As winter rolls on, it’s important for livestock producers to keep watch on the ventilation situation in their livestock buildings. Kris Kohl, ag engineering specialist with Iowa State University, said good ventilation is important for a number of reasons.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue extended the deadline for agricultural producers to apply for payments under the Market Facilitation Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
U.S.-China trade talks in Beijing are progressing and will extend into Wednesday, an American negotiator said.
The U.S. government shutdown means the Department of Agriculture will delay the release of several market-moving reports at a time when farmers start to make their planting decisions for the upcoming season.
U.S. and Chinese officials began trade negotiations this week in the hope of reaching a deal during a 90-day truce between President Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping.
Many soybean growers had problems with lodging at harvest this year. The primary culprit for this (as for many of our woes this past fall) was the extended period of unfavorable weather. In parts of southern Illinois, damage by the…
Editor’s note: The following was written by Aaron Hager, University of Illinois weed scientist, for the university’s Crop Management Bulletin online Dec. 17.
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.
DES MOINES — A 33 percent decline from 2016 to 2017 in the domestic sales and distribution of all medically important antibiotics used in food animal production was announced by the Food and Drug Administration Dec. 18.
LAREDO, Mo. — As Galen Lowrey walks through his collection of John Deere tractors, each one spurs memories and stories.
Plant-based cuisine was one of the biggest food trends of 2018. At the same time, beef sales were massive.
Rising interest rates, tariffs on farm goods and stagnant grain prices are among elements forming a dark cloud hanging over the ag economy. But it may not all be doom and gloom. Some observers are straining to see the bright…
When it comes to 2019 commodity prices, bigger would be better of course.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Austin Duerfeldt, University of Nebraska Extension agricultural systems economist, for the university’s Crop Watch website Dec. 11.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — About one year ago, University of Illinois agricultural economist Todd Hubbs predicted the price of corn for 2018 to be $3.30 per bushel.
The livestock industry enters 2019 playing a high-stakes poker game, with at least a couple of wild cards still in the deck.
Bruce Buchanan was so elated with Donald Trump’s October vow to allow higher sales of corn-based ethanol that he carved a 60-acre thank you note in his Indiana cornfield.
Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts, a Kansas Republican, announced Friday he won’t seek re-election in 2020.
Cheap feed and demand are usually a recipe for increasing cattle marketing weights, but this year’s spike has been smaller than many expected.