The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial, is now accepting applications for its high-school-senior scholarship program. A total of 105 scholarships, worth $1,500 each, will be awarded. Applications must be received by March…
College students who are sophomores and juniors pursuing four-year degrees in any field – and who are involved in or have been involved in 4-H, FFA or the registered Holstein industry – are eligible to apply for the John and…
The battle between U.S. farm interests and oil-refining advocates such as Carl Icahn is heating up again as the two sides fight over whether the ethanol mandate is to blame for the bankruptcy of the U.S. East Coast’s largest refinery.
Livestock producers who purchase feeder cattle or weaned pigs, plus feed, and then sell finished animals at a specific point in time, take on significant input and output price risk. Feeder-cattle, weaned-pig and feed prices account for a significant share…
VIROQUA, Wis. – The Tainter Creek Watershed is a bit of a misnomer. With a name like “Tainter,” one might conclude that its waters are tainted. Instead, the watershed is considered to have good water quality and good trout-fishing conditions.
In what would be one of the biggest shakeups of the U.S. food-stamp program in its five-decade history, President Donald Trump is proposing to slash cash payments and substitute them with "100 percent American grown food" given to recipients.
CattleFax recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and shared the beef outlook at the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show in Phoenix. Highlighted was that the industry’s profitability looks to continue into 2018.
The U.S., Canada and Mexico are at odds over a proposal to beef up NAFTA’s powers to cut red tape, as one major business group warns efforts to simplify regulations could end up taking a step backward.
AMES, Iowa – Harvest time is labor-intensive. But Smart Ag aims to help farmers save labor using software that fully automates a grain-cart tractor regardless of make and model.
CONOVER, Wis. — At their log home in the woods, Joe Hovel helps his wife, Mary Hovel, wash vegetables picked from their land.
Sulfur is becoming increasingly important to crop production in the Upper Midwest. Soil organic matter is a large storehouse for sulfur, but there are still situations where crops need sulfur fertilizer to maintain high yields.
Itoham Foods Inc., the biggest exporter of Japan’s premium Wagyu beef, expects shipments to climb to a record as demand from Taiwan is set to triple and exports to Brazil may begin.
Tax credits that would benefit biofuel producers and a nuclear reactor project being constructed by Southern Co. are among the energy incentives in a budget deal that Congress must pass by midnight to keep the government open.
Protein consumption is set to expand as millions of people across the world emerge from poverty, so food companies face a challenge around growing while reducing their impact on the environment, according to Justin Whitmore, chief sustainability officer at Tyson…
It was a hot year … 2017 was among the three warmest years on record.
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, predicted NAFTA negotiations would “come to the cliff” before reaching a compromise, but he expressed optimism that agricultural voices are being heard.
China is studying the potential impact of trade measures imposed on soybeans imported from the U.S., valued last year at $13.9 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
A record-breaking snow storm will benefit wheat crops across central Russia, reinforcing the outlook for another big harvest.
As if Americans didn’t have enough chicken on the menu already, production of the nation’s most-popular meat is headed for the biggest growth spurt in more than a decade.