September weather warmest since 2005
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s latest “State of the Climate” report shows that September proved to be exceptionally warm – and wet – for most of the country. FULL STORY »
Undercover hog farm video leads to animal abuse allegations
The animal rights group Mercy for Animals released an undercover video on Tuesday, alleging animal abuse at a hog farm and Wal-mart pork supplier in Pipestone, Minn. FULL STORY »
Neb. Farm Bureau vs. Chipotle in ‘Scarecrow’ battle
Chipotle’s “Scarecrow” film didn’t make any friends in the agricultural world, and one farm bureau is speaking up. FULL STORY »
Winter shaping up to be rough...for some
Will Old Man Winter leave most of the nation scrambling for snow shovels and sweaters? See what several forecasters predict for the upcoming winter. FULL STORY »
Five-year-old child's death grim reminder of ag hazards
A family and community are left mourning after a five-year-old girl was killed on Wednesday in a tragic accident on a Dickinson County, Kan., farm. FULL STORY »
Drought shrinks to 37 million acres of corn
The changes in this week’s Drought Monitor report showed some improvement in drought conditions across the Corn Belt, and more help could be on the horizon...for some. FULL STORY »
Is farmland caught in a price bubble that's about to burst?
Some economists and investors are beginning to worry, while others believe it's too early to justify these bubble fears. FULL STORY »
How bad will the financial pinch be in 2014?
Although two successive years should not be chosen to either determine a trend or calculate an average, the 2012 and 2013 crops are certainly representative of the long term averages. But what will happen when the other shoe drops? FULL STORY »
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