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Near dead and dying elms, in many of Iowa`s forests, lies this season`s unclaimed harvest of morel mushrooms.
April marks the beginning of the morel mushroom season in Iowa, at least as it warms up in southern parts of the state.
Mor ...Read More
USDA’s national agricultural statistics service has released its first weekly crop progress report of the year.
Spring applications of anyhydrous ammonia are taking place across much of the state, though supply issues have been repor ...Read More
The Easter season is a big time for sheep sales, and the weekly auction in Colfax is no exception.
On March 28, the Colfax livestock sale company held its annual pre-Easter sale, with an impressive 829 head of sheep sold.
And the dem ...Read More
Planting season in Iowa won`t start for another three weeks or so but farmers are doing everything but waiting to get into the fields.
While some producers are marketing last year`s crop or performing maintenance on the machines they`ll use ...Read More
Traditional corn ethanol is made from corn kernels, but it`s now possible to make it from the rest of the plant.
But to produce cellulosic ethanol, growers need to sell corn residue that would otherwise stay on the field; new research from ...Read More
Businesses are starting to use biotechnology to expand the economy.
At the Iowa Biotech Association’s partnering for growth event Wednesday. Director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority Debi Durham was a keynote speaker. She wa ...Read More
Since December, there have been highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmations in migratory wild birds, backyard flocks, and commercial poultry in several states across the U.S.
Iowa neighbor, Minnesota, is the largest turkey producer in th ...Read More
The discovery of emerald ash borer larva in Clinton County in eastern Iowa means one-fifth of Iowa counties now have a confirmed infestation.
The emerald ash borer is anticipated to be more than a two-and-a-half billion dollar problem for t ...Read More
Iowa farmers will enter the fields next month for the 2015 planting season, and weather is already on their minds.
State climatologist Harry Hillaker says it’s a little early to be certain about much beyond the National Weather Servic ...Read More
Farm subsidies are controversial, and even more so when they`re going to people who don`t actually farm.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a proposed rule under the 2014 farm bill to limit payments to people classifie ...Read More