Most calves are still weaned as autumn approaches, but several different strategies could work for many producers.
Editor’s note: The following was compiled by Keith Good, social media manager for the Farmdoc Project at the University of Illinois.
O’FALLON, Ill. — Farmers who put all their energies into marketing may be short-changing themselves.
The current farm economic outlook presents challenges, but experts say there are key differences that will prevent it from being another situation like the 1980s farm crisis.
Buy local. Eat local. Know where your food comes from.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — “What do consumers want?” and “What do we do about it?” are two questions livestock producers frequently ask.
Iowa Women in Agriculture will presents its 11th annual conference at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny Aug. 1.
If you grow corn and soybeans in the Midwest, it is easy to find average cost-of-production numbers or break-even prices. Those numbers aren’t so easy to find if you grow fruits and vegetables.
DES MOINES — Life’s lessons can be harsh, no matter what the venue, says Kevin Dresser. For him, they came on the wrestling mat during a career that took him from Humboldt High School to the new head coach at…
More often like a glacier than a tidal wave, the public’s food preferences are, nevertheless, always changing.
A recent case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Alabama is not expected to have a major impact on domestic or foreign beef demand.
Despite a recent dip in prices, feeder cattle prices should be coming into a period of seasonal strength.
Corn and soybean futures dropped after the USDA issued its July supply-demand report and have bounced around on weather forecasts. Meanwhile, stored bushels have kept basis wider than normal.
EL PASO, Ill. — Rob Shaffer was surprised when one of his landlords asked him not to mow part of the ditch. The retired farmer was normally quite adamant about mowing everything, but wanted to save the milkweed.
MILLSTADT, Ill. — At least one beekeeper believes the publicity about problems with honeybee populations is a good thing.
DES MOINES — Like old barns, tractors always seem to attract farmers and former farm kids. Perhaps they remind people of their youths. Perhaps those are the two things people picture when they think about the farm.
We thank you for your continued commitment to American agriculture. Your support through the appropriations process has helped our members continue to feed, fuel and clothe our great nation.
As you prepare to begin negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, we write to emphasize the economic significance of agricultural trade between the United States, Canada and Mexico and the critical role that NAFTA plays in the…