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'It's kind of glum': U.S. farmers worry as crop prices dip

May 25, 2020 - 10:30 PM

American farmers are seen to lose billions of dollars in revenues amid the coronavirus pandemic

Farmer Dave Burrier walks back to his tractor as he plants corn in the Marvin Chapel field in Mount Airy, Maryland on May 19, 2020. - Dave Burrier steered his tractor through a field, following a GPS map as he tried to plant as much corn as possible amid the yellow and green rye covering the ground. Striving to get a massive yield out of his crops in rural Maryland is how Burrier hopes to make it through yet another uncertain year, beset by market disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and renewed trade tensions between the United States and China. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

Virus throttles Florida's lucrative ornamental plant industry

Apr 19, 2020 - 10:40 PM

'Few people may be aware of the importance of this industry,' says a University of Florida expert, but it is 'a huge economic impact driver'

A woman wears a mask amid fears over the spread of the novel coronavirus (which causes COVID-19) as she buys plants at The Home Depot in Homestead, some 40 miles north of Miami, on April 15, 2020. - The palms that line many roads in the United States, the hedges that divide gardens and parks, the plants and flowers that are sold in supermarkets: much of it is grown in Florida. But their growers are drowning because no one needs an ornamental plant during the pandemic. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)

Trump announces $19-billion relief for U.S. farmers

Apr 18, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The United States will make direct payments to farmers, ranchers, and producers affected by the coronavirus pandemic

U.S. AGRICULTURE. A farmer walks through his soy fields in Harvard, Illinois, July 6, 2018. File photo by Nova Safo/AFP

Cheap beef and wasted milk: U.S. agriculture struggles with virus

Apr 11, 2020 - 12:00 PM

American farmers continue working despite the coronavirus pandemic, but demand is unpredictable and supply chains are disrupted

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 3, 2018 cows at a dairy farm wait to be milked in Hastings, Minnesota. - Milk dumped in fields and cattle prices plunging even as steaks stay expensive: the coronavirus pandemic is hitting American farmers hard. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP)

California drought 'to cost farmers $1.7 billion'

May 20, 2014 - 9:21 AM

The drought can leave 14 500 workers without jobs in California s Central Valley known as the US food basket

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NEDA: APECO to become agro-aqua zone

May 06, 2013 - 3:52 PM

The NEDA adds that no additional investment will be made in APECO until it is able to submit its master plan and land use plan

OVERSIGHT AGENCY. The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is an oversight agency that steers the country's efforts in attaining economic growth and development. Photo by Cai Ordinario