Koleson McCoy is national president of FFA for 2019-20. McCoy, 19, is a native of Springfield, Ohio, and is a student at Ohio State University. He took over as president at the FFA national convention on Nov. 2.
If you want an inspirational quote, the topic of preparedness provides lots of options.
In the third quarter of 2019, farmland values for the Seventh Federal Reserve District were down 1% from a year ago, despite signs of strength in some areas.
Installations of robotic-milking systems remain strong. And the systems are growing bigger, says Doug Reinemann, a professor in biological-systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A few years ago he would see farms installing two robots; now some large farms…
BUTLER, Mo. — BF Beef started as an outlet to capture more value for cull heifers. More than 10 years later, Brett and Libby Foster are focused on becoming the leading freezer beef supplier in west central Missouri.
When it comes to contracts, the devil is often in the detail. That is the case whether the contract is for grain or livestock production, or for a wind or solar farm.
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A slips, trips and falls training video from human resources isn’t going to be enough to show farmers how many inherent dangers come with their job.
Test weight is easily measured but is not easily understood: It’s a complex characteristic, affected by kernel shape, kernel density and the slipperiness of seedcoats, which affects how well kernels slide past one another. These are all affected both by…
Across Iowa, many farmers were pleased with soybean yields coming in higher than expected.
New grass may be a few months away, but there are a few things producers can do to make sure pastures start out 2020 in good shape.
DES MOINES — While climate change has often been a political hot potato, there are farmers who are trying to bring the discussion about agriculture and climate back into the non-political realm.
URBANA, Ill. — As always, the University of Illinois Soybean Variety Testing program will provide valuable information for farmers to make seed decisions. But this year the challenging weather conditions forced researchers to eliminate results from some sites where stands…
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The wet spring made for a tough year for the University of Missouri soybean variety testing program, as did weather challenges throughout the season and concerns about herbicide drift.
The biggest U.S. hog herd since World War II is keeping live-animal prices muted even as a record number of pigs are being slaughtered to meet booming global demand.
PEORIA, Ill. — Attendance seemed a little lower than usual on the first day of the Greater Peoria Farm Show, kicking off the show season on Dec. 3. Some said it was the good weather — with some farmers still…
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Premiums and sustainability topped the discussions at the 2019 Iowa Organic Conference.
The U.S. is unlikely to impose extra tariffs on a new $160 billion swath of Chinese goods including toys and smartphones come Sunday, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said.
House Democrats plan a vote next week on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free-trade agreement, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her members, saying the deal was changed to meet her demands.