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File photo of a farm. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Midwest Farmers Putting Up Roadblocks To Wind Power Line Proposal

The windy plains of Kansas could be a treasure trove in the nation’s effort to harness clean energy, but a major proposal to move wind-generated electricity eastward is running into a roadblock: Farmers who don’t want high-power transmission lines on their land.

03/16/2014

Floodwater flows over the Birds Point levee after the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in it to divert water from the town of Cairo, Illinois May 3, 2011 near Wyatt, Missouri. The diversion flooded about 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland and 100 homes in the state. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and has caused widespread flooding in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Arkansas.  (Photo: Getty/Scott Olson)

Farmers and Business Owners File Suit Over Missouri River

The group is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, claiming the agency mismanaged the Missouri River since 2006 and contributed to major flooding in five states.

03/05/2014

Photo: Getty/Willard Clay

Ill. Dept. of Agriculture Hosts Crop Seminars

Seminars to help farmers learn about crop conservation.

01/18/2014

File photo of a wheat farm. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

Farmer Sues Monsanto Over GMO Wheat Discovery

A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over last week’s discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon, claiming the company’s gross negligence hurt U.S. growers by driving down wheat prices and causing some international markets to suspend certain imports.

06/04/2013

New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

The corn and soybean belt in the middle of the nation is experiencing one of the worst droughts in more than five decades. (Getty/Scott Olson)

Farmers Hopeful for Soybean Crops Despite Drought

One farmer believes his soybeans could yield some 90 percent of what he’s typically get.

09/06/2012

Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops

Drought Could Make Corn Dangerous, Even Deadly, For Livestock

Nitrate buildup can be lethal to farm animals.

08/16/2012

Corn plants struggle to survive in a drought-stricken farm field (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Woe And Opportunity: Tales From Historic Drought

The United States is in the midst of the worst drought in decades, and the dry weather and soaring temperatures are taking a toll on people living and working in Ohio west to California and Texas north to the Dakotas. Farmers have watched their corn wither and their cattle go hungry. Homeowners have seen their lawns turn brown and gardens wilt. Communities in the Midwest that rarely experience water shortages have enacted restrictions, and businesses are looking for ways to stay afloat as sales fall off. Here are a few of their stories:

08/11/2012

Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops

Mo. Farmers to Help Get Drilling Deeper Wells

The cost-share program will be available to farmers whose production is being severely impacted by the current drought.

07/24/2012

File photo of farm.  (KMOX/ Bill Reker)

114 Missouri Counties Eligable for Federal Disaster Relief

Designation comes as Governor visits with farmers to survey damage.

07/17/2012

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