JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — For centuries, farmers have had a complex relationship with the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. The rivers have long provided ready access to markets for crops, but they also cause devastating flooding.
Like his neighbors, Jeff Van Renan was told to evacuate his Fremont County home in mid-March.
Will Longinaker considers his farming operation lucky.
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. — Purple isn’t a good look when it comes to corn.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) participate in joint Preliminary Damage Assessments across a total of 56 counties — almost half the 114 counties in the state — in response to tornadoes, severe…
DES MOINES — Three months later, many questions remain as state leaders try to help Iowans navigate state and federal flood relief programs.
Grain markets are spiraling in two separate directions today after the USDA released its June Acreage report.
PERCIVAL, Iowa — David Lueth looks east to his farmstead, separated by a partially submerged road pounded into pieces by the raging floodwaters of the Missouri River.
WAVERLY, Mo. — Down came the floodwaters into Missouri, starting as early as March and worsening. Down from up north in the massive Missouri and Mississippi river basins, from the melting of heavy snowfalls, and down from the sky in…
JERSEYVILLE, Ill. — Jeff Fraley called the corn planted in his Jerseyville fields this year “some of the prettiest corn I’ve had.” Seeing it was more rewarding because it had been a difficult year to get crops in the ground.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Archeologists surveying recently flooded Nebraska farms are hoping — for once — to not find anything historically significant as such a discovery could delay federal aid to the beleaguered farmers.
It’s been a wait-go-stop (repeat) corn planting season this spring. Whether you planted early or are just now getting corn planted, it seems planting windows were short and rushed.
The U.S. secured more access to the European Union’s beef market after the bloc persuaded Australia, Argentina and Uruguay to cede chunks of an import quota.
Corn rootworm egg hatch in Iowa typically occurs from late May to the middle of June, with an average peak hatching date of June 6 in central Iowa. In 2019, the average hatching date will be behind due to cool…
President Donald Trump said substantial additional U.S. tariffs would be placed on goods from China if there’s no progress on a trade deal after his planned meeting with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the G-20 Summit in Japan.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers are reluctant to move across the country to the Kansas City area.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement was the focus of a roundtable in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 17, with former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on hand to give his thoughts on the proposed trade deal.
Soybean producers can rest a bit easier now that light is being shed on eastern South Dakota’s newest pest.
While good progress has been made toward getting crops in the ground, the adverse early spring conditions are likely to complicate weed management throughout the 2019 growing season.