Ag Policy: Warren’s Supply Management Program – Commentary

🕔Aug 28, 2019For the first time since at least 1980, we have presidential candidates who have designed their proposed agricultural policies based on the economic characteristics of the crop sector: the low […]

Farmers Could Lead in Climate Discussions – DTN

🕔Jul 31, 2019As Democratic presidential candidates traipse through Iowa talking about their plans to address climate change, a mixed group of farmers and biofuel advocates are stressing the role agriculture can play […]

Trump Adm. Hiding USDA Climate Change Data – Commentary

🕔Jul 11, 2019During the spring and early summer of this year, we have seen what we can only characterize as the hostility of the administration toward the employees of the USDA. And, […]

Climate Change Affecting Crop Yields Globally, Research says

🕔Jun 21, 2019The world’s top 10 crops —  barley, cassava, maize, oil palm, rapeseed, rice, sorghum, soybean, sugarcane, and wheat — supply a combined 83 percent of all calories produced on cropland. […]

Warming Midwest Increases Likelihood Farmers Will Need to Irrigate

🕔Jun 20, 2019If current climate and crop-improvement trends continue into the future, Midwestern corn growers who today rely on rainfall to water their crops will need to irrigate their fields, a new […]

NASA’s Temperature Estimate of Earth Heating Up is on Target

🕔Jun 6, 2019A new assessment of NASA’s record of global temperatures revealed that the agency’s estimate of Earth’s long-term temperature rise in recent decades is accurate to within less than a tenth […]

Senate Ag Hearing – Farmers Offer Answers to Climate Change – DTN

🕔May 22, 2019Environmentalists and some other groups often accuse agriculture producers of being part of the problem when it comes to climate change. But farmers and ranchers testifying before the U.S. Senate […]

Climate Change: Political Trigger and Real Fact – Commentary

🕔May 3, 2019Climate change is a political trigger. Simply mentioning the topic leads to arguments between colleagues, families and friends. Many arguments are reasonable discussions on which actions or inactions are best […]

Ohio Weather: Farmers Need to Gear Up for More Rain

🕔Mar 14, 2019Weather extremes like those during 2018, much more rain, and heavier downpours are likely to become the norm rather than the exception in Ohio, according to a climate expert with […]

Hot? Last 5 Years are Hottest on Record – NASA, NOAA

🕔Mar 7, 2019Earth’s global surface temperature in 2018 was the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Global temperatures in 2018 […]

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