Another spring has brought another year of challenges getting the crop planted. While flooding has not been as widespread as the historic levels of 2019, some fields have been under water, and farmers have had to take advantage of relatively…
This spring has been like déjà vu for Illinois farmers. They’re hoping it will feel that way again next fall.
Typically, November soybean futures prices see a bit of a rally in June. Hopes grew recently for a similar rally this year. The potential for any such price movement rests on the 2020 crop and export prospects.
Compared to previous years, spring planting was over before many Iowa farmers could blink. However, rain and cool weather put a halt to much work being done to close out May.
Illinois wheat growers are cautiously optimistic about a crop that holds some promise.
Producers have been busy trying to get the 2020 corn crop planted, but many have had difficulty and have been switching over to soybeans, meaning final 2020 acreage numbers may be lower than what was indicated in the March planting…
DES MOINES – There won’t be an Iowa State Fair in 2020 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Fabian Fernandez, Extension nitrogen management specialist, and Brad Carlson, Extension educator, for the University of Minnesota Extension website June 3.
There was drama and even history in the results of Iowa’s June 2 primary election, but there were few surprises.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — True armyworm have begun their march across Missouri and producers should scout often, says University of Missouri Extension state field crops entomologist Kevin Rice.
(Bloomberg) — China’s commercial soybean importers are likely to keep buying from the U.S. to cover a shortage later in the year despite rising bilateral tensions, according to an influential Chinese agricultural consultant.
Max Rothschild has spent the past 40 years as an animal science professor at Iowa State University, holding the title of C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences. Over his four decades at ISU, he has been recognized…
Marketing hogs in a timely fashion has been a challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in fewer concerns with feed efficiency.
Corn rootworm remains the greatest insect pest threat to corn in Illinois, despite low populations in recent years compared with historical averages.Resistance to Bt traits and crop rotation throughout much of Illinois complicates the management decisions faced by corn growers.
Predicting export levels in the age of COVID-19 is a guessing game, but the first quarter of 2020 has been a surprisingly good one for global pork demand, thanks in large part to China.
With pork producers still being severely impacted by COVID-19, leaders of the National Pork Producers Council last week urged Congress to pass relief measures.
The past two months have been brutal for the hog industry, but there are some signs that the climate is improving.
America’s 2018 Pig Farmer of the Year has no pigs in his barns today.
Bill and Joan Tentinger did not plan on celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in the midst of a pandemic. But just like they have done throughout their farming career, they adjusted.
VANDALIA, Mo. — For Kylie Epperson, telling the story of her family farming operation is part of the job.