The COVID-19 lockdown and its continuing effect has put many businesses on their heels. But not small-shop meat processors.
HAYS, Kan. — A researcher at the Agricultural Research Center in Hays has taken a good thing and made it even better.
It has been a year since President Donald Trump came to Iowa to celebrate E15, but the biofuel industry is asking for aid this summer to help it deal with the economic struggles brought on by the COVID-19 crisis and…
County fair boards and agricultural groups have been struggling for months with decisions on how to handle fairs in 2020. In many cases, they have had to decide this year against cotton candy, well-trained calves and Ferris wheels in favor…
LINCOLN, Neb. — They call it “window wellness,” a visit to residents of assisted-living facilities who can’t have visitors in the buildings because of COVID-19 precautions.
Chris Galen is the senior vice president of member services and strategic initiatives for the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) in Arlington, Va.
In 2019, numerous field edges were infested with common stalk borer. Tracking degree days is a useful tool to estimate when common stalk borer larvae begin moving into cornfields from their overwintering hosts.
When the coronavirus outbreak hit earlier this year, along with restaurant closings and stay-at-home orders, consumers were relying more on grocery stores for their food needs. For a while, many stores struggled to keep up with the increased in-store demand…
CRESCO, Iowa — There’s no denying it’s been challenging to be a dairy farmer the last five years.
CARLYLE, Ill. — Jason Diekemper has been around dairy all his life, and plans to remain a dairy producer. But he recently expanded his operation, not with more cows, but with pigs.
ANKENY, Iowa — Ray Meylor has a vision, an idea of how Iowa could solve many of its water quality problems and revitalize rural areas at the same time. And he approaches the idea with a missionary’s zeal.
There are several pieces to the puzzle when it comes to culling dairy cows.
Another spring has brought another year of challenges getting the crop planted. While flooding has not been as widespread as the historic levels of 2019, some fields have been under water, and farmers have had to take advantage of relatively…
This spring has been like déjà vu for Illinois farmers. They’re hoping it will feel that way again next fall.
Typically, November soybean futures prices see a bit of a rally in June. Hopes grew recently for a similar rally this year. The potential for any such price movement rests on the 2020 crop and export prospects.
Compared to previous years, spring planting was over before many Iowa farmers could blink. However, rain and cool weather put a halt to much work being done to close out May.
Illinois wheat growers are cautiously optimistic about a crop that holds some promise.
Producers have been busy trying to get the 2020 corn crop planted, but many have had difficulty and have been switching over to soybeans, meaning final 2020 acreage numbers may be lower than what was indicated in the March planting…
DES MOINES – There won’t be an Iowa State Fair in 2020 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus.