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Several Honored at Manchester Chamber’s Ag Luncheon

Several Honored at Manchester Chamber’s Ag Luncheon

The Manchester Chamber hosted their annual Ag Luncheon on Thursday, with a large turnout at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Retired Virginia Tech professor Dr. David Kohl returned as this year’s guest speaker. FFA students from local schools were on hand to hear Dr. Kohl speak and participate in a morning career fair. The Delaware

Ag Secretary Says Poultry Producers on Lookout for Bird Flu

While the thoughts of most Iowans are on the good things that spring brings, poultry producers are on the lookout for potential problems with bird flu. Cases of the two types of avian influenza have been found in Tennessee and Wisconsin, and Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey says it’s another reminder to be alert. Iowa

Soybean Producers Encouraged to Participate in Nitrogen Fine Tuning Project

The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) is asking farmers statewide to participate in a Nitrogen Fine Tuning project. It involves establishment of a strip trial comparing an Iowa State University modeled nitrogen rate versus the farmer’s standard practice. ISA On-Farm Network director Scott Nelson says it’s a simple, low-cost project that could result in significant savings.

John Deere Earnings Report Shows Optimism for Farmers

The first quarter income report from John Deere and Company released Friday showed a drop in net income — but it also held a positive message for the ag industry. Sales were up two percent and spokesman Ken Golden says there are signs of continued improvement. “U-S farm income is expected to increase slightly in

Iowa Soybean Growers Visit South American Competitors

Iowa is the nation’s top soybean producer and a delegation of Iowa soybean farmers has just returned from a trip to South America to learn about how soybeans are grown there. Iowa Soybean Association director Kirk Leeds says it was worthwhile to see how Iowa’s competitors in Argentina and Brazil are overcoming similar obstacles. “We

Student Artwork Welcome for “From the Farm to You” Calendar

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging students from Iowa to submit artwork to be considered for inclusion in the “From the Farm to You” calendar. The calendars are distributed by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship at the Iowa State Fair and include artwork that emphasizes the connection between the production of

‘Keep Palmer Amaranth off Your Farm’ Workshop Series

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Palmer amaranth, a new weed to Iowa and a serious threat to production agriculture, has now been discovered in at least 48 counties. Farmers, farmer advisers and others interested in learning how to identify and manage this new threat may attend a “Keep Palmer Amaranth off Your Farm” workshop at several