The Senate passed a five-year farm bill renewing agricultural subsidies and food aid for low-income families after weeks of negotiations over work requirements for food stamp recipients and a last-minute snag over forestry provisions.
Corn naturally tolerates certain herbicides, detoxifying the chemicals before they can cause harm. It’s what allows farmers to spray fields with the class of herbicides known as HPPD-inhibitors, which kill weeds such as waterhemp and Palmer amaranth and leave corn…
Brazilian beef exporters expect China to drive the nation’s shipments to a record in 2019.
URBANA, Ill. — Crop yield predictions are a key driver of regional economy and financial markets, impacting nearly the entire agricultural supply chain. That’s why economists, agricultural researchers, government agencies and private companies are working to improve the accuracy of…
McDonald’s Corp. announced a new beef antibiotic policy affecting 85 percent of its global supply chain intended to reduce the use of antibiotics important to human health.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — As stewards of vast swaths of land, farmers are important allies in U.S. conservation efforts, but there is evidence to suggest those farming on rented land adopt conservation practices at a lower rate.
While most crop markets had a lackluster 2018, wheat enjoyed a rally. But those gains look like they may be fleeting.
NORMAL, Ill. — The topic of trade naturally came up when agricultural economists met at the annual Farm Assets Conference in Normal Nov. 20.
NORMAL, Ill. — Despite the low corn prices, farmers attending the Illinois Corn Growers Association annual meeting in Bloomington Nov. 20 heard about some reasons for optimism from their leaders.
China intends to announce this month the first batch of U.S. soybean purchases where most, if not all, will be destined for state reserves, according to government officials.
AMES, Iowa — Faster conversion of land into agricultural production in recent years has raised the region’s carbon cost of producing grains, according to recently published research from an Iowa State University scientist.
PEORIA, Ill. — Corn growers who used to be the center of it all aren’t today. The Corn Belt is on the move, a climatologist told farmers attending the Greater Peoria Farm Show Nov. 27.
LINCOLN, Neb. — New research by agricultural economists at the University of Nebraska challenges traditional thinking on federal crop insurance.
The number of valid reports of dicamba damage to unprotected crops has risen dramatically in Illinois. But there may also be a bit of “dicamba paranoia” out there.
CORNING, Iowa — The hills are dotted with corn stalks as the snowy aftermath of a winter storm turns all life into black and white on Kirk Brandt’s Adams County farm.
On many Illinois farms, there is more going on than meets the eye.
DES MOINES — Grant Menke, 39, started as head of USDA Rural Development in early August. He succeeds Annette Sweeney, who was appointed in November 2017 and resigned in March to run for the state senate.
PEORIA, Ill. — About 20,000 farmers got a chance to see some of the changing products and practices in agriculture Nov. 27-29 at the Greater Peoria Farm Show, the big show of the winter season in Illinois.
The use of dicamba products remains a hot topic for Missouri farmers, as well as government agencies and university employees. This was another year of dealing with drift damage from use of the dicamba herbicides, which experts say have been…
America’s love affair with bacon is so strong that Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s biggest hog producer, is building up its capacity to produce the meat.