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For farmers, each year brings its own challenges in the battle to protect crop yields from weeds, bugs and diseases. The top pest management threats can vary from year to year, although some remain as obstacles.
Some farmers in Illinois are seeing a disease they don’t see often and a relatively new one in 2020.
Drought has been the main issue affecting Iowa farmers, but Mark Storr may have found a silver lining in it.
After a fast planting season and a wet, cool May, harvest was expected to come sooner than in past years. Now, drought conditions throughout Iowa and northern Illinois have some experts guessing the combines could be out sooner than later.
Making the decision to cull a cow from the herd can be difficult for many producers, but ultimately it comes down to finances.
On Memorial Day, Donna Robinson’s farm caught a break when a tornado went just behind her family’s house and between her fields.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig urged farmers and agribusinesses to start evaluating how much propane they’ll need to meet grain drying and home and livestock heating demands this fall and winter.
MONETT, Mo. — University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Reagan Bluel is a self-proclaimed “science geek.” She likes pawing through the latest science journals to keep on the cutting edge of dairy research that could improve the bottom line of…
RADCLIFFE, Iowa — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue flew over storm-damaged areas and signed a secretarial disaster proclamation during a Sept. 3 stop in Iowa.
Despite the recent challenging years in agriculture, Illinois farmers have a relatively low ratio of debt to assets, University of Illinois agricultural economist Gary Schnitkey said.
Sometimes rural Illinois scenery is so beautiful, it requires stopping work long enough to take a photo.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — For Chris Peper, a drive through the country with her camera can be a great way to relax and have fun.
Jim Robbins was an unwitting participant in a daredevil stunt earlier this summer.
For Mandy Kliethermes, working on a campaign to keep farmers and motorists safe on the road during harvest time is a natural fit.
Duane Aistrope had a close call on the road last year, and he’s not alone. Quite a few farmers have had near misses, especially when moving large pieces of farm equipment.
When it comes to putting up quality hay, the money is in the details. Improper equipment settings can leave hay in the field, add dirt to hay, cause long-term damage to forage stands and shorten hay storage life. Proper equipment…
There are many ongoing negative impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, but it has presented an important opportunity for many of us to evaluate and reconsider the ways we are spending our time.
With the advent of precision agriculture, a bevy of data is readily available for farmers from satellites and drones, but too much information can be overwhelming.
William Lawrence Hamilton was a long name for a young boy to write. Over the years his friends called him Will, which was much easier to say and put at the top of his school assignments.