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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
“So there’s a lot of, how you build them into a system that’s already sophisticated and a challenge for the farmer when we can’t necessarily predict weather and what we’d be facing each spring.”
Cove ...Read More
Biotechnology is a driving force behind the success of modern day agriculture.
It’s helped create genetically modified crops as well as help prevent diseases in livestock.
In 2013, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus first entered t ...Read More
”My major concern or problem is, hiring and then training custom applicators to run these close to half a million dollar machines.”>
For some employers in the agriculture industry it’s hard to find workers who know how t ...Read More
LYTTON (AP) — Farmers and their families reflected on the ways the transition of farmland ownership has affected them following an Iowa play depicting such situations.
During Sunday’s performance of the play titled “Map ...Read More
In its recent report on farm income, USDA expects farm profitability to dip this year by 32 percent from the last estimate.
Net farm income is now projected at about $73 billion in 2015, well below the $108 billion forecast last year.
Winter is trade show time for the agriculture industry, and that means the latest technology is on display.
But with crop prices down. Less on-farm income, and higher farm inputs.
It would seem it’d be a tough sell to get farmer ...Read More
Herbicide resistant weeds are a perennial problem.
It starts when growers apply the same product to the same field year after year; for instance glyphosate, which is found in herbicides like roundup.
That kind of application requires ...Read More
On Monday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit aiming to stop the Agriculture Department from implementing country of origin labeling.
Also called cool, USDA’s rule requires that meat products sol ...Read More
About 40 percent of global economic output is on the line between the United States and 11 other Pacific-rim nations involved in the multi-lateral trans-pacific partnership.
In late january, U.S. trade Rep. Michael Froman met with the Senate ...Read More