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

Despite higher beef prices, cattle ranchers don't see better sales

Jun 6, 2013
For cattle rancher Ken Lenox, the higher price of beef at the store isn't leading to bigger profits.
Posted In: cattle, beef, farming, commodities

Modified wheat creates more questions than answers for Northwest farmers

May 30, 2013
Wheat farmers in the Pacific Northwest wait for more news on unapproved genetically engineered wheat discovered in Oregon.
Posted In: wheat, GMOS, genetically modified food, farming

Agriculture Secretary keeps eye on farm bill, organic farming

May 15, 2013
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack hopes organic farming will help financially strapped small-scale farmers.
Posted In: farm bill, Agriculture, farming, Organic farming

A veteran serves his country through farming

Nov 9, 2012
Most of us don't think of the words "farmer" and "soldier" together. But surprisingly, farming may be a great option for soldiers returning home from war.
Posted In: farming, farmers, veterans, PTSD

Farm apprenticeships grow in popularity

Oct 17, 2012
A growing number of people are taking up organic farming apprenticeships -- called WWOOFing for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.
Posted In: farming, WWOOF

Amish farmers become progressive to compete

Oct 9, 2012
Increased competition in farming has led Amish farmers to become more progressive in order to stay in business.
Posted In: farming, Amish

Would a new farm bill save money?

Sep 17, 2012
Only if crop prices stay high, according to a recent economic study.
Posted In: farming, farm bill

With historic drought, farm profits soar

Aug 29, 2012
Despite, or perhaps because of, the Midwest drought, farmers are projected to make serious profits. But individual farmers will experience very different results.
Posted In: drought, midwest, farming

Saving the catfish economy amid U.S. drought

Aug 15, 2012
Catfish farmer Townsend Kyser discusses what the USDA's purchase of meat to help livestock producers hit by the drought will do for him and other farmers.
Posted In: catfish, farming