Solving farm operation struggles
Farmland as an investment
This week, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry met to hear about lessons learned from the 2018 Farm Bill.
The nation's 7,000 daily freight trains will continue to run as a national railroad strike was likely averted early Thursday morning.
Despite lingering conspiracy theories about the origins of the coronavirus, new variants continue to emerge. A domino effect of homegrown zoonotic spillover discoveries have followed.
Iowa and other states are sending mental health professionals along with police officers responding to mental health crises.
California baked under a record heat wave this week, as temperatures soared to 116 degrees in Sacramento on Tuesday.
A Reuters study by calls into question carbon reduction claims by the ethanol industry.
This week, the aftermath of heavy rains and flash flooding in Mississippi prompted presidential approval of Governor Tate Reeves emergency declaration – unleashing federal assistance alongside state response efforts.
Purdue University program looks to make connection and conversion of forms of agriculture to better enhance the industry.
This week, the USDA estimated national farm income will fall slightly compared to 2021, but it will remain 42 percent above the 10-year average.
Heavy rain swept across the South this week, flooding thousands of homes in multiple states, sparking both state and federal responses.
As part of the 2018 Farm Bill, eight Native American tribes were given a combined $3.5 million to purchase and produce more of their own food.
This week, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai met with representatives from commodity trade groups in Woodward, Iowa.
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.
Seven states in the Western U.S. face a second year of water restrictions as a megadrought continues its hold on the region.
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.
The Supreme Court of the United States rejected an appeal from Bayer AG to shut down thousands of lawsuits over the safety of glyphosate.
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 Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the deepening drought in the western U.S.
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.
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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