posted on April 19, 2013 at 10:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) supports the efforts of Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) in introducing legislation that would provide a safety net for livestock owners across the nation. Under the Livestock...
posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:34 PM
A Hereford bull from an Idaho breeder has set a new world record, selling for $600,000 at the Bruneau ranch's annual bull sale.
posted on September 21, 2012 at 3:51 PM
Corn is, by far, America’s most abundant grain. Despite the worst drought in half a century, U.S. farmers will produce an estimated 10.7 billion bushels this fall. And while soybeans also are ubiquitous in Iowa, you can’t swing a dead cat in the...
posted on September 14, 2012 at 9:04 PM
Presidential candidate surrogates outline their priorities for rural America. The Agriculture Department releases its much-anticipated supply and demand estimates. The EPA explains why it’s conducting aerial surveillance of some livestock...
posted on September 7, 2012 at 8:42 PM
President Obama explains why the worst is over but he still needs more time. New research indicates organic foods aren’t much healthier than their conventional cousins. Hurricane Isaac brings much-needed moisture to portions of the Grain Belt,...
posted on August 31, 2012 at 7:03 PM
Hurricane Isaac hits New Orleans seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina. Promising to get America back on track, Mitt Romney accepts the GOP nomination. A trio of brothers teaches millions about agriculture by showing “how they grow it” in...
posted on August 31, 2012 at 3:51 PM
The Kansas prairie is well known for its fields of wheat, soybeans and irrigation rigs.
Tucked into the central part of the sunflower state near Assaria, is a farmstead known around the world.
Well, the world-wide web, that is.
posted on August 10, 2012 at 4:55 PM
The historic drought continues to devastate farm states, hitting farmers and ranchers in Illinois especially hard.
posted on August 10, 2012 at 3:15 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cattle are being bred with genes from their African cousins who are accustomed to hot weather. New corn varieties are emerging with larger roots for gathering water in a drought. Someday, the plants may even be able to...
posted on August 10, 2012 at 3:09 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Livestock farmers and ranchers seeing their feed costs rise because of the worst drought in a quarter-century are demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency waive production requirements for corn-based...
posted on August 3, 2012 at 6:52 PM
The Great Drought of 2012 tightened its grip on America this week as more than half of the continental United States have been declared disaster areas by USDA, mainly due to drought and excessive heat.
posted on August 3, 2012 at 2:56 PM
By The Associated Press
Major bills that Congress has left unfinished as it prepares to leave at the end of the week for its August recess:
FARM AND FOOD PROGRAMS:
The Senate in June and the House Agriculture Committee in July passed similar...
posted on August 3, 2012 at 2:54 PM
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kansas has launched a cost-sharing program to help farmers and ranchers increase water supplies for livestock as the state remains in severe drought.
The State Conservation Commission voted this week to spend $500,000 from existing...
posted on July 27, 2012 at 6:06 PM
The same problem plaguing upper Midwest row crops is being felt in Southern Plains cotton fields. Planted acres look green but closer inspection reveals the worst.
posted on March 2, 2012 at 6:35 PM
A group of senators introduced a bill this week that would ban most meatpackers from owning or feeding livestock intended for slaughter. Democratic Senator Kent Conrad and Republican Senator Chuck Grassley are the lead co-sponsors of the...