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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…
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.