Agriculture

Trump escapes blame for ethanol policy hurting corn farmers

Jul 12, 2019

Farmers and the politicians representing them hesitate to directly blame President Donald Trump for EPA decisions on ethanol that hurt corn farmers targeting instead the EPA and its Trump-appointed administrator.

Fresh from the lab: Startups make meat that avoids slaughter

Jul 9, 2019

A number of startups are creating meat in a lab to avoid hurting animals and damaging the environment

Willie Nelson brings Farm Aid 2019 to Wisconsin's dairy land

Jul 9, 2019

Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and the Dave Matthews Band will headline Farm Aid 2019 when the music and food festival visits Wisconsin's dairy country in September

Big farms find easy ways around Trump trade aid limits

Jul 3, 2019

Big farms find easy ways around caps on aid payments prompted by Trump trade war

River flooding in Tennessee ruins cotton, soybean crops

Jul 2, 2019

Lush green fields of cotton and soybeans are turning into lakes as flooding from the Mississippi River inundates thousands of acres of farmland in west Tennessee

Vegetables recalled over possible listeria contamination

Jul 2, 2019

Fresh vegetable products distributed across the nation under several brand names have been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer

Jackie O's island getaway hits the market for $65M

Jun 28, 2019

The Martha's Vineyard estate of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is on the market for $65 million

Changes to lobster fishery to help whales might arrive 2021

Jun 27, 2019

Changes to the Maine lobster fishery designed to help a critically endangered species of whale might arrive in 2021 after a lengthy rulemaking process

Lawsuit calls Arkansas "ag-gag" law unconstitutional

Jun 26, 2019

A legal advocacy organization has filed a lawsuit in federal court against two Arkansas agricultural businesses claiming a state law protecting the businesses from undercover investigations is unconstitutional

The Latest: New York lawmakers OK farmworker rights bill

Jun 20, 2019

New York lawmakers have voted to allow farmworkers to collectively bargain under legislation that also extends overtime, a day off and other labor protections

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