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Spring weather continues to bring planting woes

May 18, 2018 By KRISS NELSON The 2018 planting season varies greatly across the state, with some producers completing their corn planting while others haven’t even begun to turn a wheel. more »»

USDA’s May report neutral for corn; neutral to bullish for beans

May 18, 2018 By KRISS NELSON The USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates and Crop Production reports, released on May 10, brought a few surprise. more »»

Iowa Secretary for Ag candidate forum

May 18, 2018 By BILL SHEA bshea@messengernews. more »»

Kids get ag education

May 11, 2018 By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news. more »»

Mary’s Farm and Garden:

May 11, 2018 By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news. more »»

A lot of ifs surround soybean market and proposed tariffs

May 11, 2018 By KRISTIN DANLEY-GREINER The U.S. Soybean Export Council believes uncertainty surrounding trade between the U.S. and China has fueled the halt in new soybean sales to that country. more »»

Oklahoma farmers and ranchers work to recover from wildfires

May 11, 2018 By KRISTIN DANLEY-GREINER ksdg13@msn. more »»

Hatch day

May 11, 2018 By HANS MADSEN hmadsen@ messengernews. more »»

Late planting not necessarily panic time

May 4, 2018 By KAREN SCHWALLER “Dramatic and eventful” are words used by DTN Meteorologist Bryce Anderson to describe the weather of this past winter. more »»

If you plan it, they will come

May 4, 2018 By LAURA CARLSON NEVADA—Loren Book has been busy. The rural Story County man not only has working antique tractors in his farmyard, but he also operates what he calls a “museum. more »»

Revamping something old into something new

May 4, 2018 By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news. more »»

What’s driving agriculture in 2018?

May 4, 2018 By KAREN SCHWALLER SIOUX CENTER — Tight profit margins have been part of farming for generations. more »»

The view is grand

May 4, 2018 By LAURA CARLSON Knute and Amanda Severson aren’t your average couple farming in Wright County. more »»

Beef industry marketing targets millennials

May 4, 2018 By KAREN SCHWALLER kschwaller@evertek. more »»

Be proactive staying safe against FMD

May 4, 2018 By KAREN SCHWALLER The United States has not seen an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) since 1929. more »»

Proposed tariffs could affect the beef industry

May 4, 2018 By KRISTIN DANLEY-GREINER Less than a year after China opened its borders and refrigerators to U.S. more »»

Sustainable solutions

April 27, 2018 By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY yettergirl@yahoo. more »»

Heritage farm brings pride and honor to a family

April 27, 2018 By KRISS NELSON IOWA FALLS — The long legacy of a family’s farm started back in 1856 with a $400 purchase of 40 acres in Etna Township, Hardin County. more »»

Experience NASCAR at the Iowa Speedway

April 27, 2018 Farm News, in conjunction with sponsors Blue Ribbon Pelham Waters, Easy Way Cattle Care, DK Diesel, Colefax Tractor Parts, Little Sioux Corn, Joe’s Tire and Auto, D&L Metal Recycling, Carroll... more »»

The challenges of a cool spring

April 27, 2018 By KRISS NELSON Producers who have already had to deal with delayed planting are facing additional challenges in the forms of cover crops and getting spring nitrogen applie. more »»

Impacts of tariffs on pork producers unknown

April 27, 2018 By KRISTIN DANLEY-GREINER Longtime Iowa pork producer Dave Struthers felt his stomach plummet when he caught wind of the proposed tariffs the U.S. might impose upon China and. more »»



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