Midwest farmers News

Midwest Farmers Feel Pain of Trade War with China

China’s announcement of higher tariffs on $60 billion of American exports — retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest penalties on Chinese goods — hit particularly hard in the farm belt. China’s vast consumer market has been a vital source of …

Government Relief Bypasses Farmers Who Lost Stored Crops in Floods

The Black Hawk military helicopter flew over Iowa, giving a senior U.S. agriculture official and U.S. senator an eyeful of the flood damage below, where yellow corn from ruptured metal silos spilled out into the muddy water. And there’s nothing …

Midwest Heat Wave Eases But Drought Threatens Corn Crop

The withering U.S. corn crop is gaining some respite from a record heat wave this week but new weather forecasts offered scant signs of the rainfall it urgently needs to avoid the worst drought damage in nearly a quarter century. …

Corn Belt Fears Large Crop Loss from Heat Wave, Drought Conditions

Fears are rising that grain crops in the core of the U.S. Corn Belt – the top corn-producing region in the world – will suffer big losses that are already causing farmers to plow up fields in other regions of …