Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour scouts on the Western leg kicked off their day in South Dakota. By 9:00 a.m. Iowa farmer Matt Chambers had already hit three corn and soybean fields.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has pledged extra funding for Australia’s rural communities ravaged by the worst drought in 50 years,
U.S. and Mexico trade negotiators grow closer on a deal as the U.S. withdrew some of its demands over fresh produce.
Much of the western U.S. is also experiencing drought. But Missouri is the only Midwestern state with such severe conditions with suffering corn crops and hay in short supply for cattle.
Tim Recker and Brent Renner stand on opposite sides of a deep agricultural divide over the efficacy of cover crops. Discord over cover crops often reaches a level of rancor seldom matched by other facets of agriculture.
Scientists are using light to activate oxygen, which then wipes out antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The method also could be used to treat other microbial infections, and possibly even cancer.
As the eastern leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour starts in Ohio and Indiana Monday, Pro Farmer Editor Brian Grete will be looking at a crop that is up to two weeks more mature than average.