Farm News

Growers seek new tools to fight toughest weeds

Iowa Farmer Today - March 9, 2017 - 5:40am
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Farmers are considering new corn and soybean herbicides as well as proactive management strategies to fight the growing costs of herbicide resistance.
Categories: Farm News

Monsanto promotes new weed-resistance tool, requirements

Iowa Farmer Today - March 9, 2017 - 5:40am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With the launch of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans finally here, the company hopes farmers will be able to take a bite out of weed resistance.
Categories: Farm News

Award winner helps producers adapt to hog industry changes

Iowa Farmer Today - March 9, 2017 - 5:20am
WALNUT, Iowa — Doug Matthies has spent most of his adult life in the hog business, and he would not have it any other way.
Categories: Farm News

Ag advocates ponder effect of consolidation at the farm level

Iowa Farmer Today - March 9, 2017 - 5:05am
Big Ag is getting bigger. Is that good or bad for farmers?
Categories: Farm News

Farm groups praise WOTUS review

Iowa Farmer Today - March 9, 2017 - 5:00am
Most farm groups cheered when President Donald Trump signed an executive order to begin the process of rescinding the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.
Categories: Farm News

Pork belly stocks suggest counter-seasonal pattern

Iowa Farmer Today - March 8, 2017 - 11:30am
Sharply lower pork belly stocks continue to prompt headlines in the mainstream media.
Categories: Farm News

Production costs factor into marketing decisions

Iowa Farmer Today - March 8, 2017 - 11:26am
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — To market grain profitably in 2017, farmers need to understand production costs and their breakevens, according to panelists at The Great Grain Marketing Debate at Commodi…
Categories: Farm News

Pork producers fight for PRRS-free herds

Iowa Farmer Today - March 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
CARROLL, Iowa — New disease threats are always lurking for pork producers, but an old nemesis is still costing the industry millions of dollars.
Categories: Farm News

Push for high-speed internet continues

Iowa Farmer Today - March 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
DES MOINES — Roughly 1 in 5 Iowans does not have access to the broadband internet speed recommended by the federal government, and those who are underserved by and large live in rural areas.
Categories: Farm News

One acre, one year: Farmer walks through field from seed to market

Iowa Farmer Today - March 5, 2017 - 2:00pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — As farmers look ahead to the growing season, it can be helpful to break down the outlook for a single acre of corn from a single farmer’s perspective.
Categories: Farm News

Corn Cost: Seed selection, scouting add up to successful yields

Iowa Farmer Today - March 5, 2017 - 2:00pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Now, more than ever, the success of every acre of corn counts.
Categories: Farm News

Global crop production likely to shift in future

Iowa Farmer Today - March 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
ST. LOUIS — Africa, algae and crickets will play a big role in the future of agriculture. At least Parry Dixon thinks so. And he has a lot of data to back that up.
Categories: Farm News

Northern Iowa leads in average soybean yields over 60 bu.

Iowa Farmer Today - March 4, 2017 - 9:00am
The USDA reported the statewide soybean yield average was 60.5 bushels per acre in Iowa. In 2016, four Iowa counties produced over 10 million bushels of soybeans, led by Plymouth County, with …
Categories: Farm News

Letter to the Editor: Wind energy requires subsidies

Iowa Farmer Today - March 4, 2017 - 8:00am
Chris Gaul, in a letter to the editor in the Feb. 18 edition of IFT, stated, “Wind is cheaper than fossil-fuel generation and getting cheaper.”  Wrong!  He also said, “Wind turbines take only …
Categories: Farm News

Farm income ‘headed sideways’

Iowa Farmer Today - March 4, 2017 - 8:00am
I want to begin by looking at several recent survey indices regarding sentiment about economic well-being over the next six to 12 months: the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy farmer survey, the Uni…
Categories: Farm News

Letter to the Editor: Black Herefords are still Herefords

Iowa Farmer Today - March 4, 2017 - 8:00am
In reference to the Dec. 31 story about the new breed, Black Herefords:
Categories: Farm News

Higher prices could shape insurance decision

Iowa Farmer Today - March 3, 2017 - 4:27pm
The numbers are out, and now farmers have a few short days to talk to their crop insurance agent before the March 15 deadline.
Categories: Farm News

Lower 2017 acres should regulate ending stocks

Iowa Farmer Today - March 3, 2017 - 2:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois ag economist, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website.
Categories: Farm News

Equipment Connection: Pointers for prepping a planter

Iowa Farmer Today - March 3, 2017 - 8:50am
Michael Gustafson
Categories: Farm News

Farmers recall lessons learned from experience as planting nears

Iowa Farmer Today - March 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
MORTON, Ill. — A burst of spring-like weather in February has prompted farmers to start thinking about planting.
Categories: Farm News

Pages

Subscribe to Springville Cooperative Telephone Association aggregator - Farm News