farmers News

Heavy Rain Not Enough to Break Oklahoma Drought

The heavy rain that fell this weekend on parts of western and central Oklahoma offered some hope for farmers and ranchers who were just beginning to plant their winter wheat crop. It wasn’t enough to end the drought in those …

Indonesian Farmers Flee as World’s Deadliest Volcano Rumbles

Bold farmers in Indonesia routinely ignore orders to evacuate the slopes of live volcanoes, but those living on Tambora took no chances when history’s deadliest mountain rumbled ominously this month. Villagers like Hasanuddin Sanusi have heard since they were young …

Irene Leaves Hard Times for East Coast Farmers

Far from the beach towns that took Hurricane Irene’s first hit, the storm inflicted some of its worst damage on inland farms as crops were pummeled by wind, scalded by salt spray and submerged by floodwaters. Some farmers are reporting …

USDA Declares Disaster for 74 Oklahoma Counties

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a disaster declaration for 74 of Oklahoma’s 77 counties. Gov. Mary Fallin said the secretarial disaster declaration was issued on Wednesday in response to her June 10 request to help farmers hit by …

Arkansas Farm Bureau Pegs Growers Flood Impact at $500M

The Arkansas Farm Bureau says more than 1 million acres of farmland in the state have been swamped by flooding over the past few weeks, and the economic impact will be greater than $500 million. The Farm Bureau, which lobbies …