Gung-ho Globies finalists in Thought For Food Challenge

They call themselves the Gung-ho Globies and appropriately so, the Iowa State University student team was chosen as one of 10 teams worldwide to compete for $10,000 in seed money for developing an ... Read More

Deere Sells Crop Insurance Arm

Deere has sold its crop insurance unit to Farmer's Mutual Hail Insurance Co. In a memo to agents obtained by Reuters, Deere said it would make an official announcement regarding the sale later Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. A D... Read More

China approval may spur financial settlements for Syngenta-lawyers

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Chinese government approval for imports of a controversial type of Syngenta AG biotech corn increases the likelihood the seed maker will pay settlements to more than 100 U.S. farmers and exporters suing for damages from grain shipm... Read More

CME Changes Limits On Cattle Futures

CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it will change daily price limits in its CME Feeder Cattle futures effective Thursday, December 18, pursuant to its emergency action authority. The current da... Read More

Vilsack Speaks on New Course for U.S.-Cuba Relations

WASHINGTON- "Throughout history, agriculture has served as a bridge to foster cooperation, understanding and the exchange of ideas among people. I have no doubt that agriculture will continue to play that powerful role as we expand our relationship w... Read More

National Young Farmer and Rancher Committee Members Appointed

The American Farm Bureau Federation appointed new members to the Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. The members, announced Wednesday, will serve for the 2015-2017 term starting in March. The committee is comprised of 16 positions representing al... Read More

Avian Influenza Confirmed in Wild Birds in Washington State

USDA has confirmed cases of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza in wild birds in Washington State. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service says two separate strains were identified. Neither virus has been found in commercial poultry anywhere ... Read More

NBA Scores and Schedule

NBA Wednesday's Games= Phoenix 111, Charlotte 106 Atlanta 127, Cleveland 98 Utah 105, Miami 87 Dallas 117, Detroit 106 Boston 109, Orlando 92 Toronto 105, Brooklyn 89 Memphis 117, San Antonio 116,3OT Portland 104, Milwaukee 97 L.A. Clippe... Read More

NHL Scores

NHL Wednesday's Games= Ottawa 2, New Jersey 0 Boston 3, Minnesota 2, OT Dallas 2, Vancouver 0 Thursday's Games= Florida at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Colorado at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Toronto at Carolina, 7 p.m. Washington at Columbus, 7 p.m. An... Read More

NFL Scores

NFL Thursday, Dec. 18= Tennessee at Jacksonville, 8:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20= Philadelphia at Washington, 4:30 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21= Baltimore at Houston, 1 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. Atlanta... Read More