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April 20, 2018

 

What’s SNAP Got To Do With It?

A conversation with Angela Babb on the history of the US Farm Bill and how government nutrition assistance programs originated within farm policy.

April 12, 2018

 

USDA Official Asks Frustrated Farmers For Patience With China Trade Dispute

Last week was an appropriate week for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s trade expert to address a gaggle of Nebraska farmers — even if their responses tended toward frustration. Ted McKinney arrived in Omaha on Wednesday(April 4), the day China threatened to impose tariffs on 106 U.S. products including major exports like soybeans, beef and […]

February 9, 2018

 

2018 Forecast: US Farm Income To Sink To 12-Year Low

It's already tough for farmers to turn a profit on grain, but it looks like things may be taking a turn for the worse.

January 26, 2018

 

Labor Shortage For Farm Work And Trump’s Immigration Stance

Agriculture-based businesses across the Midwest and Great Plains that depend on immigrant labor are scrambling to keep their operations staffed.

December 5, 2017

 

Farmers Concerned About Possible NAFTA Changes

Senators sound the alarm. They want an ag-cost analysis for any changes to NAFTA.

November 19, 2017

 

How Agriculture Bred Ancient Inequality

Even before written records, it seems that the richer you were, the bigger the house you occupied.

November 10, 2017

 

Government Report Contradicts White House On Climate Change

A U.S. government report says human industry is “very likely” the primary cause of climate change.

September 21, 2017

 

Dicamba Has Been Around For Years, But Causing Problems Now

Superweeds are part of the reason Dicamba is causing more problems now.

September 13, 2017

 

Florida’s Farmers Look at Irma’s Damage

Irma smashed through some top areas of fruit and vegetable production, destroying half of the citrus crop in some areas and housing for seasonal workers.

August 31, 2017

 

UK Farmers Rethink Brexit

Surveys showed that a majority of UK farmers voted to drop European Union membership in 2016, but with changes looming, many are now having second thoughts.

August 24, 2017

 

Carbon Dioxide May Rob Crops Of Nutrition

Two new studies suggest that changing atmospheric conditions could reduce protein and iron in food.

August 24, 2017

 

Can Walmart Stem The Heat-Trapping Flood Of Nitrogen On Farms?

Walmart has promised big cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases. To meet that goal, the giant retailer may have to persuade farmers to use less fertilizer.

August 13, 2017

 

Low-Carbon Fuels Could Lose Emphasis From Trump EPA

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August 2, 2017

 

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.

July 6, 2017

 

Study Shows Farmer Suicide Rate Still Rising

New research indicates that the suicide rate for farmers has continued to climb higher since the 1980s compared to workers in other industries.

May 23, 2017

 

Farmers Looking For New Markets Worry They’re Losing Out On Trade

Even more disconcerting is news that Japan has pitched the idea of a mini-TPP, which would exclude the U.S. and lower tariffs among competitors.

May 18, 2017

 

Puerto Rico Lost Its Home-Grown Food But Might Find It Again

A local food movement is taking root in Puerto Rico. Hopeful farmers are leasing long-abandoned land, but why was the land abandoned in the first place?

May 2, 2017

 

Some Rural Immigrants Take Steps Toward Citizenship

Immigrants choose to go through the naturalization process for many reasons, including gaining the right to vote and to rest easy about immigration status.

April 20, 2017

 

Study: Climate Change Forces New Choices For Farmers

The study measures the difference in number and occurrence of field working days the climate becomes more volatile to agriculture.

March 25, 2017

 

Why More Farmers Are Making Switch To Grass-Fed Meat, Dairy

Advocates of grass-grazing cattle say it's better for the environment and the animals. But there's another upside: Grass-fed meat and dairy fetch a premium.

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