LYNNVILLE — Randy VanKooten has seen the face of hunger. He also has seen the numbers.
It will be a challenge to raise corn and soybean yields to feed 9 billion people with a higher standard of living by 2050.
For crop research to do any good feeding a booming population 50 years from now, current problems causing food insecurity need to be addressed.
PAULLINA — Greg Lear looks over a group of market hogs as he climbs into a pen.
The cool, drawn-out fall helped show maturity differences among hybrids and better-than-expected yields in the Iowa State University corn performance test.
AMES — Iowans wanting recent weather event details, along with farmers and agronomists interested in soil temperatures, growing degree days and precipitation amounts are frequent visitors to the Iowa Environmental Mesonet (IEM) website at http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/.
AMES — New technology, from drones to tractor rollover detection transmitted over several miles, is being introduced to keep farmers out of dangerous situations.
The scope of the Rock Island Clean Line (RICL) project sets it apart from other development battles: 16 Iowa counties, 500 miles of high-voltage transmission line and 1,000 landowners.
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack continued this past week to pressure Congress to pass a new farm bill.
NEVADA, Iowa — For ethanol producers, the fight is on.