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.
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.
One farmer believes his soybeans could yield some 90 percent of what he’s typically get.
Nitrate buildup can be lethal to farm animals.
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:
The cost-share program will be available to farmers whose production is being severely impacted by the current drought.
Designation comes as Governor visits with farmers to survey damage.
The USDA’s Farm Service Agency found that many farmers suffer productions losses of more than 30 percent.
Congressman Todd Akin asks EPA if it’s using unmanned aircraft to spy on farmers
Donations to help farm families impacted by storms and flooding