AMES — Farm life often is idealized, but as the complications and pace of agriculture have increased, so have the demands on farmers.
This spring was one of the few chances for farmers to make forward sales at profitable levels as corn and soybean prices return to a more-historical pricing pattern.
In baseball terms, the mandatory country-of-origin-labeling (COOL) law is facing a 0-2 count in the bottom of the ninth inning
Harvest is going strong across the Midwest with good weather and dry conditions through the last part of October, which helps with moisture issues.
AMES — In Central Iowa, employees of newly created, small, local businesses are preparing and collecting corn stover as feedstock for the DuPont Biofuels Solutions cellulosic ethanol facility in Nevada.
Iowa voters, like those in most other states around the country, tend to re-elect their members of Congress.
No doubt about it, the race for the U.S. Senate seat in Iowa is a big one.
Any farmer knows the harvest doesn’t end when the combine pulls out of the field. The corn still needs to be moved to market.
As farmers finish harvest and prepare for the 2015 crop, experts say they should think about how wet conditions this year could affect their fields.
DES MOINES — Sanjaya Rajaram, a noted plant scientist who was born in India and is now a citizen of Mexico, is this year’s World Food Prize Laureate.