CHURDAN, Iowa — Cale and Connor Juergensen may not be identical when it comes to looks, but their goals have always been the same.
A host of seminars and a bigger-than-ever trade show await pork producers at the 45th annual Iowa Pork Congress Jan. 25-26 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.
BALLARD, Mo. — Cost-share lease agreements can be a great way to get started raising cattle.
Reviewing the role seed treatments play in modern growing systems may offer a helpful perspective as farmers evaluate crop inputs for 2017.
Like chemical seed treatments, soybean inoculants and other biological treatments are used to improve plant health and add an additional layer of protection for crops.
Soybean futures rallied Jan. 12 after the USDA reported Dec. 1, 2016, supplies were less than many analysts had expected.
The outlook looks somewhat brighter for the cattle market after last week’s World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) were released by USDA.
Soybean futures jumped Jan. 12 after seeing a reduction in estimated U.S. production and ending stocks in the USDA’s January supply and demand update, but big supplies continue to loom over co…
BOULDER, Colo. — At century’s end, the number of summertime storms that produce extreme downpours could increase by more than 400 percent across parts of the United States, according to a new …
Editor’s note: The following was written by Philip Abbott, Purdue University ag economist, for the 2017 Purdue Agricultural Economics Report.
Poky Feeders of Scott City, Kan., has been in the cattle business since the dark days of the 1980s farm crisis and it still exists today. The feedlot was started in 1982, with current General …
Managing reproductive success in beef cattle isn’t always easy. Managing estrus cycles can help.
PEORIA, Ill. — A woman who often works with farmers and landowners on soil health issues had no idea she would be doing this kind of work when she was a young girl living in Chicago.
In the last 30 years, agriculture has undergone a change marked by innovation, diversification and new market opportunities that together are yielding vast economic gains. As agricultural prac…
In the 112th Congress, which convened in January 2011, the House and Senate began observing an earmark ban. Earmarks — formally known as congressionally directed spending — directed a signific…
January. Hopefully, your pace is more relaxed with harvest behind you, and you’re finding time to catch up on paperwork and take care of equipment maintenance or repair projects in the shop.
DES MOINES — Legislation that revised Iowa’s career education programs has drawn criticism from many agriculture teachers in the state.
MT. VERNON, Ill. — Midwest farmers, in general, have weathered a sputtering income stream in recent years well. But they may start feeling the pinch in 2017 in terms of credit.
AMES, Iowa — A multi-year study led by an Iowa State University scientist suggests the turbines commonly used in the state to capture wind energy may have a positive effect on crops.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa —Sen. Rob Hogg hopes 2017 is the “Year of Water” in the Iowa Legislature.