In farming, you have to expect the unexpected. Sometimes that means floods or droughts that affect when you can get in the field or yields at harvest. Sometimes that means dealing with broken equipment or fencing in need of repair…
Evan Metzger says there is reason for optimism when it comes to Iowa’s dairy industry.
Feeder cattle continue to enjoy a strong summer market.
Wet, cool spring conditions are giving way to warm, dry weather and moderate drought in the northwest Corn Belt.
Good prices usually translate into a big crowd at the annual World Pork Expo, scheduled for June 7-9 at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Crappie Masters Tournament Trail spokesperson Brian Sowers met with members of the Illinois General Assembly in May to provide his insight on how ethanol performs in boat engines.
With U.S. ethanol plants churning out record-high production, new export markets will be key for demand to keep pace with supply, industry experts say.
Potentially harmful effects of agriculture on the nation’s natural resources, including water and soil, continue to be a concern for Americans, and EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) conservation efforts show promise in mitigating such effects.
This week, President Trump sent to Congress a proposal to slash the USDA budget by more than $228 billion over 10 years, including $38 billion from farm programs. This proposal would fail agriculture and rural America, and for that reason…
The president’s proposed budget is an assault on the programs and personnel that provide vital services, research and a safety net to America’s family farmers, rural residents and consumers. It is deeply disappointing that the president would propose such cuts,…
Crop scouts from across Iowa and neighboring states brushed up on their skills at the 2017 Crop Scouting Field Basics program at the Iowa State Field Extension Education Lab May 16.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University Extension weed specialist, for the university’s Integrated Crop Management website.
Pork and beef producers believe little needs to be changed with the North American Free Trade Agreement, and they have sent that message to the White House.
The announcement by the Trump administration that it planned to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement raised concerns from some in agriculture, including leaders of the National Farmers Union.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Chad Hart, Iowa State University Extension economist, for the university’s Iowa Farm Outlook newsletter.
Inch by inch, E15 usage and availability is growing in Iowa and across the Midwest. But those inches could soon turn to miles.