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Next week, some of the most important surveys of the year will start up.
USDA's national agricultural statistics service gathers ag data all year round. But in the first two weeks of June. They reach out to nearly a 125,000 producers and f ...Read More
Driving across Iowa, you may still see farmers using open-top bucket seat tractors, but that`s far from the norm. The amount of technology in today`s farm equipment has more in common with google`s driverless car than with a farmall.
The ag ...Read More
Iowa farmers are more than 90 percent done with this year`s corn planting, according to the latest numbers from USDA. And about half of this year`s soybeans are in the ground.
But southwest iowa is struggling with wet weather. There, just 7 ...Read More
Last week, the bee informed partnership released its preliminary results on annual losses of bee colonies across the U.S.
Between April 2014 and April 2015, American Apiarists lost just over 42 percent of all managed honey bee colonies. Tha ...Read More
DES MOINES — All live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State Fair and other gatherings have been canceled through the end of the year in an effort to slow the spread of bird flu, state officials announced Thursday.
“I ...Read More
Legislation to repeal country of origin labeling was introduced on Tuesday by House Ag Committee Chair Mike Conaway. The bill gets rid of cool, which is non-compliant, according to the World Trade Organization decision on Monday.
The U.S. no ...Read More
On Monday, the World Trade Organization made it’s decision on country of origin labeling for meat products.
They decided against the U.S. in the fourth and last appeal.
Country of origin labeling, often abbreviated to ‘CO ...Read More
Prairie strips are the newest tool in the toolbox to keep farm inputs on the field and out of Iowa`s waterways. They`re a strip of ground seeded to a mix of native prairie plants.
Curbing runoff with deep root systems and providing wildlife ...Read More
Last week, the Senate voted and passed Trade Promotion Authority. But before that, National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson was urging lawmakers against it.
Fast-track trade authority is seen as necessary for the pending trans-pacific ...Read More
DECORAH — Unless you're an avid gardener, the idea of a place in Iowa selling 6,000 varieties of tomato seed or 4,000 varieties of beans isn't likely to excite.
But the Seed Savers Exchange near Decorah is both preserving plant histo ...Read More
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