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AMES, Iowa — As more Iowa farmers add cover crops to their fields, they are turning to cereal rye. Not only does it hold soil in place, suck up leftover nitrates and help with weed suppression…
While farming has changed in many ways since the 1980s, many aspects of agricultural bankruptcy are similar today. Some question whether the provisions have kept pace with the growth of modern…
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Newly confirmed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited Kansas City April 27-28 in his first official trip as USDA leader.
Stressed-out cattle produce poor-quality meat, and that’s one reason for producers to practice proper cattle handling techniques and animal care as they manage their herds.
ELLSWORTH, Iowa — Twenty years ago, the Ellsworth Development Committee bought some land along Interstate 35 with the goal of bringing new business to this Hamilton County community.
If you have an idea for a project that would help your rural community boost its economy, you might get financial help from a USDA grant, loan or loan guarantee.
WEVER, Iowa — Iowa Fertilizer Company celebrated the grand opening of its $3 billion high-efficiency fertilizer manufacturing plant in Lee County April 19 and has already begun supplying farme…
Editor’s note: The following was written by James M. MacDonald, a branch chief at the USDA Economic Research Service, for the ERS Amber Waves magazine.
President Donald Trump won’t immediately terminate U.S. participation in the North American Free Trade Agreement, the White House said, after he spoke with the leaders of Mexico and Canada abo…
DES MOINES — Majority Republicans capped off a marathon legislative shutdown April 22 by putting in place a $7.269 billion state budget, but leaving behind a water-quality improvement issue th…
MALVERN, Iowa — Price discovery, trade and flooding were among a handful of topics discussed at a meeting between Sen. Joni Ernst and a small group of farmers and other area residents here April 19.
In every two-pass herbicide system, timely and effective post-emergence herbicide application can reduce weed resistance pressure and maximize yield in corn and soybeans.
Iowa Farmer Today is asking readers to send in a digital photo (including selfies!) of moms and grandmas on the farm to feature in our May 13 Mother’s Day issue.
Corn Belt weather and field progress held the market’s attention early this week after a slow start for planting and with forecasts for a week of cool, wet weather.
China may have agreed to allow U.S. beef into the country, but when the first shipment will arrive is anyone’s guess. The announcement last week comes in the wake of the same type of announcem…
WASHINGTON, Iowa — The Vittetoe family says being good neighbors is easier in a community full of good neighbors.
AMES, Iowa — Question: What do you call a cow with no legs?