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China's Shuanghui In $4.7B Deal For Smithfield

posted on May 31, 2013 at 2:26 PM

The companies put the deal's total value at about $7.1 billion, including debt. Smithfield's stock will no longer be publicly traded once the deal closes. Full Story

Wet Spring Raises Soybean Sudden Death Risk

posted on May 31, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Soil-borne fungus known as sudden death syndrome thrives in excessively wet years. Full Story

EU Recommends Testing Of US Wheat After GM Find

posted on May 31, 2013 at 2:17 PM

The European Union imports more than 1 million metric tons (1.1 million tons) of U.S. wheat each year. Full Story

Farm Bill 'Not Out Of The Woods'

posted on May 31, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Democrats and Republicans are at odds over cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Full Story

Prior Immigration Overhaul Helped Farmworkers Prospered

posted on May 31, 2013 at 2:00 PM

The current version of immigration reform requires farmworkers to remain in agriculture for at least five years to qualify for the speedier legalization process. Full Story

Marching Against Monsanto

posted on May 31, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Organizers said "March Against Monsanto" protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities. Full Story

Longhorn Ancestry Spans Globe

posted on May 31, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Scientists examined some 48,000 genetic markers on DNA from 58 cattle breeds, confirming the Longhorns of today are direct descendants of Spanish cattle brought by Columbus to Hispaniola. Full Story

Canada Disapproves New Meat Labeling Rules

posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:42 PM

The WTO said last year that the 2009 U.S country of origin rule discriminated against livestock from Canada and Mexico. Full Story

Wisconsin Farmers And Firefighters Partner On Hazards Maps

posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Agriculture remains one of the nation's most dangerous professions; accidents on farms kill hundreds and injure thousands each year. Full Story

High Crop Prices Entice Farmers To Expand Planting

posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:32 PM

In Iowa, the average cash rent for corn or soybean fields is about $270 per acre, said Chad Hart, an Iowa State University agriculture economist. The average conservation payment in Iowa is $141 an acre. Full Story

Maker Of 'Lean Finely Textured Beef' Continues To Struggle

posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:30 PM

The private company closed three of its four plants, scrapped expansion plans in South Sioux City and eliminated more than 700 jobs. Full Story

Obama Opposes GOP Bill On Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:27 PM

House Republicans say the bill is needed to ensure the long-delayed pipeline is built. Full Story

New Rice Contamination Reported In China

posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Government inspectors discovered that 44.4 percent of rice and rice products tested this year in the southern city of Guangzhou in Guangdong province showed high levels of cadmium. Full Story

New Food Map Will Plot The American Diet

posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Researchers are hoping their project will only be the beginning of a map that consumers, companies, researchers and even the government can use, breaking the data down to find out who is eating what and where they shop. Full Story

UN: Put The Bite On Bugs

posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Scientists who have studied the nutritional value of edible insects have found that red ants, small grasshoppers and some water beetles pack enough protein to rank with lean ground beef while having less fat per gram. Full Story

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