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Top Trump administration officials are set to meet today to consider options for quelling a backlash in politically important farm states over recent biofuel policy moves, including revoking waivers given to some oil refineries from requirements they use renewable fuel…
This past Christmas, Curt Mottet did not spend his nights celebrating. The Richland, Iowa, location manager for Farmer’s Coop Association was instead dealing with the crunch of making sure farmers received anhydrous ammonia before a price increase went into effect…
With the prevented planting and flooding this season, another reason for planting a cover crop is to help prevent fallow syndrome in next year's crop.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst said the Renewable Fuel Standard is under attack and hopes to see more oversight in regards to small refinery waivers.
The amount of land dedicated to agriculture is shrinking, and it will never return. That’s why produces should start looking to science in order to feed the world and produce a better crop, according to one professor.
When you visit a meat plant, humans are completing tasks like stacking pallets and packing chicken drumsticks. But Tyson Foods Inc. thinks robots can do it all.
A hot plant is an early warning sign of an under-watered, unhealthy plant, which makes monitoring crop temperatures a priority for many farmers.
Prospects are that soybean prices will continue to be low over the next several years, leading to a period of lower farm incomes.Even given those prospects, prices could go even lower, causing more financial stress to develop. Herein, we present…
LANGDON, N.D. – The recent Hemp Field Day at the Langdon Research Extension Center finished up with an outdoor session at the hemp plots site. Burton Johnson, professor in the Plant Sciences Department at NDSU specializing in minor and new…
Now is a great time to scout for Palmer amaranth in Iowa crop fields.As of late 2018, this species had been identified in over half of Iowa’s 99 counties. While new identifications have waned since the widespread introductions in 2016,…
WAUKESHA, Wis. — Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) causes the most yield loss of any soybean pathogen in North America, with economic impact in excess of $1 billion per year. That’s why soybean breeders funded by the checkoff are trying to…
As farmers encounter diseases and pests in August, a new method of dealing with these issues has opened up — drones.
EWING, Ill. — Cover crops could be an effective weed-control strategy for farmers who were forced to leave some fields unplanted this year.
With harvest season coming up in a hurry, farmers want to make sure bins are ready to receive the new crop.
DES MOINES — The late Norman Borlaug is the father of the World Food Prize. Long-time Des Moines businessman John Ruan was the man who brought it to the Midwest and provided needed financial backing.
CLINTON, Ill. — Mike Barnhardt clearly remembers one of his first volunteering assigments with the Eastern Illinois Foodbank Foodmobile, delivering food to a rural area that was underserviced by permanent food pantries. It didn’t really go as planned.
The lamb crop is one of the most important factors affecting profitability of a sheep enterprise. Many factors affect lambing percentage, and management is a key contributor.
Painted lady caterpillars, or thistle caterpillars, in soybean fields have been the topic of many Extension calls this season, with farmers and agronomists from southern to northern Nebraska reporting high numbers.
PONTIAC, Ill. — Midwest farmers who endured an especially challenging planting season this year will at least take away lessons.