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Extreme Weather, Natural Events Threaten Ag Products, Property from South Pacific to Southwest

posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Extreme Weather, Natural Events Threaten Ag Products, Property from South Pacific to Southwest
In Hawaii, lava from one of the world’s most active volcanoes continued its slow but steady creep, nearing rural homes on the Big Island. While Kilauea, has erupted continuously since 1983, scientists warn if the current trail of magma... Full Story

Study Finds Panthers Kill Livestock

posted on August 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.The ranchers seek to nurture and protect their calves,... Full Story

USDA: Corn and Soybeans in the Best Shape in 20 Years

posted on July 25, 2014 at 6:45 PM

USDA: Corn and Soybeans in the Best Shape in 20 Years
Corn and soybean crops in the best shape in 20 years. Full Story

Market to Market (July 18, 2014)

posted on July 18, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Market to Market (July 18, 2014)
Full Program: Locked in a drought of epic proportions, California cracks down on unauthorized use of water. A Midwestern photographer documents the critical contributions of women in agriculture. Market analysis with Sue Martin. Full Story

Market to Market (July 11, 2014)

posted on July 11, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Market to Market (July 11, 2014)
Full Program: Summer storms continue to hammer the country from the plains to the coast. The potential for record crops and a mixed ending stocks report increases market volatility. Federal officials, scientists and farmers band together to fight a virus... Full Story

Ranchers Taking Advantage of USDA Disaster Program

posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Farmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses over the last three years due to extreme weather have been quick to take advantage of newly available disaster relief funds, the U.S. Department of... Full Story

Market to Market (July 4, 2014)

posted on July 3, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Market to Market (July 4, 2014)
Full Program: Storms slash across the Midwest leaving high water and damaged crops in their wake. Livestock prices continue to flirt with all-time highs while grain markets take it on the chin. One entrepreneur combines land and lake in an attempt to “catch” a... Full Story

Market to Market (June 20, 2014)

posted on June 20, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Market to Market (June 20, 2014)
Full Program: Mother Nature batters the Midwest with torrential rains and a string of lethal tornadoes. Further south, wheat producers contend with arid conditions reminiscent of the Dust Bowl. We examine controversial laws that some believe restrict free... Full Story

Ag Gag under examination in several states

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Ag Gag under examination in several states
The hidden camera and concealed microphone have long been tools of television funnymen, security-minded homeowners and clandestine operatives in foreign lands. Full Story

Market to Market (June 13, 2014)

posted on June 13, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Market to Market (June 13, 2014)
Full Program: Preservationists document the history of the American farm, by listening to those who remember. A rare display of unity in Washington results in a multibillion dollar project to shore up U.S. ports and improve flood control in the Grain Belt. The... Full Story

Net Farm Income Forecast to Drop Dramatically

posted on February 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Net Farm Income Forecast to Drop Dramatically
Net farm income is forecast to fall nearly 27 percent this year to $95.8 billion. That would still be above the 10-year average. The 2013 income level was $130.5 billion, the highest since 1973 when adjusted for inflation. If realized, this would... Full Story

Farm Bill Becomes Law

posted on February 7, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Farm Bill Becomes Law
After years of setback, the Farm Bill – a measure authorizing nearly a $100 billion in annual federal spending finally emerged from Congress. Full Story

Farmers and Ranchers Cope with Historic California Drought

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Farmers and Ranchers Cope with Historic California Drought
Well known for its commitment to environmental issues, the nation’s top agricultural state now sees the natural beauty it has long sought to protect showing an ugly side. Full Story

Two Fatalities in Building Collapse of Omaha-based Animal Feed Plant

posted on January 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Two Fatalities in Building Collapse of Omaha-based Animal Feed Plant
Federal safety investigators are determining whether structural problems and a dust explosion contributed to an industrial building collapse in Omaha this week that killed two workers and injured 17 others. Inspectors with the U.S. Occupational... Full Story

Market to Market (December 13, 2013)

posted on December 13, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Market to Market (December 13, 2013)
Full Program: The FDA implements voluntary restrictions on the use of antibiotics in livestock production. USDA’s latest figures on agricultural supply and demand reveal bullish and bearish scenarios. The Grinch steals Christmas Trees in the east, while “the... Full Story
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