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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

Heat Creates Dangers for Farmers at Harvest Time

posted on October 7, 2011 at 2:06 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Farmers usually hope for sunny weather to help speed their harvest, but weeks of unseasonably warm temperatures have dramatically increased the risk of field fires, prompting growers to take extra precautions as they navigate... Full Story

US Tobacco Crop Rises, but Down from a Decade Ago

posted on August 26, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Feds back off commercial licenses for farmers idea

posted on August 19, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Federal highway officials have decided that farmers who operate tractors, combines and semitrailers can keep driving on rural roads without the same kind of regulations that apply to long-haul truckers. Full Story

Demand has US looking to expand canola crop

posted on August 19, 2011 at 12:05 PM

The demand for canola, best known for the cooking oil it produces, continues to rise and the industry is working to grow more of the plant in the U.S. to keep pace with increased sales. Full Story

Georgia Puts Probationers to Work Harvesting Crops

posted on June 24, 2011 at 1:06 PM

LESLIE, Ga (AP) -- It's 3:25 p.m. in a dusty cucumber field in south Georgia. A knot of criminal offenders who spent seven hours in the sun harvesting buckets of vegetables by hand have decided they're calling it quits - exactly as crew leader... Full Story

Market to Market (October 22, 2010)

posted on October 22, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Market to Market (October 22, 2010)
Full Program: The Obama Administration announces new incentives for biofuels production. Fall harvest is in high gear, and -- judging from prices -- there is little harvest pressure. And we examine efforts to curb nitrate runoff and increase yields through... Full Story
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