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Editor’s note: The following was written by Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University Extension beef feedlot management specialist, for the university’s iGrow website Oct. 10.
Phil Borgic touched the low point of the pork industry in the late 1990s. It feels even worse today, he said.
COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa — A dry growing season tempered expectations in areas of Southeast Iowa.
BUTLER, Mo. — When it comes to farming, weather is one big factor growers can’t control. In parts of Missouri, farmers faced drought conditions this year, although Dane Diehl’s family farm in West Central Missouri caught a few timely rains.
PATTERSON, Iowa — It’s a rare sunny day as Stephen Cain finishes harvesting this cornfield in Madison County.
ALTAMONT, Ill. — Russell Ramsey is making history. At least on this farm.
GALESBURG, Ill. — Patty and John Gustafson had braced themselves for some lower yields this fall when they entered a field that had endured severe drought this summer.
FILLMORE, Ill. — It is difficult to imagine better growing and harvest conditions here. Kevin Thole hopes it all leads to good yields.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Joe Luck, University of Nebraska Extension precision agriculture engineer, for the University of Nebraska Crop Watch website Sept. 28.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Steve Johnson, Iowa State University Extension farm management specialist.
The fourth quarter of the year is never kind to pork producers, but the worst may already be over.
With harvest approaching or in progress, grain storage is becoming a top priority for some producers.
TRIPLETT, Mo. — Chariton County farmer Mark Steiman was harvesting a field of corn in the Grand River bottom in North Central Missouri. It was a clear September day, with barely a cloud in the blue sky, the green combine…
LADDONIA, Mo. — For Mike Sharpe, his work on his northeast Missouri family farm has helped him as a seed dealer.
COLESBURG, Iowa — Family is important to John Wessel, and without it, he wouldn’t be where he is today.
Gregg Hora is nothing but optimistic about Iowa’s pork industry.
DowDuPont Inc. slumped after cutting the asset value of its DuPont Co. agriculture business by $4.6 billion less than nine months before a planned spinoff of the seed-and-pesticide unit.
CAMBRIDGE, Iowa — The combine is in the shed today, just like it has been for the last week.
GORHAM, Ill. — Glenn Twenhafel’s harvest hit a snag before it began. Ground squirrels broke into a grain truck and lunched on some wiring harnesses. But things improved after that.