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IDALS certifies beef checkoff vote

December 21, 2016 DES MOINES (IDALS) — The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced Jan. 14 it certified the results from the referendum held Nov. more »»

2017 Feedlot Forum to focus on lingering issues

December 20, 2016 SIOUX CENTER — The new year is a time of new beginnings, but beef feedlot producers know that much of their future is quite uncertain. more »»

Cow-calf strategy focus for winter meetings

December 19, 2016 AMES — Cow-calf producers who want to learn more about improving returns from their enterprise can attend any in a series of strategy-focused workshops in early 2017, including meetings in Hampton... more »»

Rowan named for new pelleting feed mill

December 18, 2016 FORT DODGE (NEW Co-op) — NEW Cooperative Inc., in Fort Dodge, announced Dec. 8 the construction of a new pelleting feed mill in Rowan. more »»

Going west as far as Iowa

December 17, 2016 MANSON — While 1862 is remembered for some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, this was also the year when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law to encourage western... more »»

Preparing for invasion

December 16, 2016 JEFFERSON — A group of agribusiness professionals, as well as several concerned farmers, attended an informational meeting regarding a weed that could prove to be potentially noxious if not soon... more »»


December 16, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Dec. 16, 2016. more »»

Why is soybean demand unchanged?

December 15, 2016 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — Despite strong U.S. more »»

Crop Advantage Series will highlight latest research, crop info

December 14, 2016 AMES — The 2017 Crop Advantage Series offers a unique opportunity for farmers and crop advisors to hear current research and crop production information from Iowa State University in their own... more »»

Prairie Rivers names new watershed coordinator

December 13, 2016 AMES — Prairie Rivers of Iowa recently named Kayla Hasper as its new watershed coordinator. Hasper is a 2016 graduate of Iowa State University with degrees in animal ecology and environmental tudie. more »»

Farmland Values Show Historic Third Year of Decline

December 13, 2016 AMES – Average Iowa farmland value has shown a decline for the third year in a row—the first time this has happened since the 1980s farm crisis—and is now estimated to be $7,183 per acre. more »»

NPPC consigns painting to honor industry icon

December 12, 2016 By JOLENE STEVENS SIOUX CITY — Valerie Miller’s enthusiasm as a livestock artist was evident in the tone of her voice discussing her selection as the artist for a pig portrait. more »»

Farmers explore green fields of cover crops

December 12, 2016 LYTTON — More than 35 farmers and others toured a pair of fall cover crop fields Nov. 10 in the Lytton area. more »»

Accidental author

December 11, 2016 By JOE SUTTER At age 4, Jerry Nelson was given a 1-day-old chick and quickly made big plans for the future. more »»

Revitalizing Iowa’s farm soils

December 10, 2016 FORT DODGE — According to Bob Streit, when farmers heard in 1965 that Iowa had enough micronutrients in the soils to last 45 years, what they heard was “forever,” not 45 years. more »»

Start to Farm Network begins in north central IA

December 10, 2016 GARNER (ISUE)— The Start to Farm: New Farmer Learning Network, organized by Iowa State University Extension, is a state-wide program designed to provide education and support for beginning and... more »»

Elwynn Taylor’s outlook

December 9, 2016 While the forecasted crop yields look to be good for the 2017 growing season, farmers should be on their guard for volatility in the next two decades, Elwynn Taylor told a crowd at the Farm News Ag... more »»


December 9, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Dec. 9, 2016. more »»

Pocahontas Co. tried to rescind support for new CAFOs

December 8, 2016 ROLFE — After supporting the expansion of a hog confinement in northeast Pocahontas County in October, the county board of supervisors tried — and failed — to rescind its decision. more »»

Northey seeks $500,000 for disease response fund

December 7, 2016 DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey requested Monday an additional $500,000 for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Animal Industry Bureau to aid in... more »»



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