Keep an eye out for Palmer amaranth hitching a ride via contaminated feed ingredients. Minnesota has at least one infestation in the state that arrived via contaminated cattle feed.
Now that the Sept. 11 USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report is history, the trade is turning its attention to the fall harvest.
Following the derecho event on Aug. 10, millions of acres in Iowa face challenging conditions. In many cases the corn may be unharvestable. These unharvestable fields require some level of fall management to ensure the future crop can achieve even emergence and normal early plant growth.
Aaron Hager never told his father, a long-time farmer in southwestern Illinois, that he actu…
When the wind finally stopped blowing Monday the clean-up began. It might take quite a while.
Political candidates could get more bang for their buck, and help local democracy, by putting some of their advertising money into struggling local newspapers, Wilson (N.C.) Times Editor Corey Friedman
Meatpacking plants have been a major vector for the coronavirus in rural areas, and many states and counties were ordering them closed to slow the spread of the disease. But in late April, President Trump ordered that plants must stay open in order to supply food.
President Trump clobbered Hillary Clinton in Kentucky and West Virginia in 2016. His promise to revive the ailing coal industry wasn't the only reason, but it was a big factor. His failure to fulfill that promise won't likely hurt him much in the election though, Bill Estep and Liz Moomey re…
Twenty-two counties in "official Appalachia" gained a grade in economic status in the past year, while 11 fell a notch on the Appalachian Regional Commission's five-point scale, according to the ARC's latest County Economic Status map. The Rural Blog has added plus signs in counties that mov…
On Memorial Day, Donna Robinson’s farm caught a break when a tornado went just behind her family’s house and between her fields.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig urged farmers and agribusinesses to start evaluating how much propane they’ll need to meet grain drying and home and livestock heating demands this fall and winter.
MONETT, Mo. — University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Reagan Bluel is a self-proclaimed “science geek.” She likes pawing through the latest science journals to keep on the cutting edge of dairy research that could improve the bottom line of Missouri dairy producers.