The e-commerce giant rolled out its checkout-free “Go” technology in a large grocery store and plans to license the cashierless system to other retailers.
Food & Services
President Trump said the U.S. would consider a third round of aid payments for American farmers who have borne the brunt of retaliation for U.S. tariffs for much of the past two years.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday said it expects farm debt to rise to a record $425 billion in 2020, with no fresh government aid expected.
President Trump ordered regulators to give farmers here in California’s Central Valley more access to water, a decision that fulfills a 2016 campaign promise and immediately enraged environmentalists.
A jury ruled against Bayer and BASF in a crop-damage case, awarding $265 million to a Missouri peach farmer who claimed the companies encouraged farmers to irresponsibly spray a hard-to-control weedkiller.
The chemical giant said its scientists discovered the building block for a new herbicide, at a time when the company’s existing weedkillers face legal and regulatory challenges.
The debt-related struggles of many private equity-owned grocery stores suggest new challenges in adapting to intense competition from the likes of Walmart Stores Inc. and Amazon.com Inc.
The two-year trade war between the U.S. and China upended commerce world-wide, slamming the brakes on global trade growth—but also delivering modest benefits to a handful of industries and countries that saw gains as the giants tussled.
Canadian antitrust authorities are investigating agricultural companies including Bayer, Corteva and BASF, over allegations the companies sought to block a tech startup that aims to shift North American farmers’ purchasing online.
Crop prices have dropped since the signing of trade deals meant to buoy the farm economy, clouding the outlook for farmers working to secure financing for this spring’s planting season.
The idea is that slash-and-burn farmers will care for the land if they own it, instead of just abandoning depleted fields to carve out new ones, and law enforcement can more easily crack down on illegal cutting. “If this doesn’t happen, we will continue to deforest.”
Corteva intends to speed sales of its proprietary genetically engineered seeds over the next five years while reducing its reliance on high-tech crop genes licensed from Bayer.
Hundreds of regional grocery stores are closing or selling struggling pharmacy counters, as consumers make fewer trips to fill prescriptions and big drugstore chains tighten their grip on the market.
Grocers are evaluating whether heavily automated micro-fulfillment centers can help tamp down the cost of online orders while speeding up deliveries.
The Environmental Protection Agency released new federal clean-water regulations that are less restrictive than those adopted under the Obama administration.
The longtime New York City supermarket chain is preparing to file for bankruptcy within days, with a plan to sell off the business to a number of buyers, say people familiar with the matter.
Approval of President Trump among farmers in the Corn Belt is on the rise following the signing of the long-awaited U.S.-China trade deal last week, a new poll shows.
Much of the decline in planted wheat acres has come in recent years, concurrent with Russia’s ascent as the world’s dominant supplier and Midwestern farmers’ turn to more profitable crops, like corn and soybeans.
The Swiss consumer-goods company pledged to cut its use of plastic made from fossil fuels by a third in five years and said it would invest up to $2.08 billion to find more recycled material, a particularly big challenge for the food industry.
A brewing shortfall of sugar supply in Asia is lifting the global price of the sweetener, providing relief for farmers and refiners after an extended market slump.