Alva Review-Courier -

Articles written by david pitt

Sorted by date  Results 26 - 33 of 33

Page Up

 By David Pitt    Regional    June 4, 2017

Farmers decry Trump plans to cut agriculture subsidies

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farm groups and some members of Congress from farm states are decrying proposed cuts to crop insurance and other safety net programs for farmers included in President Donald Trump's budget. The proposed cuts come even as...

 By David Pitt    Regional    April 13, 2017

Farmers dismayed that USDA delays fair practice rule

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who grow chickens and hogs for the nation's largest meat processing corporations, was delayed Wednesday by President Donald Trump's administration, halting by at least...

 By David Pitt    Regional    March 31, 2017

Farmers to plant record low wheat acres, most soybeans ever

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The amber waves of grain are about to turn into bean pods as farmers report they'll plant millions of acres in soybeans instead of wheat this year as a global glut of the grain has made it unprofitable to grow. In its...


Chicken farmers say processors treat them like servants

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former chicken farmers in five states have filed a federal lawsuit accusing a handful of giant poultry processing companies that dominate the industry of treating farmers who raise the chickens like indentured servants and...


Pork industry says not to worry about a bacon shortage

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An insatiable demand for bacon depleted frozen pork belly supplies in the U.S. to a record low level for December, but the pork industry is confident it can keep up with demand and avoid any serious shortages. Bottom line:...


Iowa spill is largest of diesel fuel in US since 2010

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Workers were expected to complete cleaning up Thursday about 140,000 gallons of diesel fuel that spewed from a broken pipeline onto an Iowa farm, the largest U.S. diesel spill since 2010, federal authorities said. Vacuum...

 By David Pitt    Regional    October 6, 2016

Our freezers runneth over: Explaining the US food surplus

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP, Oct. 5, 2016) — Warehouses, distribution centers and grocery stores are overflowing with some food staples, such as milk, eggs and frozen fruits and vegetables, the result of increased production and decreased exports. Take da...


Scarce cash in land of plenty: Farmers adjust to downturn

MAXWELL, Iowa (AP, posted Sept. 13, 2016) — Pale green and 8 feet tall, tightly packed corn stalks reach to the horizon throughout the Midwest in what is likely to be the biggest harvest the U.S. has ever seen. Aside from a sense of pride in breaki...


Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019