The World Pork Expo brings the industry together to hear updates and discuss topics of the day. The biggest subject of the week came from the coasts with enacting and upholding Prop 12. NPPC president Scott Hays knows his fellow producers will have to find new ways to do what they've always done - feed the world with a quality product.
Mexico intends to defend its policy of limiting imports of GMO corn into the food system, citing health, environmental and cultural concerns.
Wildfire Mitigation Technique At Risk Due To Labor Change
South Dakota is bringing broadband to the most difficult addresses to serve in the state.
Commodity groups work to craft impactful portions of the next Farm Bill which could have major progress this summer.
The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to enforce the Clean Water Act a bit downstream.
Nevada, Arizona and California reach agreement to usage cuts from the Colorado River over the next three years.
Twenty-five pound bags of all-purpose flour are being filled at Farmer Ground Flour in Trumansburg, New York. Each bag marks the halfway point of the journey for grain grown in New York State to the plate of consumers in the Northeastern United States. The circuit for this grain from field to table could be as short as 15 miles, which is exactly as the owners intended.
Consumers are feeling the pinch of rising food prices, but a new study shows relief is already on the way.
As new 5-year agricultural legislation looms over a divided Congress, some find themselves caught in the crossfire between opportunity and legal oversight.
A number of studies estimate up to 12 percent of calls to police, like this one in Sioux City, Iowa, are for mental health-related problems.
One of the most common production practices in animal agriculture is due for a massive overhaul. The United States Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, upheld California’s right to require pork sold in the state to meet minimum humane standards.
An Illinois dust storm started another wild week of weather from snow in West Virginia and continued melting snow pack flooding the Mississippi River and delaying planting.
The easy-to-miss sign along a central Iowa gravel road just west of the town of Traer runs a bit light on details, declaring only: “‘Tama Jim’ Wilson Home Site and Farm.”
The warm up Easter week sent some in the Corn Belt into the fields. A cold snap and several days later, much of what was planted remains in the ground. Some rain finally fell in the Southern Plains, but it may be too little too late for much of the wheat crop.
A weather system that spawned a deadly tornado in Oklahoma also dumped several inches of rain across the Midwest delaying spring planting.
This week, EPA Administrator Michael Regan appeared before the House Agriculture Committee. The Agency’s process for regulating agricultural chemicals and the Waters of the United States were popular topics.
Critics charge excess fertilizers and manure, applied year-over-year at similar rates, can build up during drought and flush out of fields with ever-wetter spring rains.
This week, a North Dakota federal judge granted a stay of implementation on the newest set of definitions for the Waters of The United States, or WOTUS.
Three members of the Senate Agriculture Committee heard from Iowa commodity groups this week on ideas for inclusion in the next Farm Bill.
A preview for the third and final installment of the Iowa's Wild Weather series.
NASA is partnering with a professor at Iowa State University to better understand when a corn plant is stressed and happy when it comes to water levels in the plant.
Dozens dead after two weeks of storms across the country. Snow pack, heavy rain further delays field work and dry conditions get worse across the country.
The Office of the United State Trade Representative released its annual report on foreign trade barriers last week, and the listing of limits to U.S. exports is extensive.
During the megadrought, Colorado and Nebraska fight over water rights.
When is a recession a recession - The chair of the Chicago Fed speaks.
As years-long arid conditions grip the western U.S., producers in Europe are enduring their continent’s worst drought in decades.
Several thousand residents are still waiting for power and drinking water to be restored.
Duluth and Cleveland ports are both now handling dedicated container ships, hoping to help ease congestion elsewhere.
After rallying in vain against the Dakota Access Pipeline, activists in Iowa brought reinforcements to push back on a new proposal to transport a different hazardous material beneath the state’s fertile landscapes.
Monday, the House Ag Committee held its fourth listening session of the year in Rice County, Minnesota. The previous session had occurred in the Western United States, and speakers there focused on water issues.
The 2021 growing season offered a challenging dry-weather test for many sunflower-growing regions, and some may struggle this year as well.
This week, the House Ag Committee held a hearing on possible changes to the crop insurance system that subsidizes the prices farmers pay to insure their crops against weather loss.
Culling the herd to stay above water.
Harvest is underway in Ukraine despite nearby fields being on fire and the need to avoid shell holes or unexploded ordnance.
Iowa is a leader in several farm commodities, but collateral damage – in the form of runoff-impaired waterways – has spurred legal actions designed to thwart pollution linked to agriculture. While ultimately dismissed, those moves may have helped cultivate renewed interest in farm conservation.
Owners of small and medium size meat processors gather to examine what the future might hold for their industry.
Holiday week is a good time for a crop progress report with two producers we spoke to in the spring. Here's Paul Thomas and Cameron Peirce.
New rules for drones may help agriculture.
A derecho damaged crops in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.
Shawn Tiffany was recently in front of the Senate Agriculture committee testifying on a litany of bills aimed at the livestock industry. As an independent owner/operator, the story is personal to his family and community.
Sec. Tom Vilsack announces new initiatives in a trip to the Midwest.
The R-CALF challenge to the constitutionality of the Beef Checkoff was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court this week.
Senate Ag Committee opens a gate for cattle producers
Less than 10 years ago, casinos, local business and governments parlayed their influence into a deal with the Iowa legislature – to phase-out millions in state gaming subsidies which had kept tracks afloat even as dog racing declined nationwide. This year the well ran dry.
The Supreme Court of the United States rejected an appeal from Bayer AG to shut down thousands of lawsuits over the safety of glyphosate.
Historic flooding in Yellowstone National Park will likely close parts of the destination for months. Much of the U.S. also baked under 100 degree temps as summer is just beginning.
The WTO chief insisted that trade has lifted 1 billion people out of poverty, but poorer countries – and poor people in richer ones – are often left behind.
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the deepening drought in the western U.S.
California producer Joe Del Bosque is entering another year of growing several crops with less water from the sky and his allotment. Our conversation looks his farm, water story and hopes for the pending harvest.
The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to California's Prop 12 this fall.
On Wednesday, the Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations invited witnesses to discuss the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP and the Farm Safety Net.
The USDA announced funds for a series of projects intending to make the U.S. food system more resilient.
In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic triggered economic fallout leading to job losses for tens of millions in the U.S. alone. For one recent college graduate, being laid-off was the final nudge he needed to branch-out - by returning to his roots.
The Russian blockade of Ukraine may keep millions of tons of grain off of global markets, would could lead to famine in dozens of countries.
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