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Heritage Farm owner puts all crop acres into CRP

November 19, 2016 WOODWARD — For 161 years, there have been crops and livestock on Susan Oviatt’s family farm, based on decisions made as the ag economy dictated. more »»

Ice cream and politics

November 18, 2016 LE MARS — On the surface, Donald Trump’s presidential victory may favor certain areas of farming, which would repay the rural sector for its overwhelming voting bloc. more »»

IALF grants available to help teach ag

November 17, 2016 WEST DES MOINES — The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation is making mini-grants available to support the integration of agriculture into classroom instruction or after school programs with an... more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

November 16, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Nov. 18, 2016. more »»

WASDE: More corn out there than expected

November 15, 2016 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — The USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates released Nov. 9 reported a significant increase in corn yield for the 2016-17 marketing yea. more »»

Humboldt supervisors give conditional support to livestock facility expansion

November 15, 2016 DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to recommend the approval of a livestock facility expansion pending the resolution of some waterway issues. more »»

Northey: 10 Iowa specialty crops projects get funding

November 14, 2016 DES MOINES (IDALS) — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced Oct. more »»

Goal: Connecting kids with ag

November 13, 2016 SHEFFIELD (RFD-TV) — “Enchanted Acres” farm is more than a pumpkin patch, it is a haven for growth and learning in Sheffield in Franklin County. more »»

Remembering old days

November 12, 2016 SOMERS — It all started out when John Erritt and his grandson planned to do some old-fashioned plowing. According to Erritt, his grandson, Drake, 14, of Callender, likes old tractor. more »»

Can cattle price recover even more?

November 10, 2016 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — Some say this is the most volatile cattle market ever, according to Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt. more »»

Man airlifted after anhydrous exposure

November 9, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — One man was airlifted to a hospital Monday afternoon after being exposed to anhydrous ammonia. The man’s name and the hospital that he was taken to weren’t available Monda. more »»

That's a lot of corn

November 9, 2016 An estimated 4.5 million bushels of corn is piled up at NEW Cooperative in Knierim on Oct. 31. Mike DeLanoit, assistant manager, said it has been an “unbelievable” year for yields. more »»

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 »»

IT'S FRIDAY

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

Eight arrested in Calhoun protest

November 7, 2016 By HANS MADSEN hmadsen@messengernews.net 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 kersh@farm-news.com ELLSWORTH/AMES — They came. They looked about. They left business cards. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

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 »»

 
 

 

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