Meet one of America's youngest farmers. Thomas Neblett, 22, farms 2,400 acres and is surrounded by a crew that parallels his age. Sunrise Planting Co., Clarksdale, Miss., is an extreme exception: “As far as being 22 years old, there’s a lot of guys that work on farms that are my age, but I’m the only guy I know of that’s 22 and running his own farm."
As the federal government began to shut down last night, the country barely noticed that the 2008 farm law also expired. That may change as provisions of the 1949 permanent law begin to kick in....More
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is an ambitious attempt to bring together the two largest economies in the world (the United States and the European Union) to create new business and job growth opportunities. For agriculture, and rice in particular, major challenges have to be resolved....More
Monsanto's Robb Fraley says USDA's requirement of an environmental impact statement will delay the launch of the company's new dicamba-tolerant trait for at least a year but Monsanto will continue to push ahead to win approval for the technology....More
Online privacy: The government’s collection of information pales in comparison to private sector entities that have amassed enormous amounts of data about your personal life —and make it available to anyone who’ll pay their price....More
Missouri, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi are all projected to have record rice yields this season. USDA also projected a larger corn crop, and smaller cotton and soybean crops than last month....More
U.S. rice acres have been falling due to low prices, which are a product of declining demand for U.S. rice. Rice industry leaders like Horizon Ag's Randy Ouzts have been working on ways to try to bring those markets back to the U.S. fold....More