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It is a scary time for front-line medical workers in rural communities, but hospitals and health care groups are working collaboratively to get the job done.
Many hemp farmers are experiencing growing pains with the new crop. Some are finding it a bit more painful than others.
While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is having a big impact on many commodities, it doesn’t appear to have had a huge impact on durum prices.
When Congress passed its large Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, it featured two very big items. One was a one-time payment to individuals. The other was a small business loan program known…
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many industries to rapidly adjust to meet current demands, and Angie Krieger says the meat industry is no different.
March into early April has been warm enough and dry enough to the point that soil conditions are good for planting. The calendar date is a bit early — after all the crop insurance date is April 11.
The events of the last few weeks have created a host of unintended consequences and challenges. One of the latest issues to pop up has been the changes in the distillers grains marketplace.
At a time when farmers are urgently seeking ways to maximize profit in their corn-soybean rotations, university researchers in Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota and Wisconsin, along with a startup company in Missouri, are working to develop pennycress into a crop that…
At a time when social distancing has become the hot term, the idea of a farm couple getaway weekend may sound trite. But it may be just what the doctor ordered for a family-centered industry under stress.
Hog producers were already hurting from trade wars and tariffs that slowed pork exports and depressed prices. Then coronavirus hit.
At a time when awareness of respiratory disease is high, John Ellis, a professor of veterinary microbiology at the University of Saskatchewan, told those attending the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) virtual conference recently to follow the lead of…
The U.S. hog industry, faced with shrinking prices and supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, is asking the Trump administration and USDA for immediate assistance.
The Ag Economy Barometer plummeted in March, dipping 47 points (28%) from a month earlier to a reading of 121.
Many farmers and ranchers keep many records. Utilization of the records for improved management would be the next step to take to improve efficiency, says Heather Gessner, South Dakota State University Extension livestock business management field specialist.
Have you seen a drone buzzing by in a park and wondered what all the fuss is about?
Despite being relatively new to growing seed in 2019, Dan Dietz said he and his brother Drew faced and overcame many of the same challenges they are used to as conventional farmers.
It seems most people have gotten the message to “stay home and stay put” during the COVID-19 pandemic.For farmers who have to get into the fields for spring planting no matter what is going on, the current stay-at-home orders and…
This year, let’s all toss out planting windows for corn. Farmers should be focused on when soil conditions are prime to plant.Soil temperatures need to be on the rise — 50 degrees and rising. Planting 24-36 hours before a cold…