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Delaware County Senior Quiz Bowl Team Places First at State

Delaware County Senior Quiz Bowl Team Places First at State

Five Dairy Quiz Bowl Teams represented Delaware County well again this year at the State Contest, held at the Starmont High School. A Senior and Junior team each brought home the traveling Champion plaque, given in honor of Connie and Sarah Stewart. Connie was a coach of the Fayette County Dairy Quiz Bowl kids and

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – June 19

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey on Monday 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.   “Many parts of the state saw some needed rain last week, unfortunately it was accompanied by some

Iowa Hosts Mock Animal Disease Emergency Response Exercise

DES MOINES – Last week over 60 federal, state and local agency, academic and industry professionals met to participate in a mock animal disease emergency response exercise. The exercise was hosted by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship with the support of Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management.   “Unfortunately, Iowa saw firsthand

Iowa Swine Day Scheduled for June 29th

Ames, Iowa – The deadline to receive the discounted registration fee of $50 to Iowa Swine Day is June 17th; thereafter, the fee rises to $75.  The registration fee includes entry to all sessions, a continental breakfast and pork lunch.  Iowa Swine Day takes place on June 29th in Ames.   Students may register at

Pasture Walk and Cover Crops Field Day Set Near Cascade

Pasture Walk and Cover Crops Field Day “Every acre on the farm was grazed at some time last year,” said Nathan Manternach of Cascade.  Manternach installed a managed grazing system including a central watering site, subdivision fences, and rotational grazing in 2014, and now is intensifying that system to include annual forages, interseeded legumes, and

Listings Accepted for Iowa Hay and Straw Directory

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today encouraged Iowa hay and straw producers to register or update their listing on the Iowa Hay and Straw Directory.  The directory lists Iowa producers with hay and straw for sale, as well as organizations and businesses associated with promoting and marketing quality hay and straw.

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – June 12

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 dry weather allowed farmers to finish planting, make hay, spray for weeds, and side-dress fertilizer.  Most of

ISU Northeast Research Farm Hosting Field Day June 21st

Iowa State University’s Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will host its annual spring field day June 21. The event will provide information on a wide range of subjects, with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists leading demonstrations and discussions. The field day will run from 1-4:15 p.m. and is free and open to the

World Pork Expo in Central Iowa

The World Pork Expo will draw thousands of agricultural producers to central Iowa this week. The annual event is being held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines Wednesday through Friday. Doug Fricke, spokesman for the National Pork Producers Council, says visitors will see hundreds of booths at the world’s largest pork industry-specific trade

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