SPARLAND, Ill. — A wind storm flattened much of Carla Schaer’s Indian corn during pollination this year on the family’s Marshall County, Illinois, pumpkin farm. Her husband, Adam, told her there wasn’t much hope she would have the colorful corn…
For farmers who apply manure, it can be difficult to know how much nitrogen (N) is in the manure they’re applying and when it is available to the crop. This makes it hard to make decisions about how much additional…
Shocks to the beef industry were all part of 2020’s “unprecedented” theme, but how the market responded was less surprising.
URBANA, Ill. — What exactly is the relationship between soil nitrogen, corn yield and nitrogen loss?
Comprehensive genome information for three of the most troublesome weed species recently was published.
For many of us, there’s a lot of “hurry up and wait” time during harvest. Time spent waiting in a grain cart or truck on the edges of fields while the combine fills may feel like wasted time and lead…
Bayer is expecting very high demand for XtendFlex soybeans for the 2021 growing season.
There’s no one-size-fits-all cover crop, and selecting the right cover crop mix may seem a bit overwhelming.
Caleb Ragland knows there is a direct connection in profitability between the soybeans he is harvesting this fall and the hogs he raises on his Kentucky farm.
While they might not have been as active as in past years, Japanese beetles still caused issues for farmers in the Midwest in 2020.
For the last 12 years, he shared his collection with Farmall aficionados from around the world at Farmall-Land USA in Avoca. Having turned 80 last month, Jerry Mez has closed the museum for good Sept. 27.
With dry and drought conditions in the late summer and fall, crops dry down rapidly and harvest starts early. The climate outlook may be favorable for an uninterrupted run at harvest. However, the risk of fires during harvest is always…
The day tends to begin early for Delaney Nichols.
THOMPSONVILLE, Ill. — Brockton Miller isn’t sure farming is in his future. But it certainly is in his present.
Things are not back to normal in the North Tama school district, but David Hill is getting used to it and so are many of his students.
School districts across the state worked feverishly on their “back-to-school in a pandemic plans” for this fall. Then they adjusted them as the unexpected arose. Parents and teachers made pivots as well.
PARIS, Mo.— As students settle into the school year, rural schools across Missouri are working to continue to have in-person class despite the challenges presented by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
PARIS, Mo. — Fall is a busy time for Owen Totton, a sophomore at Paris High School.
ASHKUM, Ill. — In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the dearth of flour didn’t rival toilet paper, but in some communities it came close.
MILLER, Mo. — While the COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly taken a toll on the U.S. economy, many food-centric businesses have reaped the opportunity of a more engaged producer-consumer relationship.