12/12/2013 12:51:00 PM
Increasing competition by other corn-producing countries is a factor that U.S. growers will have to consider in their cropping plans in years ahead, says John Anderson, American Farm Bureau Federation deputy chief economist, Washington.
12/12/2013 12:20:00 PM
Creation of an innovative website allows an Ohio group to build stronger relationships with key customers.
12/12/2013 10:32:00 AM
USA Rice Federation leader thanks House and Senate Agriculture Committee leadership for role in giving rice farmers seat at the table in long farm bill debate.
12/12/2013 10:28:00 AM
Speakers at the recent opening session of the 25th annual Texas Plant Protection Association in Bryan, Texas, took time to reminisce and acknowledge the association’s growth, but they also considered the significant challenges ahead and offered opinions on how to meet them.
12/12/2013 10:19:00 AM
I do remember less hectic Christmas seasons. I even have a faint recollection of enjoying the cold weather, and we always hoped for a white Christmas.
12/12/2013 9:43:00 AM
Q&A with Rhett Schildroth, senior product manager at Kinze Manufacturing
12/12/2013 9:00:00 AM
There’s a new invasive kid on the block that swarms like a fire ant on crack — neurotic, unpredictable crazy ants, and their spread is on across the South and Southwest.
12/12/2013 6:52:00 AM
California's citrus freeze damage still being tallied. Over $32 million was spent in frost protection alone.
12/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decked, manufacturers of a new full-sized pickup truck bed storage system, has announced the official launch of their full line of products and accessories which are now available for order on their website, www.Decked.com, and from select dealers across the country.
The storage system attaches to the tie-downs in your full-sized pickup truck without drilling to provide secure, weatherproof storage for gear while improving the utility and functionality of the pickup truck bed.
12/11/2013 6:04:00 PM
Kinze's major announcement is an industry first for planter technology.
12/11/2013 1:05:00 PM
California citrus packers asked to hold fruit 48 hours before packing in order to better survey for freeze damage.
12/11/2013 8:23:00 AM
Tree nut crops like almonds are more likely to provide a better return than vineyards, but that could change as water scarcity drives up costs.
12/11/2013 6:29:00 AM
Sacramento's Farm-to-Fork promises to set the table for better conversations between growers and consumers.
12/11/2013 6:00:00 AM
Almond industry is a shining example of how developing international markets can work to the benefit of producers.
12/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Valley Irrigation, the leader in precision irrigation, is adding the innovative Proof Positive Span Cable to its extensive line of cable theft deterrent products.
12/10/2013 10:47:00 PM
Roller-coaster variations in temperatures, an ongoing drought, and a shortage of preferred varieties, could have set back the crop but most Texas High Plains wheat is in fair to good condition
12/10/2013 10:26:00 PM
Portales peanut plant may reopen on a limited basis.
12/10/2013 9:55:00 PM
If an issue has had relevance to Texas agriculture in the last 25 years, it most likely was discussed and analyzed at one of the Texas Plant Protection Association (TPPA) annual conferences.
12/10/2013 9:49:00 PM
Farmers should base yield goals on realistic projections of crop potential.
12/10/2013 5:19:00 PM
U.S. retail sales of tractors and combines were higher in November compared to last year at this time, according to a report released today by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
Combines saw the biggest jump, up 25.5% over October’s numbers with 644 units sold. Year to date, a total of 9,487 combines have been sold, an increase of 6.8% from a year ago.
The November report showed tractor sales were up by 9.8% year to date, with 183,846 units sold, and up 5.6% for November, with tractors under 40 hp showing the biggest gains.
12/10/2013 4:07:00 PM
Nutrition title cuts agreed, says Peterson
House leadership considers short-term extension of current farm law as farm bill conference makes progress on nutrition program funding cuts.
12/10/2013 12:31:00 PM
Temperatures expected to climb
Agricultural commissioners confirm some damage to SJV citrus. Industry is working to keep damaged citrus off the fresh market.
12/10/2013 12:15:00 PM
To expand control strategies, crop protection companies are turning to biologicals. Beneficial bacteria and other organisms can help avoid resistance issues. Formulation technology will be key for companies developing products.
12/10/2013 11:06:00 AM
LSU AgCenter just released Rice Varieties and Management Tips publication helps farmers determine which varieties are best-suited to your particular location and growing conditions.
12/10/2013 10:57:00 AM
Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture is seeing more clearly the need for and value of sustainable crop production.
12/10/2013 10:29:00 AM
Arkansas growers could plant nearly 1.5 million acres of rice in 2014 if more normal weather conditions return and corn and soybean prices and production costs continue to soften over the next three or four months. U.S. rice acreage could rise by about 400,000 acres to 2.8 million.
12/10/2013 9:30:00 AM
Gorgona's island prison requires toil and isolation; in return, it offers a wine salvation of sorts.
12/10/2013 6:59:00 AM
Retires after 66-year ag career
Don Butler retires after 66-year career in Western agriculture; the last decade as director of the Arizona Department of Agriculture.
12/10/2013 6:36:00 AM
University research suggests that the Asian citrus psyllid can be fatally impacted by freezing temperatures in citrus groves.
12/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Monsanto Company and Novozymes have announced a long-term strategic alliance to transform research and commercialization of sustainable microbial products that will provide a new platform of solutions for growers around the world.
The BioAg Alliance will allow the companies to leverage employees, technologies and commercial assets in the companies’ agricultural biologicals portfolios.