WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Jen Sorenson’s passion for the pork industry has not only served her well in the ag communications world, but has given her an opportunity to tout the industry from rural towns in Iowa to the…
Women have always been involved in agriculture, but their role in the farm business has evolved over time.
SEDALIA, Mo. — The Missouri State Fair announced July 17 the traditional fair will pivot to a youth livestock show, Aug. 13-23, 2020. In 1901, the Fair began as a showcase of Missouri agriculture. Staying true to that tradition, the…
When the coronavirus pandemic started, one notable impact was on fuel prices and ethanol production.
Wheat acreage was down in Missouri this year, although some of the wheat fields did produce decent yields in 2020, despite some scab concerns.
Early reports following the Illinois wheat harvest hint at a good but smallish crop.
The process to build a vaccine bank to combat Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) began last week as USDA announced its initial purchase of vaccine for the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank (NAVVCB).
MT. PULASKI, Ill. — Motivated residents of the spunky community of Mt. Pulaski, in central Illinois, opened a new coop grocery store amid the coronavirus pandemic.
HURST, Ill. — It’s difficult to find any positives in the COVID-19 pandemic. But one may be that niche farmers are gaining customers.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the foodservice and packing industries will be felt far beyond 2020.
It has been an unusual and eventful year for livestock producers, with challenges getting their products to market, and maintaining crucial export markets.
The phrase ‘the new normal’ is being thrown around by just about every company in the United States right now. As coronavirus affects the way companies are doing business, many are changing the ways they are approaching what used to…
On March 1, if you had chest pains, you went to the emergency room. On July 1, if you have chest pains you go to the emergency room. Some things are the same today as before the coronavirus pandemic struck,…
BEAMON, Iowa — A few months ago, Brian Feldpausch had never heard of COVID-19. He and his family still haven’t gotten sick from the virus. But they have seen it impact their lives on and off the farm in ways…
For the first time in its 38 year history, the annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show (GCSS) will not be held at the Iowa State Fair. Due to the cancellation of this year’s fair, Iowa State University will host the event.
Greg Bigham just dished out a pretty good chunk of change for a planter. But like many farmers who are taking the plunge, he believes it will pay for itself.
Like humans, cattle can unknowingly overeat such grasses as alfalfa and clover and may end up with a serious condition impacting their digestive system — legume bloat.
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — This is sweet corn season, and that means Ethan Crow and his family are busy.