Bob Hemesath has used GMO products on his farm near Decorah in Northeast Iowa for close to 20 years.
The potential may be unlimited when it comes to gene editing technology, but for the time being, most of that potential remains unrealized in the U.S.
The road leading to the future of genetic modification in agriculture is rife with potholes, blind corners and off-ramps.
COBDEN, Ill. — To Gerardo “Jerry” Jimenez, peppers are virtually a necessity.
VINTON, Iowa — When thinking about his future and eventually retirement, Lance Lillibridge knows he needs to protect his assets. That’s why he’s adamant about making sure he is conserving every last bit of his farm if possible.
For organic farmers, cultivation has long been the number one way to control weeds, said Adam Davis, a University of Illinois weed scientist at Urbana-Champaign. However, in recent years interest has grown in mechanisms that destroy weed seed at crop…
(Bloomberg) — Bayer AG has agreed to settle almost 100,000 U.S. lawsuits claiming the company’s Roundup weedkiller caused cancer, according to a statement June 24 from Weitz & Luxenberg, a New York law firm that was representing some of the…
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the tradition of heading to Sedalia for the state fair will continue.
DES MOINES — Like everything else in 2020, the legislative session in Iowa was disjointed and more than a little bit unusual. When lawmakers gaveled out on June 13, what they left was more than a little different from what…
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Anyone with a gluten sensitivity may be familiar with teff, a cereal crop from Ethiopia that is gluten free and often used in cooking.But they may be surprised to know that it is also gaining popularity as…
Jennifer Tirey grew up in southern Illinois, inspired by strong women, family commitment to farming and agri-business and close relatives active in community service and politics.
Iowa’s early planting season means that pests like the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) also are off to a quick start this year, which could result in a greater risk of severe damage from SCN throughout the growing season.
URBANA, Ill. — Recent regulatory restrictions around antibiotic use in livestock challenge the feed industry, but research from the University of Illinois shows a probiotic product — Clostridium butyricum — can achieve the same growth-promoting results as antibiotics.
Cattle can possess the greatest genetics the industry has to offer and be fed the most finely-tuned ration science can design, but all of those positives can be completely overwhelmed by a poor feeding environment.
Corn rootworm egg hatch in Iowa occurs from late May to the middle of June, with an average peak hatching date of June 6 in central Iowa. In 2020, the expected hatching date will be behind the average due to…
There is little debate that applying nitrogen in the fall can be effective and convenient. But it may not always be the most efficient or environmentally sound practice.
Lincoln, Neb. — Two University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers have received $1 million in grant funding to continue research that could lead to the development of vaccines and genetic- selection tools to fight some of the world’s costliest swine diseases.
When the historic flooding of 2019 swept through the river bottoms of the Midwest, grain bins were among the items damaged or destroyed. The rebuilding has been gradual.
The growing niche market of grass-finished beef has its rewards, but also requires special care.
Like agriculture, technology is always advancing. Whether it is for security or to make life easier in the field, the importance of new implements on the farm is helping farmers across the Midwest.