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Use the Numbers When Bull Buying
Expected progeny differences are the best selection tool to help beef operations meet future goals.
Winter Tree Protection
Winter can be a tough time for trees—especially evergreen trees and shrubs.
USDA Updates U.S. Ag Export Forecast Amid NAFTA Worries
This update examines the latest export forecast in more detail, and looks briefly at recent NAFTA news items pertaining to agriculture, including a report from the Nebraska Farm Bureau.
Why Heifer Selection Matters
Selecting heifers that will succeed is the first step to building herd longevity.
Diminishing Personal Injury on Dairy Farms
Within the dairy industry there is a high percentage of contact time between animals and human beings on a daily basis.
Hog Price Prospects Strengthen
Hog prices this fall have been stronger than anticipated.
Now is the Time to Plan for Spreading Manure in the Winter
There are five points to consider before you spread manure this winter.
Bugs in Holiday Plants
The holiday season is here, and with it comes festive holiday plants. However, these plants may bring along uninvited guests – insects and other pests.
Has the Beef Industry Reached Commercial Thresholds for Performance?
Future improvement in agriculture will be a balancing act.
Watch Where You Step: The Legend of Mistletoe
Decorating with mistletoe has been a holiday tradition for many centuries in North America and Europe.
Last-minute Christmas Tree Shopping Could Leave You Without Options
With live Christmas tree shortages being reported across the nation, there’s a chance your home may not look so festive if you wait too long to choose your tree.
Examining Frequently Asked Farm Lease Questions
As harvest season draws to a close, farmers are starting to look forward to the next planting and growing season.
Twelve Christmas Tree Facts
Ron Wolford, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, shares these Christmas tree facts that are sure to spruce up your yuletide knowledge.
Acreage Prospects for 2018
Current market conditions appear to support moderate soybean and corn acreage expansion in 2018.
Giving Thought to Hospital Pens in Group-Housed Sow Pens
Group housing of sows can pose a few challenges when an animal needs to be isolated and treated.
Make Good Use of Leftovers This Holiday Season
Take steps to avoid food waste.
Corn Genetics Research Exposes Mechanism Behind Traits Becoming Silent
A team of researchers recently unveiled a previously unknown mechanism that triggers gene silencing in corn.
Reproductive Performance in Commercial Beef Herds is Remarkable
As a whole, today’s cattle reproduce very well.
Increase Cash Flow by Communicating Plan With Lenders
Ag Decision Maker offers four tips for turning harvested grain into cash.
Soybean Export Prospects for 2017-18
The recent level of soybean exports from the United States trails last year’s pace.
The Joy of Cranberries
Application of Nitrogen Fertilizer in Soybeans
Beef Growth Performance Continues to be Stable
The current growth benchmark for actual weaning weight is 554 pounds at 192 days of age, with an average daily gain of 2.5 pounds.
Decorative wreaths are a popular favorite during the holiday season.
New Method Analyzes Corn Kernel Characteristics
With the help of a new imaging machine developed at the University of Illinois breeders can learn the number of kernels per ear, plus a lot more information than can be manually observed.
Selecting the Perfect Christmas Tree
Many people recall nostalgic memories of selecting a Christmas tree with their families.
Nitrogen Fertilizer Prices and Costs Lower for 2018
Nitrogen fertilizer prices are averaging lower now than in any time since September 2008.
Is That Barn Worth Remodeling?
Discussions of remodeling versus building new facilities are never simple and come with many challenging questions.
Why Grain Test Weight Matters
Many factors influence test weight.
Corn Supply a Burden to Prices
Corn prices will struggle to find support due to the ample supply available during the 2017-18 marketing year.
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