Organic dairy processors were unable to keep up with increasing demand at times last year because of shortfalls in production, due in part to the lack of organic feed for milking cows, according to panelists at the first-ever session on organic agriculture at the USDA@s annual Agri
Developing country farmers could see productivity and income grow faster with genetically-improved seeds but are blocked by @unduly restrictive regulations and trade barriers@ stimulated by European-led activist campaigns that influence UN bodies and flout scientific evidence,
The next step in the food industry°s challenge to a Vermont law requiring labeling of some foods made from genetically engineered ingredients likely will be a decision by a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City.
Farming and the food industry are experiencing chronic labor shortages; reports are widespread about fields not harvested because of an insufficient work force and political leaders worry about the need to replace aging farmers.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., appear to be the favorites of farmers, ranchers and agribusiness executives who are contributing to the 2016 presidential campaigns or political action committees supporting them.
Top executives of some of the leading food and agricultural businesses in the United States have teamed up with the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) in a bid to reframe the debate about sustainable agriculture in a changing climate.
The nationÐs three largest organic milk processors, through the Organic Trade Association (OTA), are asking USDAÐs Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) for a hearing to reduce the payments they make into market-wide pools under federal milk marketing orders
Government mandates for labeling food to show its production process are a bad idea because they could mislead consumers and be used to belittle rival products, a panel of experts named by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)
European Union agriculture ministers have been meeting this week to complete a plan to distribute some 500 million euros ($565 million) to hard-squeezed dairy and pork producers facing surplus production and collapsing prices.