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Post-pipeline; what now?

December 31, 2016 The Dakota Access Pipeline has encouraged several phone calls to the Extension office for advice on how to help the land recover after the project is complete. more »»

Energy grid is being enhanced

December 30, 2016 A new high-voltage transmission line that will result in a smarter and more reliable energy grid in an area that includes Webster County has been successfully installed by MidAmerican Energy Co. more »»


December 30, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Dec. 30, 2016. more »»

Clean Lines withdraws power line project filing

December 29, 2016 DES MOINES (AP) — Clean Line Energy Partners is withdrawing its Iowa application to build a power transmission line across part of the state as it awaits resolution of an Illinois court challenge. more »»

Four states’ FFA chapters receive $133,260 in contributions

December 28, 2016 DES MOINES — Titan International announced Monday that a total of $133,260 was raised for various regional FFA chapters over the course of 2016 through special event tire auctions. more »»

ISU judging coach has dream job

December 26, 2016 By KELSEY SANDS Iowa Pork Industry Center AMES (IPIC) — New livestock judging coach Chris Cassady said it’s a dream come true to be working in the animal science department at Iowa State University. more »»

1973: The year wind energy saved Christmas

December 24, 2016 SIOUX CITY — A festive Christmas without a downtown’s traditional glittering lights may have been an invitation to Scrooge rather than Santa. more »»

O, Christmas Tree!

December 23, 2016 STORY CITY — For a select group of small Iowa towns, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without a lighted tree downtown — right in the middle in the street. more »»


December 23, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Dec. 23, 2016. more »»

Judge hears landowners’ challenge to Dakota Access pipeline

December 22, 2016 By JOE SUTTER and THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DES MOINES — A group of Iowa landowners forced to allow a Texas oil company to put a crude oil pipeline under their farmland is asking the state courts to... more »»

Small farming webinar series set

December 22, 2016 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — Even in the dead of winter, growers can learn to raise strawberries, microgreens and cut flowers. more »»

IDALS certifies beef checkoff vote

December 21, 2016 DES MOINES (IDALS) — The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced Jan. 14 it certified the results from the referendum held Nov. more »»

2017 Feedlot Forum to focus on lingering issues

December 20, 2016 SIOUX CENTER — The new year is a time of new beginnings, but beef feedlot producers know that much of their future is quite uncertain. more »»

Cow-calf strategy focus for winter meetings

December 19, 2016 AMES — Cow-calf producers who want to learn more about improving returns from their enterprise can attend any in a series of strategy-focused workshops in early 2017, including meetings in Hampton... more »»

Rowan named for new pelleting feed mill

December 18, 2016 FORT DODGE (NEW Co-op) — NEW Cooperative Inc., in Fort Dodge, announced Dec. 8 the construction of a new pelleting feed mill in Rowan. more »»

Going west as far as Iowa

December 17, 2016 MANSON — While 1862 is remembered for some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, this was also the year when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law to encourage western... more »»

Preparing for invasion

December 16, 2016 JEFFERSON — A group of agribusiness professionals, as well as several concerned farmers, attended an informational meeting regarding a weed that could prove to be potentially noxious if not soon... more »»


December 16, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Dec. 16, 2016. more »»

Why is soybean demand unchanged?

December 15, 2016 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — Despite strong U.S. more »»

Crop Advantage Series will highlight latest research, crop info

December 14, 2016 AMES — The 2017 Crop Advantage Series offers a unique opportunity for farmers and crop advisors to hear current research and crop production information from Iowa State University in their own... more »»



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