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OSAGE, Iowa — Wayne Fredericks walks out into a cornfield on his northern Iowa farm and points out the first bits of spring growth of a cover crop shooting through the cornstalks.
DALTON City, Ill. — Mike Weidner started showing his Milking Shorthorn cattle at the Illinois State Fair in 1934, one year before his curly-headed daughter, Shirley, was born.
Calling it a “quiet crisis” in 2018, Ohio State University professor of soil science Rattan Lal said soil loss is a major issue that has been affecting farmers around the world for centuries.
WAYNESVILLE, Ill. — Bill Hammitt has never been a farmer, but his family has deep roots in agriculture.
At a time of reverberating impacts from the spread of COVID-19, land value experts announced March 19 that Illinois farmland values remain steady.
University of Minnesota dairy economist Marin Bozic says the coronavirus outbreak has created a lot of uncertainty for dairy producers, but a consistent risk management approach can help them navigate the challenging times.
At the end of every winter season, I call the folks at Conine & Sons, a local family-owned outdoor power equipment dealership where I bought my Scag zero-turn mower. They take the unit to their shop, make sure the belts…
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Being an advocate for responsible farming came easy for Darin Stolte.
For experienced foragers, country roads are supermarket aisles.
LISBON, Iowa (AP) — Like most rural veterinarians, Alana McNutt is a jack of all trades.
A new soybean variety – with resistance to soybean cyst nematode (SCN) derived from the breeding line PI 89772 – is being released by Syngenta in small quantities in 2020. Syngenta is sharing seed with university researchers and farm cooperators…
Tractors and combines should be flying out of U.S. dealerships as farmers desperately need to replace an aging fleet. They’re not, and at the same time, production in Europe is being hampered by supply chain shortages.
As the coronavirus sweeps across the globe sickening humans, scientists are making progress on developing tests that could help combat a different deadly disease — African swine fever, which has been ravaging hog herds.
Banks and ag production are expected to stay strong amid the coronavirus storm, according to a Federal Reserve economist.
In the coming weeks as spring starts to bring warmer temperatures, grain held through the winter at a high moisture content should be dried or marketed as soon as possible to prevent quality loss and mold growth.
Management decisions, equipment maintenance and proper storage can have a big impact on waste and efficiency when baling hay.
In agriculture, it is rare that a single technology will provide a guaranteed yield response every year. When considering the yield benefits of high-speed planting, it’s important to consider two areas where this new technology has an opportunity to enhance…
DES MOINES — The National Pork Producers Council announced March 30 its board of directors has decided to cancel the 2020 World Pork Expo in June due to COVID-19 human health concerns. World Pork Expo 2021 is scheduled for June…
AMES, Iowa — Following the wet and late harvest of 2019, several Midwest states are on the edge of a dangerous cliff when it comes to emptying grain bins.
After years of dramatic expansion, wind power may be facing some blowback.