Harvesters are busy in Chowchilla, California as the almond industry continues to grow
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Guac is extra.
Digging dirt on the planet’s most prized fungus
Africa’s Top Cotton Grower Sees Good Crop After Monsanto Ban
The United States is urging the World Trade Organization to clamp down on what it considers unfair supports for farmers by the Chinese government. Officials say this move is harmful to U.S. farmers.
Bayer-Monsanto Combination Likely Too Big in U.S. Cottonseed (2)
The rice crop in parts of Arkansas appear promising after August rain.
Popularity of plant-based beverages challenges cows’ milk.
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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.
One central Illinois farm family uses strip till and a unique fertilizer program to save money, time and boost yields.
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.
The Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday and must now decide whether to weigh in on a federal lawsuit that pits the water supplier to 500,000 central Iowa residents against upstream farmers accused of contaminating rivers with nitrates from crop fertilizer.
Stalk rot is common in the Midwest and can be found in virtually every field, but what kind of stalk rot is knocking down your corn--and yields? Answer these five questions to find out.
Potash Corp. and Agrium said Monday that they are combining to create the world's largest crop nutrient company.
While times are tight for some, the final harvest might just be a better crop of farmers.
Companies helped by AGRA produced 125,000 tons seeds in 2015.
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