STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT The shortcomings (and necessity) of generalizations
A few years ago, I wrote a harvest story that said Upper Midwest farmers, on balance, were enjoying good yields. I was careful to note that crops in some areas had been hurt by unfavorable weather and... Posted on 7/15/14 at 10:14 AM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER The Weather Giveth and Taketh Away
I grew up in the Midwest, yet, after spending nearly 50 years in this region there is one element of Midwestern thought I have never understood. That would be the concept of somehow we will end up get... Posted on 10/25/11 at 12:03 PM
David Berg, in his annual address, called on the pride of co-op members who, while celebrating 40 years of the company as a farmer-owned cooperative, would be resilient in the face of potential hardship.
Cougars are again spreading across the Midwest a century after the generally reclusive predators were hunted to near extinction in much of the region, according to a new study billed as the first rigorous statistical look at the issue.
North Dakota provided regional high Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss says one reading slightly below a growth-neutral 50 doesn't signal a recession. But Goss says the October figure is evidence that the weakness in the national economy has hit the regional economy.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - The Coalition to Support Iowa Farmers is offering a reward of up to $3,500 for information leading to the arrest in the suffocation of 3,800 pigs at a hog operation near Hull in northwest Iowa.
Rural areas in middle America are being hit particularly hard by what could be another dip into recession for the region, according to a survey of business leaders and supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states released Tuesday.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the number of hours flown by crop dusters climbed 29 percent between 2003 and 2007 to more than 1.4 million. The surge in demand is mainly in the Midwest and tied closely to the region's hallmark crops
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