The search for sustainable, healthy alternatives to meat currently has two paths: the meat-mimicking veggie burger and lab-grown proteins. But in the land of dairy, there’s only plant-based alternatives like cashew “butter” and almond milk.
The world’s top agricultural-commodity traders have for months stuck to the mantra they’ll benefit from a deadly pig disease roiling global markets. Just how much they’ll profit depends on the location of their assets.
Japanese beetles — along with a complex of other insects, such as bean leaf beetles, grasshoppers and several caterpillar species — can contribute to defoliation in soybeans. They feed by skeletonizing the leaves, leaving only the leaf veins. They feed…
Corn producers in parts of the state are nearing the point in time where they are thinking about fungicide applications to their fields. A single fungicide application at the VT/R1 growth stage has the greatest chance of providing the producer…
AMES, Iowa — According to Iowa Learning Farms 15-year evaluation data, Iowa cover crop acres grew last year by approximately 16%, resulting in approximately 880,000 total acres.
CONCORDIA, Mo. — Farmers can use cover crops for a variety of reasons, whether it’s for forage, soil health purposes or erosion control. For Lafayette County farmer Darren Hull, he says he gets a lot of benefits for his cattle…
Farmers looking for an edge in conservation may have a new tool available to them.
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Researchers at Southern Illinois University are looking at a novel method of controlling weeds that do not respond to herbicides.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — In a quest for higher yields, University of Illinois plant physiologist Fred Below and his team are researching farming practices including fertilizer placement, narrow rows and high-tech crop management.
DES MOINES — Stress can be a killer, and “we know farming is stressful.” That is the first part of the message Dr. David Brown, human sciences specialist at Iowa State University, offers when talking to farmers. The second part…
DES MOINES — Some names are so closely identified with an organization, it can be hard to separate them. That’s certainly the case with Neil Hamilton and the Drake Agricultural Law Center.
HUDSON, Ill. — Fresh ingredients from local farms and gardens bring the flavor and texture to Marsha Albritton’s cooking. Combined with their home’s pretty Lake Bloomington view, summer dining here is delicious.
DES MOINES — It’s difficult to discuss the farm economy without talking about trade, especially in a time of multiple trade wars.
DES MOINES — The farmers at the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s Economic Summit held June 28 didn’t have to be told that 2019 has been a rough year. Between flooding, trade wars and low commodity prices, there has been no…
ARLINGTON, Iowa — Figuring out how to tread choppy political waters is a hot topic for many commodity groups.
Wholesale prices were at the lowest for this time of year in a decade. That’s thanks to a huge expansion in the American hog herd, which just hit its highest mark since 1943.
Though many consider the farm bill to be a relatively recent creation, Jonathon Coppess says it holds a century of history.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Farmers face bad conditions as they mow and rake hay that should’ve been baled in May — not now in the first days of summer.
Those looking for any bit of good news in all of the rain-soaked suffering we have endured this spring have asked if the extreme overabundance of moisture has drowned soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Unfortunately, the answer is no.