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Incredible photos of New York City when it was covered in farmland

Before Manhattan formed its grid, its residents raised hogs and chickens. The Museum of the City of New York reveals what NYC looked like as farmland.

Soybeans plunge to fresh lows as Trump’s trade war persists

Soybean prices dropped to a near-decade lows Friday as President Donald Trump showed no signs of backing down on threats to impose $200 billion worth of additional tariffs on China, the world's largest soy importer.

A battle is brewing over the future of meat, and it could mean the US fumbles on a revolutionary new market

The race among startups to create the first meat without slaughter needs a referee, and there's a battle raging over who it will be. In a letter, congressmembers said they were upset that the USDA was not included in an FDA meeting on clean meat. The controversy could prove too much for startups.

Soybeans jump from near decade-lows as US-China trade battle heats up

Soybean prices rose more than 2% on Friday after President Donald Trump followed through early Friday with tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, prompting in-kind retaliation from the world's largest soy importer.
Crop One Holdings' vertical farm in Massachusetts.

Dubai is getting the world’s largest vertical farm — and it will grow produce for the world’s largest international airport

Crop One, a Silicon Valley food startup, and Emirates Flight Catering, one of the world's largest airline catering operators, are building an indoor farm that will produce three tons of greens daily. The crops will be used for in-flight meals for 105 airlines at Dubai International Airport.

Soybeans are tumbling as Trump ratchets up trade fight with Beijing

Soybeans tumbled Tuesday after President Donald Trump threatened hundreds of billions of additional tariffs on the world's largest soy importer, raising concerns that retaliatory import taxes that could further target American agricultural products.

A Bill Gates-backed edible coating makes avocados last twice as long — and it’s coming to Costco

Apeel Sciences makes an invisible coating from plant molecules that acts as an edible barrier to oxygen, pests, and water. Now, the company's avocados are hitting Costco and Harps Food Stores locations across the US.

There’s a growing battle between fake meat startups and Big Meat, and neither side is backing down

The US beef industry is looking to the federal government in its fight against cultured and plant-based meat startups. The USCA says that the USDA should define "meat" as a product derived from a slaughtered animal.

After a $66 billion merger, Monsanto is disappearing — sort of

The German drugmaker and chemical company Bayer has finalized a $66 billion blockbuster deal to gobble up the agricultural behemoth Monsanto, but you wouldn't know it by the company's new name. On Monday, Bayer said it was dropping Monsanto's 117-year-old title.

The $66 billion Bayer-Monsanto merger just got a major green light — but farmers are terrified

Bayer has won approval in the US to buy agricultural giant Monsanto. But many farmers are worried about what the consolidation might mean for them.