Fewer kids are growing up on farms, but that hasn't stopped the almost century old FFA, formerly the Future Farmers of America, from growing its ranks. This year a record number of students are donning the group's iconic blue corduroy jacket, a static symbol of tradition in an otherwise dynamic organization.
Nebraska lawmakers have proposed an end to a law that bans meatpackers from owning hogs from birth to death. Some say ending the rule would allow for more vertical integration of the hog industry. Others say it will allow farmers in the state to fairly compete.
Still recovering from September's massive floods, many Colorado farmers are worried they won't have enough water for the fields this year. The flooding destroyed irrigation infrastructure farmers rely on.