Jim Robbins was an unwitting participant in a daredevil stunt earlier this summer.
For Mandy Kliethermes, working on a campaign to keep farmers and motorists safe on the road during harvest time is a natural fit.
Duane Aistrope had a close call on the road last year, and he’s not alone. Quite a few farmers have had near misses, especially when moving large pieces of farm equipment.
When it comes to putting up quality hay, the money is in the details. Improper equipment settings can leave hay in the field, add dirt to hay, cause long-term damage to forage stands and shorten hay storage life. Proper equipment…
There are many ongoing negative impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, but it has presented an important opportunity for many of us to evaluate and reconsider the ways we are spending our time.
With the advent of precision agriculture, a bevy of data is readily available for farmers from satellites and drones, but too much information can be overwhelming.
William Lawrence Hamilton was a long name for a young boy to write. Over the years his friends called him Will, which was much easier to say and put at the top of his school assignments.
(Bloomberg) — China is set to buy a record amount of U.S. soybeans this year as lower prices help the Asian nation boost purchases pledged under the phase-one trade deal, according to people familiar with the matter.
Farming is a risky business — so risky, private insurers wouldn’t touch it alone. The federal government long ago stepped in as a partner.
The fourth quarter usually presents a seasonal struggle for pork producers, but this year is likely to be even more challenging.
As harvest nears, elevators are quickly approaching one of the busiest times of the year.
As harvest gets closer, agronomists and farmers in southeast Missouri are optimistic about the rice and cotton crops.
AMES, Iowa — The USDA Farm Service Agency has released Conservation Reserve Program acres for emergency haying and grazing of 24 counties in western Iowa. This additional forage resource provides producers with opportunities as well as challenges.
JOHNSTON — Nearly 5,400 Iowans — including 5,143 people in Linn County — have registered for individual assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency due damage to homes and property caused by the Aug. 10 derecho that smacked Iowa, state…
A new program of Sioux Falls-based Farmers Business Network (FBN) is connecting farmers who use regenerative methods with buyers that will pay them a premium. The so-called GRO Network launched Sept. 1 with another Sioux Falls company as a major…
The Iowa Department of Agriculture reminds private pesticide applicators to complete their yearly private applicator training requirements by Sept. 30. The annual April 15 deadline was extended to Sept. 30 this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
AMES, Iowa — Farming can be stressful in the best of times. Financial worries, unpredictable weather, unpredictable commodity prices, plant pests, livestock diseases and isolation all contribute to farmers’ anxiety.
The shift in buying and eating habits of consumers has led to a new effort for the U.S. pork industry. The National Pork Board unveiled its Real Pork “master brand” last week.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Humans consume data daily, from knowing the latest COVID-19 counts to learning which baseball pitcher threw the most strikeouts from the mound. In sports, that data can determine which player gets called up to play.