By P.J. Huffstutter

U.S. seek options as farm loan funds run out of cash

By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. government's $2.65 billion operating loan program to help farmers keep their businesses going has already run out of cash, as requests for federal financial assistance grow amid the worst agricultural downturn in more...

Monday, July 25, 2016, 5:23 PM

Tornadoes touch down in U.S. Midwest, no initial damage reported

By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms tore across northern Illinois on Thursday as part of a weather system forecast to threaten a swath from the Mississippi River to Ohio. Authorities have received five reports of...

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7:51 AM

U.S. Midwest braces for severe weather, threat of high winds

By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - Residents in the U.S. Midwest braced for severe storms on Wednesday, as the threat of dangerous tornadoes and forecasts for a possible "derecho" storm system were expected to menace a wide swath from Illinois to Ohio...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 9:35 PM

U.S. farm loan funds running out as credit crunch deepens

By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. government's $2.65 billion operating loan program for farms is close to running out of funds as cash-strapped grain farmers and cautious banks have rushed to shore up capital to survive the industry's worst downturn...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 3:14 AM