It was an eventful and unusual year for farmers and rural communities in Missouri, with the coronavirus pandemic altering several aspects of daily life, a variety of weather conditions, a fall surge in crop prices and a busy November election.
Please, let it be over. That describes the attitude most of the world has about the 2020. But it didn’t start out that way.
Though the annual Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference scheduled for Nov. 9-10, was postponed due to COVID-19 based restrictions and health risks, next year’s conference has already been set for Nov. 8-10, 2021, at the Lincoln Cornhusker Marriott.
Scott Anderson’s livestock journey has taken a circuitous path through several states. But he has found unqualified success in Illinois.
With food shortages in the days of COVID-19, both seedstock and commercial producers are looking for local opportunities for their steers/culled cows.
GARDEN GROVE, Iowa — Christmas has many meanings for people, but for children, it’s all about magic.
HERMANN, Mo.— This holiday season, many rural communities have had to find ways to continue beloved holiday traditions while still protecting public health during the coronavirus pandemic.
NORMAL, Ill. — Illinois State University Horticulture Center staff and students got creative with Christmas bobbles and greenery to raise the green to pay for tractor repairs.
Advances in technology have changed the way humans communicate. Thirty years ago, it might have seemed crazy to carry around a computer in your pocket every day or to video chat with family at the click of a button.
COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way food products are grown, processed and delivered. And some changes will likely continue into the future.
It wasn’t long ago that discussion about government spending on agriculture was all about crop insurance and the ARC and PLC programs. That wasn’t the case in 2020.
Summer interseeding may be a good cover-crop strategy for shorter growing seasons. That’s the finding from a soil-health demonstration project in northern Iowa. Interseeding enables cover crops to grow and take root prior to corn canopy. After canopy the cover…
This year has frequently been described as a roller coaster ride. It seems to be ending with high corn and soybean prices.
Marty Smith is a rancher and an attorney from Wacahoota, Florida, and currently serves as president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. He operates Smith Brothers-Wacahoota, LLC, a cow-calf operation that has been in continuous operation since 1852. It retains…
It’s hard to believe it’s only been a year since a new sickness was discovered.
A pilot program aimed to improve whole-herd record keeping demonstrates how collecting information can help producers make good decisions, organizers say.
This is not your grandfather’s ag retail world. It’s a new age, with large companies getting larger through mergers, acquisitions and consolidations.
NEWELL, Iowa — Five years ago, a deadly virus devastated Dale Christiansen’s turkey farm in rural Buena Vista County.
Jim Redder had a soft spot for tradition. The Flandreau-area farmer championed agricultural history, hosting the South Dakota State Hand Corn picking contest for several years and hoping to one day see his farm selected for the national competition.
Despite a long-term trend toward fewer farmers and a year in which COVID-19 has made education a challenge, Iowa FFA programs are surviving and even thriving.