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The Coalition for Safe, Affordable Food … was actively engaged in support of the Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law, which calls for the establishment of a uniform national disclosure standard for bioengineered food and prevents a patchwork of state-by-state or other…
Crop insurance can help protect farmers from large losses resulting from crop failure or unusually large drops in crop prices. In some ways, crop insurance acts like home or car insurance: Farmers pay a premium and receive a payment that…
DOWNS, Ill. — Farmers don’t have to come from the “Show Me State” to want to see proof of what practices will make them money. While there is interest in cutting-edge trials, many farmers attending field days say they are…
WEST DES MOINES — CRP and Palmer amaranth were the hot topics at last week’s Iowa Farm Bureau Federation voting delegate session.
Drought conditions in many parts of Iowa this summer could aggravate yield impacts from crop issues associated with heat and dryness, like soybean cyst nematode and lower test weights in corn.
ST. LOUIS — The nation’s inland waterway system is sometimes described as one part of the proverbial three-legged stool — along with road and rail — responsible for moving crops grown in the Midwest to markets around the world.
Infrastructure and transportation conversations are usually about government funding, but that isn’t the case when the subject turns to railroads.
When Donald Trump was running for president in 2016, one of the issues he promoted was improving infrastructure. Eight months into his term, it is an open question whether the federal government will make that type of investment.
GALLATIN, Ill. — The seven semi-trucks Bill Raben and his brother own to haul their grain have been a good investment. But owning trucks comes with some challenges.
The sorry state of the United State’s inland waterways system is well known, but solutions to fixing it seem, at times, elusive.
A four-lane expansion of U.S. Highway 30 will begin next spring, growing the capacity of a major agricultural artery for grain and livestock transport in the state.
DECATUR, Ill. — Farmers are paying attention to conservation practices this year while keeping an eye on costs with low commodity prices.
WINTHROP, Iowa — Sean Baragary’s life has changed dramatically in the past two months.
DECATUR, Ill. — Like a lot of farmers who were kicking tires at the Farm Progress Show, Duane Dahlman isn’t opening his wallet too wide.
CORALVILLE, Iowa — Iowa land values are showing signs of stability, as well as some steady growth.
Cooler temperatures continued across the state last week with temperatures averaging 66.6 degrees, 5.5 degrees below normal, according to the Sept. 11 USDA Crop Progress report.
Dry, cool weather continued across most of the state last week, according to the Sept. 11 USDA Crop Progress report.
Unless lawmakers take action, there will be automatic changes to Iowa’s beginning farmer tax credit program on Jan. 1, 2018.
Beef exports remained stable while pork exports dropped in July, according to a USDA report.