Mar 13, 2013 13:59 EDT
Emerging from the worst drought in 50 years, US farmers are bracing for long-term challenges from climate change including blasting heat and more capricious rainfall.
Mar 13, 2013 05:46 EDT
A Sumatran tiger has killed a cocoa farmer in Indonesia, villagers claimed Wednesday, in the latest apparent attack by the rare wild cat as its habitat is rapidly cleared for plantations.
Feb 10, 2013 06:27 EST
Argentina's gauchos, or cowboys, are a proud lot. As economic forces trigger changes in agriculture -- namely a big rise in soybean farming -- they try to preserve their century-old lifestyle, including the trademark "bombacha" or baggy riding pants.
Jan 22, 2013 12:22 EST
The European Commission has decided to freeze the approval process for genetically modified food crops through the end of its mandate next year while it works towards an agreement with EU member states.
Jan 18, 2013 14:40 EST
Central America is scrambling to contain a coffee-eating fungus that has invaded a third of the impoverished region's crops, threatening to cost the vital industry hundreds of millions of dollars.
Jan 15, 2013 18:23 EST
The European Union on Tuesday took the debate about genetically modified crops to the public with a survey asking citizens to share their thoughts on organic farming.
Jan 08, 2013 08:22 EST
South African fruit farm workers will go back on strike until they get a "decent offer" of higher wages, a regional union boss said Tuesday.
Jan 02, 2013 17:04 EST
US stocks took off flying on the first trading day of the new year Wednesday after Congress reached a last-minute deal to avert the fiscal cliff, avoiding forcing the economy back into recession.
Jan 02, 2013 12:41 EST
Poland on Wednesday imposed new bans on the cultivation of certain genetically modified strains of maize and potatoes, a day after an EU required green light for GM crops took effect.
Dec 21, 2012 05:33 EST
It's short. It's scruffy. It's practically anorexic. And this season, the Charlie Brown Christmas tree is a shining star in Alan Gibson's tree farm.
Dec 11, 2012 05:53 EST
The secluded valley that sheltered Jerry Blanco's banana crop from communist and Muslim rebellions offered no refuge from Typhoon Bopha, which left him destitute in seconds.
Dec 04, 2012 03:47 EST
Bolivia has its eye on untapped Asian and Middle Eastern markets, hoping to cash in on what the United Nations is calling the International Year of Quinoa, another honor for the Andean "superfood".
Dec 03, 2012 23:02 EST
Australian agribusiness GrainCorp said Tuesday suitor Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) had bumped up its takeover offer to Aus$2.8 billion (US$2.9 billion), a 3.8 percent increase on its earlier rejected bid.
Nov 29, 2012 19:36 EST
Global food prices have eased from their July records but remain very high, putting more people in danger of hunger and malnutrition-related disease, the World Bank said Thursday.
Nov 27, 2012 07:18 EST
Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby said Tuesday net profit for the first quarter fell 7.8 percent year-on-year as lower prices cut into its palm oil earnings.
Nov 19, 2012 10:33 EST
Global rice production for 2012 is forecast to outpace consumption this year and next because of a better-than-expected 2012 crop season, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said Monday.
Nov 15, 2012 01:36 EST
Australian agribusiness GrainCorp on Thursday rejected a Aus$2.68 billion (US$2.78 billion) all-cash takeover offer from US food giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), holding out for more money.
Nov 14, 2012 19:12 EST
Australian agribusiness GrainCorp on Thursday rejected an Aus$2.68 billion (US$2.78 billion) all-cash takeover offer from US food giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), holding out for more money.
Nov 13, 2012 02:15 EST
North Korea's staple food output has improved but the poverty-stricken country is still struggling to eradicate malnutrition and provide its people with vital protein, UN agencies said Tuesday.
Nov 10, 2012 11:57 EST
India's government said Saturday it will sell 6.5 million tonnes of wheat to bulk consumers such as flour millers to keep a check on rising prices and overflowing stocks.