OMAHA (DTN) -- The U.S. trucking industry is seeing a shortage of 30,000 drivers nationwide, said Truckload Carriers Association Safety and Policy Director David Heller in a recent interview with Wisconsin Public Radio.
Helicoverpa armigera, a dangerous global pest that is closely related to the corn earworm, has been discovered in Puerto Rico, and experts say an invasion of the U.S. mainland is "just a matter of time."
With the markets tipping in the favor of beans, some growers are considering planting soybeans after soybeans this year, but agronomists, plant pathologists and weed scientists warn that the practice comes with a host of agronomic issues.
Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is tapped to rescue the dying American chestnut tree, and scientists identify the gene that helps plants naturally lower their arsenic levels.
Light to moderate snow continued Monday afternoon in the eastern Great Lakes through southern New England, along with the central Midwest. A round of rain showers was also featured in the Desert Southwest of southern California and southern Arizona. Dry conditions were dominant elsewhere in the continental U.S. and Canada. Temperatures ranged from the low teens in northern Michigan to the mid 70s in southern Texas. Readings into the 60s were noted as far north as southern Alberta. » More DTN Weather Commentary