Court prods EPA on farmland runoff pollution
Last week, U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey in New Orleans gave the Environmental Protection Agency six months to decide whether to set Clean Water Act standards for nitrogen and phosphorous in U.S. waterways or explain why these standards are not needed. FULL STORY »
Corn harvest ‘much better than expected’
Cooler, wetter weather finally broke the Corn Belt’s late-season heat and dryness, and with corn harvest picking up speed across the region, conditions are slowly improving, according to the USDA’s latest “Crop Progress” report. FULL STORY »
Food expiration dates confuse 9 of 10 Americans
A new report from Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Natural Resources Defense Council find that expiration dates on food labels do more harm than good. FULL STORY »
Connect with consumers in 'year of the farmer'
In a Super Bowl commercial earlier this year, Dodge Ram proclaimed 2013 the "Year of the Farmer." And to keep the momentum going, the company has featured a variety of farmers and ranchers in a guest blog. FULL STORY »
Will La Nada summer turn into La Niña winter?
Last summer’s record-breaking weather is a distant memory. And in the latest “State of the Climate” report, this summer will be remembered as anything but mild. FULL STORY »
Rain too late to help crops as corn harvest kicks off
Farmers welcomed a break in a late-season heat wave and dry spell, but did the cooler, rainy weather come too late? FULL STORY »
Dear Chipotle: Farmers respond to ‘scarecrow’ ad
Chipotle’s latest slam on big agriculture has been praised by advertising critics and consumers, but those within the ag community aren’t as positive. FULL STORY »
Is climate policy more threatening than climate change?
A new study from the University of California-Davis finds that climate policy is more threatening to farmers than climate change. FULL STORY »
Corn production forecast at record 13.8 billion bu.
According to the USDA’s latest “Crop Production” report, corn production is forecast at 13.8 billion bushels, and if realized, the crop will be a new record for the U.S. This is also up 28 percent from 2012. FULL STORY »
America in 2023: A look at the past, future of economic growth
Forbes recently looked at the drivers of America’s past – and future – growth in the nation’s diverse regions. FULL STORY »
- Crop markets quite mixed after WASDE report
- USDA raises corn export forecast by 25 million bushels
- Funding drought curbs Australia's "food bowl to Asia" ambitions
- Jolley: Quick! What the hell are we eating?
- D.C. Watch: Apply for disaster assistance by April 15
- FDA lacks clarity in trans fats phase-out process
- Commentary: Smoking or meat-eating?
- Using the “Nebraska advantage” to grow the livestock industry
- Implementation of 2014 Farm Bill allows farmers time for choices
- Research shows cows aren’t crying wolf
- Control weeds now for better pastures this summer
- Cattle Outlook: Boxed beef prices advance, fed prices retract
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