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Seeing the swath the storm covered on the map – across Iowa and into Illinois and Indiana – Hill said it was “mind boggling” a storm of such power could cover so much ground.
PALO, Iowa — As fall draws nearer, Brian Voss is preparing for two different modes.
STANFORD, Ill. – As harvest season nears, grain bins are popping up across the Midwest like seedlings on a hot summer day.
Chopping corn for silage can provide producers with a quality feed component for livestock. Gene Schmitz, a University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist, says some good production practices can help farmers get the most out of their silage.
IUKA, Ill. – Cody and Rachel Borcherding are typical farmers. That means they are big believers in sustainability. They’re always looking for ways to implement conservation practices on their Marion County farm.
Fall harvest is quickly approaching, and Frayne Olson, North Dakota State University Extension crop economist/marketing specialist, says it’s important to understand what the market is telling you when it comes to marketing strategies at or shortly after harvest.
When the wind finally stopped blowing Monday the clean-up began. It might take quite a while.
For cattle producers, watering their livestock from ponds and the presence of high amounts of blue-green algae can be a threat, said Scott Fritz, toxicology resident with the Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
As parts of Iowa entered severe drought on July 14 (D2, US Drought Monitor), farmers are encouraged to scout for twospotted spider mites in crops. Twospotted spider mites can increase whenever temperatures are greater than 85 degrees, humidity is less…
Feed, water and air are the three most essential components required to achieve optimal pig performance and health. Of these three components, water has received the least amount of research attention throughout the years.
Due to the mild winter, which helped the eggs survive, and the fact that this year fit perfectly into the cycle, agronomist Wally West urges producers to make sure rootworm isn’t becoming a problem.
While being outside, I noticed a lot of small gnats flying around my legs and really bothering my dogs. I caught a few and identified them as eye gnats. Normally, eye gnats aren’t an issue in South Dakota and are…
Editor’s note: The following was written by Tracey Erickson for the South Dakota State University Extension website.
SEDALIA, Mo. — The 118th Missouri State Fair, scheduled for Aug. 13-23 in Sedalia, will look different this year. The fair will focus on its youth livestock show and youth exhibits in the 4-H building, while non-youth livestock events, including…
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — When Bayla Crouch finished washing and grooming her steer on a sunny July afternoon, her younger siblings and parents praised her for her good work in training Peanut. Her efforts were intended for the Illinois State Fair,…
RICEVILLE, Iowa — Bob Owen will get by, but there is an empty spot in his August calendar where the Iowa State Fair used to be.
Rains in the second half of July and cooler temperatures to begin August have provided some relief for crops and pastures across Missouri, even as some parts of the state have continued to battle dry conditions.
Unlike last year, when excess rain was pretty widespread across the state, much of Illinois has had generally good crop growing weather this year with some pockets being the exception.
High temperatures have pushed through the Midwest in recent weeks, and while that is to be expected in July and August, the lack of rain may be limiting the corn and soybean crops considerably.
Editor’s note: The following was written for the Kansas State University Extension website published July 28.