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DES MOINES (AP) — The government says farmers are expected to grow 13.6 billion bushels of corn this year, which would be about a 4 percent decrease from last year’s record crop.
The estimate released Tuesday by the U.S. Depart ...Read More
Across the state, this year, planting weather and field conditions have been just about perfect for farmers.
For the last week of April, Iowa producers planted more than half of the state`s corn acreage, the most during that week in more th ...Read More
DES MOINES (AP) — Four more Iowa farms have tested positive for bird flu.
The Iowa Department of Agriculture says an egg-laying farm and a turkey farm in Buena Vista County bring to 15 the number of cases in that county in northwest I ...Read More
On Thursday, the Iowa Department of Agriculture announced two more possible cases of avian influenza in Iowa on a commercial pullet farm in northwest Osceola County, and on a commercial turkey farm in Cherokee County, bringing the total number of ...Read More
CEDAR RAPIDS — Wet weather hindered spring planting during the week that ended Sunday, allowing weeds to get ahead of the sprayers as farmers were unable to get into the fields.
Eighty-three percent of the corn crop has been planted, ...Read More
On Wednesday, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley met with state poultry and egg industry leaders, to discuss the spread of avian influenza throughout Iowa`s layer flock.
According to the Iowa Department of Agriculture, as many as 20 million hens have ...Read More
Jasper County farmer Rolland Schnell is working with the Iowa Soybean Association on a fungicide trial to test for yield increases.
In April, he got a shipment of seeds, which are part of a checkoff-funded trial underway by ISA`s on-farm ne ...Read More
At the start of the year, a private-public partnership awarded grants to watersheds around the state of Iowa.
The watershed improvement review board awarded a $1 million to seven projects who provided another $2.5 million.
“In l ...Read More
Last week, Iowa Gov, Terry Branstad declared a state of emergency in Iowa to address the spread of avian influenza.
H5N2 avian flu is not lethal to humans. But it is for bids. And it`s been identified in 12 cases across the state, with anoth ...Read More
LINN COUNTY — Iowa economists say farmers will be lucky if they break even with this year’s crops. Falling corn and soybean prices and high production costs are causing unfortunate economic conditions while planting conditions are al ...Read More