Senator Tom Harkin today released a Government Accountability Office report outlining the USDA's defenses against Asian Soybean Rust. According to the report, USDA has done a solid job monitoring and preparing for the disease, but there are areas that need
U.S. farmers face an increasing cost-price squeeze in the year ahead, according to economists from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Farm production expenses that increased $28 billion in the past three years will jump another $7 billion in 2006, and ne
While crop scientists continue to track Asian soybean rust with sentinel plots this year, there's another threat they're eyeing with a different type of sentinel. This new sentry is marestail that has developed resistance to glyphosate.