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Now is a good time to join a CSA

February 15, 2017 DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey urged Iowans Monday to consider joining a local Community Supported Agriculture program that will give them access to fresh, locally grown... more »»

Fair board, ICCC partner for grounds upgrade

February 14, 2017 Iowa Central Community College and the Webster County Fair Board have signed another, new 10-year lease, which the college says will strengthen the partnership between the two entities. more »»

Argenta to buy Scottish plant from Elanco

February 13, 2017 FORT?DODGE — The two international animal pharmaceutical companies with a presence in Fort Dodge have entered an agreement for the purchase of a facility in Scotland. more »»

Cattle industry still expanding, for now

February 12, 2017 URBANA, Ill. more »»

Graduate credits offered in energy, agriculture

February 12, 2017 DES MOINES — Iowa is a leader in producing renewable energy and now teachers and other educators can learn about renewable fuels like ethanol through a new graduate course offered by the Iowa... more »»

DeBergs: ‘Farming has been good to us’

February 11, 2017 ACKLEY — In 1866, the nation was finding its way to equilibrium after the Civil War and assassination of its president. more »»

‘A great time to be in ag’

February 10, 2017 DES MOINES — According to Dr. Lowell Catlett, an economist and futurist, when comparing “good old days” with now, and one considers: A). more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

February 10, 2017 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Feb. more »»

Northey: Now is a good time to join a CSA

February 8, 2017 DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey urged Iowans Monday to consider joining a local Community Supported Agriculture program that will give them access to fresh, locally grown... more »»

USDA to gather data on organic agriculture production

February 7, 2017 DES MOINES (NASS) — During February, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will begin conducting the 2016 Certified Organic Survey to gather up-to-date data on certified organic crops... more »»

Northey notes updated sensitive crops directory

February 6, 2017 DES MOINES (IDALS) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Bill Northey said Ja. more »»

Raising goats for Iowa’s ethnic markets

February 5, 2017 AMES — A few years ago, Deb Finch, a sheep producer in rural Marshalltown, purchased a nanny goat for $100 to provide nutrition for her orphan lambs. more »»

Can corn’s future price soar in 2017?

February 4, 2017 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — Since early October, the March 2017 corn futures prices have fluctuated in a range between $3.40 and $3.70. USDA’s Ja. more »»

Drainage districts immune from lawsuit

February 4, 2017 DES MOINES — On Friday the Iowa Supreme Court handed down its opinion that Iowa drainage districts, branches of state government, are protected from lawsuits, especially those filed by another branc... more »»

Sukup at IPFS

February 3, 2017 DES MOINES — Sukup Manufacturing, of Sheffield, showcased its newest products at the Iowa Farm and Power Show this week. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

February 3, 2017 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Feb. 3, 2017. more »»

JBS fire investigation closed

February 2, 2017 MARSHALLTOWN — Marshalltown fire investigators said they believe they know what caused a giant fire that damaged the JBS Processing Plaint’s methane retention lagoon last weekend that caused $500,00... more »»

ILF releases new ‘Talking with Your Tenant’ publication

February 1, 2017 AMES — Caring for Iowa’s farmland requires many decisions to be made that impact today and future generation’s ability to best utilize the land for agricultural production. more »»

Eight-year on-farm study reports improved yields following cereal rye

January 31, 2017 AMES (ILF) — Cereal rye cover crops added to a corn-soybean rotation have little to no negative effect on yield and actually increased soybean yields in seven site-years and corn yield in two-sites... more »»

Controlling Palmer amaranth

January 30, 2017 OKOBOJI — Palmer amaranth is one of the newest nuisance weeds on the radar. more »»

 
 

 

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