WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House has announced Kelliann Blazek as the new special assistant to the president for agriculture and rural policy.
The U.S. and the European Union have agreed to temporarily suspend tariffs in the long-standing Airbus-Boeing dispute.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota hemp farmers are gearing up for the growing season while lawmakers tinker with a bill that would allow them to plant a crop this year.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has sued 21 businesses involved in the poultry industry, claiming the businesses operated a cartel and illegally inflated the price of most chicken sold in the state.
The original version of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act passed the House in 2019 with a 260-165 vote.
Opponent contends the bill would add regulations, raise farmers’ labor and housing costs and further jeopardize the workforce.
Farmers might be inclined to shrug off national statistics, thinking the chance of an accident happening to them is pretty low. But if another farmer is telling them it happened to him and the…
Biden and López Obrador met for a virtual bilateral meeting, with immigration, the coronavirus pandemic and climate issues on the agenda.
Prices and infrastructure will be key to U.S. agricultural trade going forward, but volatility will reign.
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, after his confirmation by the Senate last Tuesday, is already moving forward with appointments and policies that will impact U.S. agriculture.
DENVER (AP) — Some wildlife advocates are urging Colorado officials to streamline planning for reintroducing the gray wolf, arguing the launch of an overly bureaucratic process will frustrate …
The Agriculture Department said that after a detailed investigation, it found no evidence that someone was trying to harm U.S. agriculture.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Tom Vilsack to lead the USDA for a second time.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As the Biden administration sets up shop, many policies initiated by its hard-right predecessor are being targeted for extinction. But agricultural groups and anti-hung…
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance, a group focused on addressing climate change, announced today it is expanding its membership.
A national research team is starting a four-year project that involves training dogs to sniff out pests and pathogens, including spotted lanternfly eggs and powdery mildew.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Scientists have cloned the first U.S. endangered species, a black-footed ferret duplicated from the genes of an animal that died over 30 years ago.
All participants in NRCS conservation programs must now have a CCC-902 on file with Farm Service Agency.
On his first day in office, President Joe Biden told Congress he was ready to make immigration reform a top priority. How would it impact agricultural workers?
The proposed rule would release the Forest Service from reinitiating consultation with Fish and Wildlife on forest plans every time “new information” claims come up.
The U.S. District Court for northern California is allowing a lawsuit challenging the implementation of USDA’s New Swine Inspection System to proceed by denying USDA’s motion to dismiss the case.
The beer industry had a flat year during the COVID-19 pandemic, an industry economist says.
American flower growers and wholesalers are racing to keep up with demand in the lead-up to Valentine's Day on Sunday.
Members of Colorado's congressional delegation and Grand Junction business leaders plan to lobby President Joe Biden's Interior secretary nominee to keep the headquarters of the Bureau of Land…
President Joe Biden's nomination of Tom Vilsack to lead the Agriculture Department received a chilly reaction from many Black farmers who contend he didn't do enough to help them the last time…
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The chairs and ranking members of the six House agriculture subcommittees were announced on Monday.
DoorDash is buying automated food prep company Chowbotics to expand its fresh meal offerings.
USDA has suspended additional CFAP assistance due to a regulatory freeze by the new administration.
The Biden administration's push for more electric vehicles could impact the nation's petroleum oil industry, biofuel producers and corn growers.
Vilsack said that if he’s confirmed, many of his priorities will remain the same as when he served under Obama, but others will change.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Biden administration has inherited a $30 billion fund the Trump administration used for pandemic and trade war relief for farmers.
Chickens are the largest category of live animals traded globally, but overall trade in live animals is a colossal — and growing — $21 billion industry.
The USDA will temporarily halt past-due debt collections, wage garnishments and non-judicial foreclosures for farmers borrowing under two major loan programs administered by the Farm Service Agency.
Since hemp was legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill, the USDA has been working to develop consistent production rules that state programs will need to follow.
Farm groups are ready to work with the new administration and want to make sure agriculture has a seat at the table.
President Joe Biden plans to introduce a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced that he will appoint Jewel Bronaugh, current ag commissioner in Virginia, as the next USDA deputy secretary of agriculture, the…
USDA on Friday announced $2.3 billion in additional assistance for farmers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP, which was part of last year's CARES Act.
Farm machinery sales overcame a demand shock from the coronavirus outbreak to finish 2020 with adequate though unremarkable growth in large tractors and combines.
Leon Sequeira, an attorney and former Assistant Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush, highlighted the Biden administration's goals and agenda for immigration during the Wafla H-2A…
Though the U.S. farm economy has proven resilient to the shock of the coronavirus outbreak, it remains on precarious footing while the pandemic rages, experts say.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced sweeping changes Tuesday in the national vaccine rollout plan.
Farmers and environmentalists have been in a political tug-of-war over the law’s scope for years, largely due to ambiguous legal interpretations of the statute.
Despite the upcoming shift in political power at the national level, the American Farm Bureau Federation expects to remain plugged into top-level policy discussions about COVID-19 relief and o…
Democrats clinched control of the U.S. Senate this week, putting a Michigan senator in position to return as chair of the chamber's Agriculture Committee.
The survey was commissioned by American Farm Bureau Federation to gauge the effects of the pandemic on mental health and to see what has changed since its first rural mental health survey in A…
People at every point in the U.S. wheat supply chain share their stories in a new U.S. Wheat Associates short film for overseas customers.
The survey found producers are more inclined to make large investments in their operations than they were earlier in the year.
Early today, Democrat Rev. Ralph Warnock defeated Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in one of Georgia's two closely watched runoff elections for the U.S. Senate.
U.S. Senate candidates in Georgia are made their closing arguments Monday at rallies on the eve of Tuesday's runoff elections.
NASA and USDA recently signed a new memorandum of understanding, furthering their long-standing collaboration, helping farmers make better decisions for their operations. Brad Doorn, NASA prog…
The guidelines solidify the role of beef and dairy in a healthy diet, but The Nutrition Coalition says they fall far short.
A two-year freeze on increases in the minimum wage for agricultural foreign guest workers has been thawed by a federal judge in California.
As the Biden administration brings back many members of the Obama administration, they could change the outcome of scores of environmental lawsuits that have a huge impact of agriculture.
Sales at Annie's Homegrown are hopping.