School named for first African-American President.
Proposed rule change would target those non-traditional retail animal sales.
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.
The USDA will start working with the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association in 2012 to conduct the survey, measuring 2011 wine production.
University of Missouri researchers said the state would need 13 feet of snow this winter to make up for the summer’s lack of rainfall.
Higher corn prices have pushed overall food inflation up this year. Corn is an ingredient in everything from animal feed to cereal to soft drinks.
Direct sales to consumers almost doubled in the past two decades, from about $650 million in the early 1990s to about $1.2 billion these days.
Many counties lost up to a third of their projected crop yields to heat, drought.
The Farm Bill is crafted every five years or so to fund farming programs and initiatives and everything under the USDA’s purview.
Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, says the current heat wave is much like one that occurred sixteen years ago.