agriculture News

Company’s Aerial Photos, Data Helps Farmers Manage Fields

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis-based IntelinAir Inc. sees a big business opportunity in the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to help farmers keep tabs on their fields. The company, which was founded in 2015 in the Los Angeles area, …

Grocer Sues Oregon Beef Producer For $2.7 Million Over Outbreak

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers representing New Seasons Market have filed a $2.7 million lawsuit against an Oregon beef producer accusing the company of negligence for delivering beef tainted with E. coli in 2019, court records show. Several people were …

‘Desperate For Tires.’ Components Shortage Roils US Harvest

CHICAGO — Dale Hadden cannot find any spare tires for his combine harvester. So the Illinois farmer told his harvest crew to avoid driving on the sides of roads this autumn to avoid metal scraps that could shred tires. New …

Cyclone Damages Indian Crops Just Before Harvesting

MUMBAI — Heavy rains brought by Cyclone Gulab damaged India’s summer-sown crops such as soybeans, cotton, pulses and vegetables just before harvesting in key growing regions, which could reduce production and lift prices, industry officials told Reuters. Lower production could …

Huge Hailstones Force Shut Italian Highway in Extreme Storm

MILAN (AP) — Hailstones the size of tennis balls temporarily closed a highway in northern Italy and damaged dozens of cars, in an extreme example of a weather phenomenon that an agricultural lobby said Tuesday has intensified in recent years. …

“It’s Terrible”: After Frosts, Champagne Vineyards Hit by Fungus

PARIS — About 20% to 25% of the Champagne vineyard has been damaged by mildew fungus due to heavy rainfall earlier this month, adding to severe losses caused by frosts earlier in the season, Champagne industry lobby CIVC said on …

China Blasts Dam to Divert Floods That Killed at Least 25

BEIJING (AP) — China’s military has blasted a dam to release floodwaters threatening one of its most heavily populated provinces, as the death toll in widespread flooding rose to at least 25. The dam operation was carried out late Tuesday …

Heavy Flooding Hits Central China; Subways Inundated

BEIJING (AP)– Heavy flooding has hit central China following unusually heavy rains, with the subway system in the city of Zhengzhou inundated with rushing water. Just to the north, the famed Shaolin Temple known for its Buddhist monks’ mastery of …

Summer Is Already Off to a Wild Start

Extreme temperatures in China coupled with a lack of hydro-power forced blackouts in some of its largest industrial cities last month. A rare and short-lived subtropical storm popped up in the South Atlantic off Argentina and Uruguay. And record heat …

Wild Weather Plagues North America Grain Crops as Demand Surges

The world is counting on farmers in North America for big harvests of everything from corn to canola this year. Due to weird weather patterns, growers will likely come up short. The U.S. and Canada are seeing unusual variability in …