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Atop a 35 foot scaffolding tower, Brody Dunn, a University of Illinois student, spends his evenings collecting western corn rootworm beetles as they disperse from the Urbana, Ill., fields where they developed as larvae. Joseph Spencer, University of Illinois principal…
DES MOINES — Agricultural education is a highlight at the Iowa State Fair. From baby animals to food production and more, visitors will find plenty of activities to learn more about Iowa's important agriculture industry, according to a fair news…
The first half of 2017 turned into a roller coaster ride for the fed cattle market.
The corn market is in the process of sorting out what final yields could like look like after weeks of hot, dry conditions in the western Corn Belt.
Stored grain needs to be cool and dry during summer storage, according to a North Dakota State University Extension Service grain-drying expert.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University Extension economist, for the university’s Ag Decision Maker newsletter.
DIKE, Iowa — In order to grow the next top-performing soybean seed, farmers and seed companies must work together with an eye for detail to be successful.
LAMONI, Iowa — Pasture ground is valuable resource. Farmers sometimes get a rude reminder of that fact.
The U.S. is working to get China’s beef market. China requires beef to be born, raised and slaughtered in the U.S. or imported from Canada or Mexico and raised and slaughtered in the U.S.
Soybean injury from dicamba has occurred each year in Illinois since the product was first commercialized. However, the response of some individuals from companies who market formulations approved for use in dicamba-resistant varieties has been unlike anything I’ve experienced during…
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — When a tall, thin robot was introduced to visitors at University of Illinois test plots July 13, it was reminiscent of early “Star Wars” movies, when such robots were science fiction.
MARION, Iowa — Eleven years. That’s how long Dennis Fagle farmed his land. Eleven years working in the field his dad had worked in most of his life.
While health care tied up the U.S. Senate in recent weeks, some lawmakers are still talking about items such as the North American Free Trade Agreement and tax reform.
From herbicides to growth- promoting chemicals, plant hormone research continues to offer new ideas for the world of agriculture.
Innovation in the agriculture sector is alive and well in the Midwest and across the country. Thanks to the model developed by businesses and organizations in Silicon Valley, inventors now have a path to share their work with others, no…
BASF held a conference call July 19 to discuss the ongoing dicamba herbicide situation. Amid numerous complaints of dicamba damage to soybeans, the Missouri Department of Agriculture briefly suspended use of dicamba before allowing it for three dicamba products, including…
MALVERN, Iowa — Activities start early at the Mills County Fair, and the day is off to a sweltering start as Kirby Karwal talks to one of his students about his entry in the cattle show.