With health care settings busy and, in some cases, overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases in the upper Midwest, many people are opting to handle minor illnesses and injuries at home.
URBANA, Ill. — Dissolved nitrate in Midwestern agricultural drainage water is a major contributing factor in downstream water pollution, including feeding the algae that cause the so-called dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Saturated buffers and denitrifying bioreactors are…
Low interest rates and high government payments helped push Iowa farmland values up by 1.7% this past year to an average of $7,559 per acre, according to the Iowa Land Values Survey conducted by Iowa State University.
ROCK PORT, Mo. — Historic flooding along the Missouri River in 2019 has left many still repairing damage this fall.
Students in the Hawks Mfg. Club at Northeast Community College have modernized a board game whose roots can be traced back to 3,000 B.C. Club members have used equipment in the program’s lab in the College’s Applied Technology building to…
Conference looks forward through innovation, sustainability
A new software-based security tool is providing near real-time health and movement status, for the swine industry, allowing pork producers to respond quickly and isolate pigs in the case of a disease outbreak.
Zippy Duvall is the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Duvall is a farmer from Georgia, where his family has a 400-head beef cow herd and raises broilers.
Although perhaps not as challenging as 2019, the 2020 Illinois growing season weather was remarkable. From late spring and early fall freezes, to wet-dry-wet swings, to drought that visited most of the state, and even a derecho, in this article…
COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way rural residents of Illinois worship. And while the pandemic will someday be in the rear view mirror, many changes will remain. Some may even be positive.
For those who are religious, few things are more important than the idea of gathering in prayer and song. But the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept through processing plants, schools and restaurants have also been felt in…
MEMPHIS, Mo. (AP) — As Dr. Shane Wilson makes the rounds at the tiny, 25-bed hospital in rural northeastern Missouri, many of his movements are familiar in an age of coronavirus. Masks and gloves. Zippered plastic walls between hallways. Hand…
TABOR, Iowa — Just about a year ago, Justin and Jamie Ewalt were putting together a plan that carried both risk and reward.
Carla Jaquet saw sales of her cottage food products, including jams and pickles, sweeten this summer.
While plans are being made for the 2021 growing season, dicamba is expected to be part of the weed control process for many farmers across the Midwest.
At the virtual University of Missouri Crop Management Conference, MU ag economist Scott Brown talked about the market and policy drivers for corn and soybean economics in 2021.
Mild late-autumn weather provides the perfect opportunity for preparing feedlots for winter.
In general, soybean yields in Illinois were on par with the five-year average.