USDA Reports Record Enrollment for 2019 Crop Year
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People who live in cities, exurbs or suburbs may not come across farms very frequently. But millions of people, including children, still live on farms. In fact, in 2009 the Centers for Diseas…
Raising backyard chickens has been a growing phenomenon for several years. Many cities have passed laws legalizing backyard chickens, encouraging many to raise chickens as a rewarding hobby.
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The farmers of yesteryear might not be too familiar with their surroundings if they were to visit a modern farm. While the men and women who made their livings as farmers decades ago would no …
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The Wisconsin Farm Support Program for farmers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will reopen for applications from Aug. 10-24. Producers are eligible to apply if they meet two criteria.
The majority of residual herbicides have begun to lose their effectiveness at this point in the growing season. In most annual crops, canopy closure is occurring and this, along with time of year, will reduce new weed germination. However, Palmer amaranth is one weed species that will continue to germinate throughout the growing season.
PONTIAC, Ill. — Jason Webster, who farms with his family near here and is a commercial agronomist for Precision Planting, said last year was one of the most difficult seasons ever for doing farm research.
Insurance providers approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently were authorized to extend deadlines for premium and administrative-fee payments and defer resulting interest accrual to help farmers, ranchers and insurance providers. The steps were taken as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Farmers are resilient, but that resiliency is being tested by challenges on the trade front, according to several Iowa and national agricultural leaders.
Exceptional crop conditions in the Midwest have helped weigh on the markets for the upcoming harvest season. However, with the lack of moisture during July and forecasts not offering much relief, that could change soon.
The recently formed Dairy Business Innovation Alliance will provide some much-needed support to dairy farmers and dairy processors. The federally-funded effort is coordinated by the Center for Dairy Research and the Wisconsin Cheesemakers Association. Their aim is to provide financial and technical support to Midwestern dairy farmers and dairy-related businesses. Dairy farmers and processors in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota can access technical support and grants through the program. The alliance’s main goals are listed.
Cattle prices were holding steady or moving higher to begin the month of August. Andrew Griffith, University of Tennessee ag economist, says this is not usually the case.
Farmer sentiment in July was virtually unchanged from a month earlier as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer increased just one point to a reading of 118. The small change in the barometer left it 30 percent less than its February 2020 peak and 23 percent less than its level a year ago.
Some people have been finding surprises in their mailboxes across the U.S. Bags containing seeds have been sent to numerous residents, despite no order or expectation to receive them. Many news outlets suggest they appear to be coming from China.
Editor’s note: These are suggested improvements to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Agricultural Innovation Agenda” to better reflect the needs of the agricultural community.
Scarce availability of clean water threatens many communities around the world. And reliable access to clean water is essential for people and agriculture. In response Cargill has committed to developing and accelerating agriculture solutions to protect and enhance water resources. It has set new global water targets to achieve sustainable water management in its operations and priority watersheds by 2030.
CLINTONVILLE, Wis. – A three-day-old calf was down in a low-lying area filled with ice. Had Robert Braun not seen it with his unmanned-aerial vehicle, the helpless animal would likely have died of hypothermia. That incident in January 2018 alone paid for the equipment, he said. But being able to continually monitor his cattle herd also has brought piece of mind. Sharing that piece of mind with agriculture students and livestock producers is the reason he’s developing a training program that addresses best practices for using unmanned-aerial vehicles.
As of Wednesday morning, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases remains at three with “three or four pending cases” and no deaths reported according to Randolph County Health Officer Kenneth Sowinski. One of those people has recovered and two are in critical care, one of them on a v…
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