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A downturn in the ethanol industry has a direct effect on farmers, and agriculture advocates in South Dakota say the fix lies in putting an end to special waivers for oil companies and improving trade relations with other countries.“The industry…
Western corn rootworm beetles began emerging in late June and early July in southeastern and south central Nebraska. Beetle emergence will be somewhat later in northeastern and western Nebraska. These beetles can cause potential injury from silk clipping.
As farmers look to the forecast for any sign of relief from warm and dry conditions, they may be slightly disappointed moving through the next month or two.
While cattle can usually tolerate high temperatures, producers need to keep an eye out for heat stress as summer moves into August.
The majority of residual herbicides have begun to lose their effectiveness at this point in the growing season. In most annual crops, canopy closure is occurring and this, along with time of year, will reduce new weed germination. However, Palmer…
PONTIAC, Ill. — Jason Webster, who farms with his family near here and is a commercial agronomist for Precision Planting, said last year was one of the most difficult seasons ever for doing farm research.
Farmers are resilient, but that resiliency is being tested by challenges on the trade front, according to several Iowa and national agricultural leaders.
Some people have been finding surprises in their mailboxes across the U.S. Bags containing seeds have been sent to numerous residents, despite no order or expectation to receive them. Many news outlets suggest they appear to be coming from China.
GOODFIELD, Ill. — It’s not usual for a business’s restroom to be where its personality really shines. But the humor, creativity and warmth of The Barn III, a central Illinois theater, wedding and event venue, take center stage in the…
LIBERTY, Mo. — Since 1991, Carolyn’s Country Cousins has been a staple of the autumn season, serving up fresh pumpkin donuts and fall-themed fun for patrons. This season is going to look different from years past.
URBANDALE, Iowa — It can be a bit disconcerting to see a person in 1850s garb cooking over hot coals in a fireplace while wearing a face mask. She is in the past and very much in the COVID-19-dominated year…
Uncertainty dominates agritourism across Illinois, especially as operators decide what to do going into the lucrative fall season.
MOUND CITY Mo. — It was 1969 when Morris Heitman farmed his first land purchase, a relationship with the land that would span 50 years.
HARLAN, Iowa — James Calkins admits he misses the bustle of a typical day in this Shelby County community.
PEORIA HEIGHTS, Ill. — Long before farm to restaurant became a popular trend, Chef Dustin Allen had embraced the concept. His practice of sourcing from 60 local farms and adjusting menus according to local availability served him well during pandemic-invoked…
There was a time when the livestock expansion cycle was completely predictable, but time and change has taken its toll, especially in the hog markets.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Stevan Knezevic, Ivan Cuvaca and Jon Scott for the University of Nebraska- Lincoln CropWatch, published on July 8.
The crop damage in parts of Iowa from the mid-July wind and hail storms has been spotty and variable, leaving producers with everything from slight damage to complete defoliation of corn and beans. Much of the corn damage was leaning…
Wet and warm conditions over some key soybean growing regions pressured soybean prices recently. The prospect of a good soybean crop places added emphasis on demand over the next year.
Fly control in dairies is a challenge, due to abundant moisture and organic matter available for fly breeding grounds. Flies not only are a pest, but they also decrease production efficiency.