China is back in the market for U.S. soybeans after taking a holiday break, just as Washington and Beijing plan more trade discussions.
ST. LOUIS — Frank Perdue may have been a tough businessman, but deep inside, he was as tender as the chicken he sold.
The weather outlook for the Midwest may become clearer in the coming weeks.
DES MOINES — Water quality, beginning farmer programs, taxes and research funding are among the priorities for Iowa agricultural leaders as they prepare for lawmakers to return to Des Moines for the 2019 session of the Iowa legislature.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s agricultural groups will be watching a variety of ag-related issues during the Missouri General Assembly’s legislative session, which beings Jan. 9. One of the key issues will be efforts to control increases on property tax…
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois farmers are hoping tensions between the U.S. and its trade partners dissipate after record-yielding harvests in 2018.
U.S. government officials are publicly withholding judgment on China’s efforts to ease trade tensions ahead of talks next week, raising the prospect that Beijing’s latest economic-reform announcements won’t go far enough to satisfy President Donald Trump’s demands.
While herbicides will remain the backbone of weed management systems for the foreseeable future, it should be clear that additional tactics are needed.
Political changes, bumper crops and tighter profit margins marked the farm environment in Illinois in 2018. Here are a few highlights — and lowlights — of the year.
The potential for strong South American soybean export competition during the marketing year is the limiting factor in expanded U.S. soybean exports, despite the possible resolution of the China trade issue.
Whatever you want to say about 2018, there was no doubt that when it came to agriculture, it was one wild ride.
Most farmers will remember 2018 as a challenging year. A string of unusual weather events led to a very bad forage situation, a summer drought hurt corn and soybean crops, and already low prices dropped during trade disputes.
In recent weeks, U.S. farmers have witnessed a welcome sight on the trade front: China purchasing U.S. soybeans.
Just when U.S. farmers thought they were catching a break with a second round of federal aid, now there’s concern the impasse in Washington could hamper payments.
LINCOLN, Neb. — After eight years of gathering data from more than 1,000 pigs infected with porcine circovirus 2, University of Nebraska researchers have identified the gene associated with pigs’ susceptibility to the deadly swine disease.
Hybrid selection is one of the most important decisions in corn production. Select hybrids according to agronomic traits, including suitability for a given crop rotation, emergence, root strength, standability and tolerance to diseases, drought, insect pests and herbicides.
Driving across Iowa this spring and summer, it might’ve look liked the highway was passing through different states.
MOUNT VERNON, Ill. — Scott Irwin has been looking at grain prices in a historical context that may provide some idea of where they’ll go in the future.
It was a year marked by weather extremes in Missouri, so much so that University of Missouri state climatologist Pat Guinan says when taken altogether, the year looks normal in terms of totals and averages.
MOUNT VERNON, Ill. — Many complain that gasoline prices don’t seem to fall along with oil prices. Farmland prices may be even more stubborn.