Iowa Farmer Today

Subscribe to Iowa Farmer Today feed - RSS Results in section(s) news,news/* only for asset type(s) of article
Updated: 46 min 10 sec ago

Yields high, moisture low in Central Illinois

October 18, 2018 - 5:00pm
TOWANDA, Ill. — While harvest season started about the same time as usual for Ron Miller — mid-September in Central Illinois — the moisture levels were already what he would usually see a week or week and a half into…
Categories: Farm News

Despite dryness, yields hit high marks

October 18, 2018 - 5:00pm
PIPER CITY, Ill. — Brandon Grubbs couldn’t help but thinking “what if” when he was harvesting corn this fall. In his area of East Illinois, he was harvesting corn at between 240 and 250 bu./acre where they had no rain…
Categories: Farm News

Southwest farmers watch for quality

October 18, 2018 - 4:36pm
MALVERN, Iowa — Most farmers in Southwest Iowa harvested in the darkness Oct. 4 and into Oct. 5, knowing a long period of rain was on its way.
Categories: Farm News

Corn harvest starts strong in September in Central Missouri

October 18, 2018 - 4:00pm
MOKANE, Mo. — On a sunny September afternoon in Callaway County, Don Mealy was at work harvesting a field of corn. It was a busy day in the fields for area farmers. He was enjoying the warm, dry weather.
Categories: Farm News

Soybean harvest gets underway in Northeast Missouri

October 18, 2018 - 1:48pm
RUTLEDGE, Mo. — On Oct. 2, Trent Shultz was harvesting soybeans in the Fabius River bottom. Combines were running in several fields in the area, although most were shelling corn. The late afternoon sun shone on Shultz’ red combine as…
Categories: Farm News

Above-average yields spark early optimism

October 18, 2018 - 11:45am
WILTON, Iowa — Despite a dry summer, yields are coming in stronger than expected in East Central Iowa.
Categories: Farm News

Harvest at standstill with ‘no place for water to go’

October 18, 2018 - 9:00am
ALVORD, Iowa — Like everyone else in his neighborhood on Oct. 10, Ross Mogler was waiting for the rain to stop and the sun to come out.
Categories: Farm News

Hail-hardy beans bounce back as corn struggles

October 18, 2018 - 6:00am
BREDA, Iowa — Chris Huegerich has seen the good, the very good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to his crops this season.
Categories: Farm News

Mad cow disease found in the U.K. for first time since 2015

October 18, 2018 - 5:38am
Mad cow disease has been found on a U.K. farm for the first time since 2015, raising concern that some countries may move to limit imports of British beef.
Categories: Farm News

North Central Iowa farmers wait out another wet month

October 17, 2018 - 4:15pm
MANLY, Iowa — Andy Hill laughs when asked about his harvest progress.
Categories: Farm News

1,000 unfilled jobs forcing meatpackers to sweeten benefits pot

October 17, 2018 - 11:28am
On any given Monday, America’s biggest supplier of ground beef has 1,000 jobs unfilled, pushing Cargill Inc. to aggressively sweeten the pot on benefits to retain existing workers and hire new ones.
Categories: Farm News

America’s dairy farmers are drowning in milk

October 17, 2018 - 7:12am
A decade ago, Greek yogurt was ascendant in America. In New York state, the hope among farmers and politicians was that their fortunes would benefit as well.
Categories: Farm News

U.S., China clash over how to solve `existential' trade threat

October 16, 2018 - 10:03am
U.S. and Chinese officials clashed in Geneva on Tuesday as the world’s two largest economies disagreed over how to reform the global trading system.
Categories: Farm News

Harvest: Soybeans behind average but corn ahead

October 15, 2018 - 4:28pm
Soybean farmers in eight of the 18 major soybean-producing states harvested 5 percent or less of their crop in the past week as rain and muddy soil kept them out of fields.
Categories: Farm News

Two ships with U.S. soybeans head to China as trade war lingers

October 15, 2018 - 1:42pm
Two more vessels loaded with U.S. soybeans have departed for China, signaling that buyers may be getting more desperate for supplies amid the prolonged trade war between the nations.
Categories: Farm News

Lack of China buying curbs U.S. soybean exports

October 15, 2018 - 11:15am
Based on available trade data, USDA estimates that 2017-18 U.S. soybean market share in China has fallen to 29 percent from 39 percent last year, while Brazil surged to 66 percent from 48 percent.
Categories: Farm News

Evaluate fertilizer decisions to maximize profit

October 14, 2018 - 3:22pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota soil fertility specialist, and Jeff Vestch, researcher, for the university’s Minnesota Crop News website.
Categories: Farm News

Pork prospects improve, but losses still loom

October 13, 2018 - 9:30am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Chris Hurt, with the Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics, for the University of Illinois Farmdoc Daily website Oct. 1.
Categories: Farm News

Snowy, wet mess strands Canada wheat as global crop woes mount

October 13, 2018 - 6:58am
Mike Ammeter barely received a drop of rain on his Alberta farm all summer. Now, wet and snowy weather has kept him from harvesting his crops for five weeks.
Categories: Farm News

Big supplies limit farm price prospects: CoBank

October 12, 2018 - 11:36am
Any significant farm price improvements over last year’s prices will be limited, particularly with record U.S. yields for many of the major crop commodities adding to available supply levels. Animal ag will need more export market growth to absorb the…
Categories: Farm News