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There are dollars available to help farmers establish conservation practices, but there is also plenty of demand for those dollars. Planning ahead can be important.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — As central Illinois farmers grow increasingly anxious to get their planters in the fields, experts say it is too early to get nervous.
Anew growing season means many farmers may be implementing new practices into their operations. When it comes to making those switches it’s important to know some of the possible side effects.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — If the United States doesn’t lift its steel and aluminum tariffs, Canada may soon place new retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, including on agricultural products.
KINGSVILLE, Mo. — Cattlemen from across Johnson County gathered on March 13 at the Kingsville Livestock Auction to learn about the security a new-to-Missouri traceability program can provide their operations.
Most states have plans in place should a foreign animal disease find its way onto U.S. soil.
WAVERLY, Iowa — Like a math test in high school, Brent Jones had to take out his calculator to run a few numbers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Disaster relief for southern farmers hit by last year’s ravaging hurricanes and for Midwest farmers who experienced losses from historic floods in mid-March is a high priority in Washington D.C., officials told farm journalists during the North…
With the saturated conditions and warmer weather on the horizon, it is especially important that we be fully aware of the risk of crop disease. In light of recent events, here are some important factors to keep in mind when…
LINCOLN, Neb. — Livestock producers face a recurring challenge: watching animal behavior for signs of illness or injury.
PARSONS, Kan. — A Kansas State University Extension specialist is encouraging cattle producers to study up on some of the more common cover crops before they plant this spring.
Farmers across the Midwest have in many cases accepted that cover crops are beneficial, helping to keep soil from eroding and reducing nutrient runoff. What isn’t as clear is the financial benefit or loss.
Editor’s note: This is part of a series on programs for women farmers and landowners.
ELDON, Mo. — On a Wednesday morning in early April, Wendy Cantrell was at work at the Miller County Regional Stockyards. It was a busy, exciting time, with calves to take care of and grass greening up in pastures.
BRADFORD, Ill. — Like many farmers, Cheryl Walsh’s days involve a lot of different moving parts. On this particular spring day, she was buried in farm bookwork, cleaning the hog transport trailer, advocating for agriculture and spending time with her…
CLIVE, Iowa — Trish Cook made the long drive from her farm in northeast Iowa
After a second bomb cyclone in two months, South Dakota farmers must now turn around and prepare for planting.
URBANA, Ill. — Corn growers experienced an epidemic of tar spot in 2018, with the fungal disease occurring in 172 counties across the Midwest. With the potential for another significant outbreak in 2019, a University of Illinois plant pathologist is…
In preparation for the 2019 growing season, more than 70 aspiring crop scouts went to class on a Saturday.
While Foxconn is the only customer We Energies has identified, the Taiwanese manufacturer will not be required to share the cost because the line is considered a backup and would potentially support other future development.