The Senate on Thursday voted to limit the amount of government subsidies the wealthiest farmers receive when purchasing crop insurance.
Three percent decline in production expected in 2013.
The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly rejected an amendment that would allow states to require labeling of genetically modified foods.
South Dakota sees noticeable improvement.
Weather and prices hurt the sugar industry, but union workers locked out of American Crystal Sugar Co. since August 2011 are heading back to work.
In a major victory for the sugar grower industry, the Senate has voted against an amendment by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., to change the program. The vote was 45 in favor and 54 against.
The Senate on Wednesday rejected a Republican bid to turn the federal food stamp program over to the states.
Farms in two of the nation’s leading pork producing states have tested positive for the potentially fatal porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), U.S. pork industry veterinarian official says.
The United States is poised to introduce stricter rules on the labeling of meat imports this week, a move that is likely to heat up a simmering trade dispute with Canada and Mexico.
U.S. farmers should begin winding down corn plantings in the next week to 10 days, despite occasional showers and storms that will cause temporary delays, an agricultural meteorologist said May 22.
The Senate voted Tuesday to keep a $400 million annual cut — or roughly a half of 1 percent — to the food stamp program as part of a major five-year farm bill.
Dan Halstrom, U.S. Meat Export Federation, talks about the value of exports and the reputation U.S. beef has overseas.
Gregory Farmers Elevator patron members voted 63-4 in favor of a New York company purchasing the assets of the elevator to keep it in business.
The Obama administration said Monday it wants to see more cuts to agriculture subsidies in a massive farm bill moving through the Senate this week.
Corn growers across the Midwest have made up for lost time in a big way from a slow start to planting season after a waterlogged spring.