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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Corn Growers Association held its annual meeting and legislative day on Jan. 23 in Jefferson City, talking about current issues and how to build connections and understanding with state lawmakers.
Corn could prove a bottom-line bulwark this year for U.S. farmers.
OMAHA, Neb. — Farm and ranch land is the financial bedrock for American agriculture, as land makes up 82 percent of total assets for the industry.
The U.S. and China will hold a pivotal round of talks this week in an attempt to end their trade war. Interpreting if they’d made real progress toward a truce won’t be an easy matter.
Farmers, traders and investors are looking forward to a slew of data and services from the U.S. Department of Agriculture now that President Donald Trump has agreed to temporarily end the longest-ever U.S. government shutdown.
NEW ORLEANS — Voting delegates at the 100th annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation addressed some of the Illinois Farm Bureau’s priority issues at the meeting Jan. 14, including submissions on trade, transportation and Health Savings Account reform.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Jennifer Kinney spends a lot of time and energy making sure there are people to harvest flowers and vegetables at Twin Gardens Inc. and Piscasaw Flowers in northwestern Illinois.
FREEPORT, Ill. — If you are the farmer who grows continuous corn with the same hybrid for corn rootworm protection year after year, you are more likely to be the farm that has a corn rootworm problem, potentially caused by…
FREEPORT, Ill. — While farmers are updated on the damage old and new enemies in the field can cause, they are also being introduced to new decision-making tools to help them cope.
For the first time in 15 years, Illinois farmer Steve Ruh will plant only old-school soybean seeds to boost profit in a premium niche market, abandoning the popular genetically modified varieties.
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced it has issued a Special Local Need registration for XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology, FeXapan plus VaporGrip Technology and Engenia herbicides.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term “meat” on product labels, Nebraska’s farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items claiming…
CARLYLE, Ill. — Despite some concerns, Ken Maschhoff is bullish on pigs. The co-founder and head of The Maschhoffs, one of the world’s largest pork production companies said he believes the industry has a solid footing. But he is also…
In a sense, farmers make up part of the R&D departments of many ag equipment manufacturers.
DES MOINES — The Iowa Power Farming Show features a broad mix of ag-related products and services found in the Midwest. Spread across nearly 8 acres, the third largest indoor U.S. farm show will be held Jan. 29-31 in Des…
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — At the 48th Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture, held Jan. 10-11 at the Lake of the Ozarks, Gov. Mike Parson spoke about the importance of people to make agriculture the state’s top industry.
President Donald Trump announced a deal to reopen the government for three weeks, ending a 35-day partial shutdown without securing any of the border wall money he had demanded.
NORMAL, Ill. — Farmers have always been involved in hybrid testing to help make a better seed and find the traits they need. They field test good ideas and products before they are ready to be commercialized.
When it comes to deciding on equipment upgrades, the bottom line will ultimately be the biggest factor.