For Some Minnesota Farmers, Their Presidential Vote In 2020 May Come Down To BusinessFor them the daily struggle to stay in business is what drives them to the polls. For the past few years they've been dealing with rough weather and lower prices for their crops that make it tough to turn a profit.
Tony Evers Unveils Plan To Tackle Wisconsin's Farm CrisisWisconsin Gov. Tony Evers extolled lawmakers during his State of the State speech Wednesday to work together to address the state's farm crisis, calling a special session of the Legislature as part of a three-prong attack to tackle the problem that's seen a record number of bankruptcies and farmer suicides.
Iowa Farmers To Get $767M In Trade Assistance, Minnesota Farmers To Get $519MIowa farmers are set to receive the most government payments to offset damage from the U.S.’s ongoing trade war with China.
'It's Been Stressful': Propane Shortage Adding To Difficult Harvest For Minnesota FarmersMinnesota is now one of eight states under an emergency declaration when it comes to propane.
US AG Officials Finalizing Rule To Let Farmers Legally Grow HempU.S. agriculture officials said Tuesday a rule that allows farmers to legally grow hemp will be finalized this week, a move that many states have awaited for months so they can begin widespread hemp production.
Some US Farmers Get Reprieve At End Of Challenging YearFarmers in major crop producing states whose planting was interrupted by wet weather are starting to rally, although a season that started poorly in some northern tier states is ending even worse.
Dairy Business Report: Land O' Lakes, Farmer CrisisFarm bankruptcies were all too common last year, Dairy Business reports.
'A Glimmer Of Hope': China Drops Plans To Impose Added Ag TariffsChina says it would not impose additional tariffs on U.S. pork, soybeans and other agricultural commodities.
U Of M Extension Now Offering Mental Health Resources For FarmersIt's been a trying time for farmers across the state. The weather, low prices and a trade war have made for a challenging past couple of years.
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.