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FSA Reminds Farmers to File Crop Acreage Report

The Delaware County Farm Service Agency would like to remind farmers of the requirement to file a 2015 Crop Acreage report.  In order to maintain eligibility in  Farm Service Agency programs, an accurate report of all acres is required to be filed by July 15, 2015.  Therefore, upon completion of planting, please contact the Delaware

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 18

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented Monday, May 18th on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October. “Farmers continue to make planting progress and remain ahead of the five-year average for both corn and soybeans,”

FSA Urges Iowans to Plant Milkweed to Save Monarchs

While many see it as a pesky weed, Iowa farmers and landowners are being urged to plant milkweeds on their acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program or C-R-P. Monarch butterflies are falling in numbers and they depend on milkweeds to survive. John Whitaker, executive director of the Farm Service Agency in Iowa, is also

More Iowa Farms Test Positive for Bird Flu

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Two more Iowa farms have tested positive for bird flu. The Iowa Department of Agriculture says two northwest Iowa farms raising young chickens to eventually lay eggs likely have the virus. No estimate of numbers was immediately released for a farm in Sioux County, the 12th case in that county

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Guess the Weight of Historic Wooden Grain Elevator

At the county fair, a carny might attempt to take your money and offer a prize for guessing your weight. In the Audubon County town of Ross, you could be rewarded for guessing the weight of the last wooden grain elevator and help to save it. Bob and Janet Nelson, owners of the 130-year-old elevator,

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 11

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 entire state saw at least some precipitation over the past week and as result planting progress was slowed, especially

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 4

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. “Conditions were nearly ideal in much of the state last week and as a result farmers were able to make

Bird Flu Found in Four More Iowa Locations

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Officials say the bird flu virus has been found in four more locations in Iowa, bringing the total number of poultry that must be killed in the state to more than 19 million. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced Monday that new cases were reported at an

Search is On for Iowa’s Best Pork Tenderloin

Entries for Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin will be accepted starting this Friday. Kelsey Sutter with the Iowa Pork Producers Association says it’s a hotly-contested title for a much-loved sandwich in the nation’s number-one pork producing state. “Really, breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches are just a staple, a Midwest favorite, and we’re simply on the search

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – April 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. “Fieldwork and planting slowed with the cool wet weather that was seen last week, but will likely begin in earnest

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