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MANHATTAN, Kan. — Unpredictable weather, falling net farm income, spotty health care services and a host of other factors can make for incredible stress on farms and in rural communities.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri voters will decide Nov. 6 whether or not to increase the state fuel tax for the first time in more than 20 years, in a measure known as Proposition D.
Kim Reynolds is already the first female governor in Iowa’s history. Now she wants to be the first woman to be elected governor.
Fred Hubbell comes across as a quiet person — not a back-slapper or a joke-teller. He’s a serious guy who is offering a message of change in this year’s gubernatorial race in Iowa.
Dennis Goldford doesn’t mince words when talking about the election of 2018.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade war isn’t only rattling global soybean markets. It’s also shifting the flow of crops within the U.S., changing pricing patterns and boosting how much of this season’s bumper crop needs to be stored.
DES MOINES — Farmers who are using cover crops and not receiving state or federal cost share can sign up for a $5 per acre premium reduction on their crop insurance, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced Oct. 22.
With North Carolina still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Florence, Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, committed on Oct. 25 to invest in infrastructure and provide farmer incentives to install manure lagoon covers and digesters on 90 percent…
Editor’s note: The following was written by Nathan Kauffman, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City vice president and Omaha branch executive, and Ty Kreitman, assistant economist, for the KC Fed AgFinance Databook Oct. 19.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s climate plan makes it difficult for the nutrient sector to invest in Canada, and could drive more production to China, according to the head of U.S.-based CF Industries.
Though barbecue lovers in Nashville have no shortage of options, many find themselves flocking to a parking lot-based food truck to get their fix.
President Donald Trump wants to reach an agreement on trade with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 nations summit in Argentina later this month and has asked key U.S. officials to begin drafting potential terms, according to…
Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District is an interesting mix of urban and rural, and this year’s race between incumbent Republican David Young and Democratic challenger Cindy Axne reflects that combination.
Iowa’s 4th Congressional District covers roughly the northwest quarter of the state, a largely rural and conservative area.
In trying to find answers to continued low corn and soybean prices, many people are looking at the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China.
Regardless of who occupies the Illinois governor’s office and controls the legislature, farm groups are intent on keeping agriculture at the political forefront.
DES MOINES — Hunger isn’t just about starvation. Solving it is not just about calories. And not everyone suffers the same. Those are some of the lessons offered by this year’s recipients of the World Food Prize, David Nabarro and…
One of the wettest Octobers on record in Kansas, the largest U.S. wheat producer, may lead farmers to plant fewer acres with the grain than expected.
HENDERSON, Iowa — Dick Godfrey raises cattle with the knowledge that any beef produced from those cows could end up on a dinner plate in Tokyo.
A flip in either or both chambers of Congress with next week’s midterm elections may reverberate into pig farms and soybean fields.