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“KMCH, Bring Me My Lunch” Day 11 Winner – Curt Boeckenstedt

“KMCH, Bring Me My Lunch” Day 11 Winner – Curt Boeckenstedt

It’s the third and final week of the “KMCH, Bring Me My Lunch” contest! Each weekday through October 20th, we’re calling a local farmer on their cell phone at 9:30 am and if they answer their phone by saying, “KMCH, Bring Me My Lunch”, then that’s exactly what we do! We deliver them lunch for

Farm Service Agency Announces ARC, PLC Payments

AMES, Iowa – The official 2016-17 average national commodity prices and the 2016 county yields used in the calculation of Farm Bill payments were released by the Farm Service Agency on Oct. 4. The average corn and soybean prices are $3.36 and $9.47 per bushel, respectively. Some farmers can expect to begin receiving Agriculture Risk

Soaking Rains Slowing Down Local Harvest

The rain this past week hasn’t been a big help to farmers who have been trying to work on their harvest. This week’s Iowa Crops and Weather Report says there were only about three days suitable for fieldwork this past week – that’s the lowest this year since the last week of May. Just eight-percent

Letters Going Out to Livestock Farmers with Registered Premises

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship encourages all Iowa livestock farmers to make sure that all locations where they have livestock have a premises identification number (PIN) and to make sure their information is up-to-date.   “Being able to quickly identify any and all premises during an animal disease outbreak

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – October 9

DES MOINES – The Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report has been released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October.   “Unfortunately, very little harvest progress was made due to the wet weather last week.  Just eight percent of corn and 26 percent of beans have