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Iowa Crops and Weather Report – April 24

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – April 24

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. “Fields started to dry as the week progress and more widespread corn planting started to get underway. We now

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – April 17

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.   “Planting progress remains slow due to wet field conditions in much of the state.  Farmers have gotten some

Dairy Groups Urge President Trump to Tackle Canada Trade Dispute

U.S. dairy groups are calling on President Trump to take immediate action against Canada’s trade policies. The groups want quick action against Canada for what they call “repeated and escalating disregard for its trade obligations under NAFTA.” Former Iowa Governor and U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack is now president of the U.S. Dairy Export Council.

ISA Says No Shortage of Soybeans in U.S. or Worldwide

  ANKENY, IOWA — Soybean prices may be trending down due to large domestic and global supplies, but Iowa Soybean Association leaders (ISA) are optimistic about the future since demand remains strong. May soybeans on the Chicago Board of Trade fell a few cents per bushel after the release of today’s U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

ISU Ag Center on Budget Chopping Block

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A longtime Iowa research center for sustainable agriculture is on the chopping block in the Republican-controlled Legislature. A GOP-led budget committee voted Tuesday for an education bill that includes cutting nearly $400,000 from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. The legislation will require more votes before

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – April 10

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.   “Wet weather kept farmers from the field for most of the week, but the dryer weather and warmer

Tips for Managing Cover Crops This Spring

DES MOINES – As the number of Iowa farmers using cover crops continues to grow, it’s important to help make sure these farmers have a successful experience. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today shared a number of spring management tips for farmers new to growing cover crops.   Northey also encouraged farmers that are

Iowa Soybean Delegates Return from China Trade Trip

A delegation of Iowa soybean growers and industry officials is back in the state after a week-long trade trip to China. Kirk Leeds, C-E-O of the Iowa Soybean Association, says the Iowans, including state Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey, met with Chinese officials to discuss growing agricultural trends between our nations. “China’s been a tremendous growth

Cattlemen Urging Trump to Help Bring American Beef Back to China

The U.S. beef industry is asking President Trump to help get American beef back into China. Trump is scheduled to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday and Kent Bacus with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) says they’re urging Trump to raise the issue of U.S. beef access during that meeting. “We need someone

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