agriculture

Business, Equipment

Deere Workers Go On Strike After Rejecting Contract

Deere equipment Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

MOLINE, Ill. — More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Oct. 13, the first major walkout at the agricultural machinery giant in more than three decades.

October 14, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Biden to Take Infrastructure Agenda to Rural US

A farmer carries buckets on a dairy farm in Lancaster, Wis. (Lauren Justice/Bloomberg News) A farmer carries buckets on a dairy farm in Lancaster, Wis. (Lauren Justice/Bloomberg News)

American agriculture is on track for one of its best years this century as soaring exports to China boost corn, soybean and wheat prices.

Mike Dorning | Bloomberg News
June 29, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

More Than 700 Barges Stuck in Mississippi River From Bridge Crack

A crack in a steel beam has forced the closure of the I-40 bridge. A crack in a steel beam has forced the closure of the I-40 bridge that connects Arkansas and Tennessee. (Adrian Sainz/Associated Press)

A crack in a bridge over the Mississippi River has stranded more than 700 barges, cutting off the biggest route for U.S. agricultural exports when the critical waterway is at its busiest.

Bre Bradham and Isis Almeida | Bloomberg News
May 13, 2021
Business, TCA

Shortage of Truck Drivers Concerns California Ag Producers

A forklift moves pallets of yellow sweet corn into a refrigerated truck. A forklift moves pallets of yellow sweet corn into a refrigerated truck. (Mark Elias/Bloomberg News)

A worsening shortage of truck drivers is raising concerns among California farmers that, unless a solution emerges soon, there might not be enough hauling capacity to bring this year’s harvest to market.

John Cox | The Bakersfield Californian
May 4, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment

Deere Surges With Farmers Signaling Best Year Ever

Deere equipment Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Deere & Co. lifted its earnings guidance above analyst estimates, with elevated crop prices and an improving farm economy signaling a record windfall for the biggest maker of agricultural machinery.

Joe Deaux and James Attwood | Bloomberg News
February 19, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Trucks Key to Movement of Agricultural Products, USDA Report Finds

Truck carrying grain Andrei Stanescu/Getty Images

The trucking industry is central to the country’s agriculture sector as trucks transport a significant majority of agricultural freight by tonnage, according to a report published this month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Deere Plans to Expand in Australia, New Zealand

A farmer operates a Deere & Co. 7760 Cotton Stripper in Australia on May 28. A farmer operates a Deere & Co. 7760 Cotton Stripper in Australia on May 28. (David Gray/Bloomberg News)

Tractor giant Deere & Co. plans to expand in Australia and New Zealand, with its one-time chief economist leading the charge.

Joe Deaux and Isis Almeida | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2020
Business, Equipment

Deere Raises Outlook With Farm Demand Cushioning Downturn

Deere & Co. has increased its sales outlook for the year. A Deere & Co. combine harvester is used to harvest wheat in Kirkland, Ill., on July 17. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Deere & Co., the largest maker of agricultural machinery, increased its sales outlook for the year as farm equipment demand remained resilient despite an “uncertain” market due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Joe Deaux | Bloomberg News
August 21, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Port of Los Angeles Chief Says China to Miss Agriculture Target

The Port of Los Angeles, as viewed from above. The Vincent Thomas bridge spans the main channel of the Port of Los Angeles in this aerial photograph on May 1. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The head of the U.S.’ busiest port said China is on track to buy less than one-third of the American agricultural products it promised to purchase in 2020, the first year of a trade pact between the world’s biggest economies.

Ana Monteiro | Bloomberg News
August 14, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Agriculture Supply Chain Upended by Virus, Expert Says

Strawberries rot in field Strawberries rot in a field in Plant City, Fla. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

Disruptions to the food supply chain brought on by the coronavirus pandemic extend to farmers and their products, according to Andrew Novakovic, a professor of agricultural economics at Cornell University.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 26, 2020

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