While drought is still widespread, rainfall blanketed most of the state the week of Sept. 7, providing some welcome relief to pastures, hay fields, newly seeded cover crops and later maturing soybeans.
Rob Larew, 54, is president of the National Farmers Union. Raised on a West Virginia dairy farm, Larew earned a degree from Virginia Tech and spent many years working in Washington, D.C.
LEBANON, Ill. — Vernon Virgin often led the way in pioneering practices, from conservation tillage to animal housing, on his southwestern Illinois farm. He is the father of long distance runner Craig Virgin, also known for taking the lead and…
This is the time of the year to scout for noxious weeds, especially until harvest is finished.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Even face coverings couldn’t hide the joy of many young people attending the first weekend of the Illinois Junior Livestock Expo Sept. 11.
KARNAK, Ill. — This village of 500 got a double whammy earlier this year, when the community’s only grocery store closed along with its only restaurant.
CUMMING, Iowa — Dan Hanrahan states it simply: “To me, mental health is just health,” he says. “We can all learn how to do things better.”
Red crown rot is a new disease in the Midwest, and was first detected in 2017 in a single field in Pike County, Illinois.
URBANA, Ill. — Agricultural students and professors at the University of Illinois will have tons of new resources and technology at their disposal starting next month when the $20-million Feed Technology Center is complete.
COVID-19 relief and animal disease prevention topped the list of items of interest to pork producers as they met with government officials in Washington, D.C. during a virtual event held last week.
Ted Probert, dairy specialist with the University of Missouri Extension, says cattle comfort has changed the landscape for some dairy farms.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — JBS Foods, the world’s largest meat producer, was issued a $15,615 fine for failing to protect staff from the coronavirus in a Colorado facility where at least six workers have reportedly died, according to Bloomberg.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — President Donald Trump has been receiving praise from farm state Republicans for his decision to deny the “gap year” waivers and increase access to E15 corn-based ethanol. But it also was panned by Democrats last week…
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — In response to the damage caused by the derecho that ripped through Iowa on Aug. 10, the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers is providing on-farm resources to help livestock farmers get their questions answered about…
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Who will run the farm? It’s the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about until the owner dies or can no longer run the farm, says Wesley Tucker.
AMES, Iowa — Erin Hodgson was a biologist when her college advisor told her something that changed her life.
When Kevin Rice started his job as University of Missouri Extension state entomologist two and a half years ago, his first goal was to learn more about the key pest challenges farmers were facing in his new state.
Nick Seiter has chased bugs all over the place. The University of Illinois entomologist has served in different areas of the country, dealing with different types of insects affecting different crops.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Nick Seiter, University of Illinois Extension entomologist, for the university’s Bulletin newsletter Sept. 9.