The debate over eminent domain has been ongoing in Iowa, and efforts by private companies to build carbon dioxide pipelines across the state have brought a spotlight to the topic in the past couple years.
While 4-Hers are on the front lines showing their projects this summer, it’s a pretty exciting time of year for leaders as well.
FLANAGAN, Ill. — When other toddlers were learning to toddle, Grace Brown was already learning the fine art of showing goats.
Dry conditions have caused early-season concern for farmers across the Midwest.
For the most part, Illinois agricultural leaders are pleased with the $50.5 billion Illinois budget with its 550 pieces of legislation that landed on Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk after the end of the spring session on May 27.
May is an interesting month for USDA reports.The weekly Crop Progress reports document the speed at which the new spring crops are entering the ground. That planting pace often provides a strong signal to market participants about the potential production in the coming harvest season.
Total economic returns in 2022 for Illinois beef feeding enterprises exceeded total costs by $25.41 per 100 pounds of beef produced in preliminary findings for farms enrolled in Illinois Farm Business Farm Management.
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.
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.
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.
When Dylan Cook saw his vegetable crop wash away in a 2021 flood, he reached out for help, finding support from his social media friends.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court on May 25 made it harder for the federal government to police water pollution in a decision that strips protections from wetlands that are isolated from larger bodies of water.
The wet and cool start to spring delayed farmers’ ability to get into the field, so deciding which field activities to prioritize now is key. Here are a few things to consider related to corn planting and nitrogen management.