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DES MOINES — If there is anything former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture agree on, it is that separating food programs from farm programs in legislation is a terrible idea.
URBANA, Ill. — Imagine you’re walking the cereal aisle at your favorite grocery store. Are you reading labels? Scanning prices? Thinking about weeds?
BELLEVILLE, Ill. — On occasion, Ron Krausz has considered plowing up the long-term no-till plot here. After all, how much more knowledge can be gleaned after nearly five decades of research?
XENIA, Ill. — Some might consider doing away with a corn-soybean rotation on a large farm a daring move. Darren Bailey and his two sons see it differently.
GENESEO, Ill. — When Henry County farmer Todd VerHeecke decided to start using cover crops five years ago, his motivation was both economic and environmental.
Potential trade disputes are approaching from all directions with significant implications for American agriculture. To the north and south, the U.S. government is renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Just last week, the three countries…
Federal regulations impose enormous costs on America’s businesses and working families. These costs burden virtually every sector of our economy, although the manufacturing sector is disproportionately hard hit. … That is why, on Jan. 24, President Trump signed a presidential…
The combination of strong demand and increasing pork packing capacity should help the livestock industry work through large meat supplies this fall and winter.
Despite a difficult growing season, leaders of the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board say yields this fall are good.
As with all commodities, the premium grains market has its ups and downs. And farmers must continually assess whether the extra money is worth the extra work, not to mention the extra risk.
MODESTO, Ill. — A small group of farmers, including some in Illinois, is pioneering a new crop that is in great demand already, but still has a way to go before it is farmed on a larger scale. Companies like…
Making the decision to put up a new livestock building should be a lengthy and detailed process.
It is probably a longshot, but at least one congressional candidate is suggesting funding to keep the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture afloat could come from the next federal farm bill instead of from the next state legislative session.
When Charles Henke makes genetics decisions for his herd, he always takes into account expected progeny differences (EPDs).
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Sen. Chuck Grassley said there still is time to prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from implementing changes in the Renewable Fuel Standard that could do “severe harm” to the biofuels industry.
KEOTA, Iowa — A passion for organic methods and an interest in maximizing profits on fewer acres led Levi Lyle to transition a portion his family’s farm in eastern Keokuk County to organic row-crop production.
Feeder cattle prices strengthened last week as feedlots looked to fill pens.