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ELLSWORTH, Iowa — When traveling around Iowa recently, Brian Donaldson was struck by the fact that many of the state’s farms are still family operations
Most of the marketing news recently has focused on the accuracy of USDA reporting. Although this topic merits conversation, the debate doesn’t help you market grain.The amount of uncertainty about national production and your own farm yield has put farmers…
For most cow-calf producers, summer’s swing to fall means weaning time is just around the corner.
ALTAMONT, Ill. — Traveling horses, like humans, occasionally need an overnight break. Fortunately, there are plenty of equine inns dotting the highways.
Corn futures took it on the chin on Monday after the USDA surprised traders by increasing yield estimates.
Wearable technology will soon move from wrist to stalk, swapping measures of blood flow and respiration for sap flow and transpiration, according to a news release from the University of Nebraska.
Missouri’s crops are showing a good deal of variety this year, with different crop conditions due to planting issues and rainfall received.
FRANKLIN, Minn. — With almost two dozen family members benefiting from the success of Sullivan Family Farm in west central Minnesota, efficiency and teamwork is key, especially in a year like this one with multiple weather challenges.
CLARINDA, Iowa — The adoption of new technology can bring a host of benefits. One farmer in southwest Iowa is utilizing the tools available to him to save a precious resource — time.
ST. LOUIS — Farmers today have a multitude of digital tools available to them. Accessing them can be troublesome, however.
Looking at the U.S. drought monitor, it would be hard to guess that excess rain caused problems for growers in eastern Iowa this spring.
ALBANY, Mo. — On a sunny day in late July, Jennifer Miller was driving around the University of Missouri’s Hundley-Whaley Research Center at Albany, looking at crops. Miller, the center’s superintendent, says the center has several fields studying the area’s…
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — On a steamy morning earlier this month, Shane Blair walked methodically through 25 acres of waist-high grass on a restored prairie in west central Minnesota.
Dicamba products, regardless of brand, are all equally harming soybeans and other crops, according to Dr. Steven Knezevic.
For many farmers in Illinois, too wet has become too dry. A spring that dumped record-setting amounts of precipitation in some places has given way in some regions to near drought-like conditions.
Uncertainty regarding soybean acreage and yield potential will continue to be significant factors in soybean price movements through harvest. Without a severe crop shortfall, higher soybean prices rely on demand prospects over the next year.
In a year when record heat is scorching Europe and the heaviest rain in decades has inundated parts of the U.S. Midwest, the Asia Pacific region is suffering from its own maelstrom of extreme weather.
A record number of corn and soybean acres were planted late in 2019 and have reduced yield potential. Weather conditions have also been favorable for foliar disease development.
Jon Doggett has worked with congressmen and various commodity groups for more than 30 years.During his time in Washington, D.C., he has been part of the National Cattlemen’s Association, American Farm Bureau and for the past 17 years, the National…
MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. — University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Ted Probert says this is a good time to review management practices to harvest good quality silage.