As Congress fiddles with major farm legislation, there is a portion of it that gets very little attention. Yet supporters say it is a difference-maker for job creation in small rural communities and provides a boost those towns need.
Republican Congressman Rodney Davis of Taylorville says he supports cuts to the food stamp program in the new federal farm bill.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that when farmers use patented seed for more than one planting in violation of their licensing agreements, they are liable for damages.
U.S. farmers are making the most of a respite from what has been a wet spring to get their corn crops planted. However, the pace still keeps them well behind schedule.
The U.S. House Agriculture Committee is expected to start marking up the new Farm Bill on Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) is one of the new members of Congress working on the measure.
Taxpayers help subsidize crop insurance premiums for farmers to the tune of about $9 billion dollars, a figure that's growing each year. These policies protect farmers from major losses, and help support their income even if there's no loss of crops.
The immigration bill that the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to take up on Thursday includes a provision for farmworkers that shortens their waiting period for legal residency.
According to a new survey of America's beekeepers, almost a third of the country's honeybee colonies did not make it through the winter.
Last year’s drought and the later than normal snowfall this season shouldn’t have a huge impact on Urbana’s Market at the Square, which kicks off on Saturday.
Is salmon farming ever sustainable?