After three consecutive years of decline, net farm income is forecast by USDA to rise slightly in 2017. In its end-of-year update, USDA forecasts net farm income will increase 2.7% to $63.2 billion in 2017. While not quite as positive as USDA’s 3.1% rise forecast in August, it is still far be [...]
Bayer and MS Technologies received a green light for Balance GT soybeans for food and feed uses from European Commission. The companies have already gained approval from U.S., Canada and Brazil for cultivation.
Teach a boy to farm and he feeds others for a lifetime. When 12-year-old Evan Kirkpatrick worked his first five acres of soybeans in 2017, harvest represented a big link in a chain connecting past and present.
Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas.