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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers at the University of Illinois are taking the basics of photosynthesis miles farther in Urbana-Champaign test plots and greenhouses — intervening in the process, through which plants use sunlight to produce energy, to create higher yields.
DES MOINES — Everyone may talk about the food and the animals and the rides, but at the end of the day the state fair is really about the people.
CAMBRIDGE, Iowa — Competition for acres among soybean herbicide technologies looks to remain fierce in 2018.
EFFINGHAM, Ill. — With resistant weeds a hot topic, most farmers are aware that relying on a single herbicide to control unwanted plants is not a good idea. But the same can be said for disease control.
DES MOINES — Agriculture in Iowa may not be hampered by shifts in international trade policy under President Donald Trump.
WAVERLY, Iowa — So far, Ron Zelle hasn’t had time to think about how he retired June 30 as agriculture education teacher and FFA advisor at Nashua-Plainfield High School.
The in-kind food aid that the United States provides through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and USDA benefits millions of people around the world. However, the need for food aid exceeds the amount of funding available and, therefore,…
Rebuild Rural is dedicated to advocating for investment in rural America’s infrastructure and understands that rural America’s infrastructure needs are fundamentally unique. …
Editor’s note: The following was prepared by Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University emeritus economist, for the University of Illinois Farmdoc Daily website.
Over the years, tracking equipment trends seems to have been an exercise in seeing just how large equipment can get.
Sales of small tractors are climbing for the eighth straight year, but sales of bigger new tractors are sliding again.
SIMPSON, Ill. — To brand or not to brand? In some Midwestern states, that question has largely been answered in the negative.
For farmers in Iowa, the subject of depreciation continues to present problems because the state legislature has not coupled state rules with federal rules regarding what is commonly referred to as Section 179.
NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa — Opportunity was the word of the day at the Financing for Beginning Farmers seminar hosted by Hills Bank and Trust Company Aug. 8.
After silage harvest, bare ground has two things working against it: exposure to wind and water erosion, and no plant growth to produce biomass or income.
On many farms, it can seem like the busy times of year keep getting busier, making it a challenge to balance the need to get fieldwork done in a timely manner while managing equipment costs.
Temperatures last week averaged 75.6 degrees, 0.8 degrees below normal, according to the Aug. 21 USDA Crop Progress report. Precipitation averaged 1.33 inches statewide, 0.55 inches above normal.
Drier weather prevailed across most of the state last week, according to the Aug. 21 USDA Crop Progress report.
Much-needed rain fell throughout Iowa during the week ending Aug. 20, 2017, according to the Aug. 21 USDA Crop Progress report.
Editor’s note: The following was written by David B. Oppedahl, senior business economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, for the bank’s quarterly AgLetter.