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In 1905 a 20-year-old German botany student named Friedrich Laibach picked a small, flowering weed from the bank of the Lahn River near his hometown of Limburg. Since that time the weed – Arabidopsis thaliana – has become a mainstay of plant biology and genetics research.

One acre of Mighty Grand Dairy near Union Grove, Wisconsin, has been dedicated to a unique commodity to promote efficiency and cost savings. Solar panels installed on that acre in January 2021 have since provided about 80 percent of the farm's energy.

In 2021 the market for proteins witnessed a new type of consumer – one who is less sensitive to increased retail meat prices and more interested in at-home food preparation. Demand for animal protein, particularly beef, has been exceptionally strong since the onset of the pandemic, allowing …

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer improved in April to a reading of 121, which was 8 points better than a month earlier. Despite the increase, the ag sentiment index remains 32 percent less than its April 2021 reading.

OPINION I have always considered it a privilege to have grown up on a dairy farm in central Wisconsin. I have so much respect for my dad and his two brothers’ commitment to operating their business. I cannot thank them enough for instilling in me a work ethic, and teaching me to value accoun…

It was good fortune that 35-millimeter cameras in Asia were relatively inexpensive in 1968. That fact would help launch Harlen Persinger’s career in photojournalism. Mark Dillon – Persinger’s longtime friend – recently shared how it all happened.

OPINION I have always considered it a privilege to have grown up on a dairy farm in central Wisconsin. I have so much respect for my dad and his two brothers’ commitment to operating their business. I cannot thank them enough for instilling in me a work ethic, and teaching me to value accoun…

One of my earliest memories of growing corn was driving tractor while picking rocks on my uncle’s farm. I was 6 years old and could barely push in the clutch. After starting me in granny gear and pointing me down the field, my only job was to drive straight and stay off the corn. But I ran o…

It was good fortune that 35-millimeter cameras in Asia were relatively inexpensive in 1968. That fact would help launch Harlen Persinger’s career in photojournalism. Mark Dillon – Persinger’s longtime friend – recently shared how it all happened.

OPINION I have always considered it a privilege to have grown up on a dairy farm in central Wisconsin. I have so much respect for my dad and his two brothers’ commitment to operating their business. I cannot thank them enough for instilling in me a work ethic, and teaching me to value accoun…

It was good fortune that 35-millimeter cameras in Asia were relatively inexpensive in 1968. That fact would help launch Harlen Persinger’s career in photojournalism. Mark Dillon – Persinger’s longtime friend – recently shared how it all happened.

Crops that have been harvested leave behind residues that can serve as a feed resource for grazing cattle, said the experts at Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle Institute on a recent Cattle Chat podcast.

OPINION I have always considered it a privilege to have grown up on a dairy farm in central Wisconsin. I have so much respect for my dad and his two brothers’ commitment to operating their business. I cannot thank them enough for instilling in me a work ethic, and teaching me to value accoun…

The National Corn Growers Association recently named its winners for the 2021 Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. The contest highlights corn growth from seed to harvest and the families that grow it.

OPINION  The National Farmers Union is co-leading an effort with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture to secure funding for the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network. More than 30 agricultural, rural and mental-health professional organizations joined the National …

It was good fortune that 35-millimeter cameras in Asia were relatively inexpensive in 1968. That fact would help launch Harlen Persinger’s career in photojournalism. Mark Dillon – Persinger’s longtime friend – recently shared how it all happened.

Crops that have been harvested leave behind residues that can serve as a feed resource for grazing cattle, said the experts at Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle Institute on a recent Cattle Chat podcast.

Whether roasted and savory or topped with marshmallows, sweet potatoes are a fall staple. Despite being beloved by most, sweet potatoes are often misunderstood. They’re unrelated to potatoes, for starters. And they’re even different from yams.

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