MINDEN, Iowa — It’s a warm day in southwest Iowa as Andy Morse mows around several acres of grape vines hugging the slopes of his family’s vineyard.
The reliance on technology to keep businesses and people going has continued to increase. That dependence has opened up possible threats to agriculture.
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Supreme Court on June 30 reversed a long-standing precedent that allowed landowners to sue for damages when a neighboring hog farm causes water pollution or odor problems that affect quality of life.
ELY, Iowa — With inflation and rising input costs for farmers, United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said creativity is what’s needed in agriculture. One aspect of that creativity might be using waste to create the clothes people wear.
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.
Before Joe Biden became president, there was no shortage of discussion about his farm policy, much of it centered on mandates related to climate.
Kelly Nelson has been studying drainage in crop fields for decades. A research agronomist based at the University of Missouri Greenley Research Center at Novelty, Nelson works on the MU Drainage and Sub-Irrigation (MUDS) project.
In December, a group of Ukrainian farmers gathered for a graduation ceremony.
The public has this idea that concerts are something held in shiny concert halls or arenas in large cities. But Codfish Hollow breaks all those rules.
CABERY, Ill. — At a time when construction costs are high and some building materials are hard to get, rural entrepreneurs are finding creative places to grow their businesses.
Standing on his farm in Kossuth County, Iowa, Trevor Amy can scan the horizon and see the shining new grain bins multiple neighbors have put up — and the new bins on his own north central Iowa farm.
When there are thousands and thousands of students at a university, it can sometimes be difficult to make friends or find a niche. That’s where many clubs come into play.
The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer plummeted in May to a reading of just 99, the weakest farmer-sentiment reading since April 2020. The May 2022 barometer reading marked just the ninth time since data collection began in fall 2015 that the overall measure of farmer sentimen…
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.
Ag equipment companies are fishing for mechanics.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Oddly enough, it was a type of building construction called mass wood construction that brought U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to Iowa last week.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines utility has for years engaged in a bitter struggle to clean up drinking water that comes from rivers bordered by farm fields, filing lawsuits, proposing legislation and even public shaming to try to force farmers to reduce runoff from their fields.
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.
CHELSEA, Iowa — In preparation for the summer show season, Hadley Kiebach checked on her family’s livestock.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sarah Vogel’s story is a powerful one.
AMES, Iowa — Taylor Patterson doesn’t look like a grizzled veteran. And she doesn’t really think of herself as a pioneer or groundbreaker.
When Iowa voters go to the polls for the June 7 primary vote, most races will be uncontested, but a few could get interesting.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Months before the first issue of Iowa Farmer Today rolled off the press in September 1984, a small group of staffers began to lay the groundwork for the new weekly publication.