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Will farmers feed their livestock fewer antibiotics?

Dec 12, 2013
As the FDA tries to curb antibiotic use on the farms, what are the economics of feeding antibiotics to livestock and poultry?
Posted In: farm, Agriculture, antibiotics

Corn prices lead to boom times for Iowa town

Oct 15, 2013
The near record highs for corn prices have been great economic news for Iowa towns like Hull.
Posted In: farm, corn

Deadly virus among piglets puts hog farmers on alert

Jul 12, 2013
The virus is deadly for piglets less than a week old. Suspected to come from China, it does not affect humans.
Posted In: pigs, virus, farming, farm

California growers complain of farm worker shortage

Sep 14, 2012
Some farms say they don't have enough workers to get their crops in. For mushroom growers, it's always harvest time, and one farm has found an unusual source of labor.
Posted In: harvest, farm, california, avocado

Missouri cattle rancher still hopes for rain

Aug 10, 2012
Cattle rancher Ken Lenox says farmers in Missouri are struggling with the Midwest drought. Some have resorted to tapping wells they haven't used in decades to provide water for their herds.
Posted In: Agriculture, drought, cattle, farm, ranch, missouri

Crop failed? There's insurance for that

Aug 3, 2012
Even in severe drought, farmers who grow commodity crops such as corn and soybeans are significantly protected by insurance they buy from private insurers. The ultimate insurer in a disastrous year? Taxpayers.
Posted In: farm, drought, insurance, crop insurance