With harvest underway in some areas of the Corn Belt and beginning soon in others, farmers will be busy collecting and storing millions of bushels of grain. While agriculture is already a dangerous occupation, working with stored grain can be especially hazardous.
Agricultural interests want the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to leave the Trump water rule in place, and many have asked the agency for an extension of a public comment period that ended Aug. 31 ahead of a rewrite of the rule.
The House Ways and Means Committee on Sept. 15 advanced a tax package expected to generate roughly $2.1 trillion over 10 years as part of the budget reconciliation that will change how farm and ranch estate taxes are calculated going forward.
Immigration is central to the American experience—so central that Harvard historian Oscar Handlin began his Pulitzer Prize winning 1951 book “The Uprooted” with the words, “Once I thought to write a history of the immigrants in America. Then I discovered that the immigrants were American history.”
What a wild ride. No, not COVID-19 or politics. I’m talking about the weather—from drought and fires to floods.
Variation and lack of uniformity in feedlot cattle can be a significant economic challenge for the beef industry.
In a family business, the word “succession” is often followed by the word “plan.” The idea is that handing off the business is mostly about clarifying the goals, timeline and activities that will result in a successful transition.
California water regulators unanimously voted on Aug. 3 to restrict water access for thousands of Central Valley farmers as the state endures a severe drought. Although California water authorities have occasionally controlled water use during previous droughts, they have never implemented limitations that affect such senior water-right holders.