COLUMBIA, Mo. — Test for soybean cyst nematode (SCN) in the spring before planting, says University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist Kaitlyn Bissonnette.
Over time, negative cash flows will put farm and ranch businesses, and the lifestyle of the owners, at serious risk.
Right now most farmers are probably just thrilled that there is power and their furnace works at all, but a few are likely to get a shock when looking at their energy usage this winter. For those farmers, this spring…
Dairy producers will have some risk management opportunities under the provisions of the new Farm Bill.
A shift from the worst drought in nearly a decade to a winter of record-breaking snowfall has farmers and ranchers across Missouri looking for the first signs of spring to evaluate pastures.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — What beef producers want is often influenced by the weather they get.
Illinois cattle producers are having to deal with some poor pasture conditions as they move into spring.
PEORIA, Ill. — Making the right nitrogen decisions is always a priority for farmers, but it’s getting extra attention this year with higher fertilizer prices when profit margins are tight.
(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump says he’s asked China to immediately remove all tariffs on U.S. agricultural products in what could be a huge blessing for American farmers. But how will global trade flows change in the event of a…
Spring could be crunch time for some farmers in the Midwest.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The new trade agreement hammered out between the United States and its North American neighbors is even better for agriculture than the last one, says Brian Kuehl. But it could face long odds in becoming law.
AMES, Iowa — Farmers in Iowa’s Missouri-Little Sioux watershed are increasing their use of and interest in best management practices recommended by the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, according to a new study conducted at Iowa State University.
Although 75 percent of the responding agricultural bankers expected farmland values to be stable during the January through March period of 2019, nearly all of the rest expected farmland values to move down.
When the tariffs hit the soybean market, the impact was substantial, and the global market for soybeans is still being reshaped today, months after the imposition of the border taxes.
GENESEO, lll. — As soon as it dries out and warms up, Rick Diericks will start work by applying anhydrous ammonia on his northwestern Illinois corn fields. He has less trepidation than many Midwest farmers this year because that was…
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — No doubt there is a need for speed for farmers to get crops in the ground during the narrow planting window expected this spring.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Organic farming is a dirty business, and Francis Thicke wants to keep it that way.
The rains kept coming this fall and this winter, followed by piles of snow. With planting season approaching, the soil could be extremely wet when farmers get back in their fields.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Looking for ways to be more efficient, farmers attending the National Farm Machinery Show scouted exhibits for products that could help their bottom lines.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Doug Turner, who was the chairman of the Illinois Beef Expo for 31 years, now retired from that duty, said he was a little worried about how the 51st Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale would turn out…