A deluge of political scandals hasn’t sunk EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. But a wonky debate over the nation’s biofuel policy just might.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Jeffrey L. Gunsolus, University of Minnesota Extension weed science agronomist, for the university’s Minnesota Crop News website June 18.
To see how far Russia has expanded its grip on the global wheat market, just look at Vietnam.
Insects haven’t been a major problem on Illinois farms during the past few years, but that could always change, especially with Western rootworms.
Hormel Foods Corp., Tyson Foods Inc. and other meat packers are accused in a class-action lawsuit of artificially jacking up the price of hot dogs, bacon and other pork products with the help of info-sharing service Agri Stats.
The Senate passed bipartisan farm legislation that sets up a clash with the House and President Donald Trump over imposing broad new work requirements for food stamp recipients.
WILLIAMSVILLE, Ill. — While cover crops have been a hot topic for several years, some farmers have been quietly gathering information and waiting for the right time to try them.
Japanese beetles are emerging in Iowa, and farmers should expect to see corn rootworm adults appearing toward the end of June, according to agriculture experts.
Iowa State University weed specialist Bob Hartzler knows that sometimes a comment on a chat room, Facebook or Twitter could spur a farmer to give him a call.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Farmers have started seeing some insect problems pop up in fields, says University of Missouri Extension field crop entomologist Kevin Rice. There haven’t been extreme cases yet, but there have been reports of invasive Japanese beetles.
It’s not all bad news for U.S. soybean farmers when it comes to the trade spat with China.
Russia has so much wheat that it can’t export it all via the usual methods, so shippers are increasingly turning to a once-rare technique to get more grain on boats.
Perhaps this might be a good time to concentrate less on maximizing profit and more on minimizing loss in the grain markets.
Bilateral tariffs may reduce the value of U.S. farm exports to China by about 40 percent, according to a report published by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, a government think tank.
Ethanol producers and farm-state leaders blasted a Trump administration proposal that would force refiners to blend more biofuel into petroleum next year, arguing the modest planned increase is undercut by EPA waivers exempting refineries from the mandate.
Refiners would have to blend 19.88 billion gallons of biofuels into petroleum next year under an administration proposal set to be unveiled Tuesday, as President Donald Trump tries to strike a balance between two competing constituencies.
Xi Jinping vowed to match Donald Trump blow for blow in any trade war. Now as one gets closer, some in Beijing are starting to openly wonder whether China is ready for the fight — an unusually direct challenge to…
Farmers in Australia, the world’s biggest exporter of chickpeas, have halved their plantings after the nation’s top customer hiked tariffs to levels that rendered the trade untenable, according to an industry association.
Robotics in row-crop production in the Midwest may someday be a reality. But it won’t be tomorrow, and it likely won’t involve planting or harvesting.
Despite a slow start in some locations, Iowa’s 2018 corn and soybean crops are looking good approaching mid-June. Rainfall in the coming weeks will be the big difference-maker for the long-term outlook.