BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — One of the basic principles Karen Corrigan, an independent agronomist, considers when planning weed control is: “Weeds want to live more than you want to kill them.”
Strong commodity prices are holding up the agricultural economy in many parts of the country, but experts from the Kansas City Federal Reserve say producers in their district need some consistent rainfall in 2023.
MCHENRY, N.D. – The winter weather was unseasonably mild through the first half of January in the east central region of the state, but since temperatures didn’t rise above freezing, heavy snow was still hanging around at the Harding ranch.
WILLMAR, Minn. – RJ and James Orsten continued with their chores at Orsten Turkeys and Cardinal Creek Cattle Co.
HARDIN, Mont. – When you are brave enough to venture outside of your comfort zone, there are always going to be some unique challenges. Cattle rancher Lamont Herman is learning that first-hand this winter as some pigs that his kids are raising on the ranch for meat continue to present challenges.
Drainage pays! Editor’s note: This is part 1 of Purdue University’s report regarding its long-term drainage-experiment insights on crop yield, cover-crop growth, soil improvement, water flow and chemical transport. An overview of the experiment was published in the Jan. 19 issue of Agri-View.
A dry fall and a dry summer in places have provided some challenges for livestock producers looking to get through the winter feeding their cattle.
HAZELTON, N.D. – The heavier weight cows at Black Leg Ranch are out winter grazing, which not only keeps them healthy as they move throughout the grazing areas, but their movement also fertilizes the soil by spreading manure.
Family is the core of the Mike Sitz Angus Ranch near Burwell, Nebraska. Mike and Debra have worked hard to carry on the rich tradition behind the Sitz Angus cowherd.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. – Calving moved into full swing in January at Five Pine Cattle Co. There were about 15 cute and rambunctious calves running around as of Jan. 16.
The latest USDA Cattle on Feed report showed numbers continue to decline.
Weather in the Midwest has never been predictable. But even that unpredictability is changing – to include predictable climate shifts as weather patterns change around the world. Without major advances in technology and culture, those changes will reduce Midwest agricultural productivity to …
Corn and soybean markets are being pressured by rains falling in South America.
I think one of the first things I need to know when I come to your place for a dystocia is who is the priority: mom or baby?
ASKOV, Minn. – The weather isn’t giving any time off this year to east central Minnesota farmers like those at Beckers Angus.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. – The winter feeding and calving season is not without its challenges, including the occasional breakdown of equipment. After repairing frozen pumps in some of his equipment after the extreme cold temperatures around Christmas, rancher Richard Liebert had a new challenge i…
SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. – Nicole and Mike Butler aim to make learning fun at the Diamond Vu Agricultural Education Center near Sheboygan Falls. They’ve already hosted agricultural-learning events and hope to do more because it’s needed, they said.
In many ways, the United Soybean Board functions like the U.S. Congress.The panel that determines how checkoff funds are spent is large and diverse. Its 78 farmer-members work like a legislative body, divided into committees and subcommittees.
Like other grain commodities, the soybean market was looking for new news in the Jan. 12 reports from USDA to provide some direction. What many were expecting, however, they didn’t get.
NEW AUBURN, Wis. – Potential for an additional income stream, the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and the availability of grant money – that combination convinced Randy and Dixie Klemish to launch an on-farm creamery. After doing their homework – and a lot of their own construction work – th…
Other than some USDA reports earlier this month, there hasn’t been a lot of new news to stir the durum market as the new year gets underway and, as a result, it continues to lack any real luster.
MANKATO, Minn. – Friendly faces and plenty of conversation greeted attendees at MN Ag Expo 2023.
When I started collecting vision stories about 1999 I was amazed at the number of people who told me about loved ones who made themselves known after death. One of the most remarkable accounts came from Patricia Gallagher Marchant. She is a family therapist in Milwaukee and a member of Lady …
Matt Stubblefield is adamant about the fact that he is a cattleman, not a hog farmer. But with generations of pork producers in his family, raising hogs was just a part of the farm operation.
LE MARS, Iowa — Matt and Angie Schnepf love the farm life — a sentiment they hope they are passing along to their three sons.
Although the 2022 sunflower season got off to a delayed start, it steadily made up ground and ended the year with 48 percent better production than the previous year. Those numbers were reflected in the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report released by USDA on …
It’s always a mixture of sadness and hope when we move past the holiday season to face the bleakness of January.
Getting help on the farm is not getting any easier.
Animal diseases can provide major challenges for livestock producers, with some respiratory diseases in particular spiking during the cold months. In addition, producers, veterinarians and government agencies continue to work to keep African swine fever out of the U.S.
ST. LOUIS — The problem of herbicide-resistant weeds has many farmers scrambling for solutions. One may be strategic use of cover crops.
MADISON, Wis. — Irwin Goldman has spent much of his career de-beeting the beet. A horticulture professor at the University of Wisconsin-Department of Horticulture, he focuses on breeding onions, carrots and beets in his lab. Carrots and onions are just fine, he says, but beets take priority …
MADISON, Wis. – For more than 100 years engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been conducting an experiment pitting ordinary concrete against the test of time.
Friends ask me all the time how Dad is doing. I really struggle with my reply because there is no good answer.
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On rural Monroe County roads usually reserved for tractors, pickups and Amish buggies, an out-of-place, though welcomed, vehicle ambles through the rolling hills. It pulls into gravel driveways of preselected farms, swings its doors open, and invites the laborers — typically migrant workers …
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Stony Point Schoolhouse, moved recently from the land where it stood since the 1800s, will be saved by a former student with plans to restore it.
Researchers studied stardust and found that the rate of soil erosion in the Midwest is 10 to 1,000 times greater than it was before modern agriculture practices.
CHICAGO — Sixth-generation farmer Michael Ganschow grew up seeing his father and grandfather as leaders in using conservation practices on the family farm in the rolling hills of Bureau County in northern Illinois.