View From the Cab
Tue. May 24, 2016 1:03 PM
Corn's in and soybeans are about half planted at our Decatur, Illinois, farmer's place, while both corn and beans are planted in our Newport, Pennsylvania, farmer's fields.
Zika Bill Nixes Spray Permits
Tue. May 24, 2016 12:50 PM
The U.S. House of Representatives may take up legislation this week that would end the need for permits to spray for mosquitos on water.
Tue. May 24, 2016 11:58 AM
EPA issued a preliminary new label for Dow Agrosciences' Transform insecticide. The label does not include cotton or sorghum and contains numerous restrictions to protect pollinators in the crops it does cover.
Roofs for Cows
Mon. May 23, 2016 2:21 PM
With the high price of land, some cattle producers like Iowa's Jeff Morse are raising cattle in hoop barns.
GMOs: A Sweet Debate
Mon. May 23, 2016 11:53 AM
Sugarbeets have been put in the bullseye of the national GMO labeling debate as various industry groups and activists fight in Washington over calls to pass a law that would preempt Vermont's mandated labeling law from going into effect. The argument was raised last week as USDA made an announcement allowing more sugar cane imports into the country.
Don't Forget IRS' Share
Mon. May 23, 2016 11:49 AM
Misunderstandings over leases are landing farmers with six-figure tax bills on equipment trades.
Changing ARC-County Formula
Fri. May 20, 2016 11:06 AM
Sen. John Hoeven, a Republican from North Dakota, added an amendment to USDA's funding bill on Thursday that would create a $5 million pilot program to change ARC-County payment calculations for the 2016-17 crop.
Tweets From the Field
Fri. May 20, 2016 10:36 AM
Iowa State University is leading an effort to develop a crowdsourced crop disease information network, starting with a call for growers to use Twitter to help track the spread of diseases this summer.
Fri. May 20, 2016 7:24 AM
Warwick, New York, farmer Chris Pawelski has launched a legal battle after a drainage ditch on his farm was altered while few government officials stepped in to offer protection.