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The first few weeks of January are shaping up to be warmer than normal, and for farmers storing their grain, that means a little extra attention is needed.
As the U.S. government shutdown postpones the Jan. 11 release of monthly market-moving agriculture data, forecasting firms and traders are trying to plug the gap with their own crop estimates.
Price premiums are out there for producers willing to look for them and make the necessary changes.
In late December, northwest Missouri farmer B.J. Bailey was waiting in line at a grain elevator to unload. While hauling off the 2018 crop, he was also looking ahead to 2019’s crop. He plans to grow some white corn in…
It’s the time of year when Fu Haisheng should be thinking about restocking his herd of hogs.
NEWVILLE, Pa. (AP) — In all of his 30 years of farming, Rick Mains has never seen a harvest season as bad as the one that just wrapped up.
President Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall along the Mexican border is keeping him from honoring some of his other high-profile campaign pledges and policy priorities.
Ron Prestage admits he is a bit nervous about the opening of his company’s hog processing plant, scheduled for March 4.
As winter rolls on, it’s important for livestock producers to keep watch on the ventilation situation in their livestock buildings. Kris Kohl, ag engineering specialist with Iowa State University, said good ventilation is important for a number of reasons.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue extended the deadline for agricultural producers to apply for payments under the Market Facilitation Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
U.S.-China trade talks in Beijing are progressing and will extend into Wednesday, an American negotiator said.
The U.S. government shutdown means the Department of Agriculture will delay the release of several market-moving reports at a time when farmers start to make their planting decisions for the upcoming season.
U.S. and Chinese officials began trade negotiations this week in the hope of reaching a deal during a 90-day truce between President Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping.
Many soybean growers had problems with lodging at harvest this year. The primary culprit for this (as for many of our woes this past fall) was the extended period of unfavorable weather. In parts of southern Illinois, damage by the…
Editor’s note: The following was written by Aaron Hager, University of Illinois weed scientist, for the university’s Crop Management Bulletin online Dec. 17.
AMES, Iowa — Faster conversion of land into agricultural production in recent years has raised the region’s carbon cost of producing grains, according to recently published research from an Iowa State University scientist.
DES MOINES — A 33 percent decline from 2016 to 2017 in the domestic sales and distribution of all medically important antibiotics used in food animal production was announced by the Food and Drug Administration Dec. 18.
LAREDO, Mo. — As Galen Lowrey walks through his collection of John Deere tractors, each one spurs memories and stories.
Plant-based cuisine was one of the biggest food trends of 2018. At the same time, beef sales were massive.