HULL, Iowa — Curt Winters was born to raise pigs.
When Ally Troesser was growing up on her family’s farm near Laddonia, Missouri, her dad built a building for raising hogs. That, combined with her involvement in 4-H, got her started showing pigs.
CAMBRIDGE, Ill. — On Lance DeDecker’s 42nd birthday, at his parent’s kitchen table, they reflect on some of the changes they have seen in the pork industry during the farm’s long history.
Meat demand has cooled some this year, although it remains strong in the long-term context, ag economists say.
Doug Fricke says this year’s World Pork Expo, scheduled for June 7-9 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, promises to be a great event as it celebrates its 35th anniversary.
Growth of renewable diesel production has been good news for the crop markets.
With parts of the Midwest still dealing with extremely dry weather, it may be more important than ever to test forage samples.
Bill sat at his desk staring at the computer screen as the minutes ticked by. With all of his fieldwork done, the evenings were again filled with free time.
In the nearly 10 years since I retired, I have worked to peel away the shell that built up around my heart during nearly 50 years of dealing with the public. Many jobs require an element of treating nasty people with a smile, and that can lead to a calloused heart.
1 rack lamb ribs
1 lb. ground lamb (or beef)
1 1/2 lb. ground American lamb
FARMER’S CITY, Ill. — When people show interest in lamb at farmers markets, Erin Crider is happy to share recipes, either some of her own or from American Lamb Board.
MT. OLIVE, Ill. — If the predictions of the 2023 Illinois Wheat Tour come anywhere close to the real yield at harvest time, Illinois will be breaking records this summer.
After a rapid planting season, farmers were happy to get an early start on spraying. Rains helped early applications, but other farmers were not so lucky.
Volatility is expected to rise over the next several weeks as uncertainty mounts around grain markets.
The latest USDA Cattle on Feed report was largely neutral for cattle markets, and it pointed to the expected smaller numbers ahead. Colorado State University ag economist Stephen Koontz wrote in his “In the Cattle Markets” column that placements did come in lower than expected.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Cattle worldwide face major health threats from a highly infectious viral disease that decades of vaccinations and other precautions have failed to contain. Scientists are collaborating on a new line of defense, by producing a gene-edited calf resistant to the virus.
PONTIAC, Ill. — Art Leach may be 103 years old, but he clearly remembers the details of his service in the Pacific during World War II.
PONTIAC, Ill. — Have you ever imagined what it would be like to stand in a room filled with soldiers and sailors who served in World War II and other world conflicts and hear their stories, sometimes in their own words? That’s the opportunity presented at the Livingston County War Museum in …
The story of Pat Montgomery’s life has been in large part one of serving others in different ways. After serving as an Army Ranger and then earning a degree in animal science at the University of Missouri, he started the KC Cattle Company, working to employ veterans and provide quality food …
The founding of the Quilts of Valor Foundation was literally a dream come true.
Seeing drones in the field has become a more common sight, and what they can do continues to expand.
Mowing. It may be last on your to-do list, but the grass is relentless, especially after the moisture- rich winter the upper Midwest has experienced.
A survey of 2,000 Americans, who represent a sample of the U.S. population that opted to respond to a national poll, indicated that spiritual fulfillment may be the key to happiness. The poll was conducted in November 2022 by the market research company One Poll.
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