15-05-2012 07:14 AM
Farmer could face scrutiny from ethics panel
A former University of Kentucky basketball star who later turned to politics is facing allegations of wrongdoing that could lead to an ethics investig...
15-05-2012 07:12 AM
Too much money in agriculture, farmer says
Nebraska’s agricultural real estate values jumped 31 percent in the last year, the largest increase in modern times, University of Nebraska-Linc...
14-05-2012 07:28 AM
Farmers scale back as immigrant help flees
Some Alabama farmers say they are planting less produce rather than risk having tomatoes and other crops rot in the fields a second straight year beca...
14-05-2012 07:16 AM
American agriculture is doing just fine
Sitting in the cab of a $350,000 John Deere tractor pulling a $150,000 Deere corn planter, Greg Carson embodies modern American agriculture.
11-05-2012 08:14 AM
City revises pig farm rules
The city has revised its proposed rules for pig farms in Haverhill, but one farming family said the rules still make it tough for such businesses to o...
11-05-2012 08:08 AM
US confident over herd number recovery
A visiting US farm leader says his country is starting to rebuild its cattle herd after stock numbers hit their lowest level in 50 years.
11-05-2012 08:04 AM
Ethanol falls for four month low
Ethanol tumbled to the lowest price in almost four months after a government report forecast an increase in corn supplies.
Futures fell after the A...
11-05-2012 07:58 AM
Industry defends 'meat glue'
The U.S. meat industry on Thursday defended an additive that critics have called "meat glue," saying the enzymes are safe, natural and not b...
11-05-2012 07:57 AM
USDA predicts record US corn harvest
Consumers could get a break from higher food prices by late fall.
The U.S. Agriculture Department predicted Thursday that corn production will tota...
11-05-2012 07:56 AM
Farmer fights delivery ban on raw milk
Alvin Schlangen believes strongly in his right to deliver raw milk products to consumers who want them — so strongly that he still hasn’t stoppe...
11-05-2012 07:54 AM
Ash-killing beetles close in on N.J.
A wave of beetles that can destroy ash trees continues to make its way closer to New Jersey’s borders and may infest trees as early as this summ...
11-05-2012 07:53 AM
Will Indiana vote hurt ethanol?
The historic upset of Senator Dick Lugar by Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock in Tuesday’s Republican primary in that state may affect ethanol....
11-05-2012 07:52 AM
Super weeds no easy fix for experts
A fast-spreading plague of "super weeds" taking over U.S. farmland will not be stopped easily, and farmers and government officials need to ...
09-05-2012 08:22 AM
Farmers optimistic about planting season
It only takes a simple flip of the calendar to remind area farmers that prospects for a good crop can reverse from season to season.
Virtually all ...
09-05-2012 08:22 AM
Biomass means business
Renewable energy from feedstocks and other biomass produced by Florida farmers represents an important new business model for growers. And despite lin...
09-05-2012 08:21 AM
U.S. Wheat Harvest Begins
Feedlots in the western Plains will look to purchase a 90- to 120-day supply of wheat direct from the field at harvest if the price relationship to co...
09-05-2012 08:20 AM
Corn is king this spring
Robert Stover has been raising corn all his life in eastern North Dakota.
His grandfather, Frank Stover, brought ears of corn with him from Indiana...
09-05-2012 07:37 AM
Farmers relieved for recent rain
Mother Nature has been kind to the Big Country over the last few days, bringing much needed rain.
08-05-2012 07:25 AM
Wheat climbs on hope for strong demand
Wheat prices rose Monday as investors speculated that export demand may improve as farmers prepare to harvest this year’s crop.
Wheat for Jul...
08-05-2012 07:19 AM
Occupiers give conditions for leaving farmland
Occupy activists who set up an encampment and planted crops on land owned by the University of California, Berkeley say they will only leave if offici...
08-05-2012 07:13 AM
Organic farming is still small, but growing
Organic farming is gaining a nice foothold in America and is doing OK businesswise, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture survey.
It is fir...
08-05-2012 07:12 AM
Has live cattle hit bottom?
Last week June live cattle opened at 114.150 and closed the week at 115.375. On April 24, you can see the large drop down to 111.575 caused by the con...
08-05-2012 07:03 AM
US corn futures firm
U.S corn futures edged up on Tuesday, finding some support after succumbing in the previous session to a selloff of riskier assets over concerns about...
04-05-2012 08:12 AM
Investors underestimate agriculture
Investors have been put off by weak performance in most agricultural markets, but prices at these levels may offer investors a good value for commodit...
03-05-2012 07:52 AM
$20m crop damage after storm
A fierce spring storm that shredded Central California orchards last month caused more than $20 million damage in Kings County.
