SYDNEY - Circling thousands of feet above Tasmania's farmland in a light aircraft, Christina Nebel prepares to release tiny chemical particles as part of a cloud-seeding scheme estimated to have helped boost rainfall on the Australian island by over 10 percent.
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures settled higher on Tuesday after a choppy session in which anticipation of stronger cash prices overshadowed slack wholesale beef demand, traders said.
RIGA/STRASBOURG, France - A Soviet-era rubbish dump in a swamp on the outskirts of Riga was once an obstacle to Latvia's European Union membership. Now, it's becoming a model of the resource use and waste management EU policymakers are striving to promote.
Gederts Gelzis and Barbara Lewis
July 07, 2015
The U.S. Agriculture Department is worried about a possible bird flu resurgence in the fall, following an outbreak that has killed more than 48 million chickens and turkeys since December in the largest animal health emergency in U.S. history.
ZURICH - Monsanto believes offering a higher break-up fee to Syngenta if its $45 billion takeover approach does not go ahead would be counterproductive, Chief Executive Hugh Grant told a Swiss newspaper.
LONDON - There's a new way to ingest strawberries at Wimbledon this year but the public isn't invited and the famous berries from the nearby English county of Kent aren't eaten with a spoon and don't come with cream either.
Dean Wehri of Mott is the newest member of North Dakota's State Board of Agricultural Research and Education.
SBARE helps the North Dakota State University Extension Service and North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station identify needs and set funding priorities.
LONDON/ATHENS - The cash economy emerging after the closure of Greece's banks is beginning to paralyze the country's vital olive oil industry as farmers demand cash for supplies that distributors are unable to pay.
Tom Pfeiffer and Angeliki Koutantou
July 07, 2015
Hostess Brands LLC, the U.S. bakery company whose snack cake brands include Twinkies and Ding Dongs, has pulled itself from the auction block and will instead pursue an initial public offering (IPO), according to people familiar with the matter.
Olivia Oran and Greg Roumeliotis
July 07, 2015
WILLIAMSON, WV - With coal trains chugging past in the distance, Jack Perry watches as his wife, Margie, plants row upon row of Hungarian pepper seedlings in the community garden that residents of this West Virginia coal town call the "Garden of Eatin'."
A federal appellate court has upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to limit pollution of the Chesapeake Bay, ruling that the agency's regulations had not exceeded its power under the Clean Water Act.
MITCHELL, S.D. — Call us awestruck, but farming has really advanced through technology.
That’s obviously not big, breaking news. But let us take a moment to reflect on how far farming practices have come to make it a little less taxing on people who work in agriculture.
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