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Crop Harvest Delayed by Wet Weather

posted on October 17, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Crop Harvest Delayed by Wet Weather
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. Full Story

National Geographic App Examines the Future of Food

posted on October 17, 2014 at 1:39 PM

National Geographic App Examines the Future of Food
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. Full Story

President signs water projects bill worth $12 billion

posted on June 13, 2014 at 3:55 PM

President signs water projects bill worth $12 billion
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. Full Story

2013 in Review

posted on December 27, 2013 at 5:04 PM

2013 in Review
2013 began in a similar fashion as the year it followed: as lawmakers dealt with a severe case of “electile dysfunction” in Washington. Full Story

Colorado Cleans Up While Rain Soaks the Corn Belt

posted on September 20, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Colorado Cleans Up While Rain Soaks the Corn Belt
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... Full Story

Wild Western Weather as Corn Belt Crop Cooks

posted on September 13, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Wild Western Weather as Corn Belt Crop Cooks
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. Full Story

Flash Drought Zaps Moisture Out of Corn Belt

posted on September 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Flash Drought Zaps Moisture Out of Corn Belt
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.... Full Story

Market to Market (July 26, 2013)

posted on July 26, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Market to Market (July 26, 2013)
Full Program: 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... Full Story

USDA Predicts Most Corn Acreage Since 1936

posted on June 28, 2013 at 6:04 PM

USDA Predicts Most Corn Acreage Since 1936
USDA predicts most corn acreage since 1936. Full Story

Flooding Prep in the Middle of a Drought

posted on April 5, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Flooding Prep in the Middle of a Drought
The annual rite of spring is underway in Fargo, North Dakota – volunteers filling sandbags --- a task this week aided by junior high students. Full Story

Chinese VP Reconnects with Rural America

posted on July 6, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Chinese VP Reconnects with Rural America
A Chinese leader reconnects with a key trading partner in the heart of rural America. Full Story

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