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Establishing a grazing system requires time and money, and perhaps no component is as time-consuming and expensive as developing a water source.
WEBSTER CITY, Iowa — Karen Camp is busy today. She and her friends at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church are filling boxes with food.
DICKINSON, N.D. – What would producers gain by visually examining the living soil that lies underneath their crops and grasslands?
Dean Frazer says his day started like any other Aug. 10 on his central Iowa farm, but later that morning, he began to follow a powerful storm headed his way.
HASTINGS, Iowa — Summertime is usually prime time for the Indian Creek Museum, but until recently, the doors have been closed to visitors.
As with many events this year, COVID19 has caused the cancellation of most farm shows, including the Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days. Still, the company that puts on these shows is determined to offer farmers an opportunity to…
Getting milkweed back in the Midwest landscape is crucial to seeing a summer staple, the monarch butterfly.
DES MOINES – The barns were a bit less full and the crowds were substantially smaller than normal, but there were livestock shows in the barns during state fair week, just like always.
Industrial hemp looked like it might catch fire when production was legalized a few years ago. But it is little more than an ember today.
When Dave Cochard was growing up on his family’s dairy farm in Indiana, he took a liking to the business and the family’s preferred breed of dairy cattle, Guernseys.
COLFAX, Iowa — When Jason Gahimer and Brady Rogers talk about the perfect planter, they aren’t referring to a color or brand. They’re talking about practices and designs farmers might want to consider the next time they are in the…
Choosing and developing replacement heifers can be a challenge for even the most seasoned cow-calf producer.
Each year when August rolls around I am reminded of a misadventure which occurred during this month 47 years ago. It was my first (and only) canoe trip.
COLFAX, Iowa — Jim Schwartz is a big believer in shifting farm decisions from what he calls a “post-mortem” approach to an on-the-fly approach.
LeROY, Ill. — At this time of year, parents are usually making decisions about the best backpack to buy, but during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the pressure is much higher as most Illinois parents must decide if they will send…
MALTA BEND, Mo. — In small towns across Missouri, the halls of the school are quiet, as they have been for months since students were sent home in March due to coronavirus concerns.
TRAER, Iowa – David Hill looks around the classrooms in his school and tries to do the math. How many students can he safely put in each room this fall, and how far apart should they be?
MAZON, Ill. – On the morning of Aug. 10, Paul Jeschke took a look at his two shiny new grain bins, and was confident he had enough storage for the bountiful corn crop expected this year in northeast Illinois.
When the wind finally stopped blowing Aug. 10, the clean-up began. For too many farmers, it hasn’t stopped yet.