posted on October 24, 2014 at 6:24 PM
It took less than a week for a lawsuit to arise in response to the government’s Oct.15 approval of a new herbicide that combines two existing weed killers.
posted on October 17, 2014 at 6:04 PM
Nationally, only 24 percent of America’s corn is in the bin. That’s up 7 percentage points from last week, but still well behind the 5-year average pace of 43 percent.
posted on October 17, 2014 at 1:39 PM
In addition to a special companion website, natgeo.com, National Geographic’s free, “Future of Food” iPad app includes all published stories from the magazine’s current series on food.
posted on June 13, 2014 at 3:55 PM
Waterways across America will get a facelift after the stroke of Barack Obama’s pen. The president approved a $12.3 billion bill this week aimed at improving historic ports to enhancing flood control in the Corn Belt.
posted on December 27, 2013 at 5:04 PM
2013 began in a similar fashion as the year it followed: as lawmakers dealt with a severe case of “electile dysfunction” in Washington.
posted on September 20, 2013 at 5:28 PM
Farmers in Colorado assess the damage from flooding that brought much-needed moisture to the region, but at a price. And the Drought Monitor shows improvement in Colorado and areas in the Corn Belt received some much needed rainfall, likely too...
posted on September 13, 2013 at 6:02 PM
More wildfires in California as flash floods slam Colorado. Meanwhile, the dry conditions remain in the Corn Belt as predictions are made on autumn weather.
posted on September 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM
The year *after* the worst drought in half a century began with a series of rain showers that lasted well into spring planting season. The dramatic change in weather patterns replenished subsoil moisture that had been zapped out the year before....
posted on July 26, 2013 at 8:09 PM
Secretary Vilsack explains why an extension of current farm policy is a giant step backwards. Timely rains bring moisture to portions of the Corn Belt, but the outlook is anything but certain. Aging farmers ponder the transition to the next...
posted on June 28, 2013 at 6:04 PM
USDA predicts most corn acreage since 1936.
posted on April 5, 2013 at 5:36 PM
The annual rite of spring is underway in Fargo, North Dakota – volunteers filling sandbags --- a task this week aided by junior high students.
posted on July 6, 2012 at 6:22 PM
A Chinese leader reconnects with a key trading partner in the heart of rural America.