Vilsack Lays Out Early Agenda – DTN Feb 26, 2021

🕔Feb 26, 2021
USDA needs to ensure its coronavirus aid to farmers is equitable as the Biden administration is using the department in several ways to focus on President Joe Biden’s goal to […]

Variable Weather Makes Weeds Harder to Whack Feb 12, 2021

🕔Feb 12, 2021
From flooded spring fields to summer hailstorms and drought, farmers are well aware the weather is changing. It often means spring planting can’t happen on time or has to happen […]

Not Enough Hazelnuts? Future Climate Points to Australia for New Cultivations Dec 4, 2020

🕔Dec 4, 2020
Over the last decade, growing food industry led demand for hazelnuts has not been satisfied globally with a corresponding expansion in supply. Most worldwide commercial hazelnut orchards are traditionally concentrated […]

Ag’s Role In Climate Change: Small Steps Taken Nov 25, 2020

🕔Nov 25, 2020
We recently wrote a couple of columns identifying issues that we believe Congress should consider, such as antitrust legislation that addresses the concentration farmers face on both the input and […]

Climate Change: Corn, Other Crops Won’t Benefit from Elevated Carbon Dioxide Levels Nov 6, 2020

🕔Nov 6, 2020
The U.S. backs out of the Paris climate agreement even as carbon dioxide (CO2) levels continue to rise. Through photosynthesis, plants are able to turn CO2 into yield. Logic tells us […]

Kansas, Texas: “Furnace Winds” Occurring More Frequently Out West Oct 27, 2020

🕔Oct 27, 2020
You don’t need to tell folks in western Kansas that it can get hot there. And sometimes windy. And sometimes really dry. But when all three conditions happen at the […]

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 […]

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