Here in Iowa, summertime always reminds us why we care about clean water. Thanks to the Clean Water Act, many of the places we go swimming, fishing or boating — like the Mississippi River — are now cleaner.
NAFTA has had a profound effect on many aspects of North American agriculture. With a few exceptions, intraregional agricultural trade is now completely free of tariff and quota restrictions, and the agricultural sectors of NAFTA’s member countries — Canada, Mexico…
Concerns about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement have disrupted relationships with longstanding customers of U.S. grains and caused significant concern in farm country, according to testimony offered by U.S. Grains Council Chairman Chip Councell June 27…
What do oats, annual ryegrass, sorghum, sudan grass, cereal rye, triticale, wheat, spelt, barley, cowpea, winter pea, red clover, sweet clover, hairy vetch, alfalfa, mung beans, radishes and turnips all have in common?
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — After a mild winter and warm start to summer, insects of all kinds seem to be doing well this year.
In recent cover crop research projects across Iowa, farmers have been focused on increasing the growing season for cover crops with earlier seeding and later termination.
DES MOINES — While farmers are installing solar panels on their land to power livestock buildings, students at Iowa State University are continuing their quest to use the sun to power a car.
The EPA announced June 27 a proposal to withdraw the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.
NEW MARKET, Iowa — Seth Watkins and his four-wheeler bounce across one of his Taylor County pastures. It’s a cloudy day in southwest Iowa, but the fields are bright green and lush after some much-needed rain.
This spring, U.S. farmers planted a record high 89.5 million acres of soybeans while reducing corn acres by 3 percent compared to last year to 90.9 million, according to the latest USDA Acreage Report.
It will be many months before U.S. hog numbers start to decrease.
Randall Vos says optimism is high in Iowa’s sheep industry.
CHARLES CITY, Iowa — Museums dot many rural counties in America, but few can claim the connection to agriculture that this one does in Floyd County.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Steven Johnson, Iowa State University Extension farm and ag business management field specialist, for the June 2017 Ag Decision Maker newsletter.
WAVERLY, Iowa — From the farms and factories of eastern Iowa to the jungle of the Philippines during the second World War, Archie Barkhoff, 98, has lived a life full of adventure.
The current gross vehicle weight (GVW) limit for federal interstate highways of 80,000 pounds on five axles was established in 1982, prior to the standardization of anti-lock brakes on Class-8 tractors. While significant progress has been made in vehicle safety…
The proposed revisions to USDA biotechnology regulations, published at the end of the previous administration, … send clear, positive signals about the need to foster innovation by ensuring such regulatory oversight is proportional to actual risk — a message we…
ALBURNETT, Iowa — Farmers, agronomists, financial agents and insurance adjusters met in a field north of Cedar Rapids June 20 to discuss the status of corn and beans after a series of severe storms crossed the area.