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THE NEW FARM BILL CONTAINS TWO NEW RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS.. AND PRODUCERS HAVE THREE STEPS TO GO THROUGH TO GET THERE.. UPDATE.. ENROLL.. AND ELECT...
LAST WEEK MARKED THE BEGINNING OF THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR PRODUCERS.
THROUGH FEBRUARY ...Read More
LAST SATURDAY MORNING.. IOWA RECORDED ITS FIRST HARD FREEZE OF THE YEAR IN SIBLEY AND HOLSTEIN, UP IN NORTHWESTERN IOWA.
STATE CLIMATOLOGIST HARRY HILLAKER SAYS RECENT RAINS... ARE HELPING POSTPONE THE FREEZE.
HE SAYS HIGH MOISTURE HAS ...Read More
A MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSROOM IN DES MOINES IS GETTING ITS FEET WET IN WATER SCIENCE. AGRIBUSINESS REPORTER BRANDON BLUE HAS MORE.
Water quality is everyone’s business, and on Friday, seventh-grade students from Brody Middle School in Des Moines ...Read More
”Rainfall during the harvest season is a problem for several reasons. For one, producers trying to save on drying costs by letting crops dry in the field have to wait even longer. Another problem is that a muddy field complicates the harvest, and ...Read More
DES MOINES – Voluntary efforts to reduce farm chemicals and nutrients from flowing into Iowa waterways are showing encouraging signs, but challenges remain for stemming pollution issues that are causing problems for states downstre ...Read More
EVEN WITH THE FARM BILL COMPLETED AND LARGELY IMPLEMENTED, AG ISSUES WILL STILL WEIGH ON CONGRESS AFTER THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS.
TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING, RAIL CAPACITY ISSUES THIS HARVEST SEASON AND A LOOMING HIGHWAY BILL NEXT ...Read More
OCTOBER IS THE SEMI-OFFICIAL HARVEST MONTH, AND IF YOU’RE DRIVING THROUGH RURAL IOWA YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE A LOT MORE FARM MACHINERY ON THE ROADS. ACCORDING TO IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION, HALF OF ALL COLLISIONS ON IOWA ROADS INVOLVING FARM VE ...Read More
GOOD MORNING, THIS IS THE AGRIBUSINESS REPORT, I’M DAVID GEIGER.
ON MONDAY GOVERNOR TERRY BRANSTAD AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS MET WITH STAKEHOLDERS IN A FORUM TALKING ABOUT THE E-P-A PROPOSED WATERS OF THE U-S RULES.
IT WAS H ...Read More
HARVEST 2014 IS GEARING UP. LAST WEEK IN POWESHEIK COUNTY IN CENTRAL IOWA, FARMER ROGER VAN ERSVELDE WAS BEGINNING THE MONTH-LONG TASK OF GETTING HIS SOYBEANS AND CORN OUT OF HIS FIELDS AFTER A COOL, WET SEASON DELAYED CROP MATURITY.
”Today ...Read More
CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa farmers began harvesting early-planted corn and soybeans in the week that ended on Sunday, taking advantage of more than five days of weather suitable for fieldwork.
The weekly crop progress report from the U.S. Departmen ...Read More