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Tyson plans to acquire Hillshire Brands Company

Tyson Foods is the second-largest employer in Cherokee. But on Friday, the company announced it will close the Cherokee plant in 60 days. More>>

Sunflower crop progressing in the Dakotas

The sunflower crop is progressing in the Dakotas. More>>

Grain storage space a problem in parts of SD

Rail congestion and large crops are leading to worries about grain storage space as South Dakota's harvest gets underway.

Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry operations


Tyson Foods plans to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt from its recently announced acquisition of Hillshire Brands. More>>

Wet spring helps farmers get through dry summer Video included

Despite a rainy spring, Iowa's Ag Secretary says crops across the state are some of the best he's ever seen.Bill Northey said pollination happened before the hot weather set in, and the recent cool weather has allowed for a long filling season.However, the average rainfall for the last two weeks was less than half the normal of two-point-oh-five inches. He said now, the wet weather we experienced earlier in the year is having a positive impact."If the rain didn't drown your crop out or cause ... More>>

Tyson plans to close plant in Cherokee, Iowa Video included

Friday, Tyson Foods announced it plans to close its Cherokee plant on September 27. More>>

Production decreases mean meat prices will remain high Video included

Officials say, Iowa's cattle herd is the smallest in decades. Hog production is also on the decline.  Despite the high meat prices this has caused, demand doesn't seem to be going down.


Manure odor biofilters topic of Iowa conference

The latest technology designed to reduce the odor from hog manure will be the focus of a conference next month at Iowa State University. More>>

Crop update for farmers in northeast Nebraska Video included

Ag producers across Siouxland are continuing to stay busy in the fields during the summer months. More>>

Old tractors help Nebraska farmer's hail recovery

Some old tractors have been deployed to help a south-central Nebraska farmer turn a hail-torn cornfield into a future field of winter wheat. More>>

2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

The years long fight over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges. More>>

SD Crop conditions good despite week with little rain

Crop conditions in South Dakota were reported mostly good to excellent despite a week with little rainfall. More>>

Common sunflower disease found in the Dakotas

The National Sunflower Association says a common sunflower disease has been found in fields across the Dakotas after a wet planting season. More>>

Ag economy remains strong due to exports according to Tom Vilsack

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says he's confident the agricultural economy will remain strong despite an expected drop in farm income next year as corn prices lag and a pig virus reduces herds. More>>

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