Farmer Sentiment Jumps as Harvest Winds Down – Ag Barometer Dec 3, 2019

🕔Dec 3, 2019
The Ag Economy Barometer rose in November for the second month in a row, climbing to 153, 17 points higher than in October when the index stood at 136. This month’s rise […]

Weathering the Storm – Remaining Productive, Profitable in Changing Climate – DTN Nov 27, 2019

🕔Nov 27, 2019
Mother Nature is unleashing more erratic and severe weather events than ever before. If farmers want to remain productive and profitable, they will have to adapt to climate change. That’s […]

Climate-Smart Farming – Finding Environmental Markets – DTN Nov 26, 2019

🕔Nov 26, 2019
When Ohio farmer Fred Yoder testified last month before the House Select Committee on Climate Change, the long-time no-till farmer and champion of climate-smart farming practices told lawmakers one of […]

Climate-Smart Ag May Help Farm Profits – Commentary Nov 12, 2019

🕔Nov 12, 2019
The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis held a hearing titled, “Solving the Climate Crisis: Opportunities in Agriculture,” on October 30, 2019 (here). In her opening statement, Committee Chair […]

Midwest – Extreme Weather Gives Pests A Big Opening – DTN Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019
Weather extremes are a major threat to U.S. row crops, as 2019 demonstrated vividly. But some insects and diseases actually thrive in the chaos of flooding, drought, hail and heavy […]

Ag Policy: Warren’s Supply Management Program – Commentary Aug 28, 2019

🕔Aug 28, 2019
For 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, 2019

🕔Jul 31, 2019
As 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, 2019

🕔Jul 11, 2019
During 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, 2019

🕔Jun 21, 2019
The 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, 2019

🕔Jun 20, 2019
If 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 […]

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