agriculture

Government, Business, Logistics

West Coast Ports, USDA Offer Incentives for Agriculture Shipments

Port of Oakland Ships at the Port of Oakland. (Ken James/Bloomberg News)

The Port of Oakland, along with those in Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said they are working together to provide financial incentives for U.S. growers to ship agriculture products through the ports.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 7, 2022
Business, Logistics

Port of Oakland Plans Pop-Up Terminal for Ag Exports

Containership at the Port of Oakland Faced with a loss of business to ports in Southern California, the Port of Oakland announced in January it would permanently expand agriculture export operations. (David Abercrombie via Flickr)

Beginning in early March, the Port of Oakland, with the help of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will set up and operate a 22-acre, multimillion-dollar pop-up container yard specifically for agricultural exports.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 2, 2022
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.

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.

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.

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

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