Grassroots business

These crop farmers are finishing up last fall’s harvest. Most farmers planting corn in Rice County received on average $20 an acre in federal subsidies. It costs about $600 an acre to farm corn. (File photo)

By: Jaci Smith, Regional Editor Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:00 am

Pretend you’ve decided to become […]

Subsidy sells opportunities down the river

Taxpayer-funded navigation system shortchanges Minnesota agriculture. […]

Mutant fungus Ug99 threatens world crops and even political stability.

Jim Gehrz, Star Tribune – Some wheat plants are grown under controlled conditions in a greenhouse at the Cereal Disease Laboratory at the U of M. Jim Anderson is pictured.

The battlefields are 8,000 miles away in Africa and the Middle East. But from their bunkers of dew chambers and greenhouses in St. […]

Monsanto, DuPont Race to Win $2.7 Billion Drought-Corn Market

Bloomberg: Larry W. Smith

By Jack Kaskey and Antonio Ligi – April 21, 2010, 12:16 AM EDT – Bloomberg-BusinessWeek/St. Paul Pioneer Press

April 21 (Bloomberg) — Lance Russell’s neighbors aren’t used to seeing corn growing in the fields around Hays, Kansas, where the plants tend to wither and keel over in the hot, […]