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Iowa Crops and Weather Report – June 27

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 last week has helped our crops progress and most of the state had adequate moisture for the crops to

Lt. Gov. Reynolds Planning Trade Mission to Argentina and Uruguay

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds is planning a trade mission to Argentina and Uruguay in October, a trip designed to expand trade and investment opportunities for Iowa businesses. Reynolds said Monday that Argentina has recently reopened trade and is accepting imports again after four years of closed markets. She says

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – June 20

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. “The warm temperatures have helped crops progress and in general they remain in good condition, with 79 percent of corn

Iowa Farm Bureau Relaunches Conservation Website

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – June 17, 2016 – Today, Iowa Farm Bureau relaunched ConservationCountsIowa.com with updated content for farmers and non-farmers alike to see the progress being made through the Nutrient Reduction Strategy, Iowa’s collaborative, research-based strategy for water quality improvement. With more than 30 videos and infographics, users can see the many ways

Statewide Cost-Share Available for Water Quality Practices

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey reminds farmers the 2016 sign-up period is open for cost share funds for 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, or using a

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Iowa Farm Bureau Hosting Economic Summit

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Variability and trends in farmland value and land rental rates are critical to any farming operation and the vitality of the rural economy, and for many farmers, rent is the biggest expense for the farm operation. That’s why Iowa Farm Bureau’s 2016 Economic Summit, “Buckle Up for Bumpy Ride,” to

Open House on Iowa’s Hop Production

The Iowa State University Department of Horticulture will be hosting an open house to provide information and stimulate discussion about hop production in the state of Iowa. The open house will be hosted by Diana Cochran, assistant professor and extension fruit specialist at Iowa State University, and will take place at the ISU Horticulture Research

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – June 13

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. “The warm temperatures and dry weather have aided crop development and allowed farmers to make hay, do some spraying and

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – June 6

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. “Crops continue to make good progress in general, with 80 percent of both the corn and beans rated in good

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