After a quick planting season across Iowa and parts of Missouri and Illinois, work in fields halted with late May rains. The delays are not enough to cause concern for any post-planting work quite yet, but with spraying and side…
Tensions between the United States and China again flared up this past week and threw another wrench into the grain markets.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been crushing to the pork industry, but a group of producers wanted their neighbors to know they are not alone.
The most recent annual survey of cash rental rates for Iowa farmland shows that rates increased, on average, by 1.4% in 2020 to $222 per acre. This is the fourth year of relatively stable rates at levels around 18% lower…
For the last few years, it seems like agriculture has been running from one crisis to another.In 2018, it was the start of the trade fight with China and the spill-over skirmishes with the rest of the world. In 2019,…
Steven Hall is dedicated to exploring how farmers can get the most out of their soil.
It’s early in the season, but before we know it, corn will be chest high and we will be thinking about if in-season management is needed.Tar spot is endemic to the region and it isn’t going anywhere any time soon.…
Back in February, the flood forecasts along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers were grim. Just a year after historic flooding, with levees still being repaired, the possibility of more was daunting.
After losing nearly 20,000 bushels of corn last year, David Lueth is feeling more optimistic in 2020.
While many levees on the major Midwestern rivers are in good shape, many others are old and in need of repairs.
Livestock producers were hit with a perfect storm of logistical concerns in the past month.
Cool and cloudy days have slowed grass growth in Midwest pastures and hay fields this spring.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — It was an unusual session for the Missouri General Assembly this spring, with the state legislature leaving the capitol for about six weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak.