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June 7, 2019

 

By The Numbers: Glyphosate Use In The Midwest For Corn, Soybeans

When the pharmaceutical company Bayer bought Monsanto last year, it inherited the weed killer Roundup. It also inherited thousands of lawsuits claiming the chemical’s active ingredient — glyphosate- can be linked to a form of cancer.

May 14, 2019

 

Trump Administration Levels Tariffs On Mexican Tomatoes

Under pressure from Florida lawmakers, the Trump administration is taking steps to protect domestic tomato growers from Mexican competition.

May 10, 2019

 

Vegetarian Chile Verde And A New Box Of Bees

The Chef at Function Brewing shares a recipe for Chile Verde using jackfruit instead of pork.

April 30, 2019

 

Missouri River Flooding Fans More Uncertainty In Farm Country

Margins are already slim for many Midwest farmers. The flooding along the Missouri River is making things worse.

March 21, 2019

 

US Farmers Struck By Trade War Still Waiting For Promised Relief

An upcoming trial will determine whether the term "fire cider" can remain in public use, or will remain trademarked in commerce by a single company.

February 4, 2019

 

Nepalese Rice Farmers Boost Yields By Sowing Fewer Plants

As the climate gets drier, researchers are looking again at an alternative method to grow rice — a crop that feeds millions of people — that uses less water. But support for the technique is mixed.

October 12, 2018

 

Study: For A Cooler Planet, Eat Less Meat

A study published this week puts decreased meat consumption at the forefront of climate change solutions.

September 14, 2018

 

Farmers Take In The Latest Toys And Technology At Farm Progress Show

Low prices and tariffs have stressed the Midwest ag economy, but they haven’t slowed the sales pitches of companies vying for a piece of the farmer’s dollar.

August 13, 2018

 

Former Tyson CEO Brings Chicken Farming To Rwanda – Can It Last?

The Smith family foundation aims to build a chicken business in Africa, but the extensive project is costly and difficult, and Rwanda cannot yet support a modern poultry industry without aid money.

August 10, 2018

 

Poll Shows Flagging Support For Trump From Farmers Amid Trade War

A new poll indicates farmers support President Trump less than they did in the last election, though other polls show steady or rising support overall in farm states.

August 6, 2018

 

More Bad Apples: As The Climate Changes, Fruit Growing Does, Too

Apple growing is a ruthless business obsessed with good looks. Higher temperatures affect every part of of the fruit's life cycle, from more pests to changing color — and can even give them sunburn.

July 24, 2018

 

14,000-Year-Old Breadcrumb Rewrites The History Of Baking

Breadcrumbs found at an excavation in Jordan reveal that humans were baking thousands of years earlier than previously believed. It may have even prompted them to settle down and plant cereals.

July 20, 2018

 

“Modernized” Ag Guestworker Legislation Stalled – Again

House Republican leaders have promised a new agricultural guest worker program for months, but inter-party disagreements about larger immigration reform keep it from becoming a reality.

July 18, 2018

 

Trade War May Lead To Government Cheese Program To Help Farmers

Depression-Era Federal Program May Come To Farmers’ Rescue As Trade War Continues

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.

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