(Bloomberg) — China is proposing that it could buy an additional $30 billion a year of U.S. agricultural products including soybeans, corn and wheat as part of a possible trade deal being negotiated by the two countries, according to people…
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. — Few high school students know every inch of cows, sheep, goats and hogs as thoroughly as five Taylorville High School students. Their intensive study paid off with a national judging title in January and plans to compete…
GRISWOLD, Iowa — Kevin Blair has taught vocational agriculture in Iowa high schools for more than 30 years.
MARSHALL, Mo. — Marshall FFA members remember the moment when the organization’s award for top chapter in the nation, the Model of Excellence Award, was announced at the 91st National FFA Convention last fall in Indianapolis.
Missouri is looking at a smaller winter wheat crop this year, partly due to economics and party due to conditions last fall.
DES MOINES — It has been a quiet year for agriculture so far under the golden dome of the Iowa Capitol, but several pieces of legislation important to the industry are moving through the legislative process.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Soybean yield challenge trials in Illinois this year showed steadily rising results, but there were a few exceptions to the expected.
DES MOINES — Zach Wangen admits to being surprised as the price went up on the Red Angus heifer he brought to the Iowa Beef Expo this year.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — At the Missouri Pork Expo in Columbia, Corinne Bromfield talked about the importance of water quality. Bromfield is a veterinarian and University of Missouri Extension assistant professor of swine production medicine.
(Bloomberg) — Vietnam is on high alert after African swine fever was discovered in its northern provinces.
(Bloomberg) — Trade discussions between the U.S. and China have picked up as the March 1 truce deadline nears, according to Steve Censky, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Deputy Secretary.
Although there are many ways weeds escape control in crop fields, one of the leading causes of waterhemp control failures is emergence of plants following postemergence herbicide (POST) treatments.
U.S. cow-calf producers have been expanding the size of their herds since 2014, when the cattle and calves inventory bottomed out at 88.5 million head. A year ago at this time, the inventory stood at 94.4 million head, nearly 7…
After becoming the hot new crop in parts of Canada’s prairies, soybeans are starting to lose their appeal as Donald Trump’s trade war with China drives down prices.
Editor’s note: The following was written by James Mintert and Michael Langemeier for the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Feb. 5.
The Western Farm Show returns to the American Royal complex in Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 22-24. It’s the 58th annual Western Farm Show, and show manager Ken Dean says it has a wide variety of farm equipment and technology for…
It’s difficult to get started farming today, starting with trying to find the right land for an operation and determining how to pay for it and make it profitable.
CENTRALIA, Mo. — For Boone County farmer Dustin Stanton, what started as a desire to keep the class pet grew into a thriving egg business, and an on-farm visit from Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
At the Illinois Pork Expo Jan. 29-30 in Springfield, delegates voted for the voluntary contribution to the Strategic Investment Program to increase from 10 cents per live hundredweight to 20 cents, effective July 1, 2021.
COGGON, Iowa — When T.D. Holub and his wife, Sarah, began farming in 2013, the business gave new definition to the idea of a “small” farmer.