posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM
2014 was full of big stories impacting rural America. Politics, protests and policymaking played out across the country, including discussions aimed at cutting the amount of ethanol in renewable fuel mandates.
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 May 2, 2014 at 5:58 PM
A series of lethal tornadoes swept across the southern plains this week, killing at least 35 people, leaving widespread damage and massive rainfall in its wake.
posted on March 21, 2014 at 3:30 PM
The funding is being made available through the Water Bank Program, which gives landowners annual payments over 10 years to protect wetlands and adjacent farmland.
posted on September 27, 2013 at 3:02 PM
Federal researchers are working on a system to measure and predict the destructiveness of wildfires… similar to ones already in place for hurricanes and tornadoes. The National Institute for Standards and Technology hopes the Wildland Urban...
posted on April 26, 2013 at 6:24 PM
The governor of a leading farm state negotiates agricultural trade with China. Heavy rains bring much-needed moisture to the Grain Belt and push rivers to flood stage. And with spring planting on hold, an expert suggests changes to nitrogen...
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 May 25, 2012 at 4:41 PM
One year ago, Missouri River flood waters were rushing through North and South Dakota with downstream states in their sights.