BRADFORD, Ill. — Like many farmers, Cheryl Walsh’s days involve a lot of different moving parts. On this particular spring day, she was buried in farm bookwork, cleaning the hog transport trailer, advocating for agriculture and spending time with her…
CLIVE, Iowa — Trish Cook made the long drive from her farm in northeast Iowa
After a second bomb cyclone in two months, South Dakota farmers must now turn around and prepare for planting.
URBANA, Ill. — Corn growers experienced an epidemic of tar spot in 2018, with the fungal disease occurring in 172 counties across the Midwest. With the potential for another significant outbreak in 2019, a University of Illinois plant pathologist is…
In preparation for the 2019 growing season, more than 70 aspiring crop scouts went to class on a Saturday.
While Foxconn is the only customer We Energies has identified, the Taiwanese manufacturer will not be required to share the cost because the line is considered a backup and would potentially support other future development.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Three Midwestern Republican governors of states ravaged by recent flooding demanded more authority over management of the Missouri River system.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Information collected by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service for the 2017 Census of Agriculture released April 11 shows both farm numbers and land in farms have ongoing small percentage declines since the last census in 2012.
How dairies manage employees is the big differentiating factor between dairy farms, according to one industry expert who spoke at the Central Plains Dairy Expo March 27.
The number of U.S. farms that are either very big or pretty small probably grew during a period when agriculture incomes fell 22 percent, pressuring mid-sized growers whose debt skyrocketed.
DES MOINES, Iowa – The National Pork Producers Council’s board of directors announced Wednesday its decision to cancel World Pork Expo 2019 out of an abundance of caution as African swine fever (ASF) continues to spread in China and other…
MANCHESTER, Iowa — When Jordan LeClere learned about the devastation caused by flooding along the Missouri River, he knew he wanted to do something.
Flooding events from rivers or snow melt bring several challenges that need to be addressed in order to prepare fields for planting and to ensure soil nutrient levels are sufficient to optimize crop yield.
The U.S. had 94.76 million head of cattle and calves on Jan. 1, half a percent above 2018. This puts the number of cattle in the country at roughly 2009 levels. Following 2009 the cattle herd dropped to a 62-year…
Steve Hoover is putting his corn and soybeans on equal footing this year in terms of acreage.
In Iowa this spring, it’s a safe bet many farmers are looking at the same two crops they have for years: corn and soybeans.
Missouri’s crops have seen acreage shifts driven by a variety of factors, including economics, land availability and weather conditions from year to year.
BLOOMINGTON, lll. — When John Phipps talks to other farmers, he likes to dispel some preconceived notions, often with a combination of statistics he has ferreted out and humor.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The challenge is not only producing more food as the world population grows and demands more protein, but also doing it in a sustainable and socially-acceptable way, said Rod Johnson, head of the Department of Animal Health…
The snow is gone, soon green grass will replace the brown and the countryside will be dotted with cow/calf pairs.