corn harvest http://kbia.org en Recent USDA figures show 90 percent of corn is GM http://kbia.org/post/recent-usda-figures-show-90-percent-corn-gm <p>Recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says that over 90 percent of U.S. field corn is genetically modified. That figure has nearly doubled over the past 10 years.</p><p>Most of the corn farmers plant has been embedded with a gene—usually from a bacteria—that protects the corn from pests or herbicides.</p><p>Ten years ago, less than half of the corn planted had a genetically modified trait. Today, 93 percent of all field corn does, up from 90 percent last year.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:57:43 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 56349 at http://kbia.org Recent USDA figures show 90 percent of corn is GM Farm families follow drought with record harvest http://kbia.org/post/farm-families-follow-drought-record-harvest <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Grant Gerlock 42622 at http://kbia.org Farm families follow drought with record harvest Record harvest for farm families; small nuclear reactor grant for MU http://kbia.org/post/record-harvest-farm-families-small-nuclear-reactor-grant-mu <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Coming up we’ll check in with some farm families about their surprising amount corn crop this year.</span></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 42624 at http://kbia.org Record harvest for farm families; small nuclear reactor grant for MU Corn harvest continues to speed ahead of schedule http://kbia.org/post/corn-harvest-continues-speed-ahead-schedule <p>The U.S. corn harvest continues ahead of schedule with some states nearly half-finished at a time when they usually are just getting started.</p><p>The USDA said Tuesday in its weekly crop update that little has changed in the condition of drought-damaged corn and soybeans. That's because the plants are too far along for recent rain to make a difference.</p><p>Corn was planted several weeks earlier this year and matured more quickly in the summer heat, allowing farmers to start harvesting early.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:49:13 +0000 Associated Press 20593 at http://kbia.org Corn harvest continues to speed ahead of schedule