AMES, Iowa — Passing a farm operation to the next generation is usually one of the biggest and most challenging decisions farm families will ever make.
After a delayed harvest in 2018, Mitchell Hora is feeling better about where things stand as 2019 draws to a close.
DES MOINES — Iowa is making progress on water quality issues, but measuring that progress is difficult and there are some who think it is not fast enough.
ALICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Deep in west Alabama, in a part of the state where most economic activity grows up from the ground, one woman is hoping to get paid for what she’s putting back into the soil.
DES MOINES — Most people are familiar with the idea of a local soup kitchen or a food pantry. But what they often fail to realize is that there is an entire infrastructure that helps those places to function.
The Wise Bros. equipment dealer, from Kingdom City, Mo., drove its “candy combine” in the Fulton Christmas Parade. The combine unloaded candy for people along the route.
DENVER, Mo. — On a cold December day in northwest Missouri, Worth County farmer Bill Engel looked over his sleigh collection. He said he is always looking for more online and at sales.
MALVERN, Iowa — While one celebration has been around for 27 years and the other for just two, both bring a jolt of holiday electricity to their communities.
ALTOONA, Iowa — Cattle producers had several things on their mind during the annual meeting of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association in Altoona Dec. 8.
There simply are not many fields of barley in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa these days, and that’s not likely to change much. Cost, climate and marketing opportunities are most conducive to growing it elsewhere.
GRINNELL, Iowa — Members of the Iowa Farmers Union got a front row seat for the 2020 presidential election during their annual meeting Dec. 6 and 7 as a bevy of Democratic candidates showed up to talk about agricultural policy.
The Trump administration on Dec. 19 set relatively flat quotas for plant-based fuels in 2020, rebuffing ethanol and biodiesel allies who said the targets don’t do enough to support the industry.
DES MOINES — The state’s soil conservation and water quality committee on Dec. 12 rejected a batch of resolutions approved by a statewide organization of conservation district commissioners.
With tight margins putting pressure on dairy farmers, it behooves them to avoid dead weight. That’s true with heifer replacement among other things.
DES MOINES — Selecting the right corn hybrid is a lot more complicated than looking at the yield test numbers and the maturity date.
As farmers and ranchers across the Midwest recover their equipment damaged in spring floods, the safety team at the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center reminds those working to restore equipment…
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pork industry is challenging the constitutionality of a voter-approved California measure that will prohibit the sale of meat products from hogs born to sows confined in spaces that don’t meet new minimum size requirements.
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — At Missouri Farm Bureau’s annual meeting here, Jayson Lusk, the head of the ag economics department at Purdue University, talked about economic factors for agriculture and trends in meat demand.
ALICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Deep in west Alabama, in a part of the state where most economic activity grows up from the ground, one woman is hoping to get paid for what she's putting back into the soil.