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Some Iowa Farm Fields May Need Replanting

More than half of the state’s corn crop has been planted, but some Iowa farmers are waiting to see if they’ll be forced to do some replanting. Paul Kassel is Iowa State University Extension Crops Specialist for northwest Iowa. “A large part of my area is really wet,” Kassel says. His area includes Clay, Dickinson,

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Iowa’s Best Burger Awarded to The Chuckwagon in Adair

A restaurant in Adair is home to “Iowa’s Best Burger” for 2016. The Chuckwagon has won the annual contest operated by the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and the Iowa Beef Industry Council. The restaurant’s owner, Kim Reha, is a lifelong resident of Adair. “It’s a huge honor, so this is very exciting,” Reha told Radio Iowa.


Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 2

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 rain last week certainly slowed planting progress, but farmers were still able to plant 17 percent of the corn

Iowa Swine Day Planned for June 30th

Ames, Iowa — Join Iowa State University, the Iowa Pork Industry Center and the Iowa Pork Producers Association in celebrating the 5th anniversary of Iowa Swine Day. Iowa Swine Day is an industry-focused event with a very high quality program designed specifically for the pork industry. Scheduled for Thursday, June 30, on the Iowa State


Iowa Soybean Association Applauds 2016 Legislative Session

ANKENY, IOWA — The just-adjourned legislative session didn’t yield a landmark water quality funding source, but the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) says the session advanced awareness and understanding of the need and complexity of the issue. ISA applauds the legislature for providing resources for important work in nutrient management and renewable energy. While legislators were

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Farmer Leaders Participating in ISA Experience

ANKENY, IOWA — Ten farmers from across Iowa are deepening their knowledge of the soybean industry as Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) Experience participants. They are: LaVerne Arndt, Sac City; Scot Bailey, Anita; Brad Buchanan, Cedar Rapids; Dan Chism, Emmetsburg; Jeff Ellis, Donnellson; Kevin Glanz, Manchester; Kurt Moffitt, Indianola; Greg Rinehart, Boone; Tim Smith, Eagle Grove


Corn Glut Doesn’t Keep Farmers from Planting More

Industry experts say there is a glut of corn on the world market and a new report on planting intentions shows corn acres up more than five-million from a year ago. U-S-D-A grains analyst Jerry Norton says those numbers are higher than anyone expected, though he says farmers in Iowa and elsewhere really can’t afford