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There has never been a spring planting season like this one. Rivers topped their banks. Levees were breached. Fields filled with water and mud. And it kept raining.
URBANA, Ill. — Soybean prices rallied over the last two weeks on planting issues across large swaths of the Corn Belt.
Perdue announces Kansas City region as location for ERS, NIFA
EAGLE GROVE, Iowa (AP) — Teacher Stacy Osborn reads her student Esther's writing assignment, a short tale about her family playing with water balloons.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Early breeding allows lactating cows to be put on grass at peak quality and quantity when the nutritional need of cows is highest.
Bringing a massive casino to Chicago’s struggling neighborhoods and legalizing marijuana across Illinois is the price to pay for stabilizing the fiscal basket case that the state has become, rookie Governor J.B. Pritzker said June 4.
The Trump administration would exempt many new genetically engineered crops from regulation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under a broad overhaul of biotechnology rules announced on June 5.
DES MOINES — President Donald Trump’s trip to Iowa to celebrate his administration’s approval of the year-round sale of the E15 ethanol blend was met Tuesday with cheers from Iowa Republicans.
WEST DES MOINES — President Donald Trump came to Iowa Tuesday to tout his trade and tariff strategies, calling himself “the best thing that ever happened to farmers” and predicting he will carry the swing state for Republicans again in…
Robots are taking over farms faster than anyone saw coming.
The Trump administration is keeping the door open for farmers who were prevented from planting crops this season to still receive some aid payments after weeks of rains across the Midwest stalled sowing.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Cool, wet weather is forcing more farmers to consider how to plant soybeans into tall, mature cover crops this spring.
AMES, Iowa — In the 30 years that he’s worked for Iowa State University, one tiny pest continues to give Greg Tylka fits.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — After exposing more than 70 million grain amaranth seeds to a soil-based herbicide, researchers were not able to find a single herbicide-resistant mutant.
As corn begins to emerge, be alert to the potential for damage from early-season insects such as cutworms, wireworms, white grubs or other insects.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The public divide over wind farms starts with the term itself.
Trump announced late Friday that he wouldn’t impose a sliding scale of tariffs on goods from Mexico — from 5% to 25% over time — after that nation agreed to take a tougher stance on immigration, which was his goal…
Women Caring for the Land, a program of the Women, Food and Agriculture Network, just turned 10 years old. There have been more than 225 Women Caring for the Land meetings, most in Iowa and six other Upper Midwest states.…
Livestock output is divided by the breeding stock that produces the animals that produce the output. The latter will be referred to as the foundation herd. By this measure, hogs clearly have the highest productivity gain over the last quarter…
THA MUANG, Thailand (AP) — Fall armyworms, a longtime American pest, are munching their way around the globe, raising alarm now in Asia after entrenching themselves in Africa.