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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some Michigan officials say schools in the state should take better advantage of a program to get discounted foods from the federal government. The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/10krgeO ) Tuesday that prior to the 2011-...
Tags: The Detroit News
Reuters* Drier for a day or two then more rain * Best window for planting Saturday through next week * U.S. corn planting pace at 29-year low * CBOT corn futures volatile as plantings eyed By Sam Nelson CHICAGO, May 7 (Reuters) - Better corn planting...
The Hartford CourantThe recent call for labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients — especially on a state-by-state basis as in Connecticut — is unnecessary, unrealistic and uninformed. As someone who grew up and attended college in...
Reuters* Northern Midwest to see corn planting this week * Still too wet in the west and south * Bulk of Corn Belt seen drier early next week By Sam Nelson CHICAGO, May 6 (Reuters) - Rainfall in the western and southern Midwest this week will slow corn...
Three years after the Station fire denuded the hills above La Caņada Flintridge, a federal agency has determined that important earth-holding vegetation has recovered to the point that bulky concrete barriers put in place to protect homes from mudflows...
Reuters* Lower corn prices pressure CME cattle, hogs * Eroding packer margins also weigh on hog futures By Theopolis Waters CHICAGO, May 6 (Reuters) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures finished lower on Monday on expectations that wholesale beef...
Discrimination in the delivery of USDA programs is a painful and complex subject. I am deeply disturbed by the misleading information published in the April 30 editorial about the USDA Farm Loan settlements and New York Times story it relied on. Both...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsKansas farmlands were scorched last summer by extreme heat, and no moisture. There were massive crop losses and ranchers had to sell off herds due to rising costs of feed and water. This spring, the rains have returned. But it may be too late to help...
Tags: Natural Disasters, Droughts
East WindsorGovernor Dannel P. Malloy today joined State Department of Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor, the Connecticut Breakfast Expansion Team (CBET) at the Second Annual School Breakfast Summit. CBET, a collaboration of End Hunger CT!, the Connecticut No Kid...
A new federal report has found that the nation's honeybee decline, which threatens up to $30 billion worth of agriculture production, is being caused by several factors, including disease, parasites and poor genetics. After colony collapse disorder...
South Bend TribuneWYATT -- This year's cold, rainy spring left many Midwestern farm fields soggy throughout April, and corn growers are running a bit behind schedule as a result. They've had to be patient not just for temperatures to rise but for water levels to drop...
Tags: Weather, Weather Reports
ReutersCHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. grain farmers have enjoyed a rare combination of soaring prices and land values since 2009 but if incomes dip as expected they should be careful not to fall into the trap of borrowing against inflated land values, the Kansas...
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