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Iowa Dairy Producers to Benefit from USDA Cheese Purchase

Iowa Dairy Producers to Benefit from USDA Cheese Purchase

  Dairy producers in Iowa and across the country are getting some help from the USDA. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says revenues for dairy producers have dropped 35 percent over the past two years and that’s led to a surplus of cheese which is at its highest level in 30 years. “So, in an effort

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – August 22

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October.   “In general crops remain in good condition, with 83 percent of corn and 82 percent of beans rated good

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Iowa Farmers Waiting to See If They’ll Reach USDA Predictions

  The USDA is predicting record corn and soybean yields in several states, including Iowa. The USDA estimates Iowa’s average corn yield at 197 bushels per acre, five bushels better than last year’s record yield. The soybean yield is estimated at 57 bushels per acre, up a half bushel from last year’s record. Brent Jacobsen,

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Gov. Branstad Named to Ag Advisory Committee to Advise Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Terry Branstad has been named to an agricultural advisory committee that will advise GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Trump campaign announced Tuesday that Branstad is part of a 64-member committee that will provide advice on the agricultural industry. It includes several governors and state lawmakers from around the

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Seven Farmers Elected to Iowa Soybean Association Board

ANKENY, IOWA — Seven soybean farmers, including five newcomers, recently elected to the Iowa Soybean Association Board will help shape policy and invest checkoff dollars to improve the competitiveness of colleagues. They are: Rick Juchems, Plainfield (District 3); LaVerne Arndt, Sac City (District 4); Dave Walton, Wilton (District 6); Randy Miller, Lacona (District 8); and

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Iowa Crops and Weather Report – August 15

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented Monday on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October.   “Crops generally remain in good condition statewide with 83 percent of corn and soybeans rated as good or excellent.

Iowa Officials Highlight Statewide Water Quality Efforts

(DES MOINES) – At the Administration’s weekly press conference at the Iowa State Fair today, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that $3.8 million in cost share funds to help over 1,900 farmers install nutrient reduction practices have been obligated to farmers in 97 counties.  The

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Sudden Death Syndrome Reported in Soybeans Across State

Iowa soybean growers are on the lookout for a number of diseases just as most plants are setting pods. Sudden death syndrome in soybeans is being reported in many parts of Iowa. Todd Claussen, director of agronomy for Ames-based Landus Cooperative, says infected beans will shut down early. “They’ll senesce early and they’ll drop leaves

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Delaware County Teen Crowned Iowa Dairy Princess

The new Iowa Dairy Princess is from Delaware County. 18-year old Katelyn Goldsmith of Earlville was crowned the 2016-17 Iowa Dairy Princess at the Iowa State Fair Wednesday night. Goldsmith served as last year’s Delaware County Dairy Princess. She graduated from Beckman this spring and will attend Iowa State to major in Dairy Science later

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