding shipping industry problems. President Biden is expected to sign it into law.


A federal appeals court has thrown out legal challenges to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s hemp regulations because crop processors don’t face imminent harm from the rules.

Baxter Black, the humorist and commentator on all things agriculture known for his signature mustache and a twinkle in his eye, died June 10 at his home in Benson, Ariz. He was 77.

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New Zealand's government is considering a tax on methane emissions from livestock, which would include cattle and sheep burps. The proposal would make New Zealand the first nation to tax farme…

The Kansas Livestock Association hosted a virtual roundtable on the Biden administration's proposed Waters of the U.S. rule. Most participants weighed in on the side of voluntary programs and …


President Joe Biden says he is escalating federal assistance for New Mexico as it faces its largest wildfire in state history. The fire began with prescribed burns that were set by the U.S. Fo…


Arizona officials have confirmed the first cases in the Southwest of a bird flu that has led to the deaths of 37 million birds on commercial farms in the central and eastern U.S. Arizona Game …

U.S. dairy exports grew 1% in April, setting a new monthly volume record. While the increase was modest, it marked the first year-over-year gain of 2022 and built on the strong performance in March.

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