This month was a busy travel month as I attended and presented at three very different conferences.
Freezing temperatures are on their way for most of the Midwest. These freezing temperatures will play a key role in determining what can be grazed or hayed safely for your livestock.
NEW HAMPTON, Iowa — They call him a New Hampton gem and a Chickasaw jewel, and on Oct. 13, Paul Hassman, age 105, was the star of the show as Iowa FFA officers presented him with his own blue corduroy…
BENTON, Ill. — Breezy Hill Farm looks a lot different than it did a decade ago, when Reggie and Jamee Shelton’s small farm consisted of a few pumpkins, some straw and a coffee can in which customers would put their…
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Consolidation in the dairy industry has University of Missouri Extension looking to help some dairy producers switch to beef.
Planting cover crops and returning crop residues (stover) to the soil both add nutrients and improve overall soil quality. These practices are common with producers across the Midwest and have been recently studied by researchers to identify how they impact…
Daniel Robison is the dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. Robison came to Iowa State earlier this year after a stint as dean of the College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design at…
Now is the time of year to make sure swine buildings and ventilation systems are set for winter, the most challenging time to ventilate a building correctly.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Late-maturing soybeans face damage from an early killing frost and need special attention for harvest and storage, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold.
ORANGE CITY, Iowa — Even with milk prices trending up, there is lots of uncertainty still in the marketplace, according to Iowa State Extension Northwest Iowa Dairy Specialist Fred Hall. Continuing weather struggles, trade and tariff issues and forage quality…
Tension over a new proposed rule regarding ethanol has farmers and industry leaders frustrated both with the Environmental Protection Agency and President Donald Trump.
Starting harvest late, along with that nagging fear of winter weather soon settling in on the region, will encourage crop producers to extend the day length of harvest as much as they can when field conditions allow. That means there…
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center and AccuWeather both have released their weather forecasts for the meteorological winter months of December, January and February.
URBANA, Ill. — The new Center for Digital Agriculture is set up to do “moon shot-type projects,” Harley Johnson, associate dean for the University of Illinois’ Grainger College of Engineering, said at the center’s launch on Oct. 8.
The E15 blend of gasoline was approved for year-round use this spring, bringing excitement for additional demand to corn country.
There has been so much discussion of government Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waivers this year that the possible influence of E15 on the ethanol market seemed to fade to the background.
MALTA BEND, Mo. — It’s been a difficult year for Missouri’s ethanol producers due to a number of factors.
Biofuels are holding their own in Illinois. But just barely.
Times have been difficult for Iowa biofuel plants, with multiple businesses closing their doors in the past month.