Promising a new era in consumer awareness of the U.S. Department of Agriculture organic seal, backers of the proposed organic research and promotion order say it could raise more than $30 million a year for research, tec
Although soybean crops are self-pollinating, some species of bee and fly pollinators can enhance soybean yields, says a researcher with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State Uni
Scientists at the University of Illinois using co-products from the ethanol and human food industries are helping shed light on ways processing high-fiber animal feed ingredients can enhance pigs' utilization of the nut
A $2.1 million grant will help Iowa State University plant scientists to study how corn responds to environmental stress at the genetic level. The three-year grant, awarded by the National Science Foundation, could set
Government and meat industry officials from Denmark visits U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) headquarters in Denver and USDA staff in Washington, D.C., to gain a better understanding of U.S. red meat production.
Corn and soybean prices are comparatively low now, which helps lower your cost of production. It also provides an opportunity to look at the percentage of these inputs in your pigs' diets to see if higher levels o
If we keep pouring more CO2 into the air, will crops fail, or benefit? A new study tries to disentangle this complex question. It suggests that while greater warmth will reduce yields of some crops, higher CO2 could hel
Growth on the front end of soybean production is essential; however, what appears as a growthier plant doesn't always guarantee more bushels. To take a closer look at this theory, Farm Journal Field Agronomists Ken Ferr
Brian Krienke, soils Extension educator, University of Nebraska, has posted a Q&A article examining these questions and other crop fertility and crop nutrient concerns farmers may be having in the Midwest right now.
The right U.S. food and agricultural government policies can improve the health of America's families, economy, farms and the environment, as outlined in recommendations from AGree, which describes itself as an or
Small ag startups just got the chance to make it big. According to The New York Times, major seed companies such as Bayer and Syngenta are backing a new effort dedicated to speeding the development of crop technology.
A group of scientists led by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden and involving the University of Colorado Boulder has developed a new, eco-friendly method to produce amm
Pork producers received fantastic news that the United States and Japan will begin trade talks soon. Japan is the U.S. pork industry’s No. 1 value market, importing in 2017 more than $1.6 billion of U.S. pork.
The U.S. needs to make moving toward a trade pact with Japan an “extraordinary” priority. That’s according to Gregg Doud, the chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Japan might increase the amount of agriculture trade conducted with the U.S. through potential trade deal that was announced by President Trump following a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
It is extremely important for rapid progress to be made in these negotiations if U.S. beef and pork are to remain competitive in the largest value destination for U.S. red meat, says Dan Halstrom, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) president and CEO.