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What John Deere's strong earnings say about the farm economy
Solid earnings posted by the farm equipment maker show many farmers had cash to spend, but that's no guarantee for the year ahead.
Despite drought, this Iowa farmer had a record harvest
April Hemmes was in the "Goldilocks spot" when it came to weather.
Drought in South Texas has farmers worried about their crops
In South Texas, two reservoirs supply water to both sides of the border. For the past few years, they’ve struggled to remain half-full.
How inflation and "wild weather" are affecting one family farm
Anne Schwagerl, co-owns and operates Prairie Point Farm in Minnesota, where she's experimenting with new crops.
Climate change and a labor shortage threaten New Mexico’s signature chile crop
Growing chiles, a way of life in southern New Mexico, is under pressure.
Farmers need to adapt crops to climate change to stay profitable, experts say
Climate change has arrived in American agriculture, and it could cause profits to drop 30% over the next 30 to 50 years.
In the flooded farm belt, a race against the clock for planting
Growers are racing to plant corn, soybeans and wheat before it's too late.
Retaliatory tariffs could be a boon for U.S. food banks
Some crops from U.S. farmers losing money from a trade spat with China will be redirected to food banks across the country.
China slows GMO crop exports from U.S.
Regulators in China are slowing the pace of approving genetically modified crop varieties grown by U.S. producers. Those are crops engineered to resist things like bugs and weedkillers. China is the largest export market for genetically modified soybeans from the U.S, and folks with ties to U.S. agriculture are worried the slower pace of approvals […]
Large companies stoke the fires in Indonesia’s peatlands
Vegetation has been cleared by burning for years, but now it’s out of control.