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Editor’s note: The following was written by Tracey Erickson for the South Dakota State University Extension website.
SEDALIA, Mo. — The 118th Missouri State Fair, scheduled for Aug. 13-23 in Sedalia, will look different this year. The fair will focus on its youth livestock show and youth exhibits in the 4-H building, while non-youth livestock events, including…
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — When Bayla Crouch finished washing and grooming her steer on a sunny July afternoon, her younger siblings and parents praised her for her good work in training Peanut. Her efforts were intended for the Illinois State Fair,…
RICEVILLE, Iowa — Bob Owen will get by, but there is an empty spot in his August calendar where the Iowa State Fair used to be.
Rains in the second half of July and cooler temperatures to begin August have provided some relief for crops and pastures across Missouri, even as some parts of the state have continued to battle dry conditions.
Unlike last year, when excess rain was pretty widespread across the state, much of Illinois has had generally good crop growing weather this year with some pockets being the exception.
High temperatures have pushed through the Midwest in recent weeks, and while that is to be expected in July and August, the lack of rain may be limiting the corn and soybean crops considerably.
Editor’s note: The following was written for the Kansas State University Extension website published July 28.
A downturn in the ethanol industry has a direct effect on farmers, and agriculture advocates in South Dakota say the fix lies in putting an end to special waivers for oil companies and improving trade relations with other countries.“The industry…
Western corn rootworm beetles began emerging in late June and early July in southeastern and south central Nebraska. Beetle emergence will be somewhat later in northeastern and western Nebraska. These beetles can cause potential injury from silk clipping.
As farmers look to the forecast for any sign of relief from warm and dry conditions, they may be slightly disappointed moving through the next month or two.
While cattle can usually tolerate high temperatures, producers need to keep an eye out for heat stress as summer moves into August.
The majority of residual herbicides have begun to lose their effectiveness at this point in the growing season. In most annual crops, canopy closure is occurring and this, along with time of year, will reduce new weed germination. However, Palmer…
PONTIAC, Ill. — Jason Webster, who farms with his family near here and is a commercial agronomist for Precision Planting, said last year was one of the most difficult seasons ever for doing farm research.
Farmers are resilient, but that resiliency is being tested by challenges on the trade front, according to several Iowa and national agricultural leaders.
Some people have been finding surprises in their mailboxes across the U.S. Bags containing seeds have been sent to numerous residents, despite no order or expectation to receive them. Many news outlets suggest they appear to be coming from China.
GOODFIELD, Ill. — It’s not usual for a business’s restroom to be where its personality really shines. But the humor, creativity and warmth of The Barn III, a central Illinois theater, wedding and event venue, take center stage in the…
LIBERTY, Mo. — Since 1991, Carolyn’s Country Cousins has been a staple of the autumn season, serving up fresh pumpkin donuts and fall-themed fun for patrons. This season is going to look different from years past.
URBANDALE, Iowa — It can be a bit disconcerting to see a person in 1850s garb cooking over hot coals in a fireplace while wearing a face mask. She is in the past and very much in the COVID-19-dominated year…
Uncertainty dominates agritourism across Illinois, especially as operators decide what to do going into the lucrative fall season.