agriculture

Field corn plants with wilted and dying leaves stand in a dry field in Idaville, Indiana, U.S., on Friday, July 6, 2012. Corn and soybean inventories before the 2013 harvests also will be smaller than the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated last month because drought is reducing this year’s harvest, according to the average of estimates in the survey. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Drought Will Push Up Food Prices

Food prices will be impacted. Dairy, meat and poultry, all dependent on corn for feeding animals

07/10/2012

File photo (KMOX/Bill Reker)

Illinois Farmers Watching the Sky for Rain

Much of the corn crop could be past the point of no return, says Mark Schleusener with the USDA..

07/03/2012

Aerial surveillance farming

Farmers and Ranchers Want End to Aerial Surveillance

EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks, from his Kansas City office, didn’t respond to interview requests.

07/02/2012

Hands of Monsanto biotechnology scientist using instrument to handle genetically altered plant seedlings, which will grow into insect-resistant plants, in petri dish at lab (Photo by Michael L. Abramson//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Monsanto Profits Soar

Monsanto says its fiscal third-quarter net income soared 35 percent.

06/27/2012

Photo: Getty Images

South and Midwest Farmers Faceoff

The half-trillion-dollar bill setting farm policy into the future outlines dramatic changes in how farmers are protected from financial and natural disasters.

06/13/2012

Farming 1, Getty Images

Could be More than Knee High by the 4th of July

Weather conditions around Illinois and Missouri last week were nearly perfect for planting.

05/15/2012

(Army Corps of Engineers photo)

Army Corps: We Had to Blow the Levee

Corps officials say the decision to breech the Birds Point levee may have saved billions of dollars in damages.

04/25/2012

Photo: Getty Images

Economy Breaking for High Cost of Gas

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says there are signs that the higher energy and fuel prices are slowing growth in agriculture-dependent areas.

04/20/2012

File photo of a tractor. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Monsanto Tests Drought Resistant Corn

Monsanto says the corn won’t be a panacea for drought-stricken farmers but when combined with improved agricultural practices could help those in areas like the western Great Plains.

03/13/2012

Missouri River. Photo: Getty Images/Jamie Squire

Battle Lines Drawn on Missouri River Funding

Spending for environmental projects along the Missouri River is angering farmers who claim last year’s flooding is evidence that the spending focus needs to shift to flood protection.

03/13/2012

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