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Iowa Crops and Weather Report – October 27

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – October 27

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa crop progress and condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “The agreeable weather last week allowed many farmers to make good harvest progress, but with 36 percent of corn

Farm Rescue Helps 300th Midwest Family

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The Farm Rescue nonprofit in the Midwest is helping its 300th family this week, just eight years after former North Dakota farm boy and UPS pilot Bill Gross launched the unique organization. A handful of volunteers are helping harvest corn for western Minnesota farmer John Dubbels, who’s being treated for blood

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“KMCH, Bring Me My Lunch” Winners

Congratulations to all of this year’s “KMCH, Bring Me My Lunch” winners! Our winners were Dave Lux, Russ Reth, Tim Goedken, Adam Ludwig, Steve Mensen, Bryan Flexsenhar, Steve Ries, Joe Hoeger, Curt Honkomp, Larry Sheppard, Paula Wilgenbusch, Steve Turnis, Allyn Durey, Marty Pottebaum and Larry Childs. The contest ran for three weeks, ending on October

New Clean Water Rule Now in Effect

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A new Iowa clean water rule designed to increase inspections of livestock farms and provide stricter enforcement over manure spills is now in effect after a year of hearings and deliberations by government agencies. The rule, which took effect Wednesday, establishes new inspection and permit procedures. It does not impose

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Iowa Crops and Weather Report – October 20

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa crop progress and condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October. “Heavy rains across the southeastern two-thirds of Iowa early last week kept farmers out of the fields for several

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Thief Steals Soybean Crop from East Dubuque Field

(AP) – An Iowa farmer says someone has stolen about $18,000 worth of soybeans from 18 acres on his farm in Illinois. Matt Schuster of La Motte says he is missing more than 1,600 bushels after someone took the crops in East Dubuque. He says he noticed the theft when he checked on the land

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Dry Weather Helping Harvest

The corn harvest is still two or three weeks behind schedule, but the dry weather is helping farmers move things along this week. According to Monday’s USDA Crops and Weather Report, 19-percent of the corn crop has now been harvested. Usually by this time, more than half of the corn is out of the fields.

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Appeals Court Revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO Lawsuit

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A federal appeals court has given agricultural chemical maker Syngenta Seeds hope that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syngenta’s genetically modified corn varieties. Syngenta sued Bunge in 2011 claiming Bunge illegally

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Tama Plant Set To Re-Open

TAMA, Iowa (AP) – A long-idle beef processing plant is getting ready to reopen in Tama later this month. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Iowa Premium Beef officials recently took reporters on a tour of the plant that had been closed since 2004. The plant has undergone a $48.6 million renovation to prepare to process

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Farmers Working on Getting Crops Out of Fields

It’s been a late harvest this year, and the recent wet weather is slowing farmers down. Three inches of rain fell at Joe Hoeger’s farm south of Delhi this week. He says that much moisture hinders things a bit, but overall, it’s been a good harvest. Wet Harvest 0 Bryan Flexsenhar farms between Masonville and

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