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New Mexico's green chile harvest in full swing

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:33 AM

The sweet aroma of roasted peppers is wafting throughout New Mexico, signaling that fall is around the corner and the green chile harvest is in full swing. Full Story

Record Crops Predicted; Farmers Market Carefully

posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:45 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which on Tuesday revised upward its estimate of this year's corn crop to 14 billion... Full Story

Tentative Deal in Northwest Grain Terminal Dispute

posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:23 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A bitter and occasionally violent two-year labor dispute at Northwest grain terminals ended with a tentative deal reached in the middle of the night. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said the International... Full Story

Cool Summer Sets Expectations for a Record Harvest

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 AM

The nation's corn and soybean farmers are on track to produce record crops this year as a mild summer has provided optimum growing conditions. Full Story

Farmers begin harvest of Oklahoma's smallest wheat crop in more than 50 years

posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Farmers begin harvest of Oklahoma's smallest wheat crop in more than 50 years
The waving wheat is not as sweet this year in Oklahoma. Too little rain and late frigid temperatures stunted what the USDA says is likely the Sooner State’s smallest crop in more than 50 years. Full Story

Bitter Court Feud over Sweet Vidalia Onions

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:13 AM

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia's premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned... Full Story

Farm Rescue nonprofit adding haying assistance

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:20 PM

A North Dakota-based nonprofit organization that helps farm families in need plant and harvest their crops is branching out into haying assistance. Full Story

Sugar Beets Could Improve Dairy Efficiency

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Sugar Beets Could Improve Dairy Efficiency
Autumn in the Midwest offers a colorful backdrop for farmers taking to the field to reap what they’ve sown. And while fall harvest is a common sight across the land, what one group outside the town of Antigo is pulling out of the ground is... Full Story

Harvesting Study on Food Loss

posted on August 17, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Researchers from the University of Illinois and three universities in Brazil are teaming up to study ways to reduce the amount of food lost after harvesting. Full Story

USDA Wheat Estimates

posted on May 18, 2012 at 10:48 AM

USDA Wheat Estimates
The USDA predicted this week that the outlook for U.S. wheat is for larger supplies and use, but lower prices. Full Story

WASDE: More Corn Left Over, Prices Tumble

posted on May 11, 2012 at 6:43 PM

WASDE: More Corn Left Over, Prices Tumble
The impact of record April corn planting was readily apparent in the Agriculture Department's latest estimates on domestic agricultural supply and demand. Full Story

Shrimp season rolls on amid controversy over quota

posted on January 18, 2012 at 3:09 PM

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - New England fishermen have been casting their nets in the cold Gulf of Maine waters since the northern shrimp season began Jan. 2, but their season could be cut short this winter if their catches are too... Full Story

Cranberry Industry Enters New Era with Familiar Challenges

posted on November 23, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Cranberry Industry Enters New Era with Familiar Challenges
Few harvests can match the stark beauty and rich color of cranberries in the American northeast. Full Story

Pecan thief case is a tough one to crack

posted on November 23, 2011 at 3:19 PM

It may sound completely nuts, but Georgia farmers say they're busy guarding against a proliferation of pecan thieves. Full Story

Crop progress ahead of average

posted on October 28, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Crop progress ahead of average
A dry fall has led to an all-out sprint to the finish for the 2011 corn, soybean and cotton crops. Full Story
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