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Farmers begin harvest of Oklahoma's smallest wheat crop in more than 50 years

posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Farmers begin harvest of Oklahoma's smallest wheat crop in more than 50 years
The waving wheat is not as sweet this year in Oklahoma. Too little rain and late frigid temperatures stunted what the USDA says is likely the Sooner State’s smallest crop in more than 50 years. 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

Ag Secretary: U.S. Must Figure out Hemp Production

posted on May 23, 2014 at 11:01 AM

DENVER (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday he's working with the Department of Justice to permit the importation of hemp seeds for cultivation. The farm bill signed into law by President Obama allows the industrial... Full Story

Dairy Producers Aim to Take Advantage of Favorable Market

posted on March 28, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Dairy Producers Aim to Take Advantage of Favorable Market
Dairy cows have never been as valuable as they are today. Producers are doing their part to take advantage of favorable market. Full Story

IMF calls on Thailand to end costly rice subsidies

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. Full Story

The cost of turkey and trimmings? Mostly unchanged

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. Full Story

Michigan growers trying to get apples to doze off

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. Full Story

Conference Committee Opens Farm Bill

posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Conference Committee Opens Farm Bill
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... Full Story

Severe Southwest Weather Claims Fatalities

posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Severe Southwest Weather Claims Fatalities
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. Full Story

Farm Bill Conference Committee Set to Meet

posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Farm Bill Conference Committee Set to Meet
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. 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

Future of Wind Tax Credit In Jeopardy

posted on November 16, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Future of Wind Tax Credit In Jeopardy
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... Full Story

WASDE Reveals Late Rise in Corn and Soybean Production Level

posted on November 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM

WASDE Reveals Late Rise in Corn and Soybean Production Level
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... Full Story

Drought conditions ease in key Midwest farm states

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. Full Story

UN: Food prices likely to remain volatile, high

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. Full Story
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