JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate passed a bill to block local officials from regulating industrial farms more strictly than the state does.
Planters made some progress across portions of Iowa in recent weeks, but soil temperatures quickly fell back below 50°. What does this mean for corn and soybean already planted?
It seems too often that wet spring weather interferes with corn and/or soybean planting in Missouri. This year, Missouri farmers have already faced complications.
The list of items of importance to farmers include changes to the state’s beginning farmer tax credit, some funding for water quality projects, an industrial hemp bill, a continuation of funding for ethanol infrastructure, money for animal disease control and…
DES MOINES — For once, Mike Naig is able to smile when he talks about the budget the legislature approved for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
SIOUX FALL, S.D. – The sins of last fall may be back this spring as the growers face another potentially wet spring. Due to last year’s wet fall, there is a strong chance of compaction issues this year, not to…
The legalization of industrial hemp production in the nation and in Illinois brings a giddy optimism tempered with a tinge of uncertainty. Chiefly, how will markets develop?
The U.S. and China sent conflicting signals over trade, with President Donald Trump expressing optimism about the prospect of a deal and Beijing warning that it will retaliate if the U.S. follows through on a threat to hike tariffs.
Purchases of farm equipment plunged by an annualized $900 million in the first quarter, the sharpest drop in three years, as U.S. producers struggle with falling commodity prices and collateral damage from President Donald Trump’s trade wars.
Tilling weeds creates dramatic disturbances to the soil, which decreases water infiltration capacity and increases the likelihood of erosion, but there are no-till techniques – such as crop rotation and applying herbicides with multiple modes of action - that kill…
Wet conditions and a slow start to planting in 2019 has heightened interest in whether it is still possible to plant the corn crop in a timely manner.
New reports on Iowa water argue that nitrate and bacteria levels in private wells have increased for more than a decade, while water quality funding has remained grossly inadequate.
As the nutritional requirements of sows continue to be refined, are there opportunities to achieve next-level precision sow feeding?
The Ag Economy Barometer drifted lower in March to a reading of 133 down from 136 a month earlier. Increasing concerns about future economic conditions drove the barometer lower as the Index of Future Expectations declined to 139 in March…
MARSHALL, Ill. — Don Guinnip, part of a sixth-generation farm family in eastern Illinois near the Wabash Valley, knows the history of the land he works, the soils, climate and conditions.
As farmers get into the fields across Iowa this spring, all will be facing their own challenges.
For any farmers who have gazed at a soil map of Missouri — whether it was in school, at crop conferences and field days, or while waiting at the FSA office — the state’s diversity is apparent.
URBANA, Ill. — Farmers planting corn and soybeans this season will want to keep a sharp eye out for pests and diseases that made headlines in 2018, according to University of Illinois crop scientists.
PINCKEYVILLE, Ill. — Brad Morgenstern has found a comfort level with his niche beef operation.
FAIRVIEW, Ill. — Jake Fidler jokes that his diapers where changed at the sale barn he now co-owns.