Through the years, Karla Klingner has seen agriculture from a variety of perspectives. She grew up on a farm near Unionville, Mo., close to the Iowa line, then attended the ag school at the University of Missouri. She later worked…
For Illinois farmer Doug Baird, helping people find and develop the right seed has been the family business for a long time. He runs Baird Seed Co. based in Williamsfield, Ill.
DES MOINES, Iowa — The ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever in China, Belgium and elsewhere have the U.S. pork industry focused on protecting the domestic herd. One new practice designed to reduce disease transmission risk involves knowing exactly how…
Editor’s note: The following was written by Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University professor of soil management, and Mark Licht, assistant professor and Extension cropping systems specialist, for the university’s Integrated Crop Management News website Oct. 11.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website Sept. 25.
UNION, Ill. — Northeast Illinois farmer Henry Zierer got off to an early start. Moisture rates in the crop were good, yields looked promising. Then it rained.
AMBOY, Ill. — Husband and wife team Randy and Sandy Ebert were harvesting corn on the afternoon of Sept. 19 — earlier in the season than most years. They were eventually stopped by rain.
HOPKINTON, Iowa — The rains had mostly subsided, but Jim Greif was still forced to wait out sogginess in the fields Oct. 10.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University Extension beef feedlot management specialist, for the university’s iGrow website Oct. 10.
Phil Borgic touched the low point of the pork industry in the late 1990s. It feels even worse today, he said.
COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa — A dry growing season tempered expectations in areas of Southeast Iowa.
BUTLER, Mo. — When it comes to farming, weather is one big factor growers can’t control. In parts of Missouri, farmers faced drought conditions this year, although Dane Diehl’s family farm in West Central Missouri caught a few timely rains.
PATTERSON, Iowa — It’s a rare sunny day as Stephen Cain finishes harvesting this cornfield in Madison County.
ALTAMONT, Ill. — Russell Ramsey is making history. At least on this farm.
GALESBURG, Ill. — Patty and John Gustafson had braced themselves for some lower yields this fall when they entered a field that had endured severe drought this summer.
FILLMORE, Ill. — It is difficult to imagine better growing and harvest conditions here. Kevin Thole hopes it all leads to good yields.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Joe Luck, University of Nebraska Extension precision agriculture engineer, for the University of Nebraska Crop Watch website Sept. 28.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Steve Johnson, Iowa State University Extension farm management specialist.
The fourth quarter of the year is never kind to pork producers, but the worst may already be over.
With harvest approaching or in progress, grain storage is becoming a top priority for some producers.