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Drought Still Grips U.S. As Corn Harvest Presses On

Posted: 10/11/2012 - The corn harvest is in the homestretch in several key Midwest farming states where the nation's worst drought in decades is now clouding the prospects for the winter wheat crop.

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Pumpkin Farmers Have Smashing Crop Despite Drought

Posted: 10/10/2012 - Pumpkin farmers say they expect their crop to be one of a few bright spots in a year when most farms have been hit hard by a severe drought that stretches across much of the U.S.

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FDA: Farm Tied To Salmonella Outbreak Was Unclean

Posted: 10/03/2012 - A federal inspector found two strains of salmonella and unclean conditions at an Indiana cantaloupe farm's fruit-packing plant during visits following a deadly outbreak linked to its melons.

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Stubborn Drought Maintains Grip On Most Of U.S.

Posted: 09/27/2012 - A weekly update on U.S. drought conditions shows the nation's worst drought in decades slightly worsened in the lower 48 states with the Midwest corn harvest in full swing.

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Rainfall Easing Drought In Certain Corn States

Updated: 09/20/2012 - A weekly tracker of the nation's worst drought in decades says parched conditions continue easing in key Midwest states as farmers step up their corn harvests.

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Crop Insurance Losses Begin To Mount Amid Drought

Posted: 09/13/2012 - The final cost to the taxpayer-subsidized program has yet to be determined, but Kansas State University is forecasting underwriting losses at nearly $15 billion.

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Rain Eases Drought As Midwest Corn Harvest Unfolds

Posted: 09/13/2012 - The latest update on the nation's worst drought in decades shows that farmers bringing in their weakened corn crops caught some relief with recent rains that soaked much of middle America.

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USDA Slightly Reduces Nation's Corn Yield Forecast

Posted: 09/12/2012 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slightly lowered its forecast for the nation's drought-damaged corn crop, from 123 bushels per acre last month to 122.8 bushels per acre in this month's report.

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Fees Slashed For Adoption Of Some Kansas Horses

Posted: 09/11/2012 - Some horses being trained by inmates at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility are now available for adoption at the lowest price allowed under Kansas law.

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Iowa Study Aimed At Making Tractors Safer For Kids

Updated: 10/02/2012 - Researchers who hope to keep children from dying in tractor accidents are using a state-of-the-art driving simulator to help determine when kids can safely operate farm equipment.

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