As farmers across the Midwest have plowed up grassland to grow more corn and soybeans, habitat for grassland birds has become increasingly scarce.
Due to increased competition amongst hog farmers, indoor confined animal feeding operations are growing, even in the most environmentally sensitive areas.
Sales of organic food over the last five years have grown 35 percent, but there’s a problem in the supply chain – not enough organic grain.
While the final numbers haven’t been tallied, it looks like American farmers may have shipped a record $140 billion worth of product overseas in the last year.
We celebrate figs in unlikely places today with a poem by Ross Gay. Persimmon jam to enjoy in the winter. And, where did all the sheep go?
Over the last 20 years, the number of sheep in the U.S. has been cut in half. Today, the domestic sheep herd is one-tenth the size it was during World War II.
Corn farmers have been riding high prices for the last few years. But an expected bumper crop has prices falling this harvest season.
It has been a good time to be in the farm equipment business the last few years, whether you’re a manufacturer such as Gleaner or the local tractor dealer.
Corn yields are expected to be 64 percent higher than they were last year.
Conventional wisdom tells you, if ranchland ground has less grass, the problem is too many cows. But that’s not always the case.
It’s been a tough year for winter wheat farmers. Battling dry times in an often dry region has many farmers fearing a historically low harvest.
In case you missed it, the farm bill was defeated in the House of Representatives last week with a vote of 234 to 195.
The farm bill passed the Senate Monday with cuts to SNAP and direct payments to farmers. The bill did include subsidies for peanut and rice farmers.
Monsanto and Dow Chemical have been developing new genetically-modified seeds, but the USDA has hit the brakes on their release to market.
Farmers are hoping for a break in the rain so they can get this year’s crops in the ground and try to lock in good yields at harvest.
Kentucky is trying to bring back hemp, the close relative of marijuana that is used in products like textiles, car parts, lotions and paper.
Two big snowstorms produced some very broad smiles in farm country because in a place as dry as Kansas has been lately, a blizzard can be a blessing.
Wet winter weather means wheat forecasts are looking up.
For decades now, farmers and seed scientists have seen yields improve, but they’re not satisfied.
Farmers would love to continue using their favorite seeds in generic form, but they may find there is only a limited window of opportunity.