This spring's devastating Midwest floods increased concerns about the mental health and well-being of farmers who already were struggling with years of economic uncertainty.
By April Simpson, Stateline
Beginning in December, the long-held but controversial tradition of cockfighting will be banned in Puerto Rico.
By Gabriela Martinez
President Trump promoted his trade policies Monday at the American Farm Bureau Federation. But the government shutdown has hurt farmers seeking loans needed for upcoming crop seasons, and certain provisions in the newly signed Farm Bill cannot be administered until…
Farmers already approved for hemp, and businesses sourcing from them or European producers, aren’t affected by the shutdown. But those who hoped to take advantage of the industry’s projected growth have had to push off plans to invest or add…
By Alexandra D'Elia
In our news wrap Thursday, Wall Street plunged again amid slumping tech stocks, rising interest rates and fears of an impending government shutdown. The Dow Jones was down 464 points, the Nasdaq dropped 108 and the S&P 500 slid 39.
After new restrictions on federal food stamps didn't make it into the farm bill, the USDA is implementing them instead. Roughly 755,000 Americans may feel the impact of the changes, which limit states' ability to grant work requirement waivers in…
By Associated Press
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the regulation to tighten work requirements was a tradeoff for Trump's support for the bill.
By Maea Lenei Buhre, Patty Gorena Morales
Congress passed a 10-year, $867 billion farm bill Wednesday that would reauthorize a variety of agricultural programs and food aid for low-income Americans. Here's a look at the other, lesser-known provisions that also made it into the bill.
In our Wednesday news wrap, hundreds of police searched for the gunman behind a deadly attack at a famed Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, that killed at least two people. Also: The Senate advanced a resolution to end military support…
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