URBANA, Ill. — Waterhemp has been locked in an arms race with farmers for decades. Nearly every time farmers attack the weed with a new herbicide, waterhemp becomes resistant to it, reducing o…
AMES, Iowa — Wayne Fredericks, Ray Gaesser and Kelly Tobin all know a little bit about good soil. The three farmers talked about their experiences during a recent meeting on soil health.
AMES, Iowa — Suddenly, soil is cool. After decades when all discussions of conservation started and often ended with the subject of erosion, soil quality has become one of the popular topics i…
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The net returns on an acre of corn have varied widely for Illinois farmers since 2009 according to calculations provided by Gary Schnitkey, a University of Illinois agricultu…
DES MOINES — Speakers at a hearing on Iowa water quality legislation were generally supportive of its provisions to establish long-term funding and foster collaborative approaches to reducing …
Pork packing capacity in the Midwest will increase significantly in 2017.
Higher corn populations may be the way of the future, but seed companies are finding yield and economic benefits from high populations are both hybrid- and field-specific.
The USDA released 2016 county estimates for corn and soybean yields Feb. 23. In Iowa, the statewide corn for grain yield average was 203 bushels per acre.
The USDA Cattle on Feed report released Feb. 24 said what most expected: There are a lot of cattle out there, and feeders are sending them to the plant as fast as they can.
A shift of around 4 million acres from corn to soybeans could be ahead for U.S. farmers in 2017, based on the USDA’s early projections.
LA PLATA, Mo. — Several factors brought John and Holly Arbuckle to northern Missouri to start their farming operation.
BUTLER, Mo. — Rick King loves farming. And he loves to help people. This combination has helped him succeed as a bank loan officer.
Row crop prices have begun to recover somewhat from harvest time lows, but it appears sound cost management will continue to be on farmers’ minds in 2017.
INA, Ill. — Terry Wilkerson is a farmer. But he also has a pretty good gig on the side: college president.
Currently we maintain the information to describe and simulate around 100 representative crop and livestock operations in 29 states. …
On behalf of our millions of members and supporters around the country, the undersigned organizations oppose the impending mergers of the world’s largest agrochemical and seed companies.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The U.S. dairy industry faced difficult economics in 2016 with dropping milk prices. However, many producers felt the government safety net in the 2014 farm bill did little to help.
Drones are no longer just for scouting crops. With thermal imaging cameras, producers can use them to scout cattle as well.
When Colton Spencer was named the Missouri FFA president during the 88th Missouri FFA Convention in April of last year, he didn’t know it immediately.