ST. DONATUS, Iowa — Bring a good pair of shoes if you plan to walk the Way of the Cross at St. Donatus.
Rural churches play and important role in their local community. This week we feature images captured by our staff.
CALIFORNIA, Mo. — On an overcast early spring day, the fresh green grass was growing on Chuck Massengill’s Moniteau County farm. Rowdy the farm dog lay on the floor, and “The Wreck of the Old …
The House of Representatives is moving forward with comprehensive tax reform designed to spur growth of our nation’s economy. Many of the provisions of the tax reform blueprint will be benefic…
Since 2011, HHS (Health and Human Services) and USDA agencies have taken actions to increase veterinary oversight of medically important antibiotics used in the feed and water of food animals …
Hog and cattle numbers should continue to increase as domestic and international demand for pork and beef strengthen.
In what has been a bit of a tradition, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, announced last week he has introduced a bill in Congress that would ban the packer ownership of livestock.
CHASKA, Minn. — A lack of general funding makes it a challenge for academic ag professionals to start new projects.
CARLYLE, Ill. — The new president of the National Pork Producers Council can relate to the local pig farmer as well as the head of a large swine production company. That’s because he is both.
The trade tension between the U.S. and China has claimed its latest victim: a little-known grain market that’s fallen into the doldrums.
As farmland prices in the Midwest have fluctuated over time, one thing that hasn’t been a major issue is who is allowed to buy that farmland.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Purdue University’s James Mintert, David Widmar and Michael Langemeier for the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer March report.
DUNKERTON, Iowa — Adding acres of soybeans, hay or oats on a farm can affect management decisions throughout the year and in years to come.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Jennifer Ifft, Cornell University economist, and Todd Kuethe, University of Illinois economist, for the University of Illinois Farmdoc Daily website.
March wildfires that scorched more than 1.3 million acres in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas ignited action in Missouri to help farmers and ranchers whose operations had been devastated.
In a move that caught many in the agricultural community off guard this week, Republicans in the Iowa legislature proposed eliminating the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa St…
MANCHESTER, Iowa — For the past 20 years, Russ and Dianne Reth have worked together full time in their Eastern Iowa hog operation.
Several factors could be contributing to recent softness in the feeder cattle market.