WEST DES MOINES — Bill Even may not know all his bosses, but he knows what they expect.“I look at my job as working for all the pork producers in the U.S.,” he says. “There are about 60,000, ranging from…
EFFINGHAM, Ill. — Jennifer Houston usually sleeps well, but she is haunted by one fear.“People ask, ‘What is one thing that keeps you up at night?’ What keeps me up at night is international travel,” said Houston, president of the…
With the growing popularity of meat alternatives, ranchers from across the country have expressed concerns with how lab-grown or plant-based “meat” would be labeled for consumers. As regulatory battles continue on the state and national levels, some believe the fight…
In spite of endless rains throughout the state this spring, hay production is showing strong potential.
Pork producers are stepping up their campaign to ease regulation of genetically engineered livestock following an executive order President Donald Trump issued earlier this month instructing federal agencies to speed up approval of new agricultural biotechnology.
Independence Day usually marks the tail end of spraying season, but Nick Sawyer said this year may see farmers going much later.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — New findings by researchers at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine suggest potential pain relief for piglets by administering medicine through the act of nursing.
PEORIA, Ill. — For many farmers, June was characterized with late planting and replant in rained-out areas. Now, the wet weather may call for more scouting for potential disease issues.
Homes and barns in rural communities throughout the Midwest present patriotic displays.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Millions of pigs have been culled in China and Vietnam as a U.N. food agency urges Asian governments to make containing virulent African swine fever their top priority.
The government provided up to $12 billion to offset the impact of Chinese retaliatory tariffs. But the aid was distributed unevenly, and some agribusinesses got much more than individual farmers.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Trump administration's Market Facilitation Program is meant to compensate farmers for income they've lost due to the U.S. trade war with China. Data provided to The Associated Press from the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the…
Critics say it's the latest example of how loopholes in federal farm subsidy programs allow large farms to collect far more than the supposed caps on that aid.
The process is taking time, but Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said he still expects to see Congress approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) before lawmakers leave town for their annual August recess.
A dozen Republican senators are insisting that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue stop intervening in government decisions over granting oil refineries exemptions from biofuel-blending quotas, warning the White House that his involvement is potentially illegal.
African swine fever and preparing for foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreaks is at the forefront of people’s minds. Let’s take a closer look at the critical steps in developing a personalized Secure Pork Supply (SPS) Plan with your state animal…
Invasive Japanese beetle adults have begun to emerge in central Missouri.
DES MOINES — The last year has clearly been one of extremes for farmers across Iowa, Illinois and Missouri.
There has long been an uneasy relationship between some farmers and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.