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UT ag institute draws $500K grant to study organic grains

Sep. 21, 2020 5:21 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has landed a $500,000 federal grant to study the organic production of grains. The research beginning this fall will focus on four organic grain crop rotations tested at UT’s Organic Crops Unit in Knoxville and Middle...

Wind storm removes 550,000 Iowa corn acres from harvest

Sep. 15, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has estimated that 550,000 acres of Iowa corn will not be harvested this fall due to damage caused by the Aug. 10 wind storm that swept across the state. That estimate in a report released Friday places the value of the lost corn crop based on the...

EPA sides with farmers on ethanol, rejects refinery waivers

Sep. 14, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

Federal regulators on Monday handed a victory to corn farmers and the renewable fuels industry by refusing to allow a group of petroleum refiners in 14 states to forego requirements to blend ethanol into the gasoline they make. Members of Congress from farm states have heavily lobbied President Donald Trump to...

Cornfield vandals wreak destruction on Maine farm

Sep. 14, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

LEEDS, Maine (AP) — The Maine Warden Service is looking for vandals who destroyed acres of cornfields by apparently driving through them. The service said the vandalism occurred at Barker Farm in Leeds, about 50 miles north of Portland, on Friday night. The vandals cut a path about 800 (243.8 metric) feet...

Michigan teen hunter killed when run over by corn harvester

Sep. 13, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

CASEVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A 14-year-old deer hunter who possibly fell asleep in a farm field was killed when he was run over by a corn harvester in Michigan’s Thumb region, police said. Emergency workers were called about 9 a.m. Saturday to the cornfield in a rural area near the Huron County city of...

Report: Kansas forecast to harvest record soybean crop

Sep. 11, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is forecast to harvest a record soybean crop this fall, but corn production in the state is expected to be down from last year, the National Agricultural Statistics Service said Friday. The agency said in its monthly crop update that the state's corn expected corn production...

Longtime farmer’s sons donate tractor to Delaware museum

Sep. 6, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village received an unexpected, shiny new gift recently when the sons of Newell B. Everett Sr. presented it with a meticulously restored 1953 Massey-Harris Mustang tractor. Purchased new in 1953 by their father from the W.W. Montague Massey-Harris...

Hog farmer sentenced to life in corn rake killing of wife

Sep. 4, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa hog farmer was sentenced Friday to life in prison in the death of his wife, who was impaled in the back with a corn rake. Iowa District Court Judge Thomas Bitter issued the required sentence of life without parole for Todd M. Mullis, 44. He was convicted in September...

In this May 21, 2013, photo, a dairy farmer sows barley on his property on the Darling Downs in Brisbane, Australia. A major Australian barley exporter barred from China in the latest trade dispute to blight bilateral relations said on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, the Chinese were only now acting on grain shipments dating back to 2019. (Dan Peled/AAP Image via AP)

Australian barley exporter challenges Chinese ban

Sep. 2, 2020 8:22 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A major Australian barley exporter barred from China in the latest trade dispute to hit bilateral relations said on Wednesday the Chinese are only now acting on grain shipments dating back to 2019. China on Tuesday suspended barley imports from CBH Grain Pty. Ltd.,...

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Review: 'Perilous Bounty' argues U.S. farmlands are in peril

Sep. 1, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

“Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It,” by Tom Philpott (Bloomsbury Publishing) Americans long have taken abundant and cheap food for granted, blessed as we are by millions of acres of fertile farmland, particularly in California and the central states....