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Training Day

October 7, 2016 For most people, the thought of being stuck in a grain bin, even if it’s only for training, can be terrifying. more »»


October 7, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Oct. 7, 2016. more »»

Hurt: Pork outlook turns sour

October 6, 2016 URBANA, Ill. — Hog prices have collapsed to levels far below a breakeven point. There is worry that there are more hogs headed to market this fall than available packing capacity, and the latest U.. more »»

Six hog confinement applications target southwest Webster County

October 5, 2016 By JOE SUTTER jsutter@messengernew. more »»

ISU schedules Local Foods Harvest Dinner

October 4, 2016 OCHEYEDAN — Iowa State University Extension will host a Flavors of Northwest Iowa Harvest Dinner featuring local foods and local producers at 5 p.m. Oct. more »»

Armstrongs rooted on Heritage Farm

October 3, 2016 Fifth generation hopes to keep it ‘in the family’ By LARRY KERSHNER HAMPTON — In 1865, the American Civil War ended. more »»

Sugarcane biodiesel may be cheaper than soybeans

October 2, 2016 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — America’s oil consumption far exceeds that of every other country in the world. What’s more, it’s unsustainable. more »»

Growers watch, scout for corn quality issues

October 2, 2016 (Hubbard Feeds) — The U.S. does an amazing job at growing corn, especially in the Corn Belt. Corn typically pollinates in July and corn quality is affected by weather condition. more »»

Board rejects second application for hog confinement

October 1, 2016 By JOE SUTTER jsutter@messengernews. more »»

7,490-head facility approved in Humboldt County

October 1, 2016 HUMBOLDT — Thousands more hogs are coming to Humboldt County. Two building permits for livestock confinements were considered by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Sept. 19. more »»

IUB: No liaison necessary for pipeline complaints

September 30, 2016 By JOE SUTTER jsutter@messengernew. more »»


September 30, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Sept. 30, 2016. more »»


September 30, 2016 China beef imports China’s premier promised to resume Chinese imports of U.S. beef soon, calling it a sign of Beijing’s sincerity to improve commercial ties with the U.S. Speaking to U.S. more »»

Too early to sell the 2017 soybean crop?

September 29, 2016 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — Soybean prices during the last five months of the 2015-16 marketing year averaged much higher than during the first seven months of the year. more »»

Soybean use exceeded USDA estimates

September 27, 2016 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — The 2015-16 marketing year for corn and soybeans ended Aug. 31. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s quarterly Grain Stocks report to be released Sep. more »»

A giant egg beater at ILCC’s farm?

September 26, 2016 EMMETSBURG — It’s called a vertical axis wind turbine and is being marketed as a more appealing design for the small green energy marke. more »»

Loosen regulatory barriers

September 26, 2016 WASHINGTON (ASA) — Regulatory barriers facing agriculture are a major driver of agriculture industry consolidation, National Corn Growers Association Chief Executive Officer Chris Novak testified... more »»

Club has a blast with Iowa’s past

September 25, 2016 SPENCER — The Clay County Fair showcases the state-of-the-art brand new farm equipment, but it’s also a place where fair-goers can go back into time and see the machines used by the generations... more »»

A double win at CCF 4-H/FFA cattle show

September 24, 2016 SPENCER — In 2011 she was awarded grand champion market beef award at the Clay County Fair In 2013 she won reserve grand champion market beef at CCF. more »»

Iowa farm land value slips again, 3.7 percent

September 24, 2016 (RLI) — Iowa farm land as slipped another 3.7 percent, according to the Iowa Chapter of REALTORS Land Institute which released on Thursday its September 2016 Land Trends and Values Surve. more »»



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