A study funded by the North Central Region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program and the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University has resulted in a new free online tool that helps farmers make…
Facing competition from high-tech startups, two of the world’s biggest trading houses are seeking U.S. approval to create a joint digital network designed to let farmers manage their data online.
For farmers in many pockets across the state, it was too wet, too dry and then too wet again.
Retaliatory tariffs on Iowa’s hog industry have already cost producers more than half a billion dollars since being implemented by China and other countries earlier this year.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — At the annual University of Missouri crop management conference in Columbia, MU Extension agronomist Peter Scharf spoke about the connections among erosion, cover crops and yield.
From 2013 to 2018, U.S. soybean yields have been above trend in all years, with an average yield-above-trend of 3.7 bushels per acre.
As with many aspects of farming, keeping the books is becoming more complicated. But it is still all about the basics.
When Eric Totemeier is deciding on his farm plans for next season, he is focusing on safeguards needed to reach his full yield potential.
A little love from China in the U.S. ethanol market during the trade-war detente between Washington and Beijing could go a long way in soothing the ailing American farm economy.
As the end of the year approaches, farmers are starting to turn their attention from the harvest to strategic tax and business planning.
CHICAGO — When it comes to nitrogen, more isn’t always better. That is something that University of Illinois professor emeritus Emerson Nafziger has found time and time again through years of research.
MELVIN, Ill. — Dave Murphy got about half the anhydrous spread this fall that he hoped for. The central Illinois farmer, who farms with his father and uncle, said he is more fortunate than most in getting even that applied…
The spread of African swine fever in China and Eastern Europe could mean soaring hog prices in 2019, according to Ken Sullivan, the chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s biggest pork producer.
OTTAWA, Ill. — Midwest farmers and church-goers have found a way to make harvest festivals, bike rides, auctions and good crop yields here raise money for projects that help people overseas fight hunger.
DES MOINES — Steve Censky’s response to a question from the audience said it all when it comes to the 2018 farm bill passed by Congress last week.
China, the world’s largest consumer of soybeans, bought American-grown oilseed for a second week after largely shunning U.S. supplies earlier this year in a trade war between the two countries.
Synthetic nitrogen fertilizer is lauded as one of the biggest agricultural breakthroughs of the 20th century, sparking a boom in food production that supported a global population that grew from 1.6 billion to 6 billion.
AMES, Iowa — The satellite images are full of red warnings: Miles and miles of bright red along the Louisiana coast; boiling reds covering most of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. The images show harmful algae blooms.
AMES, Iowa — Mark Rasmussen answers the door himself. There is no receptionist.
HOPKINTON, Iowa — After finishing up harvest Oct. 25, Dave Guthrie took time to reflect on the past year and start work on the 2019 season.