MELROSE, Iowa — The commute to work is a short one for Emma Conway. It’s just down the hall.
Rural areas face increasing challenges in attracting and maintaining economic development. Small communities still have workable economies, but much depends on proximity to more populated centers of commerce, according to Peter Orazem.
When working on a study about how rural communities in northwest Missouri can retain population and attract people to move there, Mallory Rahe noticed some interesting trends.
The world is fighting off COVID-19, and rural America is right in the thick of it.
Whether it’s an open feedlot or confinement, late fall is a good time to make sure livestock facilities and equipment are ready for winter.
“There was a lot of support to have it. We felt like in February, things could be over the hump and we could actually have a successful event.”
As we’ve all learned this year, physical distance and masking up are ways to stave off sickness. They’re tools pig farmers use to keep their herds healthy as well.
Western corn rootworm populations were up this year in Illinois, even showing up in some places they are rarely seen in large numbers.
NextEra Energy submitted an application Monday to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission seeking to add 20 years to the licenses for the Point Beach Nuclear plant in Two Rivers, according to a document filed with state regulators.
URBANA, Ill. — Extrusion is the norm in the pet and aqua feed industries, yet it remains unusual for swine feed in the United States. But the technology can improve energy and protein digestibility in pigs, according to research from…
“Serving you in Washington, D.C., has been a great honor, and I respect the decision to move in a different direction." After 30 years in Washington, Congressman Collin Peterson is moving on.
Eric Nelson says he believes consumers would pay a premium for a beef product they knew was bred, born, raised and processed in the U.S.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — A flurry of calls and emails to University of Missouri Extension specialists about the brown marmorated stink bug sounds a warning of what is to come in the next two years.
Replenishing the soil is one of the main focuses for farmers after harvest season, and those spreading manure were able to get a jump on the process in 2020.
Farmer sentiment hit a new record high in October as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer climbed to a reading of 183, a 27-point increase compared to September.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — It may be brome hay, prairie hay or any other type of hay. But in the end, it’s just hay until it’s been tested.
Evaluating meat demand goes deeper than simply looking at consumption, says Jayson Lusk, head of Purdue University’s ag economics department.
Weather is always one of the variables in a farming operation, and taking a long-term view is helpful in making decisions. However, creating a five-year average could cause a headache.
Jim Raben, a southern Illinois grain farmer, became chairman of the U.S. Grains Council in July.