GOODFIELD, Ill. — It’s not usual for a business’s restroom to be where its personality really shines. But the humor, creativity and warmth of The Barn III, a central Illinois theater, wedding and event venue, take center stage in the…
LIBERTY, Mo. — Since 1991, Carolyn’s Country Cousins has been a staple of the autumn season, serving up fresh pumpkin donuts and fall-themed fun for patrons. This season is going to look different from years past.
URBANDALE, Iowa — It can be a bit disconcerting to see a person in 1850s garb cooking over hot coals in a fireplace while wearing a face mask. She is in the past and very much in the COVID-19-dominated year…
Uncertainty dominates agritourism across Illinois, especially as operators decide what to do going into the lucrative fall season.
MOUND CITY Mo. — It was 1969 when Morris Heitman farmed his first land purchase, a relationship with the land that would span 50 years.
HARLAN, Iowa — James Calkins admits he misses the bustle of a typical day in this Shelby County community.
PEORIA HEIGHTS, Ill. — Long before farm to restaurant became a popular trend, Chef Dustin Allen had embraced the concept. His practice of sourcing from 60 local farms and adjusting menus according to local availability served him well during pandemic-invoked…
There was a time when the livestock expansion cycle was completely predictable, but time and change has taken its toll, especially in the hog markets.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Stevan Knezevic, Ivan Cuvaca and Jon Scott for the University of Nebraska- Lincoln CropWatch, published on July 8.
The crop damage in parts of Iowa from the mid-July wind and hail storms has been spotty and variable, leaving producers with everything from slight damage to complete defoliation of corn and beans. Much of the corn damage was leaning…
Wet and warm conditions over some key soybean growing regions pressured soybean prices recently. The prospect of a good soybean crop places added emphasis on demand over the next year.
Fly control in dairies is a challenge, due to abundant moisture and organic matter available for fly breeding grounds. Flies not only are a pest, but they also decrease production efficiency.
The ethanol industry has a long, complicated history. But supporters believe the best days are ahead.
Dan Loy remembers when cattle feeders first began using ethanol co-products in their rations.
Crop conditions are generally good in most fields in Missouri, although farmers around the state are hoping for timely summer rains to reach their yield potential. A relatively small area of the state, in western and southern Missouri, has officially…
It’s been a dry summer for some and a wet summer for others, and those moisture levels will likely determine the need for late-summer or fall pasture fertilization.
ARCHIE, Mo. — There’s no question that this season of life looks a little different than any most can remember, and the same holds true for the county fairs, 4-H and FFA events and livestock breed association shows.