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Dairy Iowa Event Includes Program for Farmers and Youth

ANKENY, Iowa – Mike Pearson, Iowa Public TV’s Market to Market host, and dairy economist Dr. Marin Bozic of the University of Minnesota are the headline speakers for a Dairy Iowa event June 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Prairie Links Golf and Event Center in Waverly, Iowa. The program also includes

Cash Rent Prices Decline for Third Straight Year

For the third consecutive year rental rates for Iowa farmland declined, according to results from the 2016 Cash Rental Rates for Iowa Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. After 15 consecutive years of rental price increases (1998-2012), prices have now gone down for three straight years. Prices dropped by 6.5 percent in

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 23

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. “Many farmers were able to make good progress last week and now 96 percent of corn and 74 percent of

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Quality Assurance Sessions Scheduled for Pork Producers

(CLIVE, Iowa) — The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is partnering with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to offer free Pork Quality Assurance Plus® (PQA Plus®) and Transport Quality Assurance® (TQA®) programs for Iowa hog farmers. Special quality assurance training sessions will be hosted at the 2016 World

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 16

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. “Planting has been slowed by the rains but farmers have been able to get in 88 percent of the corn

Livestock Odor Control Studies Make Limited Progress

A review by experts at Iowa State University finds most of the studies on ways to handle the odor and emissions from animal livestock facilities in the state fail to get very far. Dan Andersen in the Department of Agricultural and Bisosystems Engineering says they looked at odor control research projects in three areas. “One

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Weather, Demand Continue to be Major Soybean Market Movers

ANKENY, IOWA — Soybean prices have soared nearly $2 per bushel since the beginning of March, and Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) experts and industry analysts say the rally could continue. November soybeans on the Chicago Board of Trade jumped more than 50 cents per bushel today closing at more than $10. 67 per bushel after

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Delaware FSA Reminder: File Crop Acreage Report

The Delaware County Farm Service Agency reminds all producers of the requirement to file a 2016 Crop Acreage report. In order to maintain eligibility in all Farm Service Agency programs, an accurate report of all cropland acres, including hay, pasture and other non-insured crops is required to be filed and signed in our office by

Cost-Share Available for Water Quality Practices Statewide

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced today the 2016 sign-up period is open for cost share funds to help farmers install nutrient reduction practices. This program has been popular with farmers interested in adding additional practices to their operation. Practices eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till,

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 9

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. “Farmers continue to make planting progress between the rains and now 80 percent of corn and 29 percent of soybeans

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