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ILF webinar to dig into earthworms, soil health

November 9, 2016 AMES — The common nightcrawler is a deep-burrowing worm species that is found in many Iowa crop fields. more »»


November 9, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Nov. 11, 2016. more »»

Eight arrested in Calhoun protest

November 7, 2016 By HANS MADSEN CALHOUN COUNTY — Eight protesters opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline were arrested Saturday afternoon in rural Calhoun County. more »»

Humboldt County revisits livestock facility proposal

November 7, 2016 DAKOTA CITY — A proposed livestock facility came before the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors for the second time on Monda. more »»

Seeing is believing

November 4, 2016 RADCLIFFE — Big. It’s the one word that kept coming up again as representatives of the Japanese feed industry toured various farms and feed mills in north-central Iowa recently. more »»

Mexican importers looking for new business

November 4, 2016 By LARRY KERSHNER ELLSWORTH/AMES — They came. They looked about. They left business cards. more »»


November 4, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Nov. 4, 2016. more »»

IDALS: Delay applying NH3 a while

November 3, 2016 DES MOINES (IDALS) — Farmers are reminded to wait until soil temperatures remain below 50 degrees before applying anhydrous ammonia fertilizer this fall. more »»

2016 Farm News Ag Show set

November 3, 2016 FORT DODGE — Farm News is hosting its 15th annual ag show from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30 and from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Iowa Central Community College East Campus, 2031 Quail Av. more »»

Large U.S. row crop yields pressure foreign markets

November 2, 2016 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — Corn and soybean harvest future prices moved higher after the release of the U.S. more »»

New water quality project starts for North Raccoon

November 1, 2016 REMBRANDT (IDALS) – Across Iowa, rural and urban partners continue working together toward improved water quality, watershed by watershe. more »»

Bouton producers farrow in round, mid-1930s structure

October 29, 2016 By LARRY KERSHNER BOUTON — In one of the more interesting hog facilities in Iowa, a Dallas County family farrows eight sows at a time in a round barn. more »»

Return harvest

October 28, 2016 SOMERS — A three-day stay in Webster County last week was, for two Swedish farmers, a bit of a homecomin. more »»


October 28, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Oct. 28, 2016. more »»

Soybean prices remain strong

October 27, 2016 URBANA, Ill. more »»

Kavanaugh takes over for Cline, who gets new role

October 24, 2016 FORT?DODGE — It’s been a time of transition for the Iowa State University Extension office in Fort Dodge. more »»

Tile inlet nutrient reduction practices event set Oct. 29

October 23, 2016 ALDEN — The Southfork Watershed Alliance will host a tile inlet nutrient reduction practices field day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. more »»

Tree farm has roots in 1850s

October 22, 2016 MINBURN — The small log cabin, on what is now an Iowa Heritage Farm in Dallas County, was the first home for the Hill family when they migrated to the state. more »»

Kamrar has cheesy new dairyman

October 21, 2016 By BILLIE SHELTON editor@freemanjourna. more »»


October 21, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Oct. 21, 2016. more »»



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