Agriculture

Ben & Jerry's has new CEO focused on social impact

Aug 15, 2018

Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry has a new CEO who has challenged the company to "double its social impact."

Wattle fences: Weaving branches takes time, yields rewards

Aug 14, 2018

Wattle fences: Ancient technique of weaving branches is time-consuming but rewarding

US wheat from Pacific Northwest heading to war-torn Yemen

Aug 13, 2018

Seven ships loaded with wheat grown in the Pacific Northwest of the United States are sailing for Yemen, where a stalemated three-year civil war has pushed over 8 million people to the brink of starvation

Italian wine harvest begins, productive year forecast

Aug 10, 2018

The Italian wine grape harvest season has started with the first picking of Pinot and Chardonnay grapes in the northern region of Franciacorta, anticipating a better year after the weak production figures of 2017

Labor: Missouri farmworkers kept in inhumane conditions

Aug 10, 2018

Federal labor officials say temporary farmworkers were kept in "inhumane" conditions and paid less than they were owed while working in southeast Missouri

Hog nuisance trials get new judge after 3 industry losses

Aug 9, 2018

The federal judge managing a series of North Carolina lawsuits accusing the world's largest pork company of causing intense nuisances for rural neighbors is being temporarily replaced

African refugee grows homeland's bitter eggplants in Vermont

Aug 9, 2018

A woman who survived refugee camps in Africa now has a thriving business growing African eggplants in Vermont and selling them across the United States

Hot in the Highlands: Scottish games defeated by heat wave

Aug 9, 2018

In usually rain-soaked Scotland, a traditional Highland Games has fallen victim to Britain's summer heat wave

Organic dairy farmers vow to compete in changing industry

Aug 9, 2018

Small family operated organic dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business while large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding

Farmworkers protest treatment in Italy after migrant deaths

Aug 8, 2018

Hundreds of crop pickers and labor union activists have marched from a shanty town in southern Italy to protest what they say is the exploitation of migrant farmworkers

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