Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll, an annual survey of Iowa farmers by partners with Iowa State University Extension prepared by J. Gordon Arbuc…
The United States exported more than 1 billion gallons (68,000 barrels per day) of fuel ethanol in 2016, an increase of 26 percent from export levels in 2015. U.S. imports of ethanol decreased…
Based on averages, one in 10 farmers is either highly or extremely highly leveraged. For most major commodities, the figures are significantly higher — 19 percent for cotton farmers, 24 percen…
In comments provided to your predecessors at the EPA during multiple comment periods since 2011, organizations representing thousands of American farmers and users of chlorpyrifos have repeate…
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Every step Krista Lottinville has taken in her career — her education, working in the crop insurance industry and for a seed company — has prepared her to eventually farm.
STOCKTON, Ill. — Although a big beautiful shade tree in a pasture may look nice, it often is not the best arrangement for grazing cattle.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Wheat growers have their share of challenges in 2017.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Chad Hart, Iowa State University Extension economist, for the Iowa Farm Outlook March 2017 newsletter.
ANKENY, Iowa — A demonstration by an Iowa farm cooperative aims to convince more farmers in the state to use biodiesel.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — From high tech to low tech, new farm equipment, parts, products and services gleamed under the bright lights at the 2017 Commodity Classic. This year, smaller but precise …
BENTON, Ill. — For livestock producers, cover crops can serve double duty.
More and more cattle feeders are looking at putting roofs over hooves and moving hides out of the elements.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Bans imposed by some countries on poultry products bear watching by all U.S. livestock producers, according to Kansas State University agricultural economist Glynn Tonsor.
If you’re considering financing a new livestock building to add value on the farm, using a range of cost and revenue scenarios can help plan for market fluctuations.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — If it feels like the U.S. Congress just passed a farm bill, that’s because it did.
RIVERSIDE, Iowa — Iowa State Extension Economist Chad Hart sees a brighter picture for agriculture in 2017 thanks to growth in international demand.
Farmers who grew an excellent crop of soybeans in 2016 should be aware of heightened disease pressure in 2017.
DUNLAP, Iowa — Jon Schaben grew up in his family’s livestock auction business, and he says while technology has altered the way the business operates, it is fundamentally unchanged.
AMES, Iowa — The three-year downward slide in Iowa farmland values appears to have stopped, at least temporarily, according to a survey released March 22 that showed a 0.9 percent increase in …