Drought, heat Plains crop production cut | Dave Bergmeier

For many High Plains farmers, 2022 will be remembered as one of the toughest years for growing corn, sorghum and soybeans. Photo by Ben Rumbaugh. Holly Thrasher, a DEKALB Asgrow technical agronomist in Stafford, Kansas, works with growers in the central plains and says dryland yields for corn, sorghum and soybeans in the summer and … Read more

GMO Skeptics Still Distrust Big Agriculture’s Climate Square

Agrochemical companies have long developed seeds designed to thrive in specific local conditions JEAN-PIERRE MULLER Text size As a changing climate exacerbates extreme weather, agricultural multinationals are touting the ability of genetically modified crops to increase yields when faced with drought, heat or even heavy rain. But skeptics of engineered foods or genetically modified organisms … Read more

Whole cottonseed is an attractive feed supplement, New Mexico cattle producer says | Dave Bergmeier

A cattle producer in New Mexico has been feeding whole cottonseed for many years, and he believes other farmers could benefit from the supplement. Shutterstock image. Alisa Ogden lives on a third-generation family farm in Loving, New Mexico, with a diversified crop base that includes a cow-calf operation in addition to growing cotton. According to … Read more

The curve on salmon: Fall chinook snagging draws Fort Peck Reservoir anglers |

With a powerful thump, the treble hook cut through the water and planted itself firmly into the chinook salmon’s muscular back. The old dance between man and fish had begun. Larry DiLulo, a farming angler on the Hi-Line, began the delicate tango of throwing a giant fish in front of his prize. He began to … Read more

North Carolina beekeepers do see purple and blue honey, but it’s rare

What’s old is new again. A Reddit post went viral for highlighting a fact many North Carolinians already knew: The state has purple and blue honey that are rare and not seen in other states. Timberlake, NC-based co-owner Whitney Barnes’ company Zombiees Honey first saw purple honey in 2017. “North Carolina is so funny that … Read more

Noise about beekeeping | Lifestyles

Beehive frame full of bees. The frame holds the hive inside the hive box. Photos courtesy of Hing Family Apiary Beekeeping for the Hing Family in Naples began with Kylene Hing discovering new ways to be a fun and educational experience for her two homeschooled children, Kiana and Gabriel. Kylene found a 4-H Beekeeping and … Read more