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ICGA Members Discuss Key Ag Issues in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C.- July 21, 2016 – Iowa Corn members as well as directors of the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) convened in a particularly quiet Washington, D.C. this past week as part of the National Corn Congress. This was due to Congress being on recess and the Republican National Convention – many of the Iowa

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – July 25

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. “The high temperatures and humidity were balanced with rain in most of Iowa, and the crop has responded well with

ISU Extension Explores Weed Resistance to Herbicides

Farmers have noticed that the herbicides they have been using for their crops have not been as effective as was the case in years past. The reason, is because many of the targeted weeds found in fields have been able to build up resistance to those herbicides. Iowa State University Extension crops specialist Joel DeJong

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – July 18

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.   “In general crops remain in good condition with 81 percent of corn and 80 percent of soybeans rated in

ISA Sponsoring New Events, Longtime Favorites at Iowa State Fair

ANKENY, IOWA — The Iowa State Fair is right around the corner and the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) will ensure fairgoers have fun while learning about agriculture and the role soybean farmers play in helping feed and fuel Iowa, the nation and the world. The association, based in Ankeny and committed to improving the competitiveness

Iowa Loses Woodland; More Land Used for Farming

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa has lost 97,000 acres of woodland in recent years as more land was used for farming. The Des Moines Register reports that the reduction in forested land may contribute to the state’s problems with farm runoff and poor water quality. The federal Agriculture Department says Iowa lost 192,000 acres

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USDA Awards Grants to Farms and Small Businesses

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 33 small Iowa businesses and farms have been awarded grants to reduce energy costs by improving lighting and installing solar energy systems. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says more than $670,000 is approved for the projects including funding a wind energy project and improvements to

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – July 11

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 continue to make good progress statewide and maturity remains ahead of the five-year average.  The storm

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