Now comes the hard part: House passage.
Some fields may need to be replanted.
Weather and prices hurt the sugar industry, but union workers locked out of American Crystal Sugar Co. since August 2011 are heading back to work.
Officials with Northern Plains Nitrogen announced May 9 that they hope to build a $1.5 billion nitrogen plant in the northeast North Dakota city of Grand Forks.
No money for program now, but funding could be restored, FSA official says.
Agriculture employs a relatively large number of baby-boomers at or near retirement age, which contributes to employers’ need for news hires, officials say.RELATED CONTENT
VegScape supplements, but doesn’t replace, the widely followed crop progress reports that USDA issues during the growing season.
Lower prices cut crop’s appeal, but keep an eye on spring weather.
Farmers in North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota will, on balance, plant more corn this year than in 2012, according to USDA’s influential prospective plantings report issued March 28.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making one final push to collect information for the 2012 Census of Agriculture.
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Planting, harvesting and marketing a crop isn’t easy. But it’s child’s play compared with writing a new farm bill.RELATED CONTENT
Through the years, I’ve dealt with a lot of successful agriculturalists — and a few who weren’t so successful.
Agriculture has changed in so many ways through the years, and harvest is no exception.
Moisture is both the great friend and great enemy of agriculture. And because agriculture is so important in this part of the world, the amount of moisture we receive has a huge impact on our fields, towns and economy.
Despite what urban folks might think, farmers often disagree among themselves. Everything from proper economic policy to the best brand of tractor is debated, sometimes with logic and sometimes with passion.
Agricultural journalists often are asked about their job and the subject they cover. Here are some of the questions and my responses.