After a tumultuous 2020, grain markets may hit the reset button in 2021.
The rise of commodity prices in the last quarter of 2020 was a nice surprise for farmers who had doubted for months it would be a profitable year, said Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois ag economist, at the university’s Farm…
As with other industries, agriculture is at a legislative standstill in Illinois.
Water quality, taxes and budget questions are likely to be major issues facing the Iowa legislature when it convenes Jan. 11, but the COVID-19 pandemic will still be a big factor as well.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved a genetically modified pig for food and medical products, making it the second such animal to get the green light for human consumption. But the company behind it says there are no…
There are two ways that livestock producers could reduce methane emissions from cattle, according to new research out the University of California-Davis: using feed additives and implementing manure management practices.
What exactly is the relationship between soil nitrogen, corn yield and nitrogen loss? Most farmers would be forgiven for assuming a straightforward linear relationship -- more nitrogen, more grain yield and maybe more loss. That’s the assumption many nitrogen-management models…
NASHUA, Iowa — Stan Mehmen remembers the day his family’s new tractor arrived on their northeast Iowa farm.
For farmers of all ages, thinking back to their first tractor can bring up a lot of fond memories — of getting started in farming, of planting in long-ago springs and feeding cattle in winters gone by.
Greg Sidwell grew up on a grain and livestock farm in Cumberland County in southeastern Illinois. Working with his dad and his brother, he knew he would not become a farmer. He also knew he wanted an agriculture-related career.
Agriculture has seen dramatic changes from technology in recent decades, and the industry continues to see new innovations on the way to increased efficiency.
As hemp wraps up its first year as a legal crop in Iowa, a few questions remain for those growing it. The No. 1 question: Where exactly is it going to go?
MANHATTAN, Kan. — The use of crop insurance by farmers is pretty common across the United States, but not so much with livestock insurance.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— When the Missouri General Assembly begins its 2021 legislative session Jan. 6, things will look different in the state capitol building, with precautions in place to guard against COVID-19.
Grazing season is still several months away, and as snow covers the corn stalks, many cow-calf producers have started to feed hay.
Weather is one of the biggest variables to a farm operation. Knowing how many inches of rain will be coming, even a few days out, can be a challenge. When it comes to predicting what will happen in the 2021…
Government assistance to farmers hit a record high this year.
The biggest story of the year in Illinois agriculture — as well as in every other sector of the economy — was COVID-19.
Iowa began the year with a flood of political advertising connected with the state’s celebrated presidential caucuses and ended it with most people wearing face-masks and canceling holiday gatherings.
It was an eventful and unusual year for farmers and rural communities in Missouri, with the coronavirus pandemic altering several aspects of daily life, a variety of weather conditions, a fall surge in crop prices and a busy November election.