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May 26, 2017
As Trump announces famine aid, relief funds face big cuts
When President Donald Trump met Pope Francis this week, the U.S. leader renewed a commitment to fighting global famine and ...
May 25, 2017
Jury rules with school in fight over California strawberries
A renowned strawberry researcher in California broke patent law and violated a loyalty pledge to his former university by ...
May 24, 2017
Trump budget faces Dem opposition, GOP doubts about math
President Donald Trump's budget chief delivered a spirited defense of the plan's deep spending cuts, but his agriculture ...
May 19, 2017
Prospect of NAFTA rewrite gives US farmers a case of jitters
A sizable majority of rural Americans backed Donald Trump's presidential bid, drawn to his calls to slash environmental ...
May 13, 2017
Frozen burritos recalled for possible listeria contamination
More than 252,000 pounds of frozen burritos are being recalled because of possible listeria contamination. The U.S.
May 11, 2017
As farmers worry, Agriculture chief to promote trade
As farmers fret over President Donald Trump's criticism of international trade agreements, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue ...
May 06, 2017
Strawberry scientist is sued over the fruits of his research
Plant scientist Douglas Shaw spent his career toiling in the fields in California to grow the perfect strawberry, one that ...
May 03, 2017
AP Interview: Ag leader supports renegotiating trade pact
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who last week helped persuade President Donald Trump not to abandon the North American ...
April 26, 2017
The Latest: Trump to sign executive order on education
The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 11:45 p.m. President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order ...
April 25, 2017
Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary
The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump's ...
April 13, 2017
Farmers dismayed that USDA delays fair practice rule
A rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who grow chickens and hogs for the nation's largest meat processing ...
April 11, 2017
US temporarily bans use of cyanide predator traps in Idaho
U.S. officials on Monday temporarily stopped the use of predator-killing cyanide traps in Idaho after one sickened a young ...
April 08, 2017
Republicans hope Trump amenable to food stamp restrictions
Maine resident Zak McCutcheon says he likes soda but acknowledges he'd drink less of it if his governor convinced Republican ...
April 04, 2017
Mike Epps sorry for dancing with kangaroo on Detroit stage
Actor and comedian Mike Epps is apologizing for dancing on stage with a kangaroo in front of a screaming crowd at a Detroit ...
March 30, 2017
EPA reverses course on safety of pesticide used on crops
The Trump administration won't ban a common pesticide used on food, reversing efforts by the Obama administration to bar the ...
March 30, 2017
Senate panel approves agriculture secretary nomination
The Senate Agriculture Committee has approved President Donald Trump's pick for agriculture secretary, moving the nomination ...
March 30, 2017
Ban sought for cyanide trap that hurt Idaho boy, killed dog
Environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Agriculture Department to ban its use of cyanide-ejecting devices aimed at ...
March 27, 2017
Bird flu found in chicken flock at northwest Georgia farm
About 18,000 chickens were destroyed at a northwest Georgia poultry farm after tests confirmed avian influenza in the flock, ...
March 23, 2017
Ag pick seeks to reassure Congress as Trump eyes farm cuts
Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue on Thursday sought to reassure farm-state senators in both parties who are fearful ...
March 14, 2017
Agriculture nominee to distance himself from businesses
Agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue says he will step down from several positions at companies bearing his name, ...