Corn http://tspr.org en Acres of GMO Corn Nearly Doubled in a Decade http://tspr.org/post/acres-gmo-corn-nearly-doubled-decade <p>More than 90 percent of U.S. field corn is genetically modified, according to <a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/adoption-of-genetically-engineered-crops-in-the-us.aspx#.U8a_x_ldWUb">data</a>&nbsp;recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:19:49 +0000 Amy Mayer 56962 at http://tspr.org Acres of GMO Corn Nearly Doubled in a Decade Is Corn Dust Killing Bees? http://tspr.org/post/corn-dust-killing-bees <p>Nathan Anderson stops his red pick-up truck alongside a cornfield on his farm near Cherokee, Iowa. The young farmer pulls on a heavy brown hoodie, thick, long, sturdy gloves and a beekeeper’s hat with a screened veil. He approaches a pair of hives sitting on the edge of a field recently planted with corn and adjusts a yellow plastic flap that traps some of the pollen the bees bring back to their hive.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 19:20:13 +0000 Amy Mayer 54098 at http://tspr.org Is Corn Dust Killing Bees? Farmers Hope for River System Improvements http://tspr.org/post/farmers-hope-river-system-improvements <p>Farmers and ag groups in the Midwest say the U.S. river system needs an upgrade, and they’re hopeful it will come with proposed improvements in legislation recently passed by Congress. Fri, 30 May 2014 01:42:44 +0000 Rich Egger 54065 at http://tspr.org Farmers Hope for River System Improvements Study: Cellulosic Ethanol Production Might Harm Climate http://tspr.org/post/study-cellulosic-ethanol-production-might-harm-climate <p>Biofuels made in the Midwest from corn stover -- the leftovers of harvested corn plants -- might be worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 23:10:36 +0000 Grant Gerlock 52326 at http://tspr.org Study: Cellulosic Ethanol Production Might Harm Climate Cold Should Not Affect Corn Planting http://tspr.org/post/cold-should-not-affect-corn-planting <p>The snow and freezing temperatures this week in the tri-state region should not have much of an impact on local corn planting. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:01:30 +0000 Jason Parrott 51565 at http://tspr.org Cold Should Not Affect Corn Planting