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Iowa Crops and Weather Report – July 6

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – July 6

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 dry weather and warmer temperatures last week helped fields dry and crops continue to mature. There are a lot

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Record Soybean Crop Planted, Progress Slowed By Rain

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A record 85.1 million acres of soybeans are in the ground in the U.S., though a wet few months have kept farmers from planting in some states. The planted soybean acreage is 2 percent more than in 2014, with the largest increases found in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Tennessee. The

Grassroots Grazing Program Coming Up in Cascade

Young farmers who depend on pasture to support their livestock operation will benefit from attending the Grassroots Grazing program.  This three part program includes pasture walks at three different sites throughout the summer and will address setting livestock enterprise goals, selecting an appropriate grazing system, developing pasture improvement plans, managing grass height, results of adequate

After 6-Day Break, Another Iowa Farm Reports Bird Flu

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – After a six-day break with no new bird flu cases, the Iowa Department of Agriculture says another egg-laying chicken farm has tested positive. A farm in Wright County with 1 million chickens has experienced increased deaths among the flock and a preliminary test indicates the presence of the bird flu

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – June 15

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 storms that rolled across the state last week limited the ability of farmers to get in fields to finish

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – June 8

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. “Unfortunately, southwest and south central Iowa continue to battle wet conditions that have slowed planting progress and left them significantly

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – June 1

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. “Unfortunately wet weather continues limit the ability of farmers to get into the field.  Soybean planting is now four days

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 26

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. “Planting progress continues, but the wet weather has slowed it considerably from the record pace at the start of the

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