A team of four students from Iowa State University took home the top prize at the recent Student Taste competition hosted by the Iowa Pork Producers Association.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois farmland prices continue to march upward, but not at as steep a slope as in 2021, according to the latest land value report released March 23.
As land prices continue to rise, it becomes harder and harder for farmers, especially beginning farmers, to buy the ground to start, or grow, their farming dreams.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Many analysts and industry experts are pointing to the 2023 crop season as one of the most expensive on record. Input costs, soaring land values and rising equipment prices are testing farmers’ pocketbooks.
Sow slaughter into mid-March is narrowly higher than it was a year ago, according to data from the USDA.
Most farmers and ranchers I talk with these days are pretty happy about how things are going for them. The high prices paid by farmers for additional farmland and expensive farm equipment bear out their optimism.
Crop markets found a boost toward the end of the week ending on March 24.
Enrollment may be declining and funding may be insufficient, but Brian Robinson believes there is no better place to education children than a rural school.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — While Amanda Weidhuner, a young university professor and researcher, carefully checks prices and considers her food purchases in light of inflation and increasing food bills, she still has organically grown items in her refrigerator.
Ice sheeting can have a lethal effect on forage crop stands. Typically, ice sheeting occurs on poorly drained areas of a field where water congregates, but it can occur over an entire field. Ice sheets form following freezing of standing water resulting from melting of snow or from rainfall …
SIBLEY, Ill. — It's Illinois Beef Expo season again and Denny Jordan is looking forward to it. He attended the very first one at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield in 1988 and will be at this one too.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — At a time when input costs are higher, soybean growers may consider if growing a crop with a higher premium might help improve the bottom line. They had the opportunity to consider a few options at the Illinois Soybean Summit in Champaign Feb. 2 when a panel of experts disc…
Carbon markets continue to evolve, but there are many producers who are trying to figure out where they fit in the system.
As farmers check crop markets each day, the latest news on weather and crops in South American can help drive prices either direction. Parts of both Argentina and Brazil have struggled with drought conditions at times during this growing season. But both countries have also seen beneficial r…
Genetically modified crops have become so ubiquitous, many consumers don’t give them a second thought. But recent developments have put the technology on the front burner.
DES MOINES, Iowa — The pork industry continues to wait on a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding California’s Proposition 12 law.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Armchair farming may not be here yet, but it’s getting closer.“Autonomy in agriculture isn’t as far away as you think,” says Kent Shannon, University of Missouri Extension agricultural engineering specialist.
As the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs take the field for Super Bowl LVII, many will be hosting parties and chowing down on hearty snacks.
ST. LOUIS — The problem of herbicide-resistant weeds has many farmers scrambling for solutions. One may be strategic use of cover crops.
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As one of the leading pork-producing states, Illinois has a strong voice in the industry. The state’s pork association is taking steps to ensure that its influence continues well into the future.
The humble soybean is the target of many research projects in the Midwest this year.
SPRINGFIELD — A smaller, more Democratic Illinois congressional delegation was set to take office Tuesday in the nation’s capital as Republicans, who took narrow control of the House, struggled to elect one of their own speaker.
It only takes a glance at the latest USDA report to see that the large majority of farms in the U.S. are still family farms, said Noah Miller, a USDA ag economist during the release of new USDA data at a Dec. 6 webinar.
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.
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