America’s rural population is on the upswing, but the growth is concentrated in retirement areas or regions with meatpacking plants and other forms of agricultural processing that rely on Hispanics and other immigrants for labor, according to USDA’s Economic Research Service.
Alternative Energy Development broke ground this week on a wood pellet manufacturing plant in Copiah County, Miss., that is projected to process 1 million tons of pulp wood a year and ship 500,000 tons overseas.
If Democrats win control of the House, U.S. agriculture will face a very different set of committee leaders and approaches to regulatory policy than it has since the chamber has been under GOP control.
Women in agriculture from both developed and developing countries say widespread gender discrimination persists and poses obstacles to their ability to help feed the world, according to a study from Corteva Agriscience.
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service's new criteria for allowing young chicken slaughter plants to increase their line speeds from 140 birds per minute to 175 bpm are likely to prompt a lawsuit from food safety and worker protection groups.