Agriculture

Farmers buoyed but cautious as China resumes buying soybeans

Dec 14, 2018

The resumption of soybean sales to China is encouraging to American farmers who have seen the value of their crop plummet amid a trade war with the Asian country

'Wild' salmon may be straight from the farm, NY report finds

Dec 14, 2018

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood says more than one-fourth of the seafood her office sampled in a statewide supermarket survey was mislabeled.

Washington governor proposes major steps for orca recovery

Dec 13, 2018

With the Northwest's beloved killer whales on the brink of extinction, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has announced dramatic plans to help them, including $1.1 billion in spending and a partial whale-watching ban.

Feds: US fishermen had good year aided by lobsters, scallops

Dec 13, 2018

The federal government says U.S. commercial fishing generated more than $144 billion in sales in 2016, a total about in line with trends of recent years

With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boom

Dec 13, 2018

With federal legalization of hemp at hand, the US market is set to boom amid the popularity of CBDs, a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp as a health supplement

AP Interview: Jones says farmers scared by Trump's tariffs

Dec 13, 2018

AP Interview: Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama tells AP Trump's tariff talk is spooking farmers and others in the deep-red state

Christmas tree farmers aim to boost sales via social media

Dec 11, 2018

Christmas tree farmers worry they are slowly losing ground to the artificial tree, so they're taking to social media this holiday season to convince Americans to go natural

Hemp supporters cheer crop's inclusion in farm bill deal

Dec 11, 2018

Hemp's supporters are cheering a final deal on the federal farm bill that would legalize the crop making a comeback in Kentucky

Regulators close Maine's shrimp fishery for next 3 years

Nov 17, 2018

Regulators are closing the Gulf of Maine winter shrimp season for another three years

Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

Nov 15, 2018

'Castration-free' pigs and hornless dairy cows are the farm animals being brought to life by a gene-editing company

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