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DES MOINES — Iowa is widely known for its corn and hogs. Less well known is that livestock and farm commodities, most often at remote rural locations, often are an easy target for thieves.
In Iowa, there were more convictions for live ...Read More
The window of opportunity is rapidly closing, for producers to update their farms in the databases of USDA`s farm service agency. The deadline is Saturday afternoon, thanks to the 2014 farm bill, farmers have a rare opportunity to update their yie ...Read More
WATERLOO - Deere & Company is expected to set a record this year — but not the kind it wants.
Leaders at the Moline, Ill.-based company expect sales to drop around $6 billion. That includes large machinery sales, which could drop as m ...Read More
Net farm income is an indicator of the U.S. farm sector`s well-being, and in 2015, usda projects it will tumble 33 percent from last year.
Lower crop prices are the main culprit, and if realized, this year`s farm income will be the lowest s ...Read More
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to grant nearly $1.5 million in disaster funding to Iowa to aid with flood recovery projects.
The USDA on Thursday announced that it will give $1,495,000 million to Iowa ...Read More
Drone regulations from aviation authorities last week were good news for agriculture, but they`re far from final.
Unmanned aerial vehicles, sometimes calls UAVs or drones, have potential to redefine precision agriculture.
They see in ...Read More
Over the weekend, a nine-month port standoff on the West Coast came to a tentative agreement over wages.
The shippers` association representing 29 affected ports and the dockworker`s union agreed on a five-year contract, according to a join ...Read More
Last September, the 12 states of the hypoxia task force decided to set several goals to address runoff that heads down the mississippi river into an ecological disaster area in the Gulf of Mexico.
The dead zone that pollutants create was las ...Read More
For farmers, spending money on conservation practices is a difficult sell unless you can see a benefit, whether it`s long-term improvement to your soil, or a near-term increase in yields.
At the Iowa soybean association`s annual research co ...Read More
DES MOINES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in a new report that the number of farms in Iowa continues to slide.
In an annual report released Thursday the USDA says Iowa farms fell to 88,000 last year, 500 fewer than the ...Read More
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