News & Events

Cool weather slowing development and facilitating diseases

Published Aug. 1, 2014

The cool weather makes for a great trip to the fair and successful corn pollination, but below normal summer temperatures can adversely affect crops.

USDA Reports Strong U.S. Corn, Soy, Wheat Exports

Published Aug. 1, 2014

Export sales last week of new-crop U.S. corn, soybeans and wheat topped expectations as lower prices and an improving Chinese economy likely attracted buyers.

USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

Published Aug. 1, 2014

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year.

Lawmakers pushing for good trade deal for ag

Published Aug. 1, 2014

Nearly one-third of the U.S. House urged the White House to pursue a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement without countries that prove unwilling to fully open their markets to all U.S. agricultural products.

Holding on to a quality agricultural work force

Published Aug. 1, 2014

As the saying goes, “good help is hard to find.” That is especially true when it comes to hiring and retaining quality employees that embrace the anything-but-a-desk-job, far from glamorous, tiring and dirty jobs in agriculture.