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Fruit pickers work through rows of strawberry plants on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at G & D Farms in Duette, Florida. Photo for The Washington Post by Zack Wittman.
Agricultural workers may soon be made of tech and steel
8 hours 26 min ago
February 21, 2019
 A field of lettuce grows in front of the border fence San Luis, Arizona, on Jan. 30, 2019. Photo for The Washington Post by Caitlin O'Hara
US farmers fuel surge in guest-worker visas as illegal labor dwindles
February 21, 2019 - 2:49pm
February 18, 2019
MDA offers agricultural grants to schools to purchase milk coolers
February 18, 2019 - 9:30am
February 15, 2019
A worker monitors corn being loaded into an outdoor storage bunker at the Michlig Grain elevator in Sheffield, Ill., on Oct. 2, 2018. Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.
Economic trends turn downward for farmers
February 15, 2019 - 10:13am
February 13, 2019
Legacy family farm applications being accepted
February 13, 2019 - 6:00am
February 4, 2019
This photo shows Jerry Hennessey in Mexico in January 2013. The photo was taken by Arizona-based hunting company Sonora Dark Horn. (Photo courtesy of Sonora Dark Horn)
Former Ashby co-op manager Hennessey to show at plea hearing
February 4, 2019 - 6:10pm
February 1, 2019
Knutson: Food trends include shame and virtue
February 1, 2019 - 8:54pm
Janet Clark at her family’s farm, Vision Aire, in Eldorado, Wisconsin, on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.  Photo by Lauren Justice for The Washington Post
Freeze adds layer of complication for farmers, livestock
February 1, 2019 - 10:27am
January 31, 2019
Dust drifts over a cornfield in Alden, Iowa, on Aug. 28, 2017. Corn dominates the landscape and is primarily used for producing ethanol and feeding hogs. Iowa is the leading U.S. producer of corn and pork. Washington Post photo by Bonnie Jo Mount
In Iowa, Trump's 'long rope' with farmers is starting to run out
January 31, 2019 - 10:20am
January 26, 2019
Paul Schrimpf talks about the advancements in precision agriculture during his presentation at the 2019 Precision Ag Summit. Photo taken Jan. 21, 2019, in Jamestown, N.D. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Precision Ag Summit speakers say solutions-based technology will catch on
January 26, 2019 - 8:22pm
January 21, 2019
Dried corn shines in the fall sunlight near Washburn, N.D., on Sept. 19. Where yields were good in 2018, farmland rental rates are generally holding steady. Nick Nelson / Forum News Service
Farmland rental rates holding steady but with exceptions
January 21, 2019 - 6:00am
January 17, 2019
Mental health specialist Ted Matthews testifies about farmer mental health in front of a Minnesota House committee on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Efforts to allocate more money for farmers' counselors failed that year. Don Davis / Forum News Service file photo
Lone counselor for farmers faces long drives, longer call sheets
January 17, 2019 - 4:54pm
January 9, 2019
John Boyd, president of the Black Farmer's Association, checks the condition of a soybean field for harvesting in Baskerville, Va.  Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
Already reeling from tariff war, some farmers aren't receiving support checks amid shutdown
January 9, 2019 - 12:58pm
January 4, 2019
The most effective way to prevent tractor overturn deaths, according to NIOSH, is the use of a modern equipment with a Roll-Over Protective Structure coupled with the use of a seat belt.  James B. Miller, Jr. / Forum News Service
Farm fatalities on the rise: Ag industry ranked most hazardous in the US
January 4, 2019 - 3:51pm
Corn grows in a field in Booneville, Iowa. Scott Morgan/Copyright 2019 The New York Times
Farmers fear another hit as Trump shutdown threatens ethanol vow
January 4, 2019 - 9:45am
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