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Two farmers gather cattle at a ranch.  (credit: AIZAR RALDES/AFP/Getty Images)

Number Of Young Farmers Rising In New Mexico

A new government survey shows New Mexico has more farms and ranches than it did five years ago.

02/22/2014

File photo of  U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.  (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Number Of US Farms Declines, Farmers Getting Older

The number of U.S. farms is declining even as the value of their crops and livestock has increased over the past five years, a government census of American agriculture released Thursday says.

02/20/2014

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack addresses the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of Interior on Dec. 5, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Agriculture Secretary: Climate Change Already Hurting American Farmers

Climate change is already hurting American farmers and rural residents, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday, warning that the U.S. would regret any failure to adapt and prepare for shifting weather realities.

02/06/2014

File photo of strawberries. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Agricultural Leaders Plead With Congress For Immigration Bill With More Lenient Rules For Hiring Farm Workers

From Christmas tree growers in the Appalachians to Wisconsin dairy farmers and producers of California’s diverse abundance of fruits and vegetables, agricultural leaders are pleading with Congress for an immigration bill that includes more lenient and less complex rules for hiring farm workers.

07/08/2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's statistical arm said it won't issue some agricultural reports this year because of automatic federal budget cuts, alarming some in the dairy industry who fear the information void could wreak havoc with milk prices. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

USDA Will Not Issue Some Reports Due To Federal Budget Cuts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s statistical arm said it won’t issue some agricultural reports this year because of automatic federal budget cuts, alarming some in the dairy industry who fear the information void could wreak havoc with milk prices.

03/13/2013

File photo of soybeans. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

High-Stakes Fight Over Soybeans At High Court

Vernon Hugh Bowman seems comfortable with the old way of doing things, right down to the rotary-dial telephone he said he was using in a conference call with reporters.

02/18/2013

New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012