New ideas and advances in agriculture can only happen with work in the field.
Across the Midwest, towns are struggling with the costs of meeting wastewater discharge requirements.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Budget cuts have led the University of Illinois to shutter some of its farms. But research continues across the state.
As outdoor temperatures increase, stored grain requires attention to prevent losses, says Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension agricultural engineer and grain drying expert.
With down markets and uncertain weather in parts of the Midwest, many grain bins are still full.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois farmland values and rental prices are “fairly steady with pockets of strengths and weaknesses in different areas,” said David Klein, chair of the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers’ annual land values project.
Even as challenging economic times for farms continue, farmland values in Missouri largely appear to be holding steady, Ray Massey says.
Recent flooding has wreaked havoc on livestock producers in southeastern South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa, while blizzard conditions and feet of snow are still creating challenges for producers in the north and western sides of South Dakota. As there is…
AMES, Iowa — Prices for performing custom work are expected to jump in 2019, according to data gathered by Iowa State University Extension economists. The 2019 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey showed a 7 percent price increase across all surveyed…
Most people have already selected varieties for 2019. One issue that continues to attract interest is how varietal maturity affects yield.
DES MOINES — Iowa State University, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced this month that the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Progress Report is available to the public at www.nutrientstrategy.iastate.edu/documents.
Wheat is resilient and can recover. However, the extremes this season along with the lateness of the crop are enough to have generated numerous questions about wheat stand potential.
Farmers who want to grow hemp in Illinois must first plow through a pile of regulations. Proposed rules cover minimum acreage, transportation limitations and even criminal background checks. Producers must provide records and also pay various fees to the state…
MORTON, Ill. — Some of the 100 farmers attending an informational day about growing hemp in Illinois believe it might be a plausible addition to their corn-soybean rotations. Others ruled it out as an option after hearing more details at…
The curtains part and a hush comes over the crowd. I stand in front of all, both oddly calm and blinded by the spotlights below.
GENESEO, Ill. — A family with three children under age 6, a full-time job for each parent and obligations on both of their families’ farms is bound to be busy.
STOCKTON, Mo. — Their lives revolve around agriculture and family. And they wouldn’t have it any other way. Billy and Kalena Bruce live near Stockton, Missouri, in Cedar County with their daughter, Willa. In addition to raising cattle, the Bruces…
CORNING, Iowa — About a year ago, Jason and Jamie McManis took a chance and started their own business.
It’s never been easy to balance work with family. But in an era when fewer farmers cover more acres for less money per bushel, it might be tougher for some people now than it has ever been.
STUART, Iowa — Rex Wilhelm graduated from Iowa State’s vet school in 1968 and figured this western Iowa town was a good place to start.