DONAHUE, Iowa — Five generations of John Maxwell’s family have milked Jersey cows near this Scott County community.
URBANDALE, Iowa — There may be a cornfield across the road, but this isn’t the country. Still, there are crops being grown in this suburb of Des Moines and in other backyards around the region, thanks in part to the…
URBANA, Ill. — Gardeners have been climbing the walls waiting for the last frost of spring so they can finally transplant all those fantastic warm-season crops. That day is finally near!
BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Not surprisingly, participants in an annual Illinois wheat tour came up with a relatively low yield estimate. Surprisingly, they didn’t see a lot of disease.
Iowa’s livestock industry is hoping the second attempt at a law aimed to keep animal activist groups and others from going undercover in livestock operations is more successful.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — High- moisture grass baled above 24% moisture can cause spontaneous combustion. Overheated bales can burn down a hay barn.
ORANGE CITY, Iowa — A wet fall, unusually cold temperatures, excess rain and, in some cases, flooding, have cattle and sheep producers wondering how to manage forage shortages this summer and lay in forages for next winter.
Cool, wet conditions slow germination and seedling emergence, which increases the risk for early-season disease development. Seedling diseases are a complex of pathogens that attack either the radicle or hypocotyl early in seedling development.
For crop insurance purposes, May 31 was the final planting date for corn and June 10 for soybean in southern Minnesota and many other parts of the upper Midwest. The final planting date has already passed for other corn producers…
JOHNSTON, Iowa — More science, less politics is what’s called for in talking about climate change, according to Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig.
With planting behind schedule all across the Midwest, farmers are looking for the best ways to protect the crop they have in the ground.
The House cleared a $19 billion disaster-aid plan for areas hit by hurricanes, Midwest floods and California wildfires June 3 after months of negotiations and a final delay of more than a week caused by Republican objections.
The Ag Economy Barometer is an agricultural-producer sentiment measure based upon a nationwide mid-month survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers. It declined again in May.
When Maddy Rabenhorst checked her Facebook account May 31, she pulled up a somewhat bittersweet memory from a year ago.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas net farm income rose last year despite weather extremes, trade disputes and depressed market prices, but the increase came with a catch, according to a Kansas State University news release.
The following reminders and suggestions might help overcome some of the weed management problems already visited upon farmers by this season’s challenging planting conditions.
When it comes to maximizing yields, farmers are always listening. However, soybean agronomist Dan Davidson said one nutrient is being overlooked.
There is no doubt that it has been a challenging planting season. The eastern and northern Corn Belt are significantly behind normal.Unfortunately, it appears another upper air trough will build over the western U.S. in late May, with models hinting…
The most recent annual survey of cash rental rates for Iowa farmland shows that rental rates decreased on average by 1.4% in 2019, eroding the increase in rents from the previous year and marking the fifth year of declining rates…
ATLANTIC, Iowa — When officials at the new Elite Octane ethanol plant here planned their grand opening for May 31, they did so knowing that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had the goal of issuing a new rule by that…