Forage considerations

Forage considerations

The Midwest has experienced a little bit of every weather condition possible this past year, which can be stressful on forage stands.

February 08, 2016 7:11 am(0)

Poll sparks argument over Iowan interest in ethanol

CEDAR RAPIDS — A free market think tank made a seven-figure ad buy to alert caucus goers of the environmental impact of corn ethanol and that Iowans don’t care about it as a voting issue.

February 04, 2016 8:00 am(0)

Weather in South America could push markets

Weather will likely be a key focus of the corn and soybean markets.

February 03, 2016 3:03 pm(0)

ChemChina to buy Syngenta

Syngenta said its board of directors unanimously recommended that shareholders approve a $43 billion offer from ChemChina, which is China’s largest chemical corporation and ranks 265th on the Fortune 500.

February 03, 2016 9:28 am(0)

Unprofitable acres drain bottom line: Study

AMES — A new study from a multidisciplinary team led by Iowa State University agronomists shows significant portions of Iowa farmland consistently lose money and could influence farmers to change how they use some of the acres they devote to corn and soybeans.

January 31, 2016 5:45 pm(0)
Beck's expands Illinois facility, research emphasis

Beck's expands Illinois facility, research emphasis

EFFINGHAM, Ill. — Sonny Beck believes sharing knowledge with farmers is partly responsible for the explosive growth of the seed company he runs.

January 31, 2016 3:44 pm(0)
Lower costs not enough for positive margins

Lower costs not enough for positive margins

The total costs of corn and soybean production in Iowa are expected to fall, respectively, by 6 percent and 2.5 percent in 2016.

January 31, 2016 2:48 pm Photos



Rootworm resistance cuts into yields

MT. VERNON, Ill. — A growing number of insects partying in corn and soybean fields could be laughing at seed treatments designed to control them. That is, of course, if they were able to laugh.

January 30, 2016 7:40 am(0)

Farmer panel discusses cover crop goals

AMES — Steve Berger is no rookie at the cover crop game.

January 28, 2016 8:55 am(0)
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