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Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 15

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 15

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.   “Iowa farmers took advantage of agreeable weather and made significant progress this past week and now 85 percent

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 8

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.   “After a wet start to the week, warmer and dryer weather allowed farmer to get in the fields

U.S. Ag Secretary Visits Iowa Cattle Operation

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited a cattle growing operation near the central Iowa town of Nevada Friday. Perdue praised the operation of the Couser Cattle Company, and the American beef industry in general. “If our young people of America were as vaccinated, healthy, as cared for, fed as well, we wouldn’t have a problem

Statewide Honors for Maquoketa Valley FFA

The Maquoketa FFA Chapter was recently honored with two statewide awards. The Iowa Council on Agricultural Education awarded the chapter with the 2017 Excellence in Agriculture Education award during the Iowa FFA Leadership Conference in Ames a few weeks ago. Maquoketa Valley ag instructor and FFA advisor Dawn Mausser was also honored with the Council’s Adult

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – May 1

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.   “Farmers were able to make significant planting progress between the rain showers and now 28 percent of expected

Northey Interested in USDA Role

Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey says he’s “very seriously” interested in a role in U.S. Department of Agriculture. Sonny Perdue was just sworn in as US Agriculture Secretary Tuesday. “I certainly look forward to working with him. I don’t know what role that might be,” Northey says. “…I certainly would love to work with him

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.

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