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Iowa Crops and Weather Report – July 5

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.   “Spotty rains and cooler temperatures were welcomed across the state this past week, but many areas, especially in south-central

Dairy Producers Can Enroll to Protect Milk Production Margins

DES MOINES, Iowa–The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Iowa has announced that dairy producers can enroll for 2017 coverage in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) starting July 1. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating dairy producers when the margin – the

Next Generation of Taiwanese Swine Producers Visit Iowa

A U.S. Grains Council (USGC) trade team of Taiwanese swine producers, government officials, researchers and association representatives visited Iowa and Minnesota from June 6 to the 17 to familiarize themselves with both modern U.S. swine production practices and the U.S. grains industry. As part of the mission, they toured the diversified production farm of Iowa

Soil Health Field Days Planned Across Iowa

Iowa farmers can learn from experts and peers on how to adopt agricultural practices to improve soil health at a series of field days this summer. Hosted by area farmers enrolled in the Soil Health Partnership, as well as other local organizations, the events will highlight the economic and environmental benefits that come from improved

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

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