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On Jan. 12, the Iowa field office of USDA’s national agricultural statistics service released a statewide snapshot of 2014 production in Iowa.
Director Greg Thessen says 2014 got off to a good start, with no shortage of optimism on p ...Read More
The Agricultural Act of 2014 created the regional conservation partnership program, or RCPP, and on Jan. 14. It paid dividends to efforts at improving Iowa’s water quality.
Under the program, USDA’s natural resources conservati ...Read More
DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa is slated to receive federal money to support conservation projects in the state.
The U.S. government announced Wednesday that Iowa will receive $3.5 million and Cedar Rapids will receive $2.1 million as part of ...Read More
In the annual crop production report out yesterday from USDA. American soybean production in 2014 set a record at 3.97 billion bushels.
Average yield also set a record, at 47.8 bushels per acre.
But that wasn’t good news for p ...Read More
On Jan. 1, a California state law that passed in 2010 finally went into effect.
It restricts shell eggs sold in California to only those from laying hens given more space than is the current industry standard.
Producers in any state, ...Read More
The national corn growers association and the American Soybean Association joined farm and food organizations along with Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack for the launch of the u-s agriculture coalition for Cuba.
More than 30 U.S. Agricultural and Fo ...Read More
Following a plunge in crop prices with this yearís record corn and soybean harvests, crop and livestock producers are still optimistic.
Thatís according to the latest DTN progressive farmer agriculture and agribusiness confidence index....Read More
Fuel retailers across the state of Iowa are looking at an aging infrastructure that wasnít made to handle higher ethanol blends when it was installed decades ago.
Iowa Renewable Fuels Association executive director Monte Shaw explains that ...Read More
Ethanol is a booming industry in Iowa, and itís brought a significant amount of renewably-sourced fuel into the market in a short amount of time. But the infrastructure that contains that fuel hasnít quite caught up yet.
In fact, the fuel ta ...Read More