PENDER, Neb. (AP) — Catching up with Kurt Kaser was a lot easier when he had to use a walker.
SHEPTON MALLET, England (AP) — On the dairy farm of the future, the cows are going wireless.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois continues to top the annual crop production report estimate for soybean production, according to 2019 USDA estimates. Despite a tough growing season for most of the Midwest, Illinois farmers produced strong soybean yields.
Each year, the ISU Soybean Research Laboratory conducts insecticide efficacy evaluations for soybean aphid, but two new pests were included in 2019: Japanese beetle, an emerging pest in the Midwest, and soybean gall midge, a new pest not known to…
After another fall that saw harvests go well into November and December, the next crop of soybean and corn seed is looking surprisingly good, according to a pair of seed pathologists.
Late winter may bring the start of new life to farms, but with it comes mud and the possibility of trouble for cows and calves.
As winter deepens, levee repair efforts along Missouri’s major rivers continues after a year of widespread flooding in 2019.
Last year, we experienced what was called the “Year of the Tractor.” And what a year it was!
Many producers will be spending the last week of January in Des Moines learning about innovations the agriculture industry is bringing to the table.
DES MOINES — Just a week after Republican legislative leaders downplayed the idea of a bold move to raise the sales tax and fund the program generally known as IWILL (Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy), Gov. Kim Reynolds centered her…
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Registration is open for the Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Conference, Feb. 11-12, in Kansas City, Missouri.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Rural Nebraskans are more optimistic about their current and future situation than they have been in the history of the Nebraska Rural Poll, according to 2019 results.
The USDA’s December Hogs and Pigs report indicates producers continue to expand, with the Dec. 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs coming in at 77.338 million head, a record for this quarter and up 3% from a year ago.
MONTICELLO, Iowa — Dominic Hogan grew up in the pork industry, but his path back to the family farm had a few turns along the way.
America’s pig farmers have managed to get more and more efficient, and the industry is searching for ways to continue that progress. The industry has been increasing pigs weaned per litter, even bouncing back from the PED virus.
It was fairly common to see a line at most local co-ops in the spring of 2019 as many farmers were chomping at the bit after a challenging season, hoping to apply the right amount of anhydrous ammonia at the…
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — David Daniken, a fifth-generation southern Illinois farmer, is good at managing his mixed farm operation, including Christmas trees, pumpkins, a corn maze and row crops. However, he says he’s not as good at telling his farm’s story…
A full slate of seminars and a growing trade show await producers at the annual Iowa Pork Congress, scheduled for Jan. 22-23 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.
ST. LOUIS — No-till farming is the key to increased production and sustainability. But it must be driven by profitability.