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.
Trump Announces $12B Bailout For FarmersPresident Donald Trump announced a $12-billion bailout for farmers who are hurting from his escalating trade war over tariffs.
Farmers Fret As Trade War With China EscalatesMany anxious American farmers are delaying purchases and investment while hoping for a truce in a U.S.-China trade war that has left their crops at a competitive disadvantage overseas.
Following Wintry Spring Weather, Farmers Rushing To Plant CropsMuddy fields and frost in the ground have delayed the planting of spring crops. The situation has left farmers waiting and watching for the right time to drop their seeds in the soil.
Minnesota Farmers Start Spring Planting Well Behind ScheduleMinnesota farmers are finally getting a start on spring planting after the coldest, snowiest April on record for much of the state.
Farmers Who Sell To Co-Ops Get Unexpected Break From Tax LawSenators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell their crops to co-ops.
Cool, Wet Spring Causing Farmers Serious Planting DelayCool temperatures and wet fields have cost Minnesota farmers more delays in planting.
USDA Buying $14.5M In Dry Beans To Boost Upper Midwest farmersU.S. senators from North Dakota and Minnesota say the federal Department of Agriculture is buying up to $14.5 million worth of dry beans to help farmers in the two states.
About 2,000 Have Filed Suits Against SyngentaAbout 2,000 farmers, grain handlers and corn exporters have filed lawsuits against Swiss biotechnology company Syngenta now that a federal judge has ruled their cases have merit to move forward.
Grain Surplus, Strong Dollar Could Hamper Record Growing SeasonAs a stiff, southern breeze shimmers a ripening field of soybeans, fall harvest cannot be far behind. This summer's growing season is about as close to perfect as it gets for grain farmers like Bruce Peterson of Northfield.