SEBASTOPOL, Calif. — Ford Motor Co. on Jan. 26 announced the launch of a pilot program that will equip winegrowers in Northern California with electric pickup trucks, cargo vans and software services in a bid to boost EV and technology adoption among farmers and other commercial customers.
Self-driving vehicles are moving off the roads and onto the fields. Deere & Co., the largest farm equipment manufacturer in the world, unveiled a fully autonomous tractor on Jan. 4, propelling it past rivals in the tech space.
Commodity superpower Cargill Inc. is starting to pay American farmers to adopt growing practices that boost soil health and trap carbon.
American corn farmers are feeling better about their prospects with billions more in government aid and optimal growing conditions. There’s only one downer — demand.
Kansas harvester Mike Keimig is growing increasingly anxious about whether the foreign seasonal workers he needs to run his nine combines and drive his grain trucks will arrive in time for the start of the winter wheat harvest, which is just weeks away.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign a limited trade agreement Oct. 7 with Japan, a deal that would win back benefits American farmers lost when Trump pulled out of a broader Asia-Pacific pact his first week in office.
U.S. farmers — reeling from trade wars, low commodity prices and bad weather — are set to be the main winners from President Donald Trump’s initial accord with Japan.
The trade war between the U.S. and China continues to surprise agricultural markets, even delivering an unexpected reprieve for American farmers who have otherwise been roiled by the conflict.