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Senators press Pruitt for concessions on biofuels mandate

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is looking to make peace on biofuels standards with a group of senators from corn-growing states who could upend President Donald Trump’s nominees …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

The making of super sweet corn: An American farm story

QUINCY, Wash. – Russ Kehl tears an ear of corn from a field of thousands, shucks it and takes an enthusiastic bite. It’s part theater. He’s acting for two journalists …


UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suit

A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

Mexican companies craft plan to sidestep U.S. grain imports

One of Mexico’s largest business groups is working on a bargaining chip ahead of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement: finding alternatives to the U.S. for grain …


Agriculture traders feel pain as plentiful harvests persist

The era of excess in agriculture is squeezing traders dry. Years of bumper grain harvests, coupled with low prices and diminished volatility in many markets, are making it tougher for …


Scarce cash in land of plenty: Farmers adjust to downturn

It’s the third consecutive year in which most corn farmers will spend more than they’ll earn. The growing has been too good and the resulting glut of corn depressed prices …


Jazz up corn on the cob

Lots of sweet butter and a sprinkle, or two, of salt. Maybe some freshly ground black pepper, if a shaker’s within easy reach on the picnic table. That’s how so …


Freshly picked sweet corn is a summer must

Nothing says summer quite like biting into fresh plump kernels of sweet corn right off the cob. And hands-down that’s my favorite way to eat it – for its simplicity, …


Corn, soybean farmers await EPA ruling on new herbicide use

WASHINGTON – Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide – and on genetically …


Keep an eye on your tomatoes, corn

This year’s vegetable growing season didn’t exactly start with a bang. Corn and tomatoes struggled in the cold, rainy weather. More than a few gardeners replanted corn multiple times before …


Keep an eye on tomatoes, corn in garden

This year’s vegetable growing season didn’t exactly start with a bang. Corn and tomatoes struggled in the cold, rainy weather. More than a few gardeners replanted corn multiple times before …


All-purpose corn

Nothing screams summer quite like CORN! The pop of the sweet kernels seems like a fitting reward for putting up with searing hot days.


Beans, corn: Warm-season crops kick off

It’s always exciting to plant warm-season crops because they are the superstars of the garden: tomatoes, summer squash, peppers, beans, corn, melons, winter squash and pumpkins, to name a few. …


Corn has many positives

There’s hardly anything so sublime as a perfectly steamed ear of fresh corn. But this all-American favorite has taken a bashing lately, at least in the media.