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The American Soybean Association is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and it hopes to cap off the celebration with an Aug. 4 field day on the farm in Indiana where the organization got its start a century ago.
There is new life on the ground at Boyer Family Farms, something Jason Boyer enjoys even more this year as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.
For Matt Hardecke, the cattle industry is a way of life, going back to his earliest years helping with the cattle on the family farm.
Editor’s note: The following is the first in a series about family farm experiences from the 1920s.
The impact of COVID-19 on processing livestock and the trickle-down effect to farms is hitting the tipping point. More farmers are worried about the need to euthanize animals in the next few weeks.
On April 28 President Donald Trump issued an executive order to keep meat and poultry processing facilities open during the coronavirus outbreak.
Many beef producers in Illinois will find little to celebrate during Beef Month. A supply glut, production problems due to weather conditions and COVID-19 have taken a toll on the industry.
METROPOLIS, Ill. — Black Angus cattle have called a patch of land in the southern tip of Illinois home for 60 years.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Prashant Jha, Iowa State University associate professor and Extension weed specialist, for the university’s Integrated Crop Management News website.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — As work at meat processing plants slows during COVID-19, hog producers may want to feed pigs cheaper diets and hold them longer.
Government officials said this week they expect packing plants closed due to the COVID-19 crisis to reopen soon and to be able to operate in a way that is safer for workers, many of whom have tested positive for the…
When the United States and China signed what they termed a “phase one” trade deal in January there was always concern about whether the two sides would live up to the bargain. A few months later, in the midst of…
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will likely stretch into 2021, according to an analysis from the Livestock Marketing Information Center.
We are experiencing a painful and difficult time in the world’s history. I recently thought of something I learned as a teenager: Difficult times will come and go, and there is often little we can do about it except partaking…
President Donald Trump plans to order slaughterhouses to remain open, setting up a showdown between the giant companies that produce America’s meat and the unions and activists who want to protect workers in a pandemic.
Much of the same is expected for the short-term outlook in the grain markets, according to Jack Scoville.
DES MOINES — Pork producers need the federal government’s help as they address the new coronavirus, according to a letter some of Iowa’s top elected officials sent to the administration’s pandemic response task force.
Cost of production is a crucial part of agriculture, from the beginning stages of farmers penciling out their budgets to the end stage of consumers in grocery stores, wondering how much it cost to produce that pound of beef or…
DENVER, Colo. — A study released April 14 estimates cattle industry losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will reach $13.6 billion.
The 2019 soybean harvest was problematic. Wet weather delayed harvest in many parts of the region, and a hard early frost added additional insult to injury (pun intended).Unfortunately, a wet finish to the season can reduce seed quality by facilitating…