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  • Heart of Delta Hides Visionary Farmer


    05/22/2017 05:02 AM

    An American farming story: When Mike Wagner spliced a vertical business approach with ultra-conservation, he created one of the most unique agriculture operations in the United States.

  • Feds: Arizona Farm Kept Workers in Squalor, Didn't Fully Pay
    05/17/2017 03:05 PM

    The Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against a farm in Arizona that underpaid and kept Mexican workers in inadequate housing.

  • Floodwater Brings Tide of Trouble to Farmers
    05/17/2017 08:08 AM

    After an early planting kick-start to the crop season, torrential rains blanketed northeast Arkansas and Missouri Bootheel farmland in late April and early May. The flood disaster raises a tangle of questions about crop insurance, risk and water management.

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    Mississippi Gin Expands, Acres on the Rise
    05/16/2017 01:39 PM

    The cotton market is on fire, taking a 180 degree turn from just two years ago. Cotton futures are seeing a big boost in recent days.

  • Cotton Prices Highest Since 2014
    05/15/2017 03:56 PM

    Cotton prices extended a rally to the highest since June 2014 amid buoyant demand for U.S. exports and signs of a squeeze on July futures. Bullish options jumped for the second straight session as volume surged.

  • Video
    What to Watch in Cotton Markets, Downside Risk
    05/10/2017 01:07 PM

    According to the USDA, 21 percent of the cotton crop is now in the ground, slightly behind the 5-year average.

  • Cotton Planting Pace Lingers Behind Five-Year Average
    05/09/2017 01:18 PM

    Cotton planting in the southern U.S. has picked up from a week ago, moving from 14% complete to 21% complete, but remains slightly behind the five-year average.

  • Grocer Steps in to Help Flooded Arkansas Farm
    05/03/2017 10:26 AM

    How far would you go to help out a local farmer? Would you hop in the truck and  haul berries out of flooded fields? 

  • When Will the Herbicide Cavalry Arrive?
    05/03/2017 08:02 AM

    With alarm bells ringing in multiple states over confirmed PPO-resistant pigweed, is the weed control cavalry expected in soybean fields anytime soon? Bolstered by new technologies, help might be on the way within the next five years.


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  • Keeping Microbes Happy Key to Crop Success


    05/23/2017 01:46 PM

    Microscopic organisms can make or break your crop

  • Scout Smart, Mind How Weather Affects Pest Risks
    05/12/2017 02:00 PM

    After several days of rain in recent weeks the majority of corn growing states are officially drought free—and in some cases looking more like lakes than fields. For young corn seedlings, continued pounding rain could compound pest problems and even lead to replant.

  • When a Farmer Punches Back at the Feds
    05/01/2017 08:02 AM

    John Duarte faces millions of dollars in fines for breaching the Clean Water Act by plowing 450 acres of farmland. If Duarte ultimately loses in court, his fall will affect the property rights of landowners and farmers across the U.S.

  • BASF Expands Digital Farming Portfolio
    04/25/2017 10:14 AM

    Helping grow their digital farming footprint, BASF recently acquired ZedX, digital agriculture intelligence developer of Pennsylvania. ZedX focuses on developing agronomic weather, crop and pest models to provide insight for agricultural production.

  • Who Killed the Finest Soybean Soil?
    04/22/2017 02:31 AM

    Randy Dowdy says he’ll face major yield loss from natural gas pipeline project

  • AgTech Investment is Booming
    04/17/2017 09:06 AM

    A ‘new agricultural revolution’ is brewing, and farmers are in the center of it.

  • Measure Soil Compaction on the Go
    04/06/2017 02:18 PM

    Many new agtech solutions help farmers improve their ability to measure various aspects of their operation and make better decisions based on the data collected. That includes making instantaneous measurements of soil compaction with a new portable meter from Innoquest.

  • Who Killed the Finest Soybean Soil in the World?
    03/21/2017 10:44 PM

    Randy Dowdy says a gas line company is responsible for major topsoil losses on his record-breaking farmland.

  • Tale of Two Tillage Systems
    03/20/2017 05:23 PM

    Strip-till and no-till can offer benefits; find out if they’re right for your farm


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