Des Moines water board plans to sue over nitrate runoff

The Des Moines Water Works trustees are expected to vote today to sue three farming counties in northwestern Iowa for high nitrate levels in the Raccoon River, one of two watersheds tapped for drinking water in Iowa's capital city.

Corn revenue per acre could be lowest since 2009

Gross revenue per acre for corn growers in northern Illinois is forecast to be the lowest in five years, says economist Gary Schnitkey of U-Illinois.

Argentina corn plantings may drop by 25 percent

Experts say corn plantings could fall by as much as 25 percent in the new season because of the difficulties in obtaining financing, says