Last fall’s harvest was challenging for a lot of Missouri’s farmers. Andy Luke, a University of Missouri Extension agronomist based in Harrison County, in northwest Missouri, says wet weather slowed harvest progress, even preventing some fields from being harvested.
Combine a short and expensive hay supply with a snowy winter, and producers are left scrambling as they work to keep cows in condition until spring.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Farm Bureau is urging state lawmakers to defeat a bill that would allow local governments to impose stricter regulations on livestock construction.
(Bloomberg) — Scientists in Dubai are developing crops like quinoa that can thrive in the salty soils intruding into the world’s croplands. Winning over enough people to eat them is proving a greater challenge.
(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump’s pledge to his rural agricultural base to allow year-round sales of higher blends of ethanol is spurring differing opinions between two key federal agencies.
(Bloomberg) — Renting a farm can now be as easy as finding a vacation home.
Farmers and economists say there is an elephant in the room when it comes to any talk about U.S. agricultural exports: China. But with no way of dealing with the beast, they are worrying about other things.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Agriculture hosted an event celebrating FFA Week on Feb. 19 at the state capitol in Jefferson City.
(Bloomberg) — South Africa’s corn harvest will probably drop 16 percent this year to the lowest since 2015-16 after dry weather delayed plantings and hurt crops.
Crop scientists have run small-plot trials for more than a century, but implementation is extremely labor-intensive without the benefit of large-scale farm machinery.
The slump in farm income has been going on for five years, according to the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank's latest survey of agricultural bankers.
MANHATTAN — If African swine fever virus reaches the U.S., it could cause more than $16.5 billion in economic losses to swine and other industries. It would devastate trade and international markets, researchers say.
While it would be nice if the cold temperatures we are experiencing could help to reduce our potential for pest damage, past experience tells us that the most serious pests we deal with are unlikely to be impacted much by…
(Bloomberg) — When farmers and analysts get together at an annual U.S. government outlook forum, the conversation usually turns to topics like plantings and weather. This year, the hottest buzz was all about trade.
DECATUR, Ill. — With current commodity prices, paying the right rental rate for farmland may mean the difference between making a profit this year and not.
In agriculture, all it takes is missing a rain shower — or receiving one too many — to change the outlook for the entire season.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Farmers found plenty of tillage options to meet differing needs as they looked at a variety of equipment from both mainstream and shortline companies at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, Feb. 13-16.
MT. VERNON, Ill. — Peach growers are in wait-and-see mode following frigid temperatures that covered commercial orchards throughout the region.
Establishing a paddock system might be the last thing on a farmer’s mind as they clear snow from the driveway, but spring is just a few weeks away.
More than 700 booths with the latest technology will be showcased at the 53rd Annual Triumph Of Agriculture Exposition Farm & Ranch Machinery Show on Wednesday, Feb. 27, and Thursday, Feb. 28, at the CHI Health Center Omaha, formerly the…