Last year's drought combined with the wettest April in Iowa in more than 140 years is significantly washing fertilizer out of farmland and into rivers used by many cities for drinking water.
Now that summer is coming, and coming fast, I hope you will take time to remember in some positive way all those who were harmed, killed or made homeless in all the recent storms in the USA. If we all do a bit to help, it will make things easier.
Although the ownership of farmland has provided the best return on investment since 2002 in the United States, there are reasons to be cautious about making purchases at today's prices despite a number of factors suggesting that owning more land would be a good idea.
Hundreds of tons of frozen mutton, lamb and beef from New Zealand have been stranded on Chinese docks after China halted their import due to a certification dispute.
According to the May 1 survey of hay stocks, Wisconsin was among many states with record low supplies for the date.