Identity preserved (IP) grains can fetch a premium for growers and add value for processors or end users, but planning is essential to ensure extra time and effort pays off.
DES MOINES — Various issues with a state program designed to ensure the biggest animal feeding operations meet higher standards for, among other things, noise and pollution control has rendere…
Corn is still king in the Midwest, but soybeans make more money for farmers — at least lately.
The Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation is on the way to raising thousands of dollars to help Plains farmers and ranchers whose operations were devastated by wildfire.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Nick Paulson, Kathy Baylis, Jonathan Coppess and Gary Schnitkey, with the University of Illinois, for the Farmdoc Daily website.
What is a steer or hog really worth? Brad Kooima says for some livestock producers, it can be a mystery.
Much needed rain was reported throughout the state, according to the April 3 USDA Crop Progress report. Statewide, precipitation averaged 1.47 inches for the week, 0.51 inches above normal.
Rain throughout the region delayed planting of corn, according to the April 3 USDA Crop Progress report.
Iowa farmers intend to plant 13.3 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2017, according to the March 31 USDA NASS Prospective Planting report. This is a decrease of 600,000 acres from 2016…
Despite the national shift in acres, Iowa farmers are looking to keep their rotations mostly steady this spring.
President Donald Trump is a well-known fan of U.S. beef. He’s hawked Trump-branded steaks, and his standard order at the 21 Club in Manhattan is a well-done burger topped with American cheese.
China National Chemical Corp. won European Union antitrust approval for its $43 billion takeover of Swiss pesticide maker Syngenta AG, a day after the U.S. gave its blessing, bringing China’s …
Last week’s USDA Hogs and Pigs Report contained few surprises. Breeding herd numbers are 1.5 percent higher than a year ago, with market hogs up 4.4 percent, posting a record-setting number of…
Corn prices got some help from the Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks reports, but soybean futures drew pressure.
Just four months ago, investors in Mexico were bracing for disaster. Trade agreements were sure to be ripped up. Thousands of jobless Mexicans, expelled from their American homes, would flood …
It appears unlikely the country will have a new Secretary of Agriculture before late April.
Managing pastures in the spring requires planning and flexibility. Often, grass grows faster than cattle can graze it. But producers have a couple of options to make the most use of abundant forage.
GLENWOOD, Iowa — Paul Speck remembers being asked to represent Southwest Iowa as part of a new feature in Iowa Farmer Today.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois ag economist, for the Farmdoc Daily website as part of the university’s Gardner Policy Series.