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Iowa crop progress and conditions

July 12, 2017 Hot, dry weather prevailed across Iowa during the week ending July 9, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Statewide there were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwor. more »»

Conservation Drainage

July 7, 2017 By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY yettergirl@yahoo. more »»

Quarterly stocks report

July 7, 2017 By KRISS NELSON The quarterly stocks report and planted acreage update was released on June 30. more »»

Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation launch ‘Haul Out Hunger’ campaign

July 7, 2017 IOWA FALLS — Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation announce the kickoff of their “Haul Out Hunger” program which will conclude with the donation and delivery of 56,220 pounds of... more »»

Knudson family farm has 150th anniversary

July 7, 2017 By KRISS NELSON ESTHERVILLE — Piece by piece, Harold and Janet Knudson have been putting the family farm back together. more »»

Industrialization of insect processing enters next stage

July 7, 2017 UZWIL, SWITZERLAND — Buhler Insect Technology will build its first industrial plant to process black soldier flies for animal nutrition together with its partner Protix in the Netherlands. more »»

Four conservation research and demonstration projects funded by State Soil Conservation Committee

July 7, 2017 DES MOINES — The Iowa State Soil Conservation Committee announced last week that they are awarding nearly $150,000 to support research, education and demonstration projects focused on reducing... more »»

High cost of exposing ag workers to chemicals

July 7, 2017 Every day handlers and applicators transfer potentially hazardous chemicals and concentrates such as pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and liquid fertilizers from large drums into... more »»

Estate planning professionals in the Webster County area

July 7, 2017 The Webster County ISU Extension office will be hosing an “Evaluating Your Estate Plan” workhop on Wednesday, July 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the extension’s office in Fort Dodge. more »»

Iowa Premium prepares for exports to China

July 7, 2017 TAMA, — Iowa Premium announced June 29 that it has received approval to export beef to China, making it the first Iowa-based company to gain such authorizatio. more »»

Farm Gadget Show to again be part of 2017 Fair

July 6, 2017 Farm Gadget Show to again be part of 2017 Fair Spencer — Exhibitors everywhere are invited to be part of this year’s Farm Gadget Show at the 2017 Clay County Fair. more »»

Annual ISU field day

June 30, 2017 KANAWHA — Despite being brought indoors due to heavy rains, the summer field day hosted by Iowa State University’s Northern Iowa Research Farm Association still provided opportunities for growers... more »»

Tractor Ride brings 450 classic tractors to rural roadways

June 30, 2017 By KRISS NELSON FARNHAMVILLE — The 21st annual WHO Radio Tractor Ride kicked off on Monday for the first of a three day tour. more »»

Prestage to use robots when plant open

June 30, 2017 By CHAD THOMPSON cthompson@ messengernews. more »»

Humboldt supervisors review state action

June 30, 2017 By ROBERT WOLF editor@messengernews. more »»

Red Power Round Up, a sea of red at the Iowa State Fairgrounds

June 27, 2017 By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news. more »»

Crop progress and conditions report

June 27, 2017 By USDA — National Agricultural Statistics Service Warm and windy weather with spotty thunderstorms prevailed across Iowa during the week ending June 18 according to the USDA, National Agricultural... more »»

Iowa prelimary weather summary

June 27, 2017 By HARRY HILLAKER State Climatologist The week began with unseasonably hot weather with temperatures averaging ten or more degrees above normal on June 11, 12 and 13. more »»

Local impact on an international scale at the World Pork Expo

June 16, 2017 By KRISS NELSON DES MOINES — Commercial exhibitors have the opportunity to meet with nearly 20,000 pork producers that attend the World Pork Expo each yea. more »»

Landus Cooperative announces multi-year plan

June 16, 2017 Landus Cooperative has begun implementation of a multi-year initiative to enhance profitability and reinvest in more efficient assets on behalf of the cooperative’s approximately 7,000 equity... more »»



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