As soybean yield results came in, Iowa’s dry August reared its ugly head, according to Graydon Marzen.
In his opening address at the 106th annual Illinois Farm Bureau meeting, the group’s president Richard Guebert Jr. shared stories of the challenges the organization tackled with farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic and offered an optimistic outlook for 2021.
DES MOINES — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service pre-approved the funding of 150 applications totaling more than $2 million across 26 Iowa counties to help farmers affected by the Aug. 10 derecho wind storm apply or replace damaged conservation practices…
This year’s University of Missouri Crop Management Conference had a different look due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of the annual get together in Columbia, the conference was held online, but virtual conference attendees still got to hear about key…
Beginning 2021 with a firm foundation tends to mitigate factors to this otherwise risky business called farming. ISU Extension's farm management specialist has tips:
When the National FFA Convention returns each fall, it is a celebration of the organization and what its members can achieve. Rebekah Hammett, advisor for the Ashland FFA, says it was a rewarding payoff, even with a virtual convention this…
While Illinois FFA has more diversity today than when Mindy Bunselmeyer’s father was an FFA member, it still has the same core values, according to the Illinois FFA Center’s executive director.
This is the first time since he started working with the University of Illinois corn hybrid trials in 1994 that senior research specialist Darin Joos has seen results of a corn hybrid test trial thrown out because of hail damage.
Gwendolyn Kitzan is a fourth-generation sheep producer from Nisland, South Dakota, and serves as chairman of the American Lamb Board. She was appointed to the board in 2016.
Holiday shoppers have a good selection of books about agricultural history and policy, along with how-to journals and Americana.
The availability of some farm labor has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, although many farmers haven’t seen much of a change this year. Getting good help on the farm was a problem before this year and will likely continue…
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri’s Variety Testing Program faced some challenges from the weather and coronavirus disruptions in 2020, but the program still produced good yields in many test locations and data for farmers to consider different corn…
After a busy year, early test results were positive across Iowa.
HAVERHILL, Iowa — For most people, a spinning wheel is something they only see in a museum or an old movie. For Bonnie Ohrt, it is a very real part of her very modern business.
It won’t be long before agricultural leaders may be asking a simple question: Can you pass a farm bill without farmers?
Sometimes, time and labor savings don’t come from equipment, but rather how and where you store and maintain that equipment, along with parts and tools.
While anaplasmosis has always been a concern for cattle producers, a recent study shows signs it may be more common in herds than it once was.
AMES, Iowa — While many small rural towns face economic distress, some manage to overcome the odds to succeed in attracting new firms and job opportunities.
Bob Recker said using 60-inch rows for corn may sound a little out of left field.
Farmers are often depicted praying for rain, but at some point they may do the opposite when rains cause ponding in fields.