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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.
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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 »
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Corn and soybean crops are in good condition but the challenge for farmers is getting the crops harvested before the weather turns cold.
Late planting caused the crops to mature later than normal. The U.S. Department Read More »
Success is sweet for Freund-Vector in Marion. They’re in the business of, well, sugar coating it, or at least making the machines that do the job.
The powder coating technology is Made in Eastern Iowa. From Tylenol, to Chiclets, to J Read More »
COUNCIL BLUFFS (AP) — Environmental officials say a pipe company must pay $950,000 for air and water violations at its former Council Bluffs facility.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 7 says Griffin Pipe Products must pay th Read More »
AFTER USING A WORKAROUND FOR THREE DECADES, ONE CENTRAL IOWA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS FINALLY GETTING ITS OWN AGRICULTURE EDUCATION PROGRAM. AGRIBUSINESS REPORTER DAVID GEIGER HAS MORE FROM HUXLEY.
”To start an ag ed program in 10 days i Read More »
WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa — An Eastern Iowa agricultural machinery manufacturer laid off 21 employees this week, the latest equipment maker to respond to a slowing farm machinery market due to low commodity prices.
Kinze Manufacturing in Williamsbu Read More »
CEDAR RAPIDS - A fire at an FFA Control Center in Aurora, Illinois caused flights at the Eastern Iowa Airport to be cancelled.
Police said a contract employee started a fire in the basement of the control center Friday morning. Nearly two th Read More »
CORN HARVEST IN IOWA IS UNDERWAY, AND IT’S IN GENERALLY GOOD CONDITION.
A LOT OF IOWA’S CORN CROP WILL BE STORED LONG-TERM, AND FOR THAT, IT NEEDS TO BE DRY; EACH KERNEL SHOULD IDEALLY HAVE AROUND 15 PERCENT MOISTURE.
THERE’S A PROBLE Read More »
TUESDAY JASPER COUNTY FARMER ROGER ZYLSTRA MANAGED TO HARVEST HIS VERY FIRST PLOT OF SOYBEANS OF THE SEASON.
THE FIELD WAS PLANTED IN EARLY MAY AND ZYLSTRA WAS EAGER TO GET THE BEANS IN THE BIN. AGRIBUSINESS REPORTER BRANDON BLUE HAS MORE. Read More »
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