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An invasive insect just half an inch long poses a multi-billion-dollar threat to Iowa`s economy, and now it`s showing up just outside the state Capitol.
Thursday, state officials confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in an ash tree in ...Read More
On Tuesday, the Iowa Department of Agriculture reported the most recent in a string of midwest bird flu outbreaks. This time in Buena Vista County in northwest Iowa.
USDA confirmed the infection of a commercial flock of 27,000 turkeys, whic ...Read More
The spread of bird flu across the Mississippi flyway finally reached Iowa.
Highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza was found in a commercial turkey flock in Buena Vista County.
It was confirmed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...Read More
Around a year ago, the Iowa Department of Agriculture announced $1.7 million in funding for five watershed demonstration projects around the state as part of the Iowa water quality initiative.
On Friday, Iowa secretary of agriculture Bill N ...Read More
California’s new shell egg food safety regulations that kicked in on Jan. 1 meant a lot of headaches for the egg industry.
The law prescribed more space per laying hen than the industry standard, and if a particular operation doesn`t ...Read More
DES MOINES (AP) — Efforts by Iowa farmers to control the spread of nitrates in recent years appears to be helping, but research shows that levels of the fertilizer byproduct have soared in the state’s major rivers.
The Des Moin ...Read More
Near dead and dying elms, in many of Iowa`s forests, lies this season`s unclaimed harvest of morel mushrooms.
April marks the beginning of the morel mushroom season in Iowa, at least as it warms up in southern parts of the state.
Mor ...Read More
USDA’s national agricultural statistics service has released its first weekly crop progress report of the year.
Spring applications of anyhydrous ammonia are taking place across much of the state, though supply issues have been repor ...Read More
The Easter season is a big time for sheep sales, and the weekly auction in Colfax is no exception.
On March 28, the Colfax livestock sale company held its annual pre-Easter sale, with an impressive 829 head of sheep sold.
And the dem ...Read More
Planting season in Iowa won`t start for another three weeks or so but farmers are doing everything but waiting to get into the fields.
While some producers are marketing last year`s crop or performing maintenance on the machines they`ll use ...Read More
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