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November 29, 2016

 

leaf cutter ants

Who Invented Agriculture First? It Sure Wasn’t Humans

Ants in Fiji farm plants and fertilize them with their poop, and they've been doing this for 3 million years, much longer than humans.

November 28, 2016

 

ISU extension agronomist Angie Rieck-Hinz and farmer Edwin Johnson

Farmers Rely More On Agronomists In Down Economy

Midwest farmers are once again facing low commodity prices. Agronomists can give feedback and advice on where producers can cut costs and maximize profits.

April 25, 2016

 

farm machine

For Farmers, Every Planting Season Is A High Stakes Bet

As farmers put seeds in the ground -- and their confidence in another season -- they know they get just one shot at making their business profitable this year.

November 9, 2015

 

hay bales

Why Traversing State Roads With Farm Machinery Isn’t Simple

For farmers, traveling on the road with machinery isn't always easy. Even something as short as a three-mile drive can be an ordeal.

November 5, 2015

 

 dog in a field

Fire Up The Oven, Strays On Farms, Demand For Grass-Fed Beef

Stray pets cause problems for livestock farmers. As American diets change, ranchers change their methods. And, there's a chicken inside that pumpkin!

November 3, 2015

 

Farmer Erik Terstriep

‘Combine Karaoke’ And Cursing: Sounds Of Harvest In Midwest

Some farmers make business calls behind the wheel or listen to sports radio. One man in Illinois has gotten attention for writing poetry while harvesting.

September 16, 2015

 

pumpkins

Pumpkin-Palooza: Farewell To Fruit, Long Live Spice?

Americans love pumpkin-flavored goodies. Since 2011, pumpkin products' sales have jumped 76% -- but the same can't be said for the fruit itself.

August 13, 2015

 

United Soybean Board

Corn Harvest Expected To Drop 20 Percent From Last Year

The decline could hurt farmers, but high yields in other parts of the country mean grocery prices likely won't be impacted.

October 20, 2014

 

combinerear

Farmers Gear Up For Record Harvest, Brace For Lower Prices

Demand can’t keep up with the jump in supply. Grain prices are at their lowest level since 2009.

October 14, 2014

 

Harlan Jacobson

At Harvest, Corn Huskers Still Pick By Hand

When asked if Dick Humes thought picking corn by hand was in his blood, he laughed and said, of course. “It’s an art. A dying art."

October 12, 2014

 

produce for sale at farmers market

Best Of The Season: Portland

Here's a snapshot of the seasonal food scene in Portland as experienced through the city's farmers markets.

October 2, 2014

 

compost

Technology, Infrastructure Cut Down On Food Waste On Farms

A United Nations Report found that in developing countries, more than 40 percent of food waste happens on the farm or in the processing part of the food chain.

August 5, 2014

 

baby turnips with pears

Caramelized Turnips And Pears, How Sweet It Is

Take a chance on some turnips! This recipe cuts the slightly bitter taste of the root vegetable with maple syrup and pears.

June 26, 2014

 

teresa birtles with sheep

On-Demand Farming At Heartland Family Farm

Farmer Teresa Birtles reads Food & Wine and Gourmet magazines to keep an eye on which "it" ingredients to grow for her local chef customers.

April 24, 2014

 

Oliver Winery may lose many of their grapes this year.

Harsh Winter Might Have Killed Half Of Oliver Winery’s Crop

Oliver Winery should have enough inventory to meet demand this year, but it is still determining how much wine it will be able to make for future years.

January 10, 2014

More Moo 

meat in grocery store case

New Direction For Beef Herd Could Ease Meat Prices

Retail prices for choice cuts of beef are up 8 percent over the past year, but a rise in the nation's cattle numbers could mean relief for consumers.

October 18, 2013

Cash For Corn 

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Expected Bumper Crop Has Price Of Corn Dropping

Corn farmers have been riding high prices for the last few years. But an expected bumper crop has prices falling this harvest season.

August 14, 2013

Drink Local 

butler winery grapes

Mild Weather Could Mean Banner Year For Indiana Wineries

Some wine makers in Indiana are on track for their best seasons to date.

October 12, 2012

Fall Foods 

A field of orange pumpkins over dry ground.

In A Dark Year For Agriculture, Pumpkins (Mostly) Glow

While most crops suffered under the intense heat of this summer’s drought, some farms throughout the Midwest and the South have reported booming pumpkin crops.

July 13, 2012

Dust Bowl 2.0? 

Dead corn plants turning brown in the sun.

What Goes Up Must Come Down — Even Corn Crop Projections

At the beginning of the planting season, experts predicted a record-busting corn crop in 2012. That was before the drought changed everything.

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