Here in Iowa, summertime always reminds us why we care about clean water. Thanks to the Clean Water Act, many of the places we go swimming, fishing or boating — like the Mississippi River — are now cleaner.
NAFTA has had a profound effect on many aspects of North American agriculture. With a few exceptions, intraregional agricultural trade is now completely free of tariff and quota restrictions, and the agricultural sectors of NAFTA’s member countries — Canada, Mexico…
Concerns about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement have disrupted relationships with longstanding customers of U.S. grains and caused significant concern in farm country, according to testimony offered by U.S. Grains Council Chairman Chip Councell June 27…
What do oats, annual ryegrass, sorghum, sudan grass, cereal rye, triticale, wheat, spelt, barley, cowpea, winter pea, red clover, sweet clover, hairy vetch, alfalfa, mung beans, radishes and turnips all have in common?
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — After a mild winter and warm start to summer, insects of all kinds seem to be doing well this year.
In recent cover crop research projects across Iowa, farmers have been focused on increasing the growing season for cover crops with earlier seeding and later termination.
DES MOINES — While farmers are installing solar panels on their land to power livestock buildings, students at Iowa State University are continuing their quest to use the sun to power a car.
The EPA announced June 27 a proposal to withdraw the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.
NEW MARKET, Iowa — Seth Watkins and his four-wheeler bounce across one of his Taylor County pastures. It’s a cloudy day in southwest Iowa, but the fields are bright green and lush after some much-needed rain.
This spring, U.S. farmers planted a record high 89.5 million acres of soybeans while reducing corn acres by 3 percent compared to last year to 90.9 million, according to the latest USDA Acreage Report.
It will be many months before U.S. hog numbers start to decrease.
Randall Vos says optimism is high in Iowa’s sheep industry.