PATTONSBURG, Mo. — A fresh blanket of November snow added to the holiday spirit as Carl Holcomb was getting ready for another year selling Christmas trees on his farm in Daviess County, Missouri.
Brian Campbell is executive director with the Iowa Environmental Council, a nonprofit, nonpartisan alliance of various organization and individuals including county solid waste agencies and conservation boards, the Iowa Farmers Union, hunting organizations and businesses.
Agriculture has come a long way since the Rural Electrification Act led the way to powering up farms more than 80 years ago. Today virtually every farm in America is fully supplied with electricity.
Storms are an annual threat for farmers and their crop. It is not uncommon to hear stories of grain bins being knocked over or destroyed throughout the growing season, leaving producers in a bind when harvest comes around.
Crop markets took the focus during the final day of Iowa State University’s Pro Ag Outlook.
URBANA, Ill. — Changing weather patterns have profound impacts on agricultural production around the world. Higher temperatures, severe drought and other weather events may decrease output in some regions, but effects are often volatile and unpredictable.
From roasted chestnuts to cookies to hot cocoa, the winter season has many foods and beverages that are synonymous with the holidays. Family and friends often gather around Christmas trees, with music and decorations along with the special foods to send out the year on a happy note.
BUTLER, Mo. — In West Central Missouri, mostly dry weather allowed for steady harvest progress, even as drought concerns continue.
MALTA BEND, Mo. — Across Saline County, a fertile county in the heart of Missouri, clear blue skies provided the green light for combines and grain trucks as farmers worked to get the crops out.
It’s certainly not uncommon for a machinery technician to save the day during harvest season, but it is rare for one to literally save a farmer’s life.
HERMANN, Mo. — Brightly colored fall foliage formed the backdrop as Aaron and Kenneth Schmidt harvested a field of soybeans in southern Montgomery County near Hermann. Aaron Schmidt was running the grain trucks while his dad, Kenneth, was running the combine.
While much has changed during Gene Lucht’s 35-year career with IFT Publications, much remains the same.
FAIRFIELD, Ill. — Tobacco production in Illinois appeared to be on the verge of a minor comeback a couple of decades ago but is now all but non-existent.
The federal government has announced a program that will provide $1.3 billion in debt relief for about 36,000 farmers who have fallen behind on loan payments or face foreclosure.
Many years ago, Iowa Farmer Today asked readers to create quilt squares that were made into two large quilts that still hang in our office.
While many farmers today are the sons and daughters of farmers, there are still young people joining the career and lifestyle as first-generation farmers.
Pumpkins should be picked before the outside temperature drops below freezing. You will know they are ready because the rind will be hard and not easily dented or punctured by a fingernail.
Since the onset of the COVID pandemic in 2020, supply chain issues have continued to disrupt the agriculture industry, forcing farmers to adapt and seek alternative solutions when specific resources haven’t been available to them.
Growing up on a farm, Clayton Ferguson was drawn to 4-H for as long as he can remember. He loved being around cattle and was eager to compete at the county fair. It wasn’t until 3rd grade, though, that his parents gave the OK for him to enroll.
When it comes to cattle herd management practices, operation growth and animal consistency, data is key.
Maintenance is always easier when temperatures are in the 70s rather than the 30s, so it’s a good time to make sure livestock buildings are ready for winter.
Conservation authorities touted the benefits of the pretty multiflora rose in the 1950s and even produced promotional literature for the perennial shrub, billing it as “a living fence.”
GIBBON, Minn. – When walking by the tech booth at the Beck’s Hybrids Minnesota Field Show in Gibbon on Aug. 17, you may have noticed a drone sitting by itself. Upon closer inspection, it appears to have some kind of tank attached to the bottom. Plus, this might just be the largest drone you’…
UKRAINE – A former U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret with eight combat deployments to Afghanistan has just completed a personal mission to clear farmland of landmines in war-torn Ukraine.
Experts on health policy from the Southern Illinois University Medical Department of Population Science and Policy summarized challenges in rural care issues and policy.