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Deere workers.

Trump’s trade war is prompting farmers to put off big ticket purchases, and it’s another sign of the pain the tariffs are causing

American farmers are tangibly deferring purchases of equipment as a result of the ongoing trade war between the US and China, Deere & Co says.
The Santa Ynez Valley along California's Central Coast.

A small town in California has sunk more than 2 feet in the last decade, and it could be part of a disturbing trend

The California town of Arbuckle has sunk more than two feet in the last nine years.
The USDA finally gave a deadline to GMO labeling.

A new rule requires GMO products to be labeled by 2022, and some food companies are rejoicing

The USDA just announced that food companies will have until 2022 to label their GMO crops.

Trump just signed a law that could spark a boom for the $1 billion marijuana-linked CBD industry

The newly-signed US Farm Bill legalizes hemp, a plant almost identical to marijuana and a prime source of the highly touted wellness ingredient CBD.
Renter's insurance is a worthwhile financial investment, according to one expert.

6 simple ways to invest your money that you probably haven’t thought of, according to financial experts

Financial experts detail six worthwhile forms of financial investment that might fly under your radar.
Sara Menker at the 2018 New York Times Dealbook in November.

This entrepreneur left Wall Street to count the world’s calories. Now she’s warning of a global food disaster equal to the financial crisi...

Entrepreneur Sara Menker traded in her Wall Street gig to solve the world's mounting food crisis.
US President Donald Trump participates in a round-table discussion with business leaders at Northeast Iowa Community College on July 26, 2018 in Peosta, Iowa.

Farm bankruptcies are surging as Trump’s trade war drags on

As President Donald Trump ramps up protectionism with trading partners, an increasing number of farms in the Midwest are struggling to stay afloat.

The turkey you’re about to eat weighs twice as much as it did a few decades ago

Today's turkeys are a lot bigger — more than double the size — and faster-growing than the birds your parents or grandparents ate.
An experimental cotton plant is shown at a Texas A&M research facility on October 17, 2018.

A new kind of edible cotton could soon feed millions of people — if they’ll eat it

Texas A&M researchers have found a way to make cotton edible, and the US Department of Agriculture recently approved the genetically engineered plant.

One of the world’s largest banks has issued an alarming warning about antibiotic resistance — with big consequences for humanity

The use of antibiotics in meat production and other forms of agriculture could lead to antibiotic resistance, which is expected to cause 10 million deaths annually by 2050.