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Yesterday the iowa Soybean Association’s 50th anniversary symposium wrapped up in Des Moines, and the focus of the closing panel centered on what the first 50 years of the 21st century might bring.
The United Nations expects global populat ...Read More
DES MOINES - New diplomatic ties with Cuba could mean a big economic gain for the state of Iowa.
Iowans have already been doing business on a limited basis in recent years with Cuba.
Now, the floodgates could open with looser restr ...Read More
HR 57-71 or the tax extenders bill passed the senate tuesday in a 76 to 16 vote.
The bill already passed the house and is now headed to the president’s desk.
Major ag portions of the bill are in section 179. which bumps tax breaks for ...Read More
By mid-December, you might think most farm work has wrapped up.
Which could be true in a more typical year with more snow cover, although forecasts this week are below freezing statewide, one central Iowa farmer was racing last Friday to sa ...Read More
The 2014 growing season was very abnormal, according to Iowa State University field agronomist Mark Johnson.
He covers central Iowa and says late planting, cool soil temperatures and excess rain made this season different.
He says the ...Read More
At the final Des Moines farmers market of the year last Friday. It was the second year for the winter farmer’s market at its expanded location in the Capitol square and kaleidoscope at the hub downtown, with over 130.
You won’t find any shor ...Read More
Congress adjourns next week, but before it does there’s one bill agricultural interests will watch closely; a collection of 50 or so tax breaks collectively referred to as tax extenders.
Included is a higher limit for section 179 expensing, ...Read More
Beef exports overall are doing well year-over-year, but muscle cuts are losing steam.
Exports of U.S. beef are leaving the country at a record pace, according to the latest meat export data from USDA.
Year-to-date beef exports are up ...Read More
If you think “Iowa agriculture,” your thoughts may turn to corn or soybeans, but more than 1,500 acres and 100 farms add up to a million dollar sector of the state’s farming landscape.
On Friday, mother and daughter Jodi and Sydney Bentley ...Read More
FIELDWORK FOR THE 2014 HARVEST MIGHT BE WRAPPING UP, BUT THE NEXT STEP IN THE PROCESS - HANDLING JUST UNDER 14 AND A HALF BILLION BUSHELS OF CORN - IS STILL ONGOING.
”When corn arrives at Smith Fertilizer and Grain’s Albia location, it norm ...Read More
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