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Iowa Soybean Growers Visit South American Competitors

Iowa is the nation’s top soybean producer and a delegation of Iowa soybean farmers has just returned from a trip to South America to learn about how soybeans are grown there. Iowa Soybean Association director Kirk Leeds says it was worthwhile to see how Iowa’s competitors in Argentina and Brazil are overcoming similar obstacles. “We

Student Artwork Welcome for “From the Farm to You” Calendar

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging students from Iowa to submit artwork to be considered for inclusion in the “From the Farm to You” calendar. The calendars are distributed by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship at the Iowa State Fair and include artwork that emphasizes the connection between the production of

‘Keep Palmer Amaranth off Your Farm’ Workshop Series

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Palmer amaranth, a new weed to Iowa and a serious threat to production agriculture, has now been discovered in at least 48 counties. Farmers, farmer advisers and others interested in learning how to identify and manage this new threat may attend a “Keep Palmer Amaranth off Your Farm” workshop at several

Water Quality Discussed in Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES –Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp and Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean Dr. John Lawrence today highlighted coordination and scaling-up of water quality efforts in presentations before House and Senate Committees in the Iowa Legislature.   Northey also provided legislators an Iowa

Delaware County Pork Producers Recognized on State Level

(CLIVE, Iowa) —The Delaware County Pork Producers Association has received a 2016 County Involvement Award from the Iowa Pork Producers Association. The award was presented during the IPPA Annual Meeting luncheon in Des Moines on Jan. 24. IPPA presented Delaware County with a certificate and $1,000. Al Monaghan is county president. IPPA annually recognizes and

Pork Industry Says Don’t Worry About Bacon Shortage

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Pork industry experts say U.S. consumers shouldn’t worry about a bacon shortage. The reassurance comes amid news that demand for bacon depleted frozen pork belly supplies in the U.S. to a record low for December. Pork bellies are the cut of the hog from which bacon is derived. But the

Workshop to Maximize Economic Returns to Fertilizer Expense

(ISU EXTENSION AND OUTREACH) With continued low commodity prices, many farmers are looking to trim costs.  For fertilizer, don’t simply trim overall costs but rather selectively maximize economic returns to fertilizer expense.  ISU Extension is conducting small-group workshops for those wanting to understand soil tests and fertilizer recommendations. “We will take a step-by-step approach on