Cropland values steady: KC Fed survey

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Despite lower farm income, cropland values generally held steady in the second quarter in the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank’s district.

August 21, 2014 3:45 pm(0)

Agronomist discusses corn yield predictions

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by Mark Licht, Iowa State University Extension agronomist. It appeared July 25 on the Integrated Crop Management News website.

August 21, 2014 3:30 pm(0)

Northern leaf blight prevalent in Iowa

Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) has been reported in numerous fields in Iowa.

August 21, 2014 3:15 pm(0)

Farms are focus of studies on drinking water toxin

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Scientists and farmers agree that phosphorus from agriculture runoff is feeding the blue-green algae blooms on Lake Erie linked to a toxin found in the drinking water of 400,000 people in Ohio and southeastern Michigan this month.

August 21, 2014 3:00 pm(0)

Aquifer feeding Texas High Plains rapidly shrinks

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The chief underground water source for irrigating the agriculture-rich Texas High Plains is depleting at a pace that some fear will exhaust it far more quickly than anticipated.

August 21, 2014 2:00 pm(0)

Deere announces layoffs

MOLINE, Ill. — Two days after it had announced lower third-quarter profits and readjusted downward its profit outlook, Deere & Co. announced it will reduce the size of its manufacturing work force at some agricultural equipment factories. The move will place more than 600 employees at fo…

August 21, 2014 1:45 pm(0)

Tentative deal in Northwest grain terminal dispute

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A bitter and occasionally violent two-year labor dispute at Northwest grain terminals ended with a tentative deal reached in the middle of the night Aug. 11.

August 21, 2014 1:30 pm(0)

Deere takes a hit as farm economy weakens

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Deere's profit slumped 15 percent in the third quarter and the farming equipment maker, seeing weak sales ahead, trimmed its outlook and will cut production.

August 21, 2014 1:00 pm(0)

Infrastructure key to big harvest

STOCKLAND, Ill. (AP) — A no-frills concrete bridge on the edge of Stockland represents just the kind of headache the nation’s soybean farmers hope a multimillion-dollar campaign and a little creative thinking will cure.

August 21, 2014 11:00 am(0)
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