Scientific evidence indicating benefits from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is mounting, contradictory to the long-held assumptions that ADHD limited the well-being and achievements of persons with the diagnosis.
As the days have grown warmer and daylight lingers longer, I think back to the summers of my childhood. These memories often include the toys we played with back then.
I recently had the chance to ride Amtrak’s legendary Southwest Chief from Chicago’s Union Station to Galesburg, Illinois, for a visit with the in-laws. The oversize windows on the double-deck Amtrak unit provided panoramic views of arguably some of the most-productive crop ground on the cont…
I have spent close to 20 years living and working in our nation’s Capital, and I have never seen the number of unprecedented events here that we’ve seen over the last year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Cattle producers voiced their concerns with the Environmental Protection Agency’s and Army Corps of Engineers’ ongoing Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rulemaking attempt at a roundtable June 6 organized by the Kansas Livestock Association.
It was exciting to put our kindergarten son on the school bus for the first time.
Bill Northey was president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the National Corn Growers Association before being elected Iowa Secretary of Agriculture in 2006. Northey later served as Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation at the USDA from 2018 to 2021.
As the big row-crop tractors take a breather from planter duties, utility and mid-range tractors start to swarm.
Wendong Zhang is an associate professor of economics at Iowa State University and is affiliated with the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at ISU. He is the lead researcher for the Iowa State University Land Values Survey.
Dan stood at the gas pump and painfully watched the dollar amount go up as he filled his large tank. At the time he purchased his three-quarter ton pickup, he could justify the cost and size. He needed something heavy enough to tow a trailer loaded with equipment, pull anhydrous tanks, or lo…
Pete Coret’s letter calling for more promotion of ethanol (May 7) brings to mind the one aspect of our country that could finally bring us down.
While being a farmer has many rewards (working for yourself, being outdoors, watching crops and animals grow and prosper, working with friends, family and neighbors), there are also many stresses and risks in our business.
There are stretches along I-80 in Iowa and Illinois where you can drive for miles and not spot a single acre of alfalfa — nothing but an immense sea of corn and beans stretching on seemingly forever.
In January 1974 my wife, 1-year-old son and I moved from Webster City, Iowa, to Sioux City. Our daughter came along in 1977.
For as long as I can remember, my dad has told the story about the divine sign giving him direction when he was young.
Brittany Elmquist is the ag education teacher and FFA sponsor at Audubon Community High School in western Iowa. She has spent 19 years in ag education with the last 11 in Audubon. Elmquist is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in agricultural education.
Stop for lunch at any country café across the Midwest, and you’re bound to find a parking lot packed with farm work trucks of every vintage and brand — Dodge 3500s, Ford 350s and Chevy 2500s to name a few.
Steve Ferguson has long been connected with Iowa’s Beginning Farmer Loan program. He was executive director of the Iowa Agricultural Development Authority and a program specialist with the Iowa Finance Authority.
I recently read your article in the March 26 edition about the sustained corn price due to growing ethanol demand. I, myself, am a strong supporter for the E-85 blend, which is a widely popular fuel for performance-oriented individuals because of its 106 octane rating and engine intake-cooli…
John D. Rockton was born of humble circumstances in 1957. John D, as he was known to his friends, was ambitious and focused for as long as anyone could remember.
Agricultural production this year in Ukraine is likely to be hampered by the ongoing conflict with Russia. Forecasters already predict shortages of key crops around the world, especially wheat, corn and oilseeds.
Editor’s note: For the 100th in our Q&A series, editor Jeff DeYoung interviewed public affairs editor Gene Lucht, who has been covering policy for this paper since the late 1980s.
We purchased a new car in September 2019. There were a few bugs during the first couple of months, but the dealer took good care of us. We are happy with the purchase.
Pat Westhoff is director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri. He is a professor of agricultural and applied economics at MU.
With planting in high gear, you are spending a lot of time in the tractor cab — cruising along at speeds that would knock prior generations off their feet.