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Farmers are very pessimistic about the direction of the farm economy.
The DTN/progressive farmer agriculture confidence index quantifies that uncertainty by surveying 500 farmers around the country between February and March.
With a m ...Read More
If producers want to sell eggs into California. They still have to have expanded cage space thanks to a law that went into effect this year.
California consumes more than a tenth of eggs produced in the U.S. So it’s position in the do ...Read More
Springtime is planting time, and even though Friday was the first day of spring, here in Iowa, planting season won`t start for another month.
Farmers are preparing for the upcoming growing season, and montezuma farmer kevin rempp says that ...Read More
While corn planting doesn`t start for another month. around mid- to late-April - with the soybean planting season kicking off in early May here in Iowa.
Farmers are already in fields or barns preparing.
In fact, for many Iowa farmers ...Read More
With bird flu popping up across the nation, economists worry about export markets closing to poultry.
Iowa State University economist Lee Schulz says the chicken and turkey industries were in the middle of expanding. But the pathogenic avian ...Read More
Nearly 60 percent of corn growers will choose agricultural risk coverage over price loss coverage under the new saftey net programs in the 2014 farm bill.
According to a recent Congressional budget office report.
A Farm Journal survey ...Read More
Migration season and flu season are converging for our feathered friends, and that`s got poultry growers of all stripes thinking seriously about biosecurity.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza, or bird flu, has cropped up in commercial flock ...Read More
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is finalizing paperwork to take part in a new way to keep pesticide applications away from areas where they could do serious harm.
The paperwork concerns driftwatch, a voluntary map-ba ...Read More
Another case of the H5N2 avian influenza virus was found in the midwest this week.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture confirmed two cases of bird flu in two counties.
Last week, Minnesota also confirmed an infection. Both border I ...Read More
There`s a better way to measure soil moisture than conventional methods, but you have to go up really high about four hundred 26 miles above the Earth.
At the end of January, NASA placed a new satellite there.
It`s called the SMAP sat ...Read More
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