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American Treasure: Pole Vaulting Farmer, 77, is a Living Legend

Cook Holliday, 77, is a legendary pole vaulting farmer and an American treasure hiding in plain sight.

In Louisiana, local prices signal the market is positioning for supply disruptions from the storm as shipping is grinding to a halt along the southern reaches of the Mississippi River.
Storm Delivers Latest Blow to Farm Economy as Elevators Shut

America’s agricultural economy is bracing for yet another hit as Tropical Storm Barry barrels toward Louisiana, with grain elevators, cotton fields and cane crops in its projected path.

Ed Barnes, senior director of Agriculture and Environmental Research at Cotton Incorporated, says technological change is occurring at a rapid pace. “The technology to do all these things is already here,” Barnes adds. “We want to piece it together.”
Ultra-low Gossypol Cottonseed Gets Boost

USDA-APHIS is considering non-regulated status for a particular type of ultra-low gossypol cottonseed (ULGCS) containing technology that could expand the feed and food markets for cottonseed.

Hurricane Harvey Cost Texas $200 Million in Ag Losses

Texas lost more than $200 million in crop and livestock losses, according to economists with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Pro Farmer's Monday Morning Wake Up Call

Rain and cold temps are expected to keep many farmers out of the field this week.

Drought Monitor Reflects Expansion Across Iowa

The drought areas of Iowa increased by eight percentage points from last week.

Drought Outlook: Further Improvement for Eastern Edge of Drought Area

But a large drought footprint will remain in place across the western states.

Drought Monitor Reflects Slight Nationwide Improvement

Still reflects more than half of continuous U.S. covered by drought.