On Monday, May 1, many U.S. businesses that rely on immigrants as part of their workforce may be closed, or at the very least, short handed. An immigrants' rights group has organized a boycott and work stoppage that day, as a way to tell legislators, emplo
Switchgrass has been promoted as a future biomass crop for the Midwest and was mentioned in the President's 2006 State of the Union Address. But miscanthus, another type of grass, outperforms switchgrass by two to three times.
After about a day and a half of meeting with ag trade ministers and officials from about a dozen nations, U.S. Representative Jerry Moran (R-KS) is almost certain that an April 30 deadline for more agreements in World Trade Organization negotiations will b
Severe storms in the past week have kept a lot of Midwest farmers out of the fields, and some farmers will have to wait until the weekend to plant. In central Iowa, farmers received more rain last night, causing further planting delays. Browse a slide show
Rainfall in southwest Missouri has been below normal for 12 out of the last 13 months. That has left the region with a precipitation deficit of more than 21 inches -- the worst drought in the area in 43 years.