Wisconsin cranberry growers expect an above-average crop yield this year because of nearly ideal growing conditions.
The shotgun houses and clapboard shacks are gone, but a child’s toy waits patiently, lingering in farmland rows. Time, tillage, and rainfall reveal the sharecropper’s last testament: forgotten clusters of magnificent clay, agate and glass marbles.
Donald Trump called NAFTA "the worst trade deal ever signed." How does is it in terms of agriculture?
Craft Brewers Get Taste of Barley Bust as Crop Gets Drenched (3)
Massachusetts cranberry growers are encountering several challenges: rising production costs, decreasing crop values, and drought that threatens to leaves farms without enough water for harvest.
South Louisiana rice farmers and mills have joined forces to help feed flood victims.
The potato crop in the northeast corner of North Dakota is being described as the worst ever because of excessive moisture this year. But that doesn't prove true to the whole state.
All is not well in cranberry country this harvesting season, the 200th anniversary of the world's first known commercial cultivation.
President Vladimir Putin has praised farmers for making Russia's grain harvest this year the highest in post-Soviet times.
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Study finds a single horizontal tillage pass significantly reduced water infiltration
Many farmers have adopted no-till or minimum tillage farming, but this year, there has been a bump in demand for tillage equipment, according to dealers and machinery experts.
At the company's recent dealers meeting, it highlighted six newly released or about-to-be released farm implements.
The Washington Post's Tamar Haspel explores how farmers find themselves in a conundrum of whether they can afford to practice conservation farming techniques, particularly on rented farmland.
The adoption of conserving agricultural practices such as conservation tillage or cover cropping, leaves more crop residue in the fields to decay and replenish soil carbon over time than conventional cultivation practices.
How four farmers found the right cover crop to fix their soil’s problems
One sector of the used equipment market that has been under pressure the past few years is large late-model tillage tools.
Microscopic organisms can make or break your crop
When it takes 100 years to produce one inch of topsoil, it makes sense to take care of your soil health for the short- and long-term benefits on your farm's productivity.
The reservoir hasn’t been this low in late September since 2001.
Chris Barron of Ag View Solutions talks to Market Rally's Chip Flory about topics ranging from soybean yields to cash rents, to tight budgets and fungicide.
Farmers in central California are drilling more and deeper wells than ever before to pump water for their fruit orchards and sprawling fields following government imposed limits on surface water.
Palmer amaranth is arguably the worst weed U.S. farmers currently face. Earlier this month, Southern Illinois University (SIU) reports it has taken another casualty as researchers find confirmation of resistance to PPO inhibitors in the state.
Dissolved phosphorus joins nitrate as a concern with subsurface drainage
What’s around the corner when the world uses more water than it has
Understand loss factors on your fields to prevent nutrients from escaping
On many farming operations, mowing has given way to high-powered pre-emerges to kill vegetation, but bald ditches may spawn a regulatory leviathan. Silt gathering in the bottom of ditches and canals; eroded turn rows; washed out roads; and hammered PTO ditches are caught in a vicious spray cycle of unintended consequences with no simple fix.
As the Bayer/Monsanto merger dominates the news, it’s easy to miss the impact of smaller deals. But in a year of tight budgets, it’s important for farmers to pay attention to even the smallest buyout.
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