Rainfall and heavy rainfall go together. That is, when there is a pattern of above-average and more frequent rainfall, it is also more likely that there will be a downpour.RELATED CONTENT
Alex Bata didn’t expect to be a farmer. Growing up in Adams, Bata was active in high school in “football, basketball, golf, student council -- everything I could get my hands on. I just didn’t think about farming.”RELATED CONTENT
ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — Dorrich Dairy in Glenwood, Minn., has been recognized with a 2015 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability.
Registration is open for the 2015 Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association Summer Beef Tour and Trade Show. Each year, a community is chosen to showcase experienced beef farmers and ranchers with a family history of raising high quality beef, which is raised with integrity, as well as other agricultural highlights of their community.
Nineteen individuals from North Dakota have been awarded scholarships through the North Dakota Farm Bureau Foundation. The scholarships are a project of the NDFB Promotion and Education Committee. This year a total of $9,500 in scholarships were awarded.
The U.S. has been hit with a bird flu outbreak that, as of May 7, involved 142 flocks and nearly 30 million birds. This is the largest outbreak the U.S. has experienced and there are no signs that the death rate will stop at 30 million birds. The previous largest outbreak occurred in 1983 and continued into 1984, involving 17 million birds.
The Montana Department of Agriculture has published a proposed corn checkoff referendum that would help create a research and market development program for corn production in Montana.
FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State University’s equestrian team ended the season with one member competing at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association’s National Horse Show in West Springfield, Mass.
This mid-May there is a first-ever — most likely, only-time-ever — reminder that 22 years have passed since three daily newspapers in central Illinois began to print these musings. That reminder is a collection of Farm and Food File columns centered on "the southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth."
The world's largest corn processor, Archer Daniels Midland Co, is shifting focus from its long-standing cash generator ethanol into developing new food ingredients as the biofuel boom that underpinned its financial success has cooled.
U.S. production of table eggs bound for breakfast tables, baked goods and other purposes was down 0.6 percent in April, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday, as the country's worst-ever bird flu outbreak decimated flocks.
German drugmaker Bayer expects the world's largest economies to pool billions of euros in funding for the development of antibiotics against the growing threat of drug-resistant superbugs, its chief executive said on Friday.RELATED CONTENT
Argentina's trade surplus plunged 69.2 percent in April from the same month a year earlier to $252 million because of a fall in commodity prices, official data showed on Friday, sharply undershooting market expectations.
Economic activity in Brazil tumbled in the first quarter and unemployment climbed to a near four-year high, adding to signals that a looming recession could worsen as President Dilma Rousseff reins in public spending.
Monsanto Co., the world's largest seed company, is also known for the popularity of its Roundup herbicide, a weedkiller beloved by farmers and homeowners alike for its speed and deadly assault on tough weeds.