Choosing and developing replacement heifers can be a challenge for even the most seasoned cow-calf producer.
Each year when August rolls around I am reminded of a misadventure which occurred during this month 47 years ago. It was my first (and only) canoe trip.
COLFAX, Iowa — Jim Schwartz is a big believer in shifting farm decisions from what he calls a “post-mortem” approach to an on-the-fly approach.
LeROY, Ill. — At this time of year, parents are usually making decisions about the best backpack to buy, but during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the pressure is much higher as most Illinois parents must decide if they will send…
MALTA BEND, Mo. — In small towns across Missouri, the halls of the school are quiet, as they have been for months since students were sent home in March due to coronavirus concerns.
TRAER, Iowa – David Hill looks around the classrooms in his school and tries to do the math. How many students can he safely put in each room this fall, and how far apart should they be?
MAZON, Ill. – On the morning of Aug. 10, Paul Jeschke took a look at his two shiny new grain bins, and was confident he had enough storage for the bountiful corn crop expected this year in northeast Illinois.
When the wind finally stopped blowing Aug. 10, the clean-up began. For too many farmers, it hasn’t stopped yet.
Seeing the swath the storm covered on the map – across Iowa and into Illinois and Indiana – Hill said it was “mind boggling” a storm of such power could cover so much ground.
PALO, Iowa — As fall draws nearer, Brian Voss is preparing for two different modes.
STANFORD, Ill. – As harvest season nears, grain bins are popping up across the Midwest like seedlings on a hot summer day.
Chopping corn for silage can provide producers with a quality feed component for livestock. Gene Schmitz, a University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist, says some good production practices can help farmers get the most out of their silage.
IUKA, Ill. – Cody and Rachel Borcherding are typical farmers. That means they are big believers in sustainability. They’re always looking for ways to implement conservation practices on their Marion County farm.
Fall harvest is quickly approaching, and Frayne Olson, North Dakota State University Extension crop economist/marketing specialist, says it’s important to understand what the market is telling you when it comes to marketing strategies at or shortly after harvest.
When the wind finally stopped blowing Monday the clean-up began. It might take quite a while.
For cattle producers, watering their livestock from ponds and the presence of high amounts of blue-green algae can be a threat, said Scott Fritz, toxicology resident with the Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
As parts of Iowa entered severe drought on July 14 (D2, US Drought Monitor), farmers are encouraged to scout for twospotted spider mites in crops. Twospotted spider mites can increase whenever temperatures are greater than 85 degrees, humidity is less…
Feed, water and air are the three most essential components required to achieve optimal pig performance and health. Of these three components, water has received the least amount of research attention throughout the years.
Due to the mild winter, which helped the eggs survive, and the fact that this year fit perfectly into the cycle, agronomist Wally West urges producers to make sure rootworm isn’t becoming a problem.
While being outside, I noticed a lot of small gnats flying around my legs and really bothering my dogs. I caught a few and identified them as eye gnats. Normally, eye gnats aren’t an issue in South Dakota and are…