Agriculture News

Agribusiness Report: July 23

DES MOINES, Iowa — On July 23 Agribusiness Report: The Federal Highway Trust will run out of money in August for road repair projects across the country unless Congress takes action. Local agriculture groups rely on the highway system for transpor ...Read More

Missouri Governor Tours Iowa Ethanol Plant

Missouri Governor Tours Iowa Ethanol Plant

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon traveled to Iowa to get a personal look at the latest methods in ethanol production.

Nixon took the state plane Tuesday to tour a cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He was accompa ...Read More

Agribusiness Report: July 22

DES MOINES, Iowa — On the July 22 Agribusiness Report: Iowa's soybean crop is a little ahead of last year. But, some beans are falling behind because of the high amount of precipitation earlier in the summer.

High temperatures will h ...Read More

Agribusiness Report: July 21

DES MOINES, Iowa — On the July 21 Agribusiness Report: A quick walk around any local farmers market or grocery store will show the organic industry continues to grow. Now the USDA is announcing millions more in funding for organic farmers in the m ...Read More

Agribition Center Educates Visitors on Iowa’s Farming History

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa — There’s a rich history of farming in Iowa. That’s why Heartland Acres Agribition Center is showcasing how far agriculture has come and where it is going.

“We’ve got a lot of stories to tell that will educate peopl ...Read More

Agribusiness Report: July 18

DES MOINES, Iowa — On the July 18 Agribusiness Report: Hog confinements are becoming more and more common across the state. But, some living near one new confinement operation in Boone County are raising a stink about their newest neighbors.

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Sioux City Gets First Barge shipment in Years

Sioux City Gets First Barge shipment in Years

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A shipping barge has been brought into Sioux City via the Missouri River for the first time in more than a decade.

CF Industries contracted the barge to haul heavy equipment to the Port Neal complex. It arrived on Wed ...Read More

Field Work Resumes With Drier Weather

Iowa farmers welcomed drier conditions during the week that ended on Sunday, which allowed them to get back into their fields.

There were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultura ...Read More

Heavy June Rain Washed Livestock Manure Off Farms

Heavy June Rain Washed Livestock Manure Off Farms

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Flooding in Iowa has washed hog and cattle manure from more than 20 farms each with thousands of animals.

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, an environmental advocacy group says the problem highlights the need f ...Read More

Roundup-Resistant Weeds Trouble Midwestern Farmers

Roundup-Resistant Weeds Trouble Midwestern Farmers

ELSBERRY, Mo. (AP) — The emergence of weeds resistant to a popular herbicide is causing headaches for Midwestern farmers, forcing them to change how they manage weeds after years of spray-it-and-forget-it simplicity.

The St. Louis Post-Dispa ...Read More

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