RFS Deadline Nears
Mon. Jul 27, 2015 2:43 PM
With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at midnight, oil, ethanol and agriculture industry groups make their cases.
Get a Handle on SDS
Mon. Jul 27, 2015 12:11 PM
Know the signs and the latest tools to combat this troubling soybean disease, which is starting to surface in some bean fields in the Midwest after soybeans got a wet start this spring and summer.
Sorghum's Growing Pains - 4
Mon. Jul 27, 2015 9:11 AM
Proponents of grain sorghum are hoping to tap into potential acreage in the Great Plains, the Southeast and the mid-South, where the hardy and water-efficient grain can fill certain agricultural needs.
No Senate Biotech Bill Until Fall
Fri. Jul 24, 2015 4:32 PM
The biotechnology and food industries had a big victory Thursday when the House approved a bill that would stop states from establishing laws to require labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients. But Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said he would not introduce a biotechnology labeling bill in the Senate until fall.
Two COOL Bills Introduced in Senate
Fri. Jul 24, 2015 4:31 PM
A bipartisan bill to take beef, pork, chicken and ground meat out of the mandatory country-of-origin labeling law and establish a voluntary labeling program was introduced in the Senate on Thursday. At the same time, another House-passed bill to repeal COOL for the same products was introduced in the Senate.
Sorghum's Growing Pains - 3
Fri. Jul 24, 2015 4:29 PM
Better control of weedy grasses is a top priority for a sorghum industry eager to compete with other grains, but the promise of herbicide tolerance remains several years away, even as weed problems mount.
Woodbury: Farm Family Business
Thu. Jul 23, 2015 1:55 PM
Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
Sorghum's Growing Pains - 2
Thu. Jul 23, 2015 9:24 AM
The sugarcane aphid and other insect pests are adding to sorghum producers' costs, posing a new challenge just as the grain's acreage starts a promising climb.
Cover Crops in Demand
Thu. Jul 23, 2015 9:20 AM
Some cover crop seed companies are expecting a rise in sales later this summer after widespread flooding and rainfall this summer left many acres empty of crops. At the same time, the drought out West could limit some supplies.