Each year, the ISU Soybean Research Laboratory conducts insecticide efficacy evaluations for soybean aphid, but two new pests were included in 2019: Japanese beetle, an emerging pest in the Midwest, and soybean gall midge, a new pest not known to occur elsewhere.

After another fall that saw harvests go well into November and December, the next crop of soybean and corn seed is looking surprisingly good, according to a pair of seed pathologists.

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Garlin Murl ConnerSeventy-five years ago today, a Kentucky soldier who had been in combat for more than two years, suffering many wounds and earning four Silver Stars, offered the ultimate sacrifice – calling in artillery on his forward position in order to save his battalion.That soldier’s …

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Federal law prohibits Medicaid recipients from accessing their full federal health benefits while they're in prison or jail, but an increasing number of local and state officials are trying to change that."Officials from both parties have pushed for two key changes to ensure little or no dis…

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Here's a roundup of stories with rural resonance; if you do or see similar work that should be shared on The Rural Blog, email us at heather.chapman@uky.edu.The 2020 decennial census just kicked off in a tiny town in Alaska. Read more here.A new University of Vermont study offers tips to sma…

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The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday a replacement of the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule which had placed intermittent or seasonal waterways—many around farms—under federal pollution laws, redefining them as "navigable waters".The new rule "removes milli…

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The USDA’s December Hogs and Pigs report indicates producers continue to expand, with the Dec. 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs coming in at 77.338 million head, a record for this quarter and up 3% from a year ago.

It’s always the same. Favor those that have been favored and not treat farmers fair. We farmers can’t even have a trade agreement. Pelosi and the House Democrats want to strengthen labor in the U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade agreement. Labor has been strengthened nearly 90 years ago with the minim…

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America’s pig farmers have managed to get more and more efficient, and the industry is searching for ways to continue that progress. The industry has been increasing pigs weaned per litter, even bouncing back from the PED virus.