posted on November 16, 2012 at 5:05 PM
Wind energy proponents took their case for extending Production Tax Credits to Washington, D.C. this week.
The Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition, a bi-partisan group representing 23 states cited the need for keeping thousands of workers on...
posted on November 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM
A late season bump in yield for corn and soybeans boosted USDA’s crop production report.
Government analysts increased U.S. corn production estimates 19 million bushels to 10.7 billion bushels. Despite the gain, that would be the lowest...
posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:30 PM
Recent storms have eased drought conditions in several key Midwest farming states where the corn harvest is wrapping up.
posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:27 PM
The United Nations says prices for rice, wheat and other key foods are expected to remain volatile and possibly increase, and poor farmers and consumers especially in Africa, will be hurt most.
posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:26 PM
Pumpkin farmers say they expect their crop to be one of a few bright spots in a year when most farms have been hit hard by a severe drought that stretches across much of the U.S.
posted on September 14, 2012 at 3:42 PM
As expected, the Agriculture Department predicted this week that U.S. farmers will produce considerably less grain than last year.
posted on August 10, 2012 at 10:52 AM
The Agriculture Department slashed estimates on U.S. corn production to 10.8 billion bushels, down 17 percent from the agency’s July prediction. If realized, that would be the smallest harvest since 2006.
posted on May 11, 2012 at 6:43 PM
The impact of record April corn planting was readily apparent in the Agriculture Department's latest estimates on domestic agricultural supply and demand.
posted on March 30, 2012 at 4:40 PM
It's the political cure-all for high gasoline prices: Drill here, drill now. But a comprehensive study conducted by the Associated Press reveals increased U.S. oil production has little effect on gas prices.
posted on March 23, 2012 at 7:41 PM
President Obama voices his support for a portion of a controversial oil pipeline. Private analysts gaze into the crystal ball prior to USDA's prospective plantings estimates. And thousands of workers migrate to North Dakota, where an oil boom is...
posted on March 23, 2012 at 4:10 PM
Two years after the worst downturn since the Great Depression supposedly ended, America continues to claw its way back from the economic abyss.
posted on March 16, 2012 at 6:13 PM
More than one-hundred farmers and ranchers gathered in Nebraska cattle country this week for an informational meeting with regional officials from the Environmental Protection Agency.
posted on December 23, 2011 at 3:08 PM
Increased exports helped push Iowa's ethanol production to a record 3.7 billion gallons in 2011, renewable fuel officials said.
posted on October 14, 2011 at 3:16 PM
The October WASDE shows bearish numbers for corn and wheat but bullish numbers for soybeans.
posted on October 7, 2011 at 3:24 PM
Noting the impact of a mid-September freeze in parts of the northern plains, Informa Economics cut its estimates this week on total U.S. corn production and yield.