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NASHUA, Iowa — Oats and other small grains can be grown successfully in Iowa and the upper Midwest, said Stephan Gailans, research and field crops director with Practical Farmers of Iowa. During the June 26 field day at the Northeast…
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Fair season and heat put three groups at risk of heat stroke: livestock, their owners and spectators.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — It takes all-around skills to successfully show a sheep, cow and pig in one event.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — As a sign of the times, one of the new exhibits at the Illinois State Fair this year is a hemp plot.
DES MOINES — For years the talk at the Iowa State Fair was about new or renovated buildings. This year it is about new traditions and events.
Every summer, as August approaches, the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia make their annual transition into fair mode, getting ready for the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come to the small city in west central Missouri to appreciate agriculture,…
DES MOINES — For thousands of Iowans, a trip to the state fair just isn’t complete without a look at the butter cow. For Sarah Pratt, the tradition runs deeper.
COULTERVILLE, Ill. — Richard Stewart’s ancestors moved from South Carolina to settle in Illinois in 1819. That choice and years of hard work establishing a southwestern Illinois farm have made the family one of only five official bicentennial family farms…
VIROQUA, Wis. (AP) — Farmers are questioning whether growing hemp for grain will ever be profitable in Wisconsin, but they see the potential in the future of hemp fiber and CBD products.
DANFORTH, Ill. — Farmers attending a June field day at Janie’s Organic Farm got to see the real challenges of growing organic grains, with weather as the biggest issue this year— just as with conventionally grown grain.
Ever since its inception, many people attending the Iowa State Fair have craved the same thing — new foods to try.
ST. LOUIS — On-farm technologies can be as complex as they are essential, but guidance from the soy checkoff aims to help farmers maximize their data to make the best management decisions.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — At one point, tractors were seen as the future — a way for farmers to achieve so much more with less time and effort.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Instead of spraying pesticides, Dubuque’s Stone Hollow Gardens & Shroomery uses predatory insects.
As of July 15, the USDA NASS survey showed 11% of corn was silking, behind 60% last year and the 42% average. Growers with corn fields currently pollinating have been asking how heat may impact corn pollination.
The latest Census of Agriculture shows high-speed internet access remains spotty in many rural parts of Missouri. State agencies, are working to improve access.
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — Casey Schlichting knows he is one of the lucky ones when it comes to high-speed internet access.
Illinois Director of Agriculture John Sullivan, who is leading the state’s latest push to improve rural internet service, does not have to go far to find an example of the need. It’s right on his farm.
Scouting and making management decisions for disease will bring a few challenges this season. There is a considerable amount of developmental variability in the corn and soybean acreage due to delayed planting or replanting this spring. These differences in growth…