COLUMBIA, Mo. — Grazing drought-dried corn and cornstalks offers cattle inexpensive, nutritious forage, say two University of Missouri Extension specialists.
AMES, Iowa — China's demand for U.S. corn is surging. And, according to researchers at Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, the U.S. is ready to meet that demand.
Bill Couser started farming with his father in 1977. Today he farms with his wife, Nancy, and two sons near Nevada, in central Iowa.
Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s biggest pork producer, has pledged to cut emissions from its own operations to zero but fell short of making more ambitious targets for its supply chain.
NORMAL, Ill. — Schools across the Midwest are adapting their agricultural programs to suit the needs of the next generation of farmers and agricultural businesses.
Keep an eye out for Palmer amaranth hitching a ride via contaminated feed ingredients. Minnesota has at least one infestation in the state that arrived via contaminated cattle feed.
Despite finishing her college career virtually, Megan Zwiefel said she hasn’t missed a beat heading into her new career.
Dry conditions will likely alter normal fall grazing options this year.
BOONE, Iowa — Data collected from personal information has been called one of the most valuable commodities in the world. With the advent of precision agriculture and advances in farm equipment technology, there’s more information available to farmers and companies…
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Cover crops have been shown to improve water and soil quality, reduce erosion and capture nutrients. Choosing the right cover crop, however, can be difficult.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Erin Bowers, Charles Hurburgh and Alison Robertson for the Iowa State University Extension Integrated Crop Management News website Sept. 9.
Farmers today are gathering more data about their fields than ever before, and it’s helping them make management decisions that protects the crop and keeps them profitable.
The agriculture industry and landowners across the Midwest are watching for an upcoming decision from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about whether or not three dicamba herbicides will be re-registered for further use.
While schools across the country are struggling to find the right way to hold classes this fall, FFA chapters and agricultural education programs face their own issues.
BOONE, Iowa — After a strong start to the planting season for many producers, 2020’s growing season has been littered with extremes.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — In a year when most of the news seems to be bad, the news about land values in Illinois for the first half of the year, announced on Sept. 4, is basically good.
Use of cover crops after a crop is damaged by adverse weather can provide short-term protection of the soil while enhancing the long-term benefits of increased water infiltration, improved nutrient cycling and soil organism diversity.
CLIVE, Iowa — The work of Iowa’s pig farmers is the core of a vital pork industry in the state, says a new study released by the Iowa Pork Producers Association.
Understanding that farmers cannot simply provide food to consumers is the first step to understanding the markets, said Jayson Lusk of Purdue University, speaking on COVID-19 and the impact on cattle markets.
Following the derecho event on Aug. 10, millions of acres in Iowa face challenging conditions. In many cases the corn may be unharvestable. These unharvestable fields require some level of fall management to ensure the future crop can achieve even…