Wednesday, October 26, 2016
tractor and field

Writer and journalist Gene Logsdon was the "Contrary Farmer," an Ohio-based "cottage farmer" with 32 acres of trees, garden, a rotating collection of livestock, a patch of corn, and "about 593,455,780 weeds."
U.S. Capitol

While American farmers and ranchers were eyeball-deep in spring planting and first-cutting hay, their commodity groups and federal government were knee-deep in narrowly-focused studies.
Field sprayer weeds

Chemical companies are making a lot of noise as they consider mergers.
U.S. Capitol

As the politics of this election year heat up, the chances of Congress debating — let alone passing — either of the White House’s marque trade deals continue to melt away.
CRISPR mushroom from Yang Lab

Where will CRISPR take us? Answers to this question and others shouldn't solely come from government regulators like USDA, according to columnist Alan Guebert.
beef cattle on pasture

Big Ag’s control of commodity checkoffs reached new heights April 19 when the House Appropriations Committee approved the USDA's $21.3 billion 2017 budget.

Hints of spring arrived early this year, but the season itself seemed to be in the slow lane because rare was the week when back-to-back sunny days warmed the tired winter soul.
farmland preservation Washington County, Pa.

Forty-five years ago, anyone hoping to be someone in American agriculture was offered the same, free advice: "Buy land; they're not making it anymore."
U.S. Capitol

In Washington, D.C. the week of April 10, ag-related and ag-dependent groups overran Congressional offices and government agencies in waves of annual “fly-ins.”
Ethanol sign

It looks like we're heading toward another corn surplus.
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