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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.
Hog prices have moved downward over the past couple of weeks as large numbers of pigs head to market.
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.
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…
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.
OKAWVILLE, Ill. — Though acreage has been stagnant, wheat growers in Illinois are steadily increasing yields.
OKAWVILLE, Ill. — The bad news is China has a surplus of wheat. The good news is, that isn’t really bad news.
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.
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…
I must take exception to Herman Lenz’s letter (Aug. 12, “Big Money wins over Constitution”).
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…
CAMBRIDGE, Iowa — New corn technology continues to make its way to market, despite the challenges of achieving regulatory approvals and tight profit margins.
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.
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.
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.…
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…
After a robust few months, the cull cow market is weakening and will continue to soften through the fall.
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.
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…