In the early 1900s, cotton was king around Enterprise, Ala., and much of the southern U.S. But a silent southern invasion was just beginning.
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.
The Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against a farm in Arizona that underpaid and kept Mexican workers in inadequate housing.
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.
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 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.
According to the USDA, 21 percent of the cotton crop is now in the ground, slightly behind the 5-year average.
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.
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Microscopic organisms can make or break your crop
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.
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.
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.
Randy Dowdy says he’ll face major yield loss from natural gas pipeline project
A ‘new agricultural revolution’ is brewing, and farmers are in the center of it.
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.
Randy Dowdy says a gas line company is responsible for major topsoil losses on his record-breaking farmland.
Strip-till and no-till can offer benefits; find out if they’re right for your farm
As farmers across the Midwest prepare for postemergent spraying, southern states report new dicamba formulations won’t be a silver bullet to all weeds.
Chinese state-owned Sinochem and ChemChina are in merger talks to create the world's biggest industrial chemicals firm, to be headed by Sinochem chief Ning Gaoning, four people with knowledge of the negotiations said.
Despite weeks of downpour, farmers across the U.S. are pushing forward and getting crops in the ground. Corn is 84% planted, just one point behind the five-year average, and soybeans are 53% planted or one point above the five-year average.
Retailers who want to take their soil nutrient knowledge and agronomic management skills to a higher level of expertise have an exciting opportunity to participate in a free Nutrient Masters program in early June.
National poll in June tests view on genetically modified crops.
A new international study suggests that pests and pathogens cost global agriculture more than $500,000,000 per year.
Concern from neighboring wheat farmers about weeds spreading from an organic farm are forcing management changes.
According to WinField United, the company has taken and analyzed 410,000 plant samples over the years, including 92,775 samples in 2016. The company says it has spotted several crop-specific deficiencies through this effort.
Drought now may mean more hurricanes and tropical storms later.
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