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Growth in packing capacity continues for the hog industry, but additional space may be coming later than scheduled.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Kris Kohl, Iowa State University Extension agriculture engineering specialist, for the Extension Clippings column.
AMES, Iowa — Four new publications are available from the Iowa State University Extension Crop Protection Network, representing the group’s first forays out of plant pathology by incorporating new disciplines into its available resources.
President Donald Trump said Friday he “wouldn’t mind” pursuing separate trade deals with Canada and Mexico in lieu of the North America Free Trade Agreement.
Seven months into the 2017-18 marketing year, the United States has exported nearly 1 billion gallons of ethanol, up 15 percent year-over-year.
DowDuPont Inc., created from the merger of the largest U.S. chemical companies, is learning from Chief Executive Officer Ed Breen that one way to make more money is to abandon more research.
Mexico’s plan for retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products including some pork cuts is rattling the meat markets.
The U.S. decision to proceed with steel and aluminum tariffs adds a new wrinkle to one of its other most pressing trade files: NAFTA talks with Canada and Mexico.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill May 23 to reform federal Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers.
Now in its 10th day, the national strike by Brazilian truck drivers has weakened as the army and Federal Police work to unblock roads. Trucks carrying soybeans regained access to Paranagua Port while poultry and pork slaughtering was restored at…
IRETON, Iowa — When Ben Johnson left for college, pursuing a career in agriculture was the plan.
Karl Setzer isn’t completely convinced. Setzer, a market analyst with MaxYield Cooperative in West Bend, Iowa, isn’t quite convinced that there are going to be dramatic changes in planted acreage this year.
Bayer AG won U.S. antitrust approval for its $66 billion takeover of Monsanto Co., clearing the last major regulatory hurdle to forming the world’s biggest seed and agricultural-chemicals provider after a nearly two-year review.
The rising appetite for hummus is driving Canada’s farmers to plant the biggest chickpea crop in 11 years.
An eight-day-old strike by Brazilian truck drivers is beginning to affect global commodity markets as soybean traders delay shipments and the country’s vast sugar industry shuts down more of its processing plants.
Creep feeding must be carefully appraised in view of economics of cost of gain, potential market and the influence on sale price of the calves.
When pork producers put up new structures, they often change the landscape. The Illinois Pork Producers Association is among organizations willing to help restore some scenery.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announced May 17 that the state is paying off the remaining money owed to Missouri biodiesel producers as part of the Biodiesel Qualified Producer Incentive Fund program.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Jessica Groskopf, University of Nebraska Extension educator for agricultural economics, for the university’s Crop Watch website.
Rental rates for Iowa farmland increased for the first time since 2013, according to the results of the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2018 Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension.