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Sesame Production Catching on in Southeast U.S.

posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:26 PM

LAKE CITY, Ark. (AP) — Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with... Full Story

Rail Companies to Report Fertilizer Delivery Plans

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:21 AM

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- A federal oversight board told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for spring planting of U.S. crops. The Surface... Full Story

Market to Market (June 14, 2013)

posted on June 14, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Market to Market (June 14, 2013)
Full Program: Gusty winds and bone-dry forests fuel wildfires in Colorado and New Mexico. For the second time in a year, the Senate approves its version of the Farm Bill. Despite planting delays, the government calls for record grain and oilseed production.... Full Story

Market to Market (June 7, 2013)

posted on June 7, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Market to Market (June 7, 2013)
Full Program: Rains dampen the Corn Belt yet again, pushing the Mississippi River to flood stage. Senate lawmakers move one step closer to a final vote on the Farm Bill. Persistent drought in Colorado results in smaller herds for ranchers. Market analysis... Full Story

Flooding Woes Continue to Delay Crops

posted on June 7, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Flooding Woes Continue to Delay Crops
Heavy rains in the Corn Belt are starting to cause major problems downstream. Areas still recovering from earlier spring flooding are back in the trenches again, hoping for drier conditions. Full Story

Market to Market (May 24, 2013)

posted on May 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Market to Market (May 24, 2013)
Full Program: A series of deadly tornadoes cuts a path of destruction across Oklahoma. Further north, more temperate weather leads to significant progress in spring planting. Legislation authorizing federal farm and nutrition programs makes its way to the Senate... Full Story

Monsanto Prevails in Supreme Court Ruling

posted on May 16, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Monsanto Prevails in Supreme Court Ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld lower court rulings this week which favored Monsanto and protection of its patented Roundup Ready seeds. For several years the agri-business giant has disputed the actions of an Indiana soybean farmer Full Story

Floodwaters Rising after Storms Deluge Heartland

posted on April 19, 2013 at 9:57 AM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Volunteers worked into the night to stack sandbags against rising Midwest floodwaters and evacuate people in its path - or rescue those already under water - after a powerful spring storm system unleashed downpours from Oklahoma to... Full Story

Senate Farm Bill Receives Mixed Reviews

posted on May 3, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Senate Farm Bill Receives Mixed Reviews
The Senate Agriculture Committee releases its version of the 2012 Farm Bill to mixed reviews. Full Story

Crop Planting Progresses Quickly

posted on May 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Crop Planting Progresses Quickly
A warm and dry spring has allowed planting to progress at a near-record tempo for several crops. Full Story

Stocks Unchanged, Planting Begins

posted on April 16, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Stocks Unchanged, Planting Begins
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates show ending stocks for wheat were reduced 32 million bushels based on rising feed and residual use. Projected exports for all wheat remained unchanged as increased demand for Soft Red Winter is... Full Story

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