Farmer bankruptcies, suicides should cause national concern

Wisconsin loses half its dairy herds: The news out of Wisconsin is discouraging for small to medium-scale dairy farmers and veterinary practices. Increased efficiency (more milk with significantly fewer cows) hasn’t necessarily improved the bottom line for dairy...

Report says changing climate will disrupt U.S. agriculture

Yields from major crops may drop: Rising heat, drought, wildfires and heavy downpours are expected to increasingly disrupt agricultural productivity in the U.S., according to a National Climate Assessment report released Friday. While some northern regions may be able...

California chickens, pigs and calves get new rights

California voters approve Prop 12: California voters overwhelmingly (by 61 percent) approved a measure Tuesday requiring that all eggs sold in the state come from cage-free hens by 2022. Proposition 12 also bans the sale of pork and veal in California from farm...