CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Finding a talented ag tech employee may be about as difficult as guessing the first planting date this spring. Both tasks are similar in that being prepared is the key — whether having the planter ready or having the tools ready to find the right candidate.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A cautiously optimistic mood among farmers vibrated through the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, with attendance the highest in at least a decade.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — The beginning of a new year often is an opportunity to reflect upon the past and set goals for the future. On a ranching operation, Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute experts say it is a good time to make record-keeping and management adjustments.
As harvest wraps up in many areas, decisions on the 2023 season are already being made, including planning out crop insurance.
REMSEN, Iowa — A plot of farmland in Plymouth County this past week sold for what is believed to be a state record $26,250 per acre.
Break-even prices are helpful when making crop decisions and when marketing crops.
While fertilizer prices have declined since spring, prices remain high, and fertilizer costs are significantly higher than a year ago. Therefore, reducing rates where practicable seems prudent.
Since the onset of the COVID pandemic in 2020, supply chain issues have continued to disrupt the agriculture industry, forcing farmers to adapt and seek alternative solutions when specific resources haven’t been available to them.
Competition and fairness are keys to good farm legislation, at least from the perspective of the National Farmers Union.
MARION, Ill. — Todd Goodman jokingly refers to himself as a “bug rancher.” But he’s serious about his work.
One way to measure the growth of the wine industry in the Corn Belt has been the creation of AVAs.
HERMANN, Mo. — For winemakers, the production cycle requires them to think long term. On a hot day in Gasconade County, Parker Puchta checked on some recently planted grape vines on his farm.
The fertilizer shortage that threw the agricultural sector into disarray and pushed food costs higher globally may be fading.
Input costs are through the roof, but the financial outlook is still good for farmers.
Many farmers have been looking to put up new grain bins or farm buildings, although rising costs and supply chain challenges have provided obstacles to some building projects.
A student came to my office a while back excited about the opportunity to purchase 80 acres of farmland close to his family’s farm. His father offered to let him use the family machinery and equipment in exchange for labor.
Farmers from Iowa to Ukraine are grappling with surging diesel prices and an unsteady supply, forcing them to spend unprecedented sums on fuel in a chaotic market and raising concerns about the autumn harvest.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The strangest part of visiting Up Top Acres is when the owner reminds people not to get too close to the edge.
Small-acreage niche farmers now have an option for insurance for their farm goods like their row-crop neighbors. Whether many will take advantage of it remains to be seen.
The story of farming is the story of advancement, constantly striving for better yields, better genetics, better soil. In the span of some farmers’ lifetimes, agriculture has gone from horses still doing a large amount of the work to towering combines collecting sophisticated data as they ha…
“Because of the huge demand, steamship lines have put all their emphasis and all of their available space on the inbound side, and they’re not always paying attention to the export side.”
AMES, Iowa — Many Iowa farmers hire some custom machine work in their farm business or perform custom work for others. Others rent machinery or perform other services.
The gasoline industry and alternative fuel makers put aside their differences for court challenges to a Biden administration rule imposing limits on automobile greenhouse-gas emissions.
The world’s agricultural superpowers are divided over whether Russian fertilizers should be sanctioned as surging prices threaten to further stoke food inflation.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Farmers may soon see market disruptions from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but it is unclear how long and how significant the impact could be.