China will carry out a nationwide poll next month to test the public’s acceptance of genetically-modified food, a technology the government says would boost yields and sustainable agriculture in a country that’s seen consumption soar.
ST. LOUIS — It’s almost as if agriculture is a dirty word at ag colleges today.
CINCINNATI, Ohio — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced May 11 the creation of an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs in the USDA.
GOLCONDA, Ill. — Talk about going all in.
Editor’s note: Gary Schnitkey, Kathy Baylis and Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois ag economists, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website April 28.
CORNELL, Ill. — Many Chicago kids never get a chance to experience the smells and sounds of life on a farm. Tim Magner is taking action to provide opportunities for more urban kids to experience what’s going on in central Illinois.
While farming has changed in many ways since the 1980s, many aspects of agricultural bankruptcy are similar today. Some question whether the provisions have kept pace with the growth of modern agriculture.
Last month, rural Iowa communities lost two residents in tractor-vs-passenger vehicle crashes.
NEVADA, Iowa — It was a sunny Sonny day.
For Karl Setzer, it has been interesting watching the corn and soybean markets fluctuate but still remain in the same basic trading range.