Midwest Farmers' Loyalty To Trump Tested Over New Corn-Ethanol RulesWhen President Donald Trump levied tariffs on China that scrambled global markets, farmer Randy Miller was willing to absorb the financial hit. Even as the soybeans in his fields about an hour south of Des Moines became less valuable, Miller saw long-term promise in Trump's efforts to rebalance America's trade relationship with Beijing.
'Straw That Broke The Camel's Back': New Corn-Ethanol Rules Test Farmers' Loyalty To TrumpThe patience of Midwest farmers with President Trump -- who they mostly supported in 2016 -- is being put sorely to the test.
Minnesota Hemp Association Protests Arrest Of Driver In South DakotaThe Minnesota Hemp Association is protesting the arrest of a hemp driver in South Dakota.
Alfalfa, Hay Farmers Still Struggling After Cold, Wet SpringAlfalfa is used for feed and bedding for dairy cows. Without a good crop, dairy farmers will likely have to pay more to feed their cows.
Big Farms Find Easy Ways Around Trump Trade Aid LimitsWhen President Donald Trump's administration announced a $12 billion aid package for farmers struggling under the financial strain of his trade dispute with China, the payments were capped. But many large farming operations had no trouble finding legal ways around them, records provided to The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act show.
Gov't Shutdown Could Half Federal Payments To FarmersThe USDA last week assured farmers that direct payments would keep going out during the first week of the shutdown.
5-Year, $867B Farm Bill Headed To Trump's DeskThe bill reauthorizes agriculture and conservation programs, funds trade programs, expands support for struggling dairy farmers and legalizes the cultivation of industrial hemp.
Wet September Has Farmers Late On HarvestA wet September with storms and severe weather means many farmers are getting a late jump on their harvest.
Could Robots Be The Farmers Of The Future?Brandon Alexander would like to introduce you to Angus, the farmer of the future. He's heavyset, weighing in at nearly 1,000 pounds, not to mention a bit slow. But he's strong enough to hoist 800-pound pallets of maturing vegetables and can move them from place to place on his own.
Small, Organic Dairy Farmers Vow To Compete In Changing IndustrySmall family operated dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out business as large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding into the organic market.
Farmers Want Better Trade Deals, Not A BailoutMany farmers remain critical of President Donald Trump's tariffs and the damage done to commodity prices and markets but were appreciative Tuesday that he offered to provide some cash to help offset their losses.