Climate Change: Redefining Drought in the Corn Belt Oct 5, 2020

🕔Oct 5, 2020
As the climate trends warmer and drier, global food security increasingly hinges on crops’ ability to withstand drought. But are scientists and producers focusing on the right metric when measuring […]

Trump vs. Biden: Ag and Rural Issues Raised – DTN Sep 10, 2020

🕔Sep 10, 2020
Responding to questions from the American Farm Bureau Federation, President Donald Trump’s campaign points to the administration’s support for farmers and agriculture in regulations, trade and labor, while former Vice […]

Iowa Corn: Climate Change Impacts on Planting Date, Grain Yield Jul 13, 2020

🕔Jul 13, 2020
Each year, decisions on planting date and cultivar selection are the major deciding factors on yield potential. Under current, year-to-year variable weather patterns and future climate change these decisions have […]

Farm Groups Have a Change of Heart About Climate Change – Commentary Jun 19, 2020

🕔Jun 19, 2020
Farmers are often frustrated with the attitudes of urban dwellers who by their words or actions indicate that they really do not understand the issues that the rural/agricultural community faces […]

Illinois: How Has a Changing Climate Impacted Agriculture? May 22, 2020

🕔May 22, 2020
Global warming describes an observed increase in the global average temperature over the last 100 to 150 years. Illinois’ climate has changed over that time period in response to global […]

Western Farmers Threatened by Changes in Snowmelt Apr 21, 2020

🕔Apr 21, 2020
Farmers in parts of the western United States who rely on snowmelt to help irrigate their crops will be among the hardest hit in the world by climate change, a […]

Preparing for Climate Change – USDA Scientists Chime In – DTN Feb 24, 2020

🕔Feb 24, 2020
Attendees at USDA’s annual Agricultural Outlook Forum in Virginia this week are getting an earful about the challenges posed by increasingly volatile weather extremes. Speakers in at least three separate […]

Farmers Join Forces for Sustainability, Responsible Climate Policy Feb 19, 2020

🕔Feb 19, 2020
The Twenty-one farm and ranch groups representing millions of U.S. farmers and ranchers are launching Farmers for a Sustainable Future (FSF), a coalition committed to environmental and economic sustainability. This […]

USDA’s Climate Change Stance Ignores Sustainable Ag’s Positive Potential – Commentary Feb 18, 2020

🕔Feb 18, 2020
USDA recently announced that “Sustainable Ag Intensification” and “Ag Climate Adaption” were included in a 5-year blueprint. That interested us. The announcement came from Scott Hutchins, Agriculture’s Deputy Under Secretary […]

Ethanol Industry Hitching Its Wagon To Carbon-Reduction Efforts – DTN Feb 12, 2020

🕔Feb 12, 2020
With a tough year for the United States ethanol industry in the rearview mirror, the head of the Renewable Fuels Association said the future of ethanol and other biofuels will […]

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