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COOL lawsuit dismissed by US district court
Canadian cattle and hog industries have argued that COOL has cost them combined losses of more than $900 million.
Crop production mixed bag for New Mexico in 2014
New Mexico's crop production numbers for 2014 are tied closely to ongoing problems associated with the drought.
U.S. cattle prices spike over Mad Cow report
Reports of BSE in a Canadian cow have caused a spike in U.S. cattle prices.
U.S. could be facing megadrought 3
A megadrought is possible for a large area of the United States in the not-too-distant future.
Grants available to help new farmers
New farm bill programs support USDA efforts to attract more young people to agriculture careers.
Stronger dollar could hurt US commodity exports
While a stronger dollar may help stabilize prices for certain farm or ranch supply items, it also has a negative impact on exports.
USDA says cattle herds expand as feed prices fall
After seven consecutive years of decline, USDA is reporting a slight increase in cattle numbers, about 1 percent over cattle numbers reported last fall.
New Mexico Attorney General wants money to fight Texas suit
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way last year for Texas to proceed with its lawsuit against New Mexico.
The push is on to open Cuban market for US agriculture
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said by lowering the embargo with Cuba, U.S. farmers could easily compete because of lower shipping costs.
Chinese methanol plant gaining speed
As of 2009, the latest year for which figures are available, only 1.7 percent of privately owned land in farms or forest, or 22.8 million acres, was owned by foreign interests.
Benefits of cover crop outweigh water requirements
Cover crops have the potential to provide multiple benefits.
Conaway to lead House Agriculture Committee
New faces show up on the two agriculture committees of the 114th Congress, and new leadership takes over in both the House Ag Committee and the Senate Ag Committee.
USDA says normal water forecast Western states in 2015
While beneficial rains in many areas across the region last fall have given hope of a better start in 2015, so far winter snows have failed to deliver on any promise for improved water conditions.
New NASA satellite brings future to farmers
National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite could put farmers one step closer to the future of farming.
USDA awards $10 million for rice project
Rice Stewardship Partnership to benefit rice efforts in Texas and other states from $10 million grant.
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