NEWS
Calculate Your Fieldprint
Mon Jan 20, 2014 08:58 AM CST

One reason often cited by farmers on why they chose a career in production agriculture is so they can be their own boss. But with the public's increased interest in how food is produced, more people are looking over farmers' shoulders to see what practices they're using to earn a living.

Public scrutiny will likely grow more intense as the big national and multinational food companies are pressured by consumers and special interest groups to become more transparent about the environmental and social costs of food production. In addition, the global food chain ...

Quick View
  • Dodge Down Corn Conditions have been right for stalk rot and ear molds in corn in many parts of the Midwest this ...
  • Cows That Last If you've priced replacement heifers lately, or even just added up all the costs of raising your ...
  • Chrysler: What's New for 2015 Here's something you don't want to do at a media event for seasoned automotive journalists from a...
  • Farm Investors Welcome Why own farms when you can own shares in a farmland pool? The advent of agriculture's first real ...
  • Rents Resist Price Relief Growers in bellwether corn states expect to make money on bushels -- not price -- in 2014, farm m...
  • GE Critics Range as Skeptics An ad-hoc committee of 18 scientists is tasked by the National Research Council with examining th...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl CPA Andy Biebl helps readers wrestle with reality of health insurance costs, congressional inacti...
  • Ag Innovation Showcase At the sixth annual Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis this week, start-ups in search of investo...
  • Ask the Vet At what age should a cow be culled?
Related News Stories
Waiting for Harvest
Crop Tech Corner
Weekly Transportation Update
DTN Distillers Grain Weekly Update
GE Critics Range as Skeptics
Keep Your Cover Crops Legal
Grain Storage Pests
Ask Dr. Dan
Farming on the Mother Road - 10
Crop Tech Corner