(Bedford)--The Taylor County Fair in Bedford already has the beautiful classic Big Red Barn, now there's another terrific facility on the fairgrounds for you to check out--the brand-spankin' new Show Arena.
(Des Moines)--A majority of Iowa experienced unseasonably dry conditions during the reporting period with the driest conditions across the state’s southern half; rainfall departures were between 1.00-1.25 inches. Temperatures were near normal across much of Iowa with sections of the state re…
(Corning)--With all the great festivities going on at the Adams County Fair in Corning, the fair board wants to remind you the big Livestock Auction will be Wednesday at 9am.
The USDA Grains Supply and Demand (WASDE) Report released on July 11 did not seem to have any impact on corn and soybean prices, even though some of the data was somewhat “bearish” toward the grain markets. In fact, prices for both corn and soybeans increased immediately following the WASDE report. The report increased the 2019 U.S. planted corn acreage and lowered the national soybean acreage from the June estimates, which matched the crop acreage numbers in the June 28 USDA crop acreage report. However, many private crop analysts are questioning the USDA acreage numbers and feel there could be further adjustments in the coming months.
BLOOMINGTON — Though not all of the corn in the state has been planted yet, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is already expecting Indiana’s corn to be of poor quality.
BROOKINGS — As many Midwest producers look to cover crops to build soil health and/or provide supplemental forage after a soggy spring, many questions are arising regarding management decisions, specifically species selection and planting timing.
A field that didn’t get a spring burn down set the stage for an important discussion about a rapidly advancing invasion. Herbicide-resistant weeds in the MonDak.
(Ames)--The deadline to register for the Iowa Beef Center’s 2019 Beef Feedlot Short Course is drawing close, so if you’re thinking about attending this year’s event you’ll want to act soon. There’s a limited number of available spots and IBC program specialist Erika Lundy said participants i…
(Des Moines)--The first week of July brought unseasonable warmth across Iowa with the average statewide temperature at 77.1 degrees, 3.4 degrees above normal. Showers and thunderstorms were reported on multiple days with parts of the northwestern quadrant receiving one to three inches of abo…
(Chesterfield, MO)--Today, at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and AgTech in Des Moines, Iowa, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced the winners of the Consider Corn Challenge II. Three winners were chosen, each with a unique technology to improve a product…
SPRINGFIELD -- Due to the extreme wet weather conditions experienced this growing season, the Illinois Department of Agriculture has introduced a targeted cover crop initiative program.
ST. LOUIS — The National Agricultural Statistics Service has issued its current Illinois Agricultural Prices, June Acreage, and Grain Stocks updates.
TWIN FALLS — Chobani sees a dairy industry under siege. Farmers struggle with low milk prices brought on by overproduction. Consumers question dairy ethics as animal rights activists consistently accuse the industry of animal cruelty. Milk consumption is on the decline.
Stormy weather is usually a good thing this time of summer for Wisconsin farmers, as emerging crops need a good drink, but with a wet spring and early summer, ground is saturated and more rain is not helping.
When considering the importance of water in lactating cow diets we need to remember that milk is 87 percent water, and its consumption is directly correlated with milk production and feed intake. Water also makes up anywhere from 55 percent to 70 percent of the body weight of a lactating dairy cow, depending upon the phase of the lactation cycle.