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WEBSTER CITY, Iowa — The livestock stall inside the FFA greenhouse here may look small, but it holds big dreams. The plan is to eventually build an animal facility and perhaps a meat science classroom.
“Plant in the dust and your bins will bust,” the old-timers would say. Wheat growers in Illinois are getting the opportunity to test the veracity of that adage.
The USDA estimates that 80% of Missouri corn and more than 75% of Missouri soybeans are in excellent or good condition as of Oct. 6.
ELBERON, Iowa — As farmers are still picking up the pieces from the derecho that damaged Iowa cropland Aug. 10, crop insurance remained a hot topic well into October.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — This fall, Missouri youths ages 5-18 and the volunteers and faculty who serve them will have access to projects in “4-H Goes Online” through Canvas, an online learning platform.
In most election years, the results for Iowa’s congressional races are not exactly a mystery. The list is generally made up of four incumbents and four challengers who have very little chance of winning.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Chad Hart, Iowa State University Extension economist, for the university’s Ag Decision Maker October newsletter.
URBANA, Ill. — Even without the added stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, agricultural producers experience high levels of anxiety, depression, substance use and death by suicide.
At his Boone County cabin, an Iowa State University sociology professor was surrounded by the devastation caused by the Aug. 10 derecho.
China is still buying grain and the market is still trending upward.
Madison and Dane County are moving to purchase a former child day care center and perhaps adjacent property for a desperately-needed new men's emergency homeless shelter and more to serve the homeless population.
It is almost the time — but not quite — that anhydrous ammonia (NH3) applications could begin (remember, 50 degrees and continued cooling 4-inch soil temperature, and the colder the better).However, some areas have dry soils this fall. Can anhydrous…
With recent price rallies, some farmers might be altering their plans a bit going into 2021.
Soybean producers willing to keep detailed records and perform thorough equipment maintenance could find a premium as a seed grower.
Two research projects funded by the Illinois Beef Association’s checkoff division are producing intriguing results.
The timing can be tricky, but finding ways to get an extra crop out of a field every year may pay off for farmers looking to add some profitability to their operations.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — The CME Group’s plan to launch pork cutout futures and options Nov. 9 is good news for pork buyers as well as producers, a Kansas State University agricultural economist said.
Much of being a candidate for elected office is about telling a personal story. For Iowa U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield, two stories come up often on the campaign trail.
A few things have changed since Joni Ernst burst on to the political scene six years ago. At that time, she was a military veteran and state senator with rural bonafides. She famously ran a commercial talking about castrating pigs…