Tensions between the United States and China again flared up this past week and threw another wrench into the grain markets.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been crushing to the pork industry, but a group of producers wanted their neighbors to know they are not alone.
The most recent annual survey of cash rental rates for Iowa farmland shows that rates increased, on average, by 1.4% in 2020 to $222 per acre. This is the fourth year of relatively stable rates at levels around 18% lower…
For the last few years, it seems like agriculture has been running from one crisis to another.In 2018, it was the start of the trade fight with China and the spill-over skirmishes with the rest of the world. In 2019,…
Steven Hall is dedicated to exploring how farmers can get the most out of their soil.
It’s early in the season, but before we know it, corn will be chest high and we will be thinking about if in-season management is needed.Tar spot is endemic to the region and it isn’t going anywhere any time soon.…
Back in February, the flood forecasts along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers were grim. Just a year after historic flooding, with levees still being repaired, the possibility of more was daunting.
After losing nearly 20,000 bushels of corn last year, David Lueth is feeling more optimistic in 2020.
While many levees on the major Midwestern rivers are in good shape, many others are old and in need of repairs.
Livestock producers were hit with a perfect storm of logistical concerns in the past month.
Cool and cloudy days have slowed grass growth in Midwest pastures and hay fields this spring.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — It was an unusual session for the Missouri General Assembly this spring, with the state legislature leaving the capitol for about six weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak.
McLEAN, Ill. — When Tricia Braid wanted to switch to a new job to tighten her connection with the family farm, she thought creatively. Leaving agricultural communications to run a pet cremation business has been a good move for her.
Some farmers will likely be following up a stretch of cool, wet weather with replanting this spring.
Growing corn for silage and cutting hay for customers keeps Krista Podany busy in Knox County, Nebraska.
What are the first few days of transitioning from a conventional milking parlor to a robotic system really like? Andrew Sandeen, a Pennsylvania State University Extension dairy educator, monitored a small dairy farm in Pennsylvania.
The federal government on May 19 gave additional details on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which will send up to $16 billion in direct payments to farmers and ranchers affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
Cold storage totals remained high in last week’s USDA report.
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is launching a disposal assistance program to help pork producers forced to euthanize pigs due to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions.
With planting season wrapping up across much of the Midwest, farmers are looking for the best value for their 2020 crop.