DES MOINES — The late Norman Borlaug is the father of the World Food Prize. Long-time Des Moines businessman John Ruan was the man who brought it to the Midwest and provided needed financial backing.
Members of the Price Futures Group went on a central Illinois crop tour, coming away with uncertainty. “Our reaction is that we don’t know as much about the IL corn and bean crops as we normally do on this date,” Jerry Gidel said. “What we did see was how many fields that will be heavily impacted by the next 6-8 weeks weather.”
The U.S.-China tariff trade war has resulted in huge export losses to the U.S. soybean industry. However, there is a concentrated effort by groups such as the United Soybean Board (USB) and the American Soybean Association (ASA), along with related soy industries, to find new markets for U.S. soybeans.
PONTIAC, Ill. — Midwest farmers who endured an especially challenging planting season this year will at least take away lessons.
ELLSWORTH, Iowa — When traveling around Iowa recently, Brian Donaldson was struck by the fact that many of the state’s farms are still family operations
Most of the marketing news recently has focused on the accuracy of USDA reporting. Although this topic merits conversation, the debate doesn’t help you market grain.
The amount of uncertainty about national production and your own farm yield has put farmers in a tough place. Should you be selling growing crop now or waiting?
Nebraska leads the nation in total irrigated acres, but trails in using solar energy to power the pumps.
Immersed in the daunting task of rising from this year’s historic flooding, some Nebraska producers may still be wondering if their irrigation systems are beyond repair.
Moved cows this morning with the Boss Man at the Home Place. It’s usually not a big deal as we rotate pastures regularly, so the pairs are used to being juggled from place to place. It was a beautiful cool beginning to the day — one of those that starts getting a person excited about Husker Football and warm drinks. Then I saw it …
MARCELINE, Mo. — Deloris Ewigman is most at home when she’s spending time with her family, including baking for her kids and grandkids.
"Farming has gotten safer, hasn’t it?” is a question I get a lot. My response is usually, “It depends.”
There are more than 100,000 acres of farmland in Nebraska and Wyoming with no access to irrigation water right now.
After Beijing said Chinese companies suspended purchase of American ag products, the latest export report is showing Chinses purchases of U.S. pork at its highest levels in seven weeks, Reuters said. The possibility is out there the purchases happened in the window shortly before the announcement, but it was considered a positive by Steve Meyer, an economist quoted in the article.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Health management of high-risk calves, humane euthanasia practices, beef cattle market outlook and a panel discussion on beef parasite control are among the topics planned for the Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field Day on Thursday, Sept. 19.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — The 2019 Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program is currently accepting applications from high school seniors or college freshmen who are passionate about agriculture and are interested in representing Kansas in a week-long exchange program Oct. 26 through Nov. 3, 2019.
The grain markets remain choppy as traders continue to deal with Monday’s shocking USDA numbers and they continue to try to find balance, according to Jacob Christy of The Andersons. Christy adds that the USDA acreage numbers won’t change, though the yield numbers might.