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Flooding on the Des Moines River is affecting this year`s crop.
On Monday afternoon, farmer Corey Goodhue was standing in a cornfield near Carlisle in central Iowa. Behind him and drowning in several inches of water were acres of corn that, ...Read More
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The federal government announced plans Thursday to step up monitoring wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest....Read More
The nation’s farmers have planted a record soybean crop while reducing corn acreage by 2 percent from last year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday said a record 85.1 million acres of soybeans are in the ground, up 2 percen ...Read More
Two major reports were released on Wednesday by the USDA, including the grain stocks and acreage reports.
Corn is up 15% from a year ago and soybeans are up 54%. Those may sound like large increases, but the markets were expecting more. Do ...Read More
Business conditions in Iowa and eight other states in the upper Midwest improved in June, according to a monthly survey of
Creighton University’s Mid-America Business Conditions Index, which ranges between 0 and ...Read More
CEDAR RAPIDS — Severe weather conditions in the week that ended Sunday sharply reduced the number of days Iowa farmers had for planting their remaining corn and soybean acres and other field activities.
The statewide average precipita ...Read More
Deep green fields in Iowa are a good indicator the crop’s going along nicely. However, this year there are a few discolored strips. The reason for that is compaction.
Iowa State University Extension agronomist Mark Johnson says the co ...Read More
SIOUX CITY (AP) — A former Iowa egg farm manager will avoid jail time after cooperating with investigators in a criminal prosecution stemming from a 2010 salmonella outbreak.
U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett sentenced Tony Wasmund to ...Read More
Starting this week, some fuel blends will cost consumers less at the pump.
The typical state tax on a gallon of diesel fuel is 32 and a half cents per gallon, but a three-cent tax exemption for diesel blends containing eleven percent or more ...Read More
DES MOINES – Iowa’s bird flu outbreak wiped out nearly half of the state’s 60 million egg-laying chickens and it likely will take months to rebuild flocks with some producers being forced out of business due to substantial fin ...Read More
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