MANHATTAN, Kansas, (DTN) ---Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts had different takes on the roll out Wednesday of the EPA-Army Corps of Engineers rule defining waters of the United States.
OMAHA (DTN) -- Every day, U.S. trucking companies are forced to refuse hundreds of loads due to a short of drivers, and the problem is likely to get significantly worse over the next decade, according to a recent University of Tennessee report.
DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Reports that black cutworm are at work in cornfields have filled my inbox this week. I know it's showing my soft farm girl side when I say that rowing the first field of corn each spring takes my breath away. On the flip side, nothing makes my stomach turn faster than seeing a path of healthy corn mowed down by this despicable pest. Wait... yesterday's word that armyworms are clipping heads of wheat may be worse -- that crop has almost made it to the finish line.
Dignitaries declared at a groundbreaking on Wednesday that the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility being built in Manhattan, Kansas, will provide the country its first state-of-the-art lab and containment facility to deal with emerging and foreign-animal diseases.
Optimists nicknamed Brazil's frontier "Soylandia" at the turn of the millenium, describing a country that would suddenly triple its soybean production in the next 15 years and rival the U.S. as world's largest soy producer and exporter. The country's unparalleled farming boom made paper millionaires out of many of Mato Grosso's pioneers. DTN's Marcia Zarley Taylor and Alastair Stewart reexamine the boom years and what's ahead for Brazil's soybean growth as the frontier marks middle age.