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Cool temps welcomed, but region still needs rain

September 7, 2017 - 8:00am
Northwest: Jason Hull
Categories: Farm News

Roundup implements early weaning strategy

September 7, 2017 - 6:00am
DIAGONAL, Iowa — Jim Werner surveys a group of cow/calf pairs as two of his grandchildren and a family friend join him on their horses.
Categories: Farm News

Hog numbers, drop in bellies lead prices down

September 6, 2017 - 1:38pm
Hog prices have moved downward over the past couple of weeks as large numbers of pigs head to market.
Categories: Farm News

Late August lows suggest market déjà vu

September 6, 2017 - 1:35pm
Market analysts saw a potential repeat of last year’s seasonal low coming at the end of August, as corn futures rallied Aug. 31 after forced sales from delayed pricing contracts helped to set new contract lows Aug. 30.
Categories: Farm News

Fungicide results vary among hybrids

September 4, 2017 - 11:31am
OELWEIN, Iowa — Those attending WinField United's Answer Plot field day near Oelwein July 18 were reminded that northeast Iowa is the state's garden spot this year. They also learned about tools to help make fungicide decisions and fine-tune nitrogen…
Categories: Farm News

Demonstration farm brings water quality practices to life

September 4, 2017 - 6:00am
MELBOURNE, Iowa — There aren’t a lot of crops on this 80-acre tract of land, but that doesn’t mean things aren’t growing here.
Categories: Farm News

Illinois wheat yields climb even as planted acreage continues to fall

September 3, 2017 - 11:00am
OKAWVILLE, Ill. — Though acreage has been stagnant, wheat growers in Illinois are steadily increasing yields.
Categories: Farm News

Analyst not concerned about China’s wheat surplus

September 2, 2017 - 11:00am
OKAWVILLE, Ill. — The bad news is China has a surplus of wheat. The good news is, that isn’t really bad news.
Categories: Farm News

Confirm Clovis for USDA post: Ag groups

September 2, 2017 - 8:00am
We, the undersigned organizations, write in support of Dr. Sam Clovis to be the USDA Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics. We encourage swift action by the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee to confirm his nomination.
Categories: Farm News

Don’t confirm Clovis: Organic, enviro groups

September 2, 2017 - 8:00am
The undersigned farming, food, consumer and environmental organizations and businesses strongly oppose the nomination of Sam Clovis — a climate change denier with no background in food or agriculture — as the Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics (REE) at…
Categories: Farm News

Letter to the Editor: Judges not bought

September 2, 2017 - 8:00am
I must take exception to Herman Lenz’s letter (Aug. 12, “Big Money wins over Constitution”).
Categories: Farm News

Agronomists highlight corn nematode, N issues

September 1, 2017 - 8:00am
SAVOY, Ill. — The topic of “nematodes and soybeans” is a regular on summer field day tours and in winter coffee-shop conversations. But researchers at the University Illinois Crop Sciences Research and Education Center switched up that traditional approach at…
Categories: Farm News

Companies prep for new corn technology in fields next spring

August 31, 2017 - 6:00pm
CAMBRIDGE, Iowa — New corn technology continues to make its way to market, despite the challenges of achieving regulatory approvals and tight profit margins.
Categories: Farm News

Family labor still vital to Iowa farm businesses

August 31, 2017 - 3:19pm
LINEVILLE, Iowa — Doyle Ellis watches his great-granddaughter scoot around the shop on her pink motorized tractor. Nearby, his great-grandson tests the limits of his walker as he sails along the smooth floor.
Categories: Farm News

Cool temperatures allow for extra working days in Missouri

August 31, 2017 - 8:00am
Cooler than average temperatures were felt across the state last week with temperatures averaging 71.4 degrees, 4.8 degrees below normal, according to the Aug. 28 USDA Crop Progress report.
Categories: Farm News

Temperatures well below average across the state of Illinois

August 31, 2017 - 8:00am
Cooler weather prevailed across the state last week, according to the Aug. 28 USDA Crop Progress report. Statewide, the average temperature was 68.9 degrees, 4.7 degrees below normal, allowing for 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Aug.…
Categories: Farm News

Pig Farmer of the Year finalists announced

August 30, 2017 - 4:10pm
DES MOINES, Iowa — The National Pork Board has announced four finalists who are vying to be named the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. The program honors a U.S. pig farmer who excels at raising pigs using the…
Categories: Farm News

Long cull cow marketing period coming to an end

August 30, 2017 - 1:38pm
After a robust few months, the cull cow market is weakening and will continue to soften through the fall.
Categories: Farm News

Crop market analyst reconciles USDA reports

August 30, 2017 - 1:35pm
Farmers in some of the primary corn-producing states have been expressing concern about the difference between crop progress reports and crop yield reports in recent weeks.
Categories: Farm News

Ag equipment companies debut new offerings

August 28, 2017 - 5:45am
The 2017 Farm Progress Show is coming up this next week, Aug. 29-31. Billed as the nation’s largest outdoor farm event, the show offers attendees the opportunity to visit a variety of product displays, experience field demonstrations, and attend presentations…
Categories: Farm News