STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT WITH AGWEEK REPORTER JONATHAN KNUTSON GMO flash point
Agriculture isn't the first thing most people think of when they hear "Hawaii."
The reality is that Hawaii's favorable year-round growing conditions have led to a thriving seed crop industry in the s... Posted on 4/22/14 at 9:19 AM
A three-year freeze in spending on many domestic programs, which President Barack Obama is expected to call for when he delivers his first State of the Union message to Congress on Wednesday, likely would have little effect on commodity subsidies and other major farm programs, Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said.
By Chuck Haga, Grand Forks Herald
, January 26, 2010
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Tim Pawlenty is asking U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for an agricultural disaster declaration for 18 Minnesota counties where farmers have experienced significant crop losses due to difficult growing conditions.
LEOTA, Minn. — Lon Anker still has about 100 acres of corn to harvest, and the snowdrifts reach the top of some of the stalks. Yet if the winter isn't too rough and spring brings good weather, Anker's farm in southwestern Minnesota could still see an above average yield.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A new government report examining whether increased biofuels use could pinch the nation's water resources says farmers in the Northern Plains use considerably more water to produce a gallon of corn ethanol than growers in other parts of the country.
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