posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:55 PM
The International Monetary Fund called on Thailand to drop its multibillion dollar subsidies for rice growers, saying the program is undermining confidence in the country's finances.
posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:53 PM
Here's another reason to be thankful this holiday season — the cost of putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table is down slightly from last year.
posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:49 PM
This year's Michigan apple crop is expected to be 10 times as plentiful as last year's puny output.
posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:24 PM
The Farm Bill entered a phase not seen in years this week, as the gavel fell to open the conference committee. The 41-members come from both chambers and spent most of the initial session delivering prepared remarks about their hopes for the Farm...
posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:23 PM
Strong storms dumped more than a foot of rain in central Texas Thursday, killing two people. Up to 14 inches of rain fell in the Austin area prompting authorities to rescue hundreds.
posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM
As Congress gets back to the business of governing, rural advocates are hoping a bipartisan conference committee is a sign of progress for legislation that has languished for years.
posted on June 14, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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....
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.