Weather Worries Farmers

This spring was one of the wettest on record, drenching Midwestern fields and slowing down spring planting. At this point, corn and soybean planting is still nearing complete, but is a bit behind schedule. Even…

Budget Cut Takes Aim at Agriculture

The White House‚Äôs proposed federal budget includes a $38 billion cut for farm support, the bulk of which rests on a $29.5 billion cut of the federal crop insurance program. Many farmers showed their distaste…

Wheat Storms Higher after Snow

Last weekend, a massive snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on western Kansas and nearby states. This late-season storm devastated wheat fields as snow smashed emerging plants and below-freezing temperatures threatened to damage…

Cattle Steam Ahead

The areas blanketed in snow are also home to a huge portion of the U.S. cattle herd. Many animals were caught in the storm, killing thousands. Even if the animals survived, cold weather and loss…