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The young leading the young

September 23, 2016 SPENCER — Grandpa’s Barn at the Clay County Fair is full of young farm animals giving visitors an up-close opportunity to see certain types of livestock being raised on Iowa’s farms. more »»


September 23, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Sept. 23, 2016. more »»

Report: Herbicide resistance nothing new

September 22, 2016 LAWRENCE, Kansas (WSSA) — You may think weeds resistant to herbicides are a new phenomenon linked to the overuse of glyphosate in genetically engineered crops, but nothing could be further from the... more »»

ISU notes ag legacy

September 22, 2016 SPENCER — With about 125 people looking on, a Sept. 16 celebration at the Clay County Fair recognized current landowners with ties to the beginning of Iowa’s land grant colleg. more »»

Iowa relaxes road weight restrictions during harvest

September 22, 2016 JOHNSTON (ICGA) — To help haul in this year’s harvest, Governor Terry Branstad signed a proclamation Monday granting a temporary 60-day weight limit exemption for trucks on Iowa roads, effective at... more »»

One-stop cover crop service available

September 20, 2016 AMES — Prairie Rivers of Iowa, in partnership with the Boone County and Story County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, is offering cover crop service for farmers in Boone and Story counties. more »»

CPA: Beef, cattle imports set record

September 19, 2016 (CPA) The Coalition for a Prosperous America said today that beef and cattle imports have skyrocketed to record levels, displacing U.S. cattle producers, under U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsac. more »»

Take nitrogen stalk tests now

September 18, 2016 ELLSWORTH — With close an estimated 29 percent of Iowa’s corn crop reaching black layer, according to the National Agricultural Stateistics Service on Tuesday, this is an ideal time for farmers to... more »»

Brain-storming conservation

September 17, 2016 By LARRY KERSHNER ALTOONA — Proposed. Landowners and tenants share responsibilities with edge-of-field conservation practices. Proposed. more »»

Spam curds named best new CCF food

September 16, 2016 By KAREN SCHWALLER SPENCER — Spam Curds were officially named the “World’s Greatest County Fair Food” Sept. 10, opening day of the 2016 Clay County Fair. more »»

Future of Ag is two-way street

September 15, 2016 VINCENT — The Future of Ag was introduced Thursday to 58 ag students from Iowa Central Community College and Ellsworth Community College. more »»

Survive ‘the down years’

September 14, 2016 MANSON — Now that $7 corn is just a memory and low commodity prices are stressing balance sheets and cash flows for most Iowa farmers, is there any hope in sight? “Although the outlook feels dismal... more »»

Robotics at CCF

September 14, 2016 SPENCER — Jack Burrus said he loves science and engineering, and his job at the Clay County Fair — as it is every other day of the year — is to get people interested in those things. more »»

Iowa beef checkoff petition complete

September 14, 2016 AMES (ICA) — More than 500 cattle producers in Iowa have signed a petition for a referendum to reinstate the Iowa beef checkoff. more »»

Food effort completed

September 12, 2016 FORT DODGE — They came. They saw. They went to work. In August, Iowa State University Extension Region 7 bid goodbye to three interns that worked to learn about and promote local food systems. more »»

Duffy: Optimism is justified

September 11, 2016 SIOUX CITY — An Iowa-based farm economist often considered the oracle of the farm picture said last week he is remaining an optimist rather than a pessimist in the future of Iowa’s agriculture... more »»

152 years and counting

September 10, 2016 SERGEANT BLUFF — What in the mid-1880s was a potato farm at the outskirts of the Sergeant Bluffs has become one of Iowa’s treasured Heritage Farms for its owner, Sharon Krogh, and her family. more »»

Driverless tractors introduced

September 9, 2016 BOONE — From opposite corners of the grounds of Central Iowa Expo Case IH and New Holland unveiled their versions of autonomous, or driverless, tractors, attracting attention from farmers the entire... more »»


September 9, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Sept. 9, 2016. more »»



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