Lincoln, Neb. — Two University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers have received $1 million in grant funding to continue research that could lead to the development of vaccines and genetic- selection tools to fight some of the world’s costliest swine diseases.
When the historic flooding of 2019 swept through the river bottoms of the Midwest, grain bins were among the items damaged or destroyed. The rebuilding has been gradual.
The growing niche market of grass-finished beef has its rewards, but also requires special care.
Like agriculture, technology is always advancing. Whether it is for security or to make life easier in the field, the importance of new implements on the farm is helping farmers across the Midwest.
The first detection of adult soybean gall emergence for 2020 was June 10 in Cass County, Nebraska. We expect that emergence will soon begin in Minnesota. Emergence of the adults of the overwintering generation will be tracked in infested states,…
CUMMING, Iowa — Anyone who farms near the city has seen the sometimes unwelcome sight of developers paving over farmland and seeing houses sprout up where crops used to grow. But at this unusual development just outside of Des Moines…
DES MOINES — There won’t be an Iowa State Fair in 2020 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, and in many cases, Iowa’s county fairs are following suit.
The COVID-19 lockdown and its continuing effect has put many businesses on their heels. But not small-shop meat processors.
HAYS, Kan. — A researcher at the Agricultural Research Center in Hays has taken a good thing and made it even better.
It has been a year since President Donald Trump came to Iowa to celebrate E15, but the biofuel industry is asking for aid this summer to help it deal with the economic struggles brought on by the COVID-19 crisis and…
County fair boards and agricultural groups have been struggling for months with decisions on how to handle fairs in 2020. In many cases, they have had to decide this year against cotton candy, well-trained calves and Ferris wheels in favor…
LINCOLN, Neb. — They call it “window wellness,” a visit to residents of assisted-living facilities who can’t have visitors in the buildings because of COVID-19 precautions.
Chris Galen is the senior vice president of member services and strategic initiatives for the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) in Arlington, Va.
In 2019, numerous field edges were infested with common stalk borer. Tracking degree days is a useful tool to estimate when common stalk borer larvae begin moving into cornfields from their overwintering hosts.
When the coronavirus outbreak hit earlier this year, along with restaurant closings and stay-at-home orders, consumers were relying more on grocery stores for their food needs. For a while, many stores struggled to keep up with the increased in-store demand…
CRESCO, Iowa — There’s no denying it’s been challenging to be a dairy farmer the last five years.
CARLYLE, Ill. — Jason Diekemper has been around dairy all his life, and plans to remain a dairy producer. But he recently expanded his operation, not with more cows, but with pigs.
ANKENY, Iowa — Ray Meylor has a vision, an idea of how Iowa could solve many of its water quality problems and revitalize rural areas at the same time. And he approaches the idea with a missionary’s zeal.
There are several pieces to the puzzle when it comes to culling dairy cows.