03-05-2012 07:44 AM
Soybean acreage could rise 20% in Louisiana
High prices for fertilizer and low prices for other crops could boost this year’s soybean acreage in Louisiana by 20 percent from last year, say...
03-05-2012 07:44 AM
Mich fruit crops devastated by freezes
Normally at this time of year, apple buds are green and growing. But the buds on apple trees in this area and across Michigan are dead, leading to lik...
03-05-2012 07:41 AM
Kansas may plant soybeans after harvest
Farmers in central and eastern Kansas may plant soybeans after harvesting winter wheat because the price spread between the commodities is the widest ...
03-05-2012 07:36 AM
US quarantines two dairies after mad cow
Two California dairy farms are under quarantine and a calf ranch is under investigation following discovery of the latest case of mad cow disease, but...
03-05-2012 07:33 AM
Pig market fat with output surplus
The heaviest and most numerous U.S. pig population on record and rebounding Chinese output are creating a surplus that is poised to halt a four-year r...
03-05-2012 07:26 AM
Herbicide resistance a mounting threat
To combat the development of herbicide-resistant weeds, scientists have endorsed a series of best practices and recommendations that will be presented...
03-05-2012 07:21 AM
US to speed tracking of E. coli
The government plans to speed up the process for tracking E. coli in meat, a move that will help authorities more quickly find the source of bacteria ...
02-05-2012 09:13 AM
Rain halts farmers but improves crops
Rain across South Dakota during the latter half of last week slowed planting for farmers but also helped improve crop conditions.
02-05-2012 09:11 AM
Farm bill to help insure NY farms
The 2012 Farm Bill passed through the Senate Agriculture Committee last week, much more quickly than insiders had expected. The bill cuts agriculture ...
02-05-2012 08:47 AM
What is the truth of mad cow disease?
Amid growing concerns about US beef after mad cow disease (BSE) was discovered in a cow there for the first time in six years, the Ministry for Food, ...
01-05-2012 07:29 AM
Fifty cattle die in accident
Fifty cattle were killed in an accident on I-35 Monday morning. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol had their hands full when a cattle truck rolled over on I-...
01-05-2012 07:23 AM
US cattle end April strong
U.S. live cattle futures finished higher on Monday, the last trading day of April, lifted by short-covering and the futures’ discount to last we...
01-05-2012 07:19 AM
Speculators miss biggest US corn sale
Speculators reduced bullish bets on corn by more than any other commodity, just before the U.S. reported its single biggest export sale in 18 years an...
01-05-2012 07:17 AM
Kansas wheat-growth boosts yields
The fastest-ever development of the Kansas wheat crop is drawing a record number of surveyors seeking to gauge prospects for a harvest that is poised ...
30-04-2012 07:33 AM
Fate of fruit farmer's crop in the air
If you spent the chilly nights this weekend snuggled in bed, you wouldn’t have noticed a difference between 20- and 30-degree temperatures outsi...
27-04-2012 08:02 AM
Higher produce hurting some dairy farmers
At a time when grocery costs are commonly going up, up, up, we found at least one item with a price that’s going down.
27-04-2012 08:00 AM
Farmers protest law against exotic swine
Mark Baker was accustomed to taking orders in the Air Force. Now he’s defying the government, taking a stand for what he considers a fundamental...
27-04-2012 07:58 AM
Corn in the Navada desert
Farmers in Northern Nevada are all ears to proposals that they grow corn to diversify their crops and provide feed for Fallon-area dairy farms.
27-04-2012 07:54 AM
Senate approved 5-year food and farm plan
The Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday approved a half-trillion dollar farm and food plan that ends the practice of paying farmers for crops the...
26-04-2012 07:26 AM
US reassures consumers after mad cow
The US authorities and farmers have moved quickly to reassure consumers and global importers in the wake of the country’s first case of mad cow ...
26-04-2012 07:14 AM
Food experts play down mad cow risk
Food safety experts played down the risk of mad cow disease entering the US food supply Wednesday, a day after a government agency detected the first ...
25-04-2012 08:05 AM
US asparagus farms rebound
Asparagus farmers crushed for decades by a flood of South American imports have begun to expand production again in the hope that healthy eating trend...
25-04-2012 07:45 AM
The plight of the bees
Bees are a vital part of our ecosystem, but they’re declining at alarming rates. It’s called colony collapse and it affects humans more th...
25-04-2012 07:40 AM
Explosions at Kersey agriculture building
A large building used as a welding shop south of Kersey is a total loss today after a fire erupted Tuesday morning.
25-04-2012 07:36 AM
New case of US mad cow disease
A dairy cow in California has bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or "mad cow" disease, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed....