There’s a new crop circle in town, and this one is definitely terrestrial in nature. Snack company Our Little Rebellion has teamed up with a local Nebraska farmer to create crop art that sends a powerful message: we need more non-GMO corn. Show More Summary
The life cycle America's most popular crop in 60 seconds.
A new bacterial pathogen, bacterial streak, was found in the Texas Panhandle corn crop this year, and while its effects were inconsequential, it bears watching in the future, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released its new corn forecast report and predicts that this year’s corn harvest will reach 15.057 bushels. Although this is down around 36 million bushels from last month’s estimates, it is still predicted to be another record crop. Show More Summary
Thanks to the RFS, nearly half of America's corn crop goes to make ethanol to fuel our cars. Trump was for it before he was against it. Hillary would seek changes.
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and BASF Corporation are now accepting applications for the next crop of scholarships to help grow the future for agriculture. This is the tenth year for the partnership between BASF and NCGA...Show More Summary
An update last week from University of Missouri Extension indicated that, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Sept. 12 crop production report estimates corn production up by 11 percent over last year. USDA predicts 3 percent more soybean this year. “Crop producers will have more grain to sell at lower prices in 2016. Storage might become […]
A bacterial protein protects maize (corn) from a major insect pest that has grown resistant to other insecticides.The larvae of western corn rootworm feed on maize roots, and cause substantial crop losses across North America and Europe. Transgenic 'Bt' maize plants expressing insecticidal proteins
Heavy rains and flooding swamped a broad swathe of the northern Midwest this week, halting the harvest of corn and soybeans and forcing the closure of at least two Iowa crop processing plants, traders and farmers said on Friday. Farmers' concerns…
The front page of Saturday’s Des Moines Register Reuters writer Karl Plume reported yesterday that, “Heavy rains and flooding swamped a broad swathe of the northern Midwest this week, halting the harvest of corn and soybeans and forcing the closure of at least two Iowa crop processing plants, traders and farmers said on Friday. “Farmers’ […]
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A fungal disease called Diplodia ear rot is lurking in corn fields in portions of the U.S. Midwest, and crop experts and farmers fear lower yields and crop damage that could force growers to accept steep discounts on the cash market.
Bags of Dekalb corn seed, a Monsanto brand. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File) By: Soo Rin Kim If you shuddered at the possibility of St. Louis-based crop titan Monsanto Co. taking over Swiss pesticides giant Syngenta AG last summer, you're...Show More Summary
The September crop forecast out today from USDA decreases the corn crop a bit, but increases both soybeans and cotton. Corn production is now forecast at 15.1 billion bushels, down less than one percent from the August forecast, but still 11 percent more than last year and still expected to be a record. “Based on conditions as of September 1,... Read More
Hunters know that it won’t be long and the country roads will be busy with farm machinery. After all, fall is harvest season for crops – and wild game! While no one who has ever been stuck on a rural road behind a slow-moving corn combine...Show More Summary
PARIS (Reuters) - Hot, dry weather over the past two months has damaged European Union maize (corn) crops and this year's harvest is now expected to be almost as bad as in 2015 when production was also hit by drought.
Hybrid seeds have dramatically boosted yield for industrial scale crops such as corn, alfalfa and wheat. But for backyard tomato growers, sometimes the fruits of their labor can lie fallow as interbreeding among species of wild tomatoes often yields unviable seeds.
USDA’s first crop production forecast based on actual field data is predicting some bin-busting crops this year. Corn production is forecast at 15.2 billion bushels, up 11 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average 175.1 bushels per acre, up 6.7 bushels from 2015. If realized, this will be the highest yield... Read More
Crop circles may not be a real thing, but this fall in northwest suburban Spring Grove, you'll still be seeing aliens in the cornfields. [ more › ]
Perennial Wheat Grains are the staple food of humanity: the vast majority of people on the planet eat either rice, wheat, or corn on a daily basis, and those are all annual crops. The issue with annuals, which complete their life cycle...Show More Summary
Driving across the United States, the landscape of genetically modified corn stretches for hundreds of miles. Same crop, same variety, same methods, even the same seed company dominates the heartland--visual proof of the dominance of industrial agriculture. Show More Summary