Sustainability

Poison Hemlock is an invasive weed in many parts of the U.S., but is currently spreading in Ohio. Ingesting the plant or its seeds is deadly to humans and livestock.
Maritime trade resumes in Baltimore, as rail labor halts in Canada; farmer sentiment drops; plus, new studies and aid in the wake of HPAI H5N1 cases in dairy cattle.
Now that the EPA is allowing some states to purchase E15 biofuel during the summer, lawmakers and regulators are touting
New testing requirements for dairy cattle producers facing HPAI; ranchers fire back on a controversial proposal from the Bureau of Land Management; and our latest feel-good stories about some country music legends.
So far, Black Cutworm Moths have been trapped in Wisconsin and Illinois. The invasive pest larvae can cause crop damage if the eggs are not destroyed before they hatch.
Upcoming changes to the EPA’s pesticide labeling system aim to avoid blanket use restrictions that impact all farmers and increase safety for endangered species.
A beef specialist with the Iowa State University Extension recommends producers develop a pasture “to-do list” to keep their lands thriving despite challenging conditions.
Below-average snowfall is a concern for tree fruit growers in Washington State.
Congress has already approved more than $11 million for design work and $45 million for the first phase of construction, which is set to begin next month.
Agriculture Shows
From soil to harvest. Top Crop is an all-new series about four of the best farmers in the world—Dan Luepkes, of Oregan, Illinois; Cory Atley, of Cedarville, Ohio; Shelby Fite, of Jackson Center, Ohio; Russell Hedrick, of Hickory, North Carolina—reveals what it takes for them to make a profitable crop. It all starts with good soil, patience, and a strong planter setup.
Champions of Rural America is a half-hour dive into the legislative priorities for Rural America. Join us as we interview members of the Congressional Western Caucus to learn about efforts in Washington to preserve agriculture and tackles the most important topics in the ag industry on Champions of Rural America!
Farm Traveler is for people who want to connect with their food and those who grow it. Thanks to direct-to-consumer businesses, agritourism, and social media, it’s now easier than ever to learn how our food is made and support local farmers. Here on the Farm Traveler, we want to connect you with businesses offering direct-to-consumer products you can try at home, agritourism sites you can visit with your family, and exciting new technologies that are changing how your food is being grown.
Featuring members of Congress, federal and state officials, ag and food leaders, farmers, and roundtable panelists for debates and discussions.
Host Ben Bailey hops in the tractor cab, giving farmers 10 minutes to answer as many questions and grab as much cash as they can for their local FFA chapter.