With lower U.S. corn acres this spring, continued strong corn demand should reduce ending stocks and lift prices out of their recent ranges, according to Stewart-Peterson Senior Market Advisor…
RED OAK, Iowa — Being a good neighbor is something the Swanson brothers learned from an early age.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — More than 30 percent of Minnesota farmers were in the red in 2016, the third consecutive year of declining commodity prices.
Like any other part of a farm, the benefits of contour buffer strips and filter strips vary depending on design, seeding and management.
Despite conditions in the farm economy, the FCS (Farm Credit System) remains fundamentally safe and sound and is well positioned to manage this downturn. The depth and duration of market weakn…
We, the undersigned businesses, organizations and associations, write to express our extreme support for a bipartisan effort to reauthorize a new, comprehensive farm bill for the betterment of…
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Editor’s note: The following was written by Alejandro Plastina, Iowa State University ag economist, and Ann Johanns, Extension program specialist in economics, for the ISU Ag Decision Maker website.
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Disease resistance is in the genes’ haplotypes.
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.