CLARINDA, Iowa — Curtis Meier says some might have questioned his sanity when he accepted a second term as president of the Iowa Pork Producers Association.
The corn crop in the 18 major corn-growing states is rated 8 percent excellent, 57 percent good, 28 percent fair, six percent poor and 1 percent very poor, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Crop Progress and Condition…
The Choice-Select spread increased earlier than normal this spring, thanks in part to supply issues.
Although rain and cold weather have delayed planting for many farmers, the market has not responded with higher prices. That probably won’t happen any time soon.
Tanya Dykstra is a busy mom, organizing youth group meetings, following school activities for two busy kids, keeping the books for the family’s farming operation and repair shop and working part time off the farm in Sibley, Iowa.
The landscape of rural America sometimes appears infinite, its profile broken up by barns, grain silos and power lines weaving along country roads that stretch mile after mile before eventually disappearing into the horizon. Dotting the broad stretches of land…
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. — Some memories are like shards of glass poking the skin. They make small nicks and cuts, but there can also be large pieces digging into the tissue, leaving permanent scars.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Tamra Jackson-Ziems, University of Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, for the university’s Cropwatch website.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Alejandro Plastina, Iowa State University Extension ag economist, for the university’s Ag Decision Maker May 2017 newsletter.
Caring for sows is always a challenge, but hot summer weather just adds to the struggle.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension crop production specialist, for the university’s Pest Management Bulletin.
Celebrity chefs are much ado about the farm bill these days making the rounds on Capitol Hill, according to a recent story in The Washington Post. As a side note, we wish The Washington Post and other news outlets would…
In 2015 we endured our largest and most expensive animal health emergency in U.S. history when highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) swept across 15 states, causing the forced depopulation of 48 million chickens and turkeys and a $3.3 billion economic…
The National Agricultural Statistics Service Agricultural Chemical Use Program is the USDA’s official source of statistics about on-farm and post-harvest fertilizer and pesticide use and pest management practices.
STRAWN, Ill. — Terry Bachtold operates a 135-acre farm in Livingston County, Ill., growing corn and soybeans with a grass-fed cow-calf operation that features rotational grazing with about 20 paddocks.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Lee Schulz, Iowa State University Extension ag economist, for the university’s Ag Decision Maker May 2017 newsletter.
About a year ago, I was in the market for a new pickup truck. Since I had not purchased one in a few years, I was somewhat taken aback by the price on the window sticker. Nearly $58,000 for the…