Carcass ultrasound technology can help producers gather data about their livestock now and for the future.
Daryl Cates has had a leadership position at the World Initiative on Soy in Human Health (WISHH) since 2015, and now serves as chairman of the organization.
Following nine consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth and a particularly notable increase a year ago, the volume of total non-real estate farm debt declined nearer to the historical third-quarter average. The primary contributor to the slowdown from sharp increases a…
Several corn fields showed stalk rot and top dieback symptoms at the end of this season. Stalk rots cause the entire plant to die prematurely, which can lead to plants lodging under windy conditions, making harvesting problematic.
A challenging soybean harvest this fall is raising many storage and drying questions, according to Ken Hellevang, an ag engineer with North Dakota State University Extension.
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Ghost hunters and scare seekers will be invading cemeteries all across the state come Halloween, but even in their search for ghosts and ghouls, it seems they still won’t be the most invasive presence around the…
Taking time to verify combine adjustments made in the shop match with the field conditions may seem time consuming but can minimize harvest loss as well as profit loss.
The USDA’s establishment of a national hemp production program should be a boon for the nascent industry, supporters said.
DES MOINES — At a time when the country seems so divided, David Beckmann offers a ray of hope.
America’s bread basket looks like it’s going gluten free: Dogged by lower prices and tepid demand, U.S. wheat farmers are poised to plant the fewest acres of winter varieties in 110 years.
President Donald Trump touted China’s promise to buy as much as $50 billion in agricultural goods over two years in a trade deal, a boost to Midwest soybean farmers suffering from the current slump in trade. But a deadly disease…
Administration officials warned that an EPA plan for boosting biofuel-blending requirements violated the spirit of a deal brokered by President Donald Trump.
China said parts of the text for the first phase of a trade deal with the U.S. are “basically completed” as the two sides reached a consensus in areas including standards used by agricultural regulators.
DES MOINES — Simon Groot had this idea that science and business could help feed the world. It is an idea that led the Dutch seedsman to be named as the 2019 World Food Prize Laureate.
This month was a busy travel month as I attended and presented at three very different conferences.
Freezing temperatures are on their way for most of the Midwest. These freezing temperatures will play a key role in determining what can be grazed or hayed safely for your livestock.
NEW HAMPTON, Iowa — They call him a New Hampton gem and a Chickasaw jewel, and on Oct. 13, Paul Hassman, age 105, was the star of the show as Iowa FFA officers presented him with his own blue corduroy…
BENTON, Ill. — Breezy Hill Farm looks a lot different than it did a decade ago, when Reggie and Jamee Shelton’s small farm consisted of a few pumpkins, some straw and a coffee can in which customers would put their…
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Consolidation in the dairy industry has University of Missouri Extension looking to help some dairy producers switch to beef.
Planting cover crops and returning crop residues (stover) to the soil both add nutrients and improve overall soil quality. These practices are common with producers across the Midwest and have been recently studied by researchers to identify how they impact…