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Syngenta AG agreed to pay more than $1.4 billion to U.S. farmers who complained that the marketing of the company’s genetically modified corn seeds shut them out of the Chinese market, according to people familiar with the deal.
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?
That grain elevator in town is probably doing OK, but it feels the pain of a weak farm economy just like any other agribusiness.
Fertilizer decisions haven’t gotten any simpler as farmers work to balance input costs and nutrient stewardship without skimping on yields.
DECATUR, Ill. — A new innovation using soybean oil may one day lead to a demand for as many as two million acres of soybeans, a soybean farmer said with a big smile on his face Aug. 29.
DECATUR, Ill. — Brent Hajek, a devoted soybean and grain farmer is very fast. In fact he has been called “the world’s fastest farmer.”
WESTPHALIA, Iowa — Curt Kaufman stands on the pitcher’s mound at the old ballpark here, gazing toward home plate as the memories begin to swirl like the smell of popcorn in the air.
NEOLA, Iowa — Luana Ring thought she would spend a few years taking care of children in her southwest Iowa home.
The financial health of American farmers depends on trade. In what remains the “breadbasket of the world,” U.S. farmers export half of all major commodities they grow, contributing to a projected trade surplus of $20 billion this year alone and…
In rural America, economic development is following a pattern similar to economic colonization — with similar negative consequences. Perhaps nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in traditional farming communities where large, corporately-controlled factory farms have replaced small, independent family…
Now is the prime time to seed small grain stubble fields with a cover crop to be grazed this fall, winter or next spring.
EXIRA, Iowa — Clayton VanAernam grabs a bucket and calls for his goats. It’s feeding time, and the air fills with the bleats of the hungry animals as they scurry to the feed bunk.
WINTHROP, Iowa — Every day is different for the staff of the Winthrop Veterinary Clinic.
HERRIN, Ill. — Charles Harper looks pretty comfortable, sitting in front of the wood stove or standing behind the counter at his feed store. He should; he’s had plenty of time to get used to it.
CENTRALIA, Mo. — On an early September day in Boone County, Brian Martin could feel harvest getting closer. He farms with his dad, Nathan, raising cattle and growing corn and soybeans.
DECATUR, Ill. — Rob Sharkey raises corn, soybeans and some wheat in northwest Illinois’ Stark County, but he has made a name for himself through social media. He started a podcast called “Shark Farmer” that immediately hit a chord with…
Knoxville, Iowa — It’s a light sale today at the Knoxville Regional Livestock Market, but there are still a few hundred animals for sale and a few buyers in the seats.
With crop harvest getting into full swing, many producers are pulling their grain augers out of the weeds and taking a look at their grain bins for wear and a quick cleanout.
There’s not a lot of mystery this year when looking at harvest conditions. It’s dry out there.
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers have literally, and figuratively, shed new light on the odor problems arising from livestock facilities.