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With the glut in wheat supply nationwide, more of the grain is being fed to livestock. Whether that will impact growers in Illinois is uncertain.
A lawsuit filed two years ago by the Des Moines Water Works against three drainage districts in northwest Iowa drew a lot of attention to agriculture-generated nutrients in Iowa’s streams and rivers.
NCBA (National Cattlemen’s Beef Association) strongly supports the North American Free Trade Agreement because the terms of NAFTA have made it possible for the U.S. beef and cattle industry to develop two very important export markets in Canada and Mexico as well as allowing all sectors of t…
The issues surrounding dicamba-related damage to crops are serious ones, and as the representative organization for the nation’s soybean farmers, ASA (American Soybean Association) is invested in bringing all parties together to find answers and solutions.
NAFTA has had a profound effect on many aspects of North American agriculture. With a few exceptions, intraregional agricultural trade is now completely free of tariff and quota restrictions, and the agricultural sectors of NAFTA’s member countries … have become far more integrated, as is ev…
BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Farmers have a lot of questions about water quality. Researchers at Southern Illinois University are hoping to provide some answers.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers at the University of Illinois are taking the basics of photosynthesis miles farther in Urbana-Champaign test plots and greenhouses — intervening in the process, through which plants use sunlight to produce energy, to create higher yields.
Eastern Iowa farmer Dave Guthrie is prepared for the possibility of a delayed harvest this fall and stays flexible to manage drying costs while keeping harvest loss low.
Italy experiences many of the same dilemmas as the U.S. in health care, agriculture and politics. Marilyn and I spent 12 days in Italy recently, accompanying students in her International Healthcare course, which she teaches with another faculty member at Clarkson College.
George W. Bush was known for making unconventional phrases and pronunciations while public speaking.
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VIOLA, Ill. — Harvest season has already begun for Chad Bell of Mercer County. In late July, he cut his cereal rye, which he grew for the first time for seed.
AMES, Iowa — When it comes to agriculture, trade is a big deal, and the speakers at a recent economic summit held by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation emphasized that.
Wheat can be used as a source of protein in rations for beef cattle, hogs and poultry. But as long as corn prices remain low, there is less incentive for use of wheat on a large scale.
Many farmers looking for proactive approaches to keeping fertilizers on the farm and out of waterways. Concern about nutrient loss and watershed contamination is driving solutions across the Midwest.
Tobacco plants are used in research at the University of Illinois to manipulate photosynthesis, which will eventually help boost yields in corn, soybeans and other crops.
Below average temperatures were experienced statewide the past week, according to the Aug. 14 USDA Crop Progress report.
All of Iowa experienced cooler than normal temperatures with little precipitation scattered across the state, according to the Aug. 14 USDA Crop Progress report.
MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — The best farm cooks are adaptable, creative, know how to put a meal together at any time and aren’t afraid to try something new, according to Arlene Bickelhaupt.
Dave Guthrie plans his grain drying with care: not drying at too high a temperature — potentially reducing test weight — and refraining from drying grain on cold nights that could use a lot of fuel.
Mercer County farmer Chad Bell scouts soybeans for disease and insect pressure.