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Arkansas Task Force: State Should Bar Dicamba Herbicide Next Year

An Arkansas task force has advised the state to bar sprayings after April 15 next year of agricultural herbicides containing the chemical dicamba, which has been linked to crop damage across the U.S. farm belt, a state spokeswoman said. The …

Injuries, Property Damage Reported from Tornadoes in Iowa, Wisconsin

Thunderstorms that spun off tornadoes as they rumbled across Iowa injured at least two people, mowed down crops and damaged homes and farm buildings. In Wisconsin, at least one person was reported injured, as well. Tornadoes were reported on June …

Arkansas Crop Damage from Floods Pegged at $64.5M

Preliminary estimates show that flooding and severe weather have affected more than 900,000 acres of farmland in Arkansas. A report released by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture puts preliminary crop flood damage at $64.5 million. With an …

County Farmers in South Carolina Uncertain of Future After Devastating Disasters

The Double R Farm in South Carolina has produced abundant crops for four generations of Rabon family farmers here, and despite the double whammy of record rains during the October harvest last year and last month’s hurricane, they are determined …

Damage to South Carolina Crops from Hurricane Matthew May Rival 2015 Flooding

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers says crops in some areas of the state may have sustained as much damage from Hurricane Matthew as they did from last year’s historic flooding. The Herald-Journal reports Weathers provided an update …

Hudson Crop Launches Total Revenue Coverage

Hudson Insurance Co. has added Total Revenue Coverage (TRC) to Hudson Crop’s suite of private products. TRC is a supplemental insurance policy to multi-peril crop insurance (MPCI) that offers farmers a single, firm, crop revenue guarantee at the time of …

Hailstorm Damages Crops in Northeastern Wisconsin

A severe hailstorm caused significant damage to crops in northeastern Wisconsin, farmers and researchers said. Matt Stasiak, an agricultural researcher, tells the Door County Advocate the hail crushed cherry trees, grapevines, winter wheat, corn and other crops in Sevastopol on …

Iowa Farmers Face Damage, Replanting After Floods

Area farmers are dealing with damage to their crops and fences after all the recent heavy rain and flooding. Farmers in northwest Iowa, southeast South Dakota and northeast Nebraska face significant work ahead because of the flooding on the Big …

California Drought Spawns Well Drilling Boom

The scarcity of irrigation water in drought-stricken California has created such a demand for well drilling services that Central Valley farmer Bob Smittcamp is taking matters into his own hands. He’s buying a drilling rig for $1 million to make …

Record Hail Damage In 2013: Montana Farmers

Insurance claims for crop damage due to hail in Montana exceeded $14 million in 2013. The Montana Department of Agriculture told the Great Falls Tribune that’s the most expensive year in the 98-year-history of the state’s crop-hail insurance program. The …