March 4, 2009 RSS feed / Farm & Ranch

Parts of Texas are driest in U.S.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Central Texas cattle raiser Gerry Shudde remembers Texas' drought of record in the 1950s when his family's ranch sometimes got a couple of 4-inch rainfalls a year. But the drought ongoing now is far different. More...

Obama proposes slashing farm payments

WASHINGTON (AP) - Big farms that receive large government subsidies would lose some of that money under President Barack Obama's budget. More...

TDA Market Recap March 2, 2009

AUSTIN - (Mar. 2, 2009) For the week ending Feb. 28, 2009, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mixed, from $4 lower to $5 higher per hundredweight. Fed cattle prices were $2 higher. More...

Cotton Market Weekly

February 26, 2009

A bullish export sales report provided a shot in the arm for cotton on Feb. 26, helping cotton futures prices on the Intercontinental Exchange to close with moderate gains. More...

Prisoner who left farm calls 911 for help

HENNING, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee prison officials say an inmate who left a work detail at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary farm called 911 after getting lost in the woods. More...

Harkin to review Obama plan on farm subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Tom Harkin says he supports President Barack Obama's efforts to cut government subsidies to large farms. But he questions the method of doing it. More...

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