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Two Local Residents in Governor’s Charity Steer Show

Two Local Residents in Governor’s Charity Steer Show

A new record was set at the Iowa Governor’s Charity Steer Show and Sale at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday. The sale generated $271,000 for the Ronald McDonald Houses of Iowa. The winner was Governor Kim Reynolds, showing a steer owned by Cody Von Glan of Vail. A young man from Dyersville, Alec Gotto,

Milk from Iowa State Fair Cows Dumped This Year

All of the milk collected from dairy cows being shown at the 11-day Iowa State Fair will be dumped this year. In years past, the milk was sold to a Des Moines area co-op for production into cheese. This year, however, the longstanding buyer backed out and no one else stepped up. Dairy farmer Doug

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – August 14

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.   “As the dry weather continues we see the portion of Iowa in drought continuing to expand and crop

Record Number of Farmers Sign-up to Try Cover Crops

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced today that a record number of Iowa farmers signed up to install nutrient reduction practices on their farm through the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s statewide water quality cost share program.   More than 2,600 farmers signed up to try cover crops, no-till/strip-till

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – Aug. 7

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented Monday 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.   “The cooler temperatures we saw last week were welcome, but the lack of significant rainfall means drought conditions

USDA: Iowa Farmland Values Up

The latest U-S-D-A report estimates the value of Iowa farmland now averages eight-thousand dollars an acre. Farmland values in Iowa were up nearly two percent in the past two years. The other “corn belt” states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri all failed to see an increase in land values. The U-S-D-A calculation includes the

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – July 31

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.   “Much of the state remains very dry with farmers looking for a good soaking rain, especially as we

Iowa Livestock Official Says Master Matrix Rules Should Remain Untouched

The president of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association says the “master matrix” rules for confined animal feedlot operations in Iowa are working properly and don’t need strengthening. Mike Cline, of Elgin, says it’s critical those regulations are left intact and that there’s one statewide regulation in place for all producers to follow. “We’re strongly in support

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