Cattle producers in southern Illinois are facing a threat from the skies. Vultures that swoop down and prey on young calves are raiding a growing number of farms.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Robert Tigner, University of Nebraska agricultural systems economist educator, for the university’s CropWatch website.
President Donald Trump risks triggering a “depression” in the nation’s rural areas if he withdraws from NAFTA, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said. He also urged Trump to rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement to counter China.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Farmers need more research showing cover crops increase yields, reduce erosion and add nutrients back to the soil in corn-soybean rotation before they adopt the practice, says University of Missouri researcher Ranjith Udawatta.
When Steve Johnson looks ahead at the decisions farmers may face regarding crop insurance in 2018, he can’t help but compare it to the excitement college basketball fans often have as the NCAA tournament nears.
It’s been a long time since any country shipped out as much wheat as Russia.
The Western Farm Show returns to the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, Mo., for its 57th year, Feb. 23-25.
Deere & Co., the world’s largest farm machine maker, raised its full-year sales forecast, and there’s reason to believe that good news will keep coming.
A shortage of rail cars in Canada is leaving grain and oil shipments stranded on the Prairies, sending crude prices plummeting and leaving farmers in a cash crunch.
U.S. farmers’ incomes are set to plunge to a 12-year low, but that’s not enough to stop them from splurging on new tractors and combines worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
With low milk prices continuing a long run, dairy producers are doing what they can to weather the storm. That means striving to achieve more efficiency, and holding off on big purchases.
The upcoming round of talks to renegotiate NAFTA will start one day earlier than previously announced in order to accommodate ministers’ schedules, according to two people familiar with the plans.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Aptly, in a year when trade dominated the topics at the Illinois Pork Expo in Springfield, the patriarch of the 2018 Illinois Pork Producer Family of the Year has long been a leader in promoting international exports.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Most of Missouri remains in a drought, according to a map released Feb. 8 by the National Drought Mitigation Center.
ATLANTIC, Iowa — Fresh snow covered the ground as Zak Kennedy walked through biting February wind to check on cattle.
Just a few years ago it seemed like Canada’s farmers couldn’t get peas into the ground fast enough, but they’re now falling out of favor.
The Trump administration is once again signaling trade talks are going better with Mexico than Canada.
Forget those old chicken patties. McDonald’s Corp. has a master plan to become the new Chicken King.
As tensions escalate between the U.S. and China, one crop is emerging as the most powerful weapon in a potential trade war: the soybean.
AMES, Iowa — A study conducted by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University explores the potential economic benefits to drinking water, recreation and health through meeting the targets of Iowa's statewide strategy for reducing nutrients.