Trump taps ex-Monsanto executive to lead wildlife agency

President Donald Trump says he is nominating a former executive at agribusiness giant Monsanto to head the Fish and Wildlife Service. Aurelia Skipwith of Indiana is currently deputy assistant Interior... Read More

Rain from east to west

More than a foot of rain fell on the Ted Guetterman farm in Johnson County during a three-day stretch from Oct. 5-7. At roughly the same time, nearly four inches of rain fell on the Roger Glenn family farm in Finney County, approximately 365 miles we... Read More

The Founder's Paradox

Many family-farm and ranch owners define one aspect of success as the transition of the land and operating business to the next generation. “The opportunity for my kids and grandkids to come back to the farm” is a frequent refrain when I ... Read More

Judge upholds Monsanto verdict, cuts award to $78 million

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Northern California judge on Monday upheld a jury's verdict that found Monsanto's weed killer caused a groundskeeper's cancer, but she slashed the amount of money to be paid from $289 million to $78 million. In denying Monsanto... Read More


WASHINGTON, October 22, 2018 - When Hardy, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trained detector dog, sniffed out a roasted pig head in traveler baggage at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International airport early this month, it underscored the eff... Read More

MU Extension Produces Short Videos on CAFOs

COLUMBIA, Mo. - University of Missouri Extension recently rolled out an educational program to give the public science-based information about Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). The program includes a webpage and a series of five-minute ... Read More

(Video) Agriculture News Update (Oct. 23, 2018)

Bryce Doeschot reports on agriculture news and information. Stories: New assessments by Georgia state officials show that damage to the state's ag industry from Hurricane Michael is up to $3 billion. Farm Bill on the Campaign Trail Video: Agricult... Read More

Japan Finds African Swine Fever in Travelers Suitcase from China

Japanese officials stopped a travelers luggage from China bound for Japan because of pork in the suitcase that later tested positive for African swine fever. Japan's Agriculture Ministry announced the finding Monday of sausages in a passengers luggag... Read More

Perdue Promises Five Percent Budget Cut as part of Trump Plan

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will help President Donald Trump reach his goal of reducing agency budgets by five percent next year. Perdue has promised to cut his budget five percent, as last week Trump asked every Cabinet agency except the Pent... Read More

Nebraska communities among 136 interested in hosting ERS & NIFA

Three Nebraska communities are interested in becoming the new homes of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). In August, Perdue announced that most ERS and NIFA pe... Read More

Futures One Crop Progress Report

The nation's soybean harvest fell further behind the normal pace last week, and corn harvest also slowed to just a couple points ahead of average, USDA's National Ag Statistics Service said in its weekly Crop Progress report on Monday. As of Sunday, ... Read More