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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — While agricultural retailers and chemical applicators may compete for business throughout the year, they are united by the same challenges of weather, regulations and new technology.
VIENNA, Ill. — The Johnson County Ambulance Service may not be as busy as departments in Cook County and other metropolitan areas, but they also must deal with some unique challenges.
For Spencer Tuma’s work as director of national legislative programs for Missouri Farm Bureau, she and the organization advocate for policies to support farmers and rural areas. This includes hearing from farmers about what issues are important to them.
WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa — Bryon Helt was looking to get involved in the community, and a newspaper advertisement caught his eye: “EMTs wanted, will train.”
Bill Menner believes there are gaping holes when it comes to rural health care in the Midwest — holes that need to be filled by more doctors, nurses and other health services providers.
For Illinois farmers, affordable health care coverage is as elusive as ever.
Nodaway County farmer and paramedic Brandy Gast never questioned her career path as a first responder.
WEST DES MOINES — In most years, delegates at the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation summer policy conference enjoy a good argument. They debate the issues for hours, disagreeing over grammar and wording.
SAVOY, Ill. — This year has one of the lowest occurrences of western corn rootworm In Illinois that Joe Spencer, an entomologist and principal research scientist at the University of Illinois, has ever seen. It may mean cost savings for…
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — It’s kind of nutty to find to find red crown rot disease in soybeans in Illinois. It is usually just found in the south and southeast where soybeans are grown in rotation with peanuts.
Despite the rain and delays in planting, farmers may have dodged a bullet in some areas this year.
The approach of autumn signals not only a change in color, but sounds a distant alarm that a surly and snarling Old Man Winter will soon be here.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration says revoking an Obama-era rule on Waters of the U.S. would provide "much-needed regulatory certainty" for farmers, homebuilders and landowners.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Dairy farmers have a tight deadline to protect profits. They have until Sept. 20 to sign up for Dairy Margin Coverage at their local USDA Farm Service Agency office.
(Bloomberg) — China is opening the door to soybean meal shipments from Argentina, the world’s biggest exporter of the animal feed, as Beijing looks to pivot away from U.S. agricultural products amid a trade war with Washington.
JOHNSTON, Iowa — The Iowa Corn Growers Association held its Annual Grassroots Summit in Altoona Aug. 26-27, where ICGA delegates set the direction for the policies and priorities for the coming year.
DES MOINES, Iowa – For nearly a year, African swine fever (ASF) has been working its way through eastern Asia. While pork producers, the USDA and other industry professionals work hard to keep the disease out of the U.S., the…