Drought in major cattle-producing areas is starting to take a toll on feedlot numbers.
Hot weather in late June and less rain gave producers an opportunity to catch up on putting up hay.
ELY, Iowa — With inflation and rising input costs for farmers, United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said creativity is the what’s needed in agriculture needs to move forward. One aspect of that creativity might be using waste to create the clothes people wear.
Crop prices have stayed high through the early part of the growing season, as the weather market hasn’t found reason to turn lower yet. However, that doesn’t mean outlooks are bullish, said Karl Setzer of Agrivisor.
When it comes to making tillage decisions on the farm, producers have several things to consider. Some of these come down to penciling out input costs, but some impacts are harder to quantify.
Since being introduced in 1985, the Conservation Reserve Program has been a mainstay of the farm bill. With a new bill being introduced in 2023, CRP could see some changes moving forward.
All farmers want to see soil health improve, but soil organic matter can be a tricky topic. Low organic matter often indicates the need for more nutrients, but a longer-term perspective is important.
If you read this column, you have probably learned a bit about preventing farm-related injuries over the years. What you might not know is that the Iowa Department of Public Health has a designated surveillance program that helps us keep track of the injuries and fatalities that we often rep…
DES MOINES, Iowa — This was a busy and often controversial year for the Iowa legislature, which stayed in session a month longer than normal as lawmakers argued about a proposal to funnel some taxpayer dollars to private schools.
Energy prices, up 30 percent in the last year, are having “serious ramifications” on the broader economy, said Dave Ripplinger, NDSU Extension bioenergy/bioproduct economics specialist, speaking from NDSU’s Dickinson Research Extension Center.
The U.S. is ordering refiners to boost the use of biofuels such as corn-based ethanol as the Biden administration tries to strike a balance between competing political and economic pressures while gasoline prices soar.
When grain prices are high, all hog producers are looking for more bang for their buck. Management could hold the key to keep more dollars in wallets.
Growing up in West Texas, Ron Gill saw plenty of people who were good at handling livestock. Now a Texas A&M Extension livestock specialist, Gill says he learned not everyone has those skills.
CHELSEA, Iowa — In preparation for the summer show season, Hadley Kiebach checked on her family’s livestock.
Loncey Johnson’s saddle shop sits right next to his horse corral, which is fitting because he can look out his window and watch his string of saddle horses as they lull away the hours.
AMES, Iowa — Warmer temperatures and drier conditions are in the forecast, and farmers will be in the fields in full force. That means more equipment will be on the roadways in the coming days.
A slow, wet start to planting season in the Midwest could mean a higher rate of disease pressure in fields this season.
Lauralee Kauffman of Iowa City has two keepsakes — a chipped glass angel and a home-taped video newscast from the harrowing night 30 years ago when she, her first husband Leslie Roth and their son Mark survived an F3 tornado near Milford, Nebraska, that destroyed everything they owned.
Iowa Farmer Today will follow a field through the 2022 growing season.
It makes sense that Jon Davis teaches future agriculture teachers.
Last year a historically late freeze hit farmers in portions of the Corn Belt.
MENLO, Iowa — Standing inside a distilled grain storage facility at a Central Iowa biofuels processing plant, President Joe Biden repeated a pledge his administration announced earlier Tuesday: They plan to make the higher E15 blend of ethanol available for sale during the upcoming summer months.
COVID-19 has put internet connectivity in greater focus.
Jim Martin enters a dead zone when traveling from his home to his farm. It’s not a major problem, but it can be an inconvenience.
Changes to Iowa’s tax law this spring could mean a big break for retired farmers.