KAEDI, Mauritania – As swarm after swarm of desert locusts – some of them up 40 kilometers long and containing billions of insects – arrive in the agricultural south of this West African country, farmers, herders and government alike say that without outside help the region’s population is facing catastrophe.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Sixth-three percent of Florida ranches, stocked with approximately 1.2 million head of beef cattle, were significantly damaged by Hurricane Charley, according to estimates of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association.
FARGO, N.D. – Midsummer means the calves should be maximizing gain at 20 to 30 pounds per week.
Recent seasonal rains have made the cows walking milk machines, which should continue as long as there is adequate forage quantity and quality.
With help from a Columbus art student and a Missouri crop cutter, Hartville-area farmer-turned-entrepreneur Bill Bakan has fashioned a corn maze complete with the NASCAR and NAPA Auto Parts logos and Michael Waltrip’s No.
ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. – Parents pushed toddlers in strollers closer to the barrier fence and pointed to their older children to watch as a New Holland tractor rolled over a hillside at Ag Progress Days last week.
SMITHFIELD, Ohio – If Jefferson County 4-H and FFA members were stranded on an island last week, what are the two things they’d have been sure to bring with them?
Their livestock projects and plenty of buyers, which is exactly what the young people brought to Friendship Park bidders’ pavilion Aug.