Latest Agriculture News

Orchard expansion in Canada's wine country stirs fears a key wildlife corridor will be harmed

Mar. 01, 2024 11:09 AM EST

KELOWNA, British Columbia (AP) — Just below the fog line hanging over the central Okanagan Valley, rows of saplings for a cherry orchard expansion span the eastern stretch above Highway 33 on the outskirts of Kelowna in Canada's wine country. New cherry varieties and climate change...

Farmers rally around Welsh capital in latest protest over proposed environmental rules

Feb. 28, 2024 13:59 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Tractors lined a road in the Welsh capital Wednesday as thousands of farmers and their supporters thronged the parliament to protest proposed environmental protections that would be required to receive subsidies. Protesters held signs reading, “No Farmers, No...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Feb. 28, 2024 07:15 AM EST

Cullman Times. February 22, 2024. Editorial: High costs, low profits ... would you want this job? (and why we should thank those who do) Each month from April to November, we publish a special page, “Thank a Farmer.” Typically, the contents of that section...

A quarter of Gaza's population is one step from famine and aid trucks are looted, UN says

Feb. 27, 2024 21:59 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — At least one quarter of Gaza’s population – 576,000 people – are one step away from famine and virtually the entire population desperately needs food resulting in some aid trucks being shot at, looted and overwhelmed by hungry people, top U.N. officials said Tuesday. ...

Farmers march in Poland's capital, cut off roads in Spain to protest Ukraine imports and EU policies

Feb. 27, 2024 21:28 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of farmers marched in Poland's capital and Spanish farmers cut off traffic on highways near the French border on Tuesday in the latest protests against food imports from Ukraine and the European Union's agricultural policies. The actions follow...

New varieties of tried-and-true vegetables invite gardeners to experiment

Feb. 27, 2024 09:00 AM EST

Tomatoes, garlic, chives, basil, parsley, thyme and sage have been permanent residents in my garden for ages. But every year, I experiment with new -– or new to me -- crops. Many turn out to be transient, like the Instagram-worthy Voyager tomatoes that disappointed in the flavor...

Polish, Canadian leaders discuss boosting Ukrainian food exports to hungry countries outside Europe

Feb. 26, 2024 09:03 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The prime ministers of Canada and Poland on Monday discussed boosting exports of Ukrainian grain and other crops to the world's poorest countries to ease protests by farmers in Europe who see the Ukrainian goods as a market threat. Justin Trudeau, following a...

Angry French farmers with tractors are back on the streets of Paris for another protest

Feb. 23, 2024 13:39 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Angry farmers were back in Paris on their tractors in a new protest Friday demanding more government support and simpler regulations, on the eve of a major agricultural fair in the French capital. Dozens of tractors drove peacefully into Paris carrying flags from Rural...

EPA approves year-round sales of higher ethanol blend in 8 Midwest states

Feb. 23, 2024 10:58 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drivers in eight Midwestern states will be able to fuel up with a higher blend of ethanol throughout the year under a final rule announced Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The biofuels industry and farming groups, with support of Midwest...

Farmer Mac: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 23, 2024 08:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. (AGM) on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $47.6 million. The Washington-based company said it had profit of $3.73 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $4.10 per share. ...