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DES MOINES, Iowa - The emerald ash borer has bored its way through Iowa. It’s already in 12 counties. State entomologist Robin Pruisner says just because the beetle hasn’t been found yet doesn’t mean it’s not in a certain county. She says it’s com ...Read More
DES MOINES, Iowa - Polk County Firefighters ran through a grain bin rescue drill Saturday. To save someone trapped in grain, firefighters use several plates that form a tube which is pushed down into the grain to relieve pressure on the individual ...Read More
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - This year USDA, and the commodity markets, anticipate a monster crop for both corn and soybeans. Once this year’s harvest is out of the field, will there be delays in getting it to export terminals?
If it goes by rail, M ...Read More
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Farmers and landowners are becoming worried about just how much their farms are worth with commodity prices going down.
But the downturn in crop prices doesn’t necessarily mean a big drop in land prices.
Before 20 ...Read More
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The opening of one of the nation’s first commercial size cellulosic ethanol plants is drawing royalty along with top federal and state officials to Emmetsburg.
Project Liberty is a $250 million plant that will make 25 ...Read More
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The markets, including the sheep and goat auction in Colfax, were closed over the weekend for the holiday.
Most of Iowa’s corn crop is in the dough stage.
Statewide it’s still behind on the dent stage, but that has ...Read More
On the September 1 Agribusiness Report: Three Iowans died from electric currents in 2012. That was a topic of discussion at a Farm Progress Show in Boone.
And the corn market took a hit over the weekend. Analysts say the down numbers have to ...Read More
HUXLEY — A new generation of plant-friendly microscopic bacteria and fungi is increasing crop yields as much as 10 percent in test plots, according to Monsanto and Novozymes executives speaking last week at a BioAg Alliance Media Day.
“This ...Read More
LAUREL, Iowa — Iowa regulators are investigating a hog manure spill in Jasper County, south of Laurel.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a farmer had called on Wednesday after spotting dead fish and crawdads in a tributary of All ...Read More
ALBIA, Iowa — Officials say they have more renovations planned for a 137-acre lake in southern Iowa.
The state Department of Natural Resources says Lake Miami, north of Albia, has been renovated and restocked with fish since a project began ...Read More