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August 25, 2017

 

Whole Foods

Amazon Takeover Of Whole Foods Gets Key Federal Approval

Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods is another step closer to reality. Walmart and Google have announced their strategy to compete with the retail giant online.

August 22, 2017

 

cattle feedlot

JBS Mired In Multiple Corruption Scandals In Brazil

Known for its rapid expansion across the globe, Brazil-based meatpacking giant JBS has been embroiled in scandal for much of 2017.

August 21, 2017

 

Anti-pipeline sign

Examining The Sandy Soil Along Proposed Keystone XL Route

Landowners and environmental groups wanted Keystone XL out of the Nebraska Sandhills, a region with sandy soil that is quick to erode and hard to restore.

August 17, 2017

 

Tim Reinbott

How Will Eclipse Affect Crops And Livestock, Researchers Ask

Researcher Tim Reinbott says he’s eager to see how drought-stressed corn and soybean plants react to the change in light and temperature brought by the eclipse.

August 15, 2017

 

ribbon cutting

Drop-In Centers In Rural Kansas Address Dangers Of Isolation

Suicide rates are higher in rural areas than in urban due at least in part to isolation. Neighbor to Neighbor was founded to connect women in small town Kansas.

August 14, 2017

 

Cargill's Fort Morgan beef processing plant

Federal Panel Sides With Muslim Meatpacking Workers

The federal commission found a Colorado meatpacking plant violated the rights of its Muslim workers during a dispute over prayer breaks.

August 13, 2017

 

ethanol gas pumps

Low-Carbon Fuels Could Lose Emphasis From Trump EPA

Low-Carbon Fuels Could Lose Emphasis From Trump EPA Low-Carbon Fuels Could Lose Emphasis From Trump EPA

August 8, 2017

 

combine in corn field

Farm Economy Downturn Prompts Fears Of A ‘Crisis’

Farm income is down for the fourth-straight year. Prices for the most important crops are down. Some are comparing it to the 1980s Farm Crisis.

August 2, 2017

 

Farmer Wendy Johnson

Why Some Farmers Are Bringing Livestock Back To The Prairie

Iowa farmers hope providing meat to customers who care more about farming methods than price will improve cropland while also helping them earn a profit.

August 2, 2017

 

Sonny Perdue

Perdue: Farm Labor Fix Not Likely To Surface In NAFTA Talks

Still annoyed by loss of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, many trade groups who represent commodity farmers have cautioned the administration to tread lightly.

August 1, 2017

 

soybean field

Dicamba Damage Estimate Tops 2.5 Million Acres

The herbicide is suspected of drifting in the wind to neighboring farms and causing widespread damage.

July 31, 2017

 

family members

Families Of Grain Elevator Blast Victims Still Search For Justice

More than five and a half years after six men were killed when a grain elevator blew up on the banks of the Missouri River, no clear cause has been pinpointed.

July 18, 2017

 

Cattle feed at a Nebraska feedlot.

Mad Cow Disease Detected In Alabama

The animal “at no time presented a risk to the food supply, or to human health in the United States,” according to the USDA.

July 17, 2017

 

Grandview R-II School district

Rural Students Head Online When Schools Don’t Offer Physics

One rural school district in Missouri offers credit for online classes in an effort to give its students the educational opportunities it can’t afford.

July 10, 2017

 

An Iowa soybean harvest

Missouri Suspends Sales Of Controversial Pesticide Dicamba

Dicamba is suspected in the damage of tens of thousands of farm acres primarily in Arkansas, but also in southeast Missouri and in neighboring states.

July 10, 2017

 

charred trees

Great Plains Sees Massive Increase In Wildfires

Wildfires can be started by neglected campfires or cigarette butts. They can ignite from prescribed burns run amok or launch from lightning strikes.

July 6, 2017

 

church service

Churches Support Refugees, Immigrants In Meatpacking Town

In small, rural, diverse towns like Denison, Iowa, religious institutions can serve as prominent points of connection between the different communities.

July 5, 2017

 

bee and flower

Can Bee Buzzes Predict Pollination Success For Farmers?

A new technique based on recording buzzing bees hopes to show farmers just how much pollinating the native bee population is doing in their fields.

June 27, 2017

 

small town of Haxton

High-Tech Farms Take Hold, How Do Nearby Towns Stay Afloat?

As each new innovation came to market, farmers who could afford it jumped on board. Those who could not were unable to keep up. And it's still true in Colorado.

June 26, 2017

 

Farmer Tim Mueller

The Gamble Of The Farmers That Raise Our Chicken

Farmers sign multi-million dollar deals to do business with big corporations. It requires a major investment from farmers, who hope the investment will pay off.

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