Latest Corn farming News

Farmers and John Deere suppliers worry about strike's impact

Oct. 17, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Farmers and Deere & Co. suppliers are worried about what the strike at the tractor maker's factories will mean for their livelihoods. More than 10,000 Deere employees went on strike last week at 14 Deere factories in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas,...

Kansas farmers making progress harvesting their fall crops

Oct. 04, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Fall harvest is well underway in Kansas with farmers already bringing in more than half of this year's corn crop. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that the 51% of the corn crop has been cut, well ahead of the 43%...

Iowa farm cooperative hit by ransomware, systems go offline

Sep. 20, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

A ransomware attack by the BlackMatter gang forced New Cooperative, an association of Iowa corn and soy farmers, to take their systems offline but it said it created workarounds to receive grain and distribute feed, a person close to the business said. Member-owned New...

Virginia House candidate blasted for insulting tweet

Sep. 18, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Republican candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates has apologized after tweeting a derogatory comment about the appearance of House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn that some Democrats said was an antisemitic attack. The Washington Post reports ...

Drought tests centuries-old water traditions in New Mexico

Sep. 18, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

ABIQUIU, N.M. (AP) — At the edge of a sandstone outcropping, Teresa Leger Fernández looks out on the Rio Chama. The river tracks a diverse landscape from the southern edge of the Rocky Mountains through rugged basalt hillsides, layers of volcanic tuff, and the red and yellow cliffs made...

Kansas farmers busy planting wheat, harvesting other crops

Sep. 13, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas farmers have been busy planting next year's winter wheat crop and harvesting the state's other major crops. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that about 4% of the winter wheat has now been planted in Kansas....

Farmer says harvests will vary across South Dakota

Sep. 12, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota farmer says harvests will vary widely across the state because some pockets have been spared from the drought. Travis Mockler farms corn, alfalfa and soybeans in the southeastern part of the state. He says even farmers in the same...

Vulnerable Democrats push for local priorities in budget

Sep. 12, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne of Iowa was slow to get behind a $1 trillion infrastructure bill after the Senate passed it last month. It wasn't the price tag that tripped up the Democrat from a swing House district. It was that none of the money was targeted for a home state...

Lawsuit: Farm hired white immigrants over Black US laborers

Sep. 09, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Six Black farmworkers in Mississippi say in a new lawsuit that their former employer brought white laborers from South Africa to do the same jobs they were doing, and that the farm has been violating federal law by paying the white immigrants more for the same type of...

Farmers restore native grasslands as groundwater disappears

Sep. 09, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

MULESHOE, Texas (AP) — For decades, the Texas Panhandle was green with cotton, corn and wheat. Wells drew a thousand gallons (3,785 liters) a minute from the seemingly bottomless Ogallala aquifer, allowing farmers to thrive despite frequent dry spells and summer heat. ...