The federal government on May 19 gave additional details on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which will send up to $16 billion in direct payments to farmers and ranchers affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
Cold storage totals remained high in last week’s USDA report.
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is launching a disposal assistance program to help pork producers forced to euthanize pigs due to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions.
With planting season wrapping up across much of the Midwest, farmers are looking for the best value for their 2020 crop.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Genetics, feed resources and calf marketing windows are just some of the influencing factors that determine the optimum size for cows to grow, according to the Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute’s team of experts.
Bill Even is the CEO for the National Pork Board. He joined the organization in June 2016 after previously serving as the industry relations lead for DuPont Pioneer. Prior to that, he served as Secretary of Agriculture in South Dakota.
BRIDGEWATER, Iowa — Aaron McCurdy knew all about his grandfather’s military service when he decided to join the Army prior to his senior year in high school.
Nationwide, there has been a major trend in soil test results — a drop in potassium.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. —Some farmers in central Illinois are taking the long way home during planting season this year, but the payoff is that bridge or culvert repair work will be done by September so they can have quick access to…
While the details of $16 billion in direct assistance to farmers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program program have dominated the news the week, advocates for pork producers are still dealing with decisions about depopulation.
While many regular American grocers are running out of meat, specialty food producers have plentiful supplies — for those who can afford it.
I need a haircut! My hair was last trimmed on March 9. Though thinning on top of my head, the hair on the sides is in need of a trim.
Last weekend we burned our CRP land and an adjoining parcel of CRP ground owned by another person who had the good judgment to go to church instead.
COVID-19 has impacted everyone – corporations, small business owners, families and neighbors. Livestock markets have plunged under the weight of the pandemic, and the economic fallout across the industry has been troubling.
Farmers in the Corn Belt are taking the issue of nutrient loss seriously, but they are seeing mixed results from efforts to keep fertilizer on their fields.
As markets absorb weekend rains and look for any news to come out on coronavirus, the election in November now looms as an influencing factor.
Evaluating soybean stands is a little more “complicated” than evaluating corn stands, although the same problem of uniformity occurs in both crops.An adage that we might apply to soybean is, “When plants are easy to count without bending over, there…
BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The attorneys general for 11 Midwestern states urged the Justice Department to pursue a federal investigation into market concentration and potential price fixing by meatpackers in the cattle industry during the coronavirus pandemic.
Like many farmers, Dan Taylor of Dallas County, Iowa, is adjusting to the new reality under coronavirus. Thankfully, his family has not been touched by the virus, and he is moving forward with planting and conservation practices he had planned…
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details May 19 of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to farmers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.