Agriculture

Soybeans could surpass corn plantings amid solvency concerns for US farmers

Department of Agriculture survey of planting intentions hints at record acreage for soybeans as agricultural community worries over low crop prices<p>Is “king corn” finally dead? For decades, corn has been the US’s most profitable crop, but after three straight years of low prices its dominance is …

Farming

EPA Decides Not To Ban A Pesticide, Despite Its Own Evidence Of Risk

<b>Update 7:06 P.M. Eastern:</b> The EPA says it's reversing course and keeping this pesticide on the market. More details coming soon.<p><i>Our original story continues.</i><p>A federal court has ordered him to decide by midnight on Friday whether to ban a pesticide called chlorpyrifos. The Obama administration …

Environment

How Trump Administration's Proposed USDA Cuts Could Harm America's Multibillion-Dollar Wine Industry

Ever since details of the Trump Administration’s proposed cuts to the United States Department of Agriculture budget began ricocheting across newspapers and the Internet, concern has been building over the impact it might have on farmers throughout the country. With a proposed …

Wine

Vegetable and fruit farmers receive hardly any agricultural subsidies

<b>Fruit and vegetable research can't keep up with Big Ag because it's not a top priority for the government.</b><p>American dietary guidelines state that we …

Sustainability

A Terrifying Reason Why Everybody Should Avoid Gluten

Here we go again with glyphosate, that ubiquitous toxin used as Round Up’s primary ingredient. It’s infamous for the ability to kill weeds, along …

Glyphosate

3 Examples Of Rampant Sexism In The Non-GMO Movement

When it comes to GMOs, consumer attitudes vary, though they’re not as polarized as the pro and anti sides make them out to be. Though polls funded by anti-GMO groups claim 9 in 10 people want these foods labeled, only 1 in 6 respondents in a recent Pew Research Center study said they “care a great …

Opinion

A startup selling 'bloody' plant-based burgers is ramping up — and McDonald's should pay attention

Impossible Foods, a startup selling "bloody," plant-based burgers that even the most ardent meat-lovers can get behind, was in talks with McDonald's to supply the fast-food giant with its buzzy burger, The Guardian reported in March. It's unclear how recent these conversations were.<p>David Lee, COO …

Black Market

This Drone Helicopter Could Revolutionize The Medevac Forever

The U.S. military may have found itself the aerial ambulance of its dreams. Since 2016, the Army’s Medical Research and Materiel Command has examined …

Drones

Game Birds: A Niche Market Opportunity

The following article was published as “Game Birds: An Income Opportunity” in the June/July 2011 issue of <i>Backyard Poultry Magazine</i>.<p>If you enjoy …

Farming

How DJI Revolutionized Agricultural Industry With This Drone

Drone has certainly changed the world drastically. It changes the way we take aerial images (in the process, making to-hire helicopters and …

Drones

Study finds 11 percent of disappearing groundwater used to grow internationally traded food

Wheat, rice, sugar, cotton and maize are among the essential internationally traded crops in the global economy. To produce these crops many …

Space

Seed giant Monsanto meets its match as Hindu nationalists assert power in Modi's India

<b>New Delhi</b>: Tens of millions of dollars were within reach for M Prabhakara Rao as he prepared in April 2015 to take his Indian cotton seed company …

Agriculture (India)

The secretive US funding behind the Got Milk? ads finally gets scrutiny

It’s been about two years since Josh Tetrick first learned about the covert and illegal campaign the US egg industry hatched to torpedo his upstart vegan mayonnaise company. Now he’s championing a set of proposed reforms that will make it harder for big agricultural groups from doing the same thing.<p>…

Government

How do wind turbines affect land loss?

I hope someday the Register will provide us with an article about how much of Iowa's precious soil is lost to have renewable energy systems installed …

Sustainable Agriculture

When is it worth your while to splurge on organic produce?

Strawberries are once again at the top of the Dirty Dozen list in the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. …

Canadian News

QuickTake: Organic Food's Value vs. Price

In today’s “QuickTake,” Bloomberg's Vonnie Quinn takes a look at demand for organic food while weighing the costs against the value it offers. She …

Farming

The Long-Grain Long Game: Patagonia Intends to Help Solve Climate Change With Snacks

How the outdoor apparel giant is navigating the food world<p>Four years ago, Yvon Chouinard, founder of sustainable outdoor outfitter Patagonia, handed …

Patagonia

'Ag Magic on the River' brings classroom to the outdoors

Magic may be in its title, but bringing Ag Magic on the River to life each year takes more than the swish of a magic wand. It requires a lot of hard …

New Orleans

For farmers, conservation isn’t a seasonal project

“I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds.”<p>As the beginning of the FFA creed states, there are many …

Des Moines

Blueberry blues: bumper crops hurt Nova Scotia industry

'Margins are very tight, we're very concerned about the viability of these smaller operations'<p>The wild blueberry industry in Nova Scotia is proving …

Canada

Hemp Ninja Training

<b>Re-Launching An American Industry is Hard But Vital. Non-Whiners Preferred.</b><p><i>Federally</i> <i>Legal Research Revenue is Flowing and Growth is in the Double</i> …

Cannabis

Improve your cooking by using all 5 senses

<b>Many people cook by look and taste, but smelling, listening and touching offer a lot more help than meets the eye.</b><p>I have developed oodles of recipes …

Local Food Movement

Officials fighting to prevent spread of invasive lanternfly

A significant portion of Pennsylvania's agriculture industry is in the hands of scientists as they fight the westward spread of an invasive insect: …

Penn State

From space sprouts to landmine legumes, here are the world’s weirdest farms

Across the globe, above the globe, under the globe...<p>What do the Pope, astronauts, and armies at war all have in common? They've gotta eat. And they prefer fresh food. So it's no wonder that farms are popping up to service them, even in the most inhospitable locations. From Antarctica to the …

Aquaculture

Kenya: Indigenous Seeds Best for Kenya's Food Security - Experts

Kenya should come up with policies that will secure the sovereignty of her seeds in a bid to enhance food security and conserve the indigenous seeds …

Microalgae could play key role in relieving climate warming

Think better living through marine microalgae, as it may become crucial to mitigate atmospheric greenhouse gases, reduce carbon dioxide emissions …

Climate Change

Hungary eyes water management, food manufacturing, agriculture endeavors in PH

<b>Metro Manila (CNN Philippines)</b> — Hungary wants to strengthen economic ties with the country, Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter …

Hungary

South Africa’s red meat prices set to skyrocket in 2017

South African consumers should brace themselves for a massive hike in red meat prices as livestock farmers battle to rebuild their herds after a …

News (South Africa)

Steering towards grazing fields

No ill effects from grazing cattle on crop residues: Nebraska study<p>It makes sense that a 1,200 pound Angus cow would place quite a lot of pressure on …

Soil

Croc shot in WA after killing farm animals

A saltwater crocodile that killed a horse and savaged a cow, and is suspected of killing a dog, has been shot dead in Western Australia's Kimberley …

Farm Animals