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BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The attorneys general for 11 Midwestern states urged the Justice Department to pursue a federal investigation into market concentration and potential price fixing by meatpackers in the cattle industry during the coronavirus pandemic.
Like many farmers, Dan Taylor of Dallas County, Iowa, is adjusting to the new reality under coronavirus. Thankfully, his family has not been touched by the virus, and he is moving forward with planting and conservation practices he had planned…
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details May 19 of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to farmers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Milk is wonderful all together,” said Lloyd Metzer. “But there are so many wonderful components in milk.”
Editor’s note: The following is part of a series about family farm experiences from the 1920s.
Compared to finding a way to make a profit with such low commodity prices, managing social distancing hasn’t been difficult for most farmers this planting season.
It goes almost without saying that 2020 will go down as a tough year for college students looking to get a job or an internship.
There are some success stories about market-ready pigs finding a processor to make it to food banks and to people’s plates. Curt Zher, a Woodford County farmer in Central Illinois, was happy to be part of such an effort in…
I came across a recent report from Scott Irwin and Todd Hubbs at the University of Illinois stating that “bigger but fewer planters today plant about the same acres per day in aggregate as more numerous but smaller planters did…
The hog industry has spent years developing carcass disposal plans in the event of a foreign animal disease outbreak.
Of all the things the COVID-19 pandemic has brought, a school principal wearing a chicken hat singing about chicken nuggets is one of the stranger outcomes.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Research by University of Missouri Extension agronomists shows that there is little yield difference in unevenly emerged corn.
While third quarter pork exports were outstanding, the impact from the global COVID-19 pandemic has likely put the brakes on any momentum in place prior to April 1.
As the U.S. starts to incrementally open back up, the markets are waiting for those impacts to hit commodity markets.
DENVER, Colo. — The American Sheep Industry Association has completed the development of the Secure Sheep and Wool Supply Plan for Business Continuity in a Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak, according to a news release from the group.
For the second month in a row the Purdue University- CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dropped sharply, falling 25 points in April to a reading of 96.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri senators parceled out millions of dollars in expected federal coronavirus stimulus funding to help the state cope with the pandemic, including $20 million for meatpacking plants.
ARNOLD, Mo. — Hollywood Beach Road was once such prime real estate that the neighborhood had its own airstrip, enabling well-heeled residents to zip back and forth between homes in nearby St. Louis and weekend cottages on the Meramec River…
An on-again, off-again bandit is stealing yields from some soybean growers.
There’s light at the end of the tunnel for the battered American ethanol market, according to producer Green Plains Inc.