It’s no secret that weeds are a farmer’s enemy—but which weeds pose the biggest threat? The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) recently deployed a survey to nearly 200 weed scientist across North America to find out more about weeds in farmers’ fields.
As we cruise into the growing season, it’s difficult to think about anything other than planting.
Following record crops and record grain stocks, farmers are finding new ways to use corn. Ethanol and animal feed seem to be old hat, making way for new uses such as shoes, car cushions and moisturizers.
EU governments vote in favor of a ban on neonicotinoids, while industry groups have warned wider ban could hurt crop output.
This blog describes the portions of the House farm bill not included in last week's blog--titles covering trade, rural development, credit, agricultural research, forestry, horticulture, and miscellaneous issues.
The House Agriculture Committee marked up a farm bill on April 18, reported out of Committee on a party line vote. This blog describes key changes to the four largest titles: nutrition, commodities, crop insurance, and conservation.
Unlike many sectors of agriculture, the dairy industry has successfully woven together disparate supply chain stakeholders to adopt common best practices and advance consumer outreach.