The U.S. has moved closer to resuming lucrative chicken exports to China after more than a hundred American processing plants were given approval to ship to the Asian nation.
The U.S. is set to post the smallest agricultural trade surplus since 2006, with costlier imports shrinking the difference between the value of exports and inbound shipments.
Deere & Co. delivered a more cautious outlook than expected for the year ahead as simmering U.S.-China trade tensions and difficult growing conditions keep North American farmers from replacing large equipment, the company’s top moneymaker.
With fall winding down and the hard winter freeze setting in, growers may be asking if fall tillage is an option for some fields. While there are pros and cons in terms of soil conservation, when it comes to fertilizer…
NEW VIRGINIA, Iowa — When some of Don Hardin’s calves died nearly eight years ago, he had no idea his loss would become a child’s gain.
The topsy-turvy 2019 growing season ushered in more disease than usual, but relatively few fields were overcome, agronomists say.
As farmers hit the middle of November, there was a lot of corn left in the fields.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Eric Bailey and Jordan Thomas, University of Missouri Extension beef specialists, usually team up to teach heifer care. At the Missouri Livestock Symposium Dec. 6-7 in Kirksville, Missouri, they will tell about feeding and breeding cows as…
Continuous corn is a "three strikes and you’re out" situation. And the first strike is automatic — high residue volume. This is how a farmer recently described it to me.
When a defect surfaces, beef breeds put the wheels in motion to determine the cause.
According to the University of Missouri Extension’s recent land value survey, the state’s good crop and pasture land saw values increase over the last year despite the farm economic challenges.
ORAN, Iowa — His Hands Food Pantry and Helping Hands Clothing Closet are feeding and clothing the needy.
CONGERVILLE, Ill. — This was one of those years Ron Weigand found he often looked for the reassuring words he has written on the tractor and combine glass — “God first.”
Farming can be hard. It’s a cherished way of life for families across the country, and farmers know it can be very rewarding. But they also know it can be challenging.
PRESCOTT, Iowa — Mary O’Riley grabs a can of spray paint from a bag and starts to apply a green coat to a cardboard box.
African swine fever may be the elephant in the room, but several other emerging diseases are on the U.S. pork industry’s radar.
To get the most out of feed, livestock producers might want to consider a feed test, University of Missouri Extension swine nutrition specialist Marcia Shannon says. The reason why is pretty straightforward.
Waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) is native to the United States but is a relative newcomer to crop fields. Prior to waterhemp’s ascent, redroot pigweed and smooth pigweed were the pigweed species most commonly found in crop fields.
The Crop Protection Network recently launched its new “Field Crop Disease Loss Calculator” research tool, complete with years of historical data for estimated losses caused by disease in corn and soybeans in the U.S. and Ontario, Canada.