Latest Grain farming News

As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won't be enough

Sep. 23, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China. But even those poised for big payouts worry it won't be enough. And while...

Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

Sep. 21, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damage while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew almost two years ago. After last weekend's high winds and rain that was measured in feet, followed by...

Trump's tariffs put GOP candidates in a bind in rural areas

Sep. 20, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

SPANGLE, Wash. (AP) — In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy. "We get him elected into office and he pulls us out of trade agreements," Dube said last week as local farmers gathered to hear Democratic House candidate...

Trump's tariffs could sow trouble for GOP in farm districts

Sep. 19, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

SPANGLE, Wash. (AP) — In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy. "We get him elected into office and he pulls us out of trade agreements," Dube said last week as local farmers gathered to hear Democratic House candidate...

Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dakota finally cleaned up

Sep. 19, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Five years and almost $100 million later, cleanup is complete on a massive oil pipeline leak in North Dakota that has been called one of the biggest onshore spills in U.S. history, industry and state officials said Wednesday. The spill by Tesoro, now known as Andeavor, was found by a...

US-China tariffs: What's behind them, who stands to be hurt?

Sep. 18, 2018 1:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — By imposing tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, President Donald Trump has intensified his trade war with Beijing and triggered the likelihood of price increases for many American companies and consumers. Beijing has said it will swiftly retaliate against...

Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

Sep. 17, 2018 11:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world's two biggest economies and potentially raising prices on goods ranging from handbags to bicycle tires. The tariffs will start at 10 percent,...

Huge squirrel population chomps crops, driving farmers nuts

Sep. 16, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

There's a bumper crop of squirrels in New England, and the frenetic critters are frustrating farmers by chomping their way through apple orchards, pumpkin patches and corn fields. The varmints are fattening themselves for winter while destroying the crops with bite marks. Robert Randall, who has a 60-acre orchard...

Typhoon aims at south China after killing 28 in Philippines

Sep. 15, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain that left at least 28 dead in landslides and collapsed houses. The strongest storm so far this year in...

The Latest: Typhoon death toll in Philippines jumps to 28

Sep. 15, 2018 11:20 PM EDT

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Philippine officials say the death toll from Typhoon Mangkhut has risen to 28, mostly due to landslides in northern mountain provinces. Police Director General Oscar Albayalde told The Associated Press that 20 had...