BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — One of the basic principles Karen Corrigan, an independent agronomist, considers when planning weed control is: “Weeds want to live more than you want to kill them.”
ST. LOUIS — The problem of herbicide-resistant weeds has many farmers scrambling for solutions. One may be strategic use of cover crops.
A dry fall and a dry summer in places have provided some challenges for livestock producers looking to get through the winter feeding their cattle.
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The latest USDA Cattle on Feed report showed numbers continue to decline.
Corn and soybean markets are being pressured by rains falling in South America.
The latest technology and equipment will be on display at the annual Iowa Ag Expo in Des Moines Jan. 31.
Fall sees many farmers across the Midwest heading out to stands and hunting blinds, continuing the annual tradition of deer hunting. Successful hunts mean farm families have extra meat in their freezers.
HUDSON, Iowa — “Great minds” from Hansen’s Dairy recently came together to reproduce a hilarious scene from an iconic holiday movie, said co-owner Blake Hansen.
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.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Transportation, trade and ethanol were big topics at the Illinois Corn Growers Association’s annual meeting in Bloomington Nov. 22.
Election Day has passed but there are still plenty of questions remaining in the political landscape.
Two years ago, Missouri’s farms were dotted with signs supporting candidates for president and governor, as well as many statewide elected offices and then local races. This fall, the election includes fewer attention-grabbing races, University of Missouri political scientist Peverill Squire says.
Rising interest rates are impacting farm decisions well before the 2023 planting season and could remain a factor for years to come.
The end of the tax year approaches, and this year may bring some new challenges with higher input costs.
GALLATIN, Mo. — The late September sun shone down on a Daviess County cornfield as Wesley Gay was harvesting his crop. He was in the early stages of harvest, having just begun that week.
MADISON, Mo. — While harvesting a field of corn in a fairly flat part of Monroe County, Patrick O’Bannon kept glancing at the yield monitor, marveling at the story it told.
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.
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.