General Agricultural News

Apr 18, 2014
The fertilizer industry is working to learn more about federal regulations and best practices, as well as educate the public about what it does to keep retail facilities safe.
In an effort to slow the spread of disease, U.S. hog producers will now be required to report incidents of both the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and swine delta coronavirus to the government, U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday.
Thinning of northern sea ice may be a major factor behind weather extremes in the Northern Hemisphere.
Apr 17, 2014
Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major correction in land values.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has scheduled a public hearing in West, Texas, next week ahead of the release of the results of the board's investigation into the ammonium nitrate explosion last year.
West, Texas, has completed much of its rebuilding efforts since 2013 as many new homes dot the community. Residents continue to filter back into town, even as answers are still being sought to why the explosion happened and caused such loss in the first place.
Apr 16, 2014
One year after the tragic explosion in West, Texas, state lawmakers and agencies are on the verge of taking action to better secure ammonium nitrate stockpiles.
Fair Oaks Farms in northwest Indiana mixes education with entertainment to lift the veil of 21st-Century agriculture to the public.
Buying and selling grain or equipment is a balancing act of trading currencies to get the best deal that buyers and sellers can get.

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