DES MOINES — Claire Masker knew she wanted a career in agriculture when she left home for Iowa State University in 2001.
The undersigned organizations oppose re-opening the farm bill and thus urge you to protect farm bill conservation program mandatory funding as you consider agriculture appropriations legislati…
Rural areas comprise one-quarter of America’s population but represent one-third of the nation’s poor. As a result, rural areas consistently poll as having poorer mental health compared to urb…
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — It’s almost as if someone shouted “free beer,” and solar companies came running to see if it’s true, said Dale Aupperle, president of Heartland Ag Group.
DES MOINES — As the number of Iowa farmers using cover crops continues to grow, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey shared a number of spring management tips for farmers new to growing …
Editor’s note: The following was written by James M. MacDonald, a branch chief at the USDA Economic Research Service, for the ERS Amber Waves magazine.
Take a step into my machine shed. You’re sure to stumble across a variety of 2-cycle, gas-powered outdoor power tools including a leaf blower, a couple of chain saws, a garden tiller, a walk-b…
ST. LOUIS — Joe Prusacki has a message for farmers who don’t like the federal government asking about their business: We’re all in this together.
PAXTON, Ill. — At age 80, Melvin Coulter is an active part of the family farm near Paxton. He doesn’t worry too much about the future of his farm because the next generation is on the rise.
MALVERN, Iowa — Price discovery, trade and flooding were among a handful of topics discussed at a meeting between Sen. Joni Ernst and a small group of farmers and other area residents here April 19.
The USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) announced April 11 it is delaying the effective date of the Farmer Fair Practices Interim Final Rule an additional 180 …
What’s another way to add value and create jobs with surplus Iowa corn? Make bourbon whiskey, according to Jeff Quint, of Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery in Johnson County.
SWISHER, Iowa — DriftWatch, a new online mapping tool for sensitive crops, allows herbicide or insecticide applicators to see where bees and specialty crops are being raised in their neighborhood.
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WASHINGTON, Iowa — Even with a roof over their heads, some of Kurt Hora’s pigs are still finding a way to soak up some sunshine.
Hog prices were up over the first quarter of 2017 compared to a year ago, although prices have trickled lower over the past few weeks due to larger supplies.
After a muted market reaction last week from USDA’s estimates for greater South American corn and soybean production, forecasts for continued wet weather in the U.S. Midwest and mid-South are …
Almost as surely as the sun rising in the East, farmers across the Midwest will have to deal with mud in the spring.
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