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A lawsuit filed two years ago by the Des Moines Water Works against three drainage districts in northwest Iowa drew a lot of attention to agriculture-generated nutrients in Iowa’s streams and rivers.
MOWEAQUA, Ill. — Eric Shuster’s view of a tractor is usually either tearing one apart, sandblasting it, painting it or putting it together again.
NORMAL, Ill. — As long as there have been young people wanting to work the land and raise animals, there have been creative ways to start a farming business.
U.S. pork and beef exports continued to trend above year-ago levels in June, capping a strong first half of the year.
URBANA, Ill. — What happens when meat scientists get their hands on nearly 8,000 commercially raised pigs? They spend a year running dozens of tests and crunching numbers to arrive at research-backed management recommendations for pork producers.
Marketing livestock is never easy. Producers gamble against weather and fluctuating prices every day.
The issues surrounding dicamba-related damage to crops are serious ones, and as the representative organization for the nation’s soybean farmers, ASA (American Soybean Association) is invested in bringing all parties together to find answers and solutions.
NAFTA has had a profound effect on many aspects of North American agriculture. With a few exceptions, intraregional agricultural trade is now completely free of tariff and quota restrictions, and the agricultural sectors of NAFTA’s member countries … have become…
NCBA (National Cattlemen’s Beef Association) strongly supports the North American Free Trade Agreement because the terms of NAFTA have made it possible for the U.S. beef and cattle industry to develop two very important export markets in Canada and Mexico…
AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University is shutting down this summer as the organization’s future is uncertain following the Legislature’s decision to cut the center’s state funding.
LaPORTE CITY, Iowa — Joe Thoma was not absolutely positive he wanted a career in pork production when he was growing up on the family farm.
Large numbers of pigs are expected to fill the nation’s packing plants this fall, but added capacity and strong demand could help ease market price concerns.
Eastern Iowa farmer Dave Guthrie is prepared for the possibility of a delayed harvest this fall and stays flexible to manage drying costs while keeping harvest loss low.
Below average temperatures were experienced statewide the past week, according to the Aug. 14 USDA Crop Progress report.
Dry, cool weather prevailed across most of the state last week, according to the Aug. 14 USDA Crop Progress report.
Near-trend U.S. corn yields and above-trend U.S. soybean yields defied expectations for the USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand report issued Aug. 10.
Sharp declines in live cattle futures last week took feeder cattle prices along with it, but there could be some market upside on the horizon.
DAVENPORT, Iowa — Call it mighty or muddy, the Mississippi River looms large for many Iowa, Illinois and Missouri residents.
The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer turned higher in July, following several months of stagnation.
Editor’s note: The EPA conducted a public hearing Aug. 1 as part of its process of gathering comments on its Renewable Fuel Standard proposal. These are excerpts from hearing statements, with links to more information. Comments filed in the rulemaking…