Though farm bill talks heated up this week in Washington, key legislators emerged from negotiations Thursday disappointed and predicted there would be no progress until after Congress returns in December from its recess.
Thanks to tight competition, hog farmers are feeling a push to expand or get out of the business.
Immigrants have always been the backbone of America’s meat packing plants, offering upward mobility for its newcomers.
The rolling plains of Midwest farm country are being tapped for their natural resources again. This time, though, the bounty would be wind energy, instead of corn, wheat or soybeans.
Nancy Friesen sat nervously at the controls of a giant John Deere combine that made the corn stalks look like match sticks.