RSSCrop News: Iowa Farmer Today
PEORIA, Ill. — A woman who often works with farmers and landowners on soil health issues had no idea she would be doing this kind of work when she was a young girl living in Chicago.
AMES, Iowa — A multi-year study led by an Iowa State University scientist suggests the turbines commonly used in the state to capture wind energy may have a positive effect on crops.
Beneath the soil in soybean fields across the Midwest, researchers are monitoring a microscopic yield-robbing pest that is slowly but surely becoming resistant to the most common form of defense for soybean farmers.
Corn and soybean markets could be heading for a spring rally again this year that offers an old-crop pricing opportunity for farmers.
URBANA, Ill. — New research at the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus could change ethanol production by lowering operating costs and simplifying the dry grind process.
In the aftermath of another historic soybean harvest, United Soybean Board farmers say increased production requires a corresponding increase in transportation capacity.
MT. VERNON, Ill. — Poor weather is usually bad for farmers — unless it occurs somewhere else.
CARLISLE, Iowa — Beginning farmers will see increased opportunities to buy or rent farmland through a change in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rules announced last week.
With 2016 over and 2017 just beginning, now might be a good time to take a look at just where the markets stand.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Qianrong Wu, Iowa State University graduate student, and Wendong Zhang, ISU Extension economist, for the December 2016 Ag Decision Maker newsletter.