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Cool Summer Sets Expectations for a Record Harvest

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 AM

The nation's corn and soybean farmers are on track to produce record crops this year as a mild summer has provided optimum growing conditions. Full Story

Mississippi River crests near records, crops progress with moisture

posted on July 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Mississippi River crests near records, crops progress with moisture
Add 2014 to the list of years with major flooding along the Mississippi River. The July 4th holiday weekend was washed out along the Davenport, Iowa riverfront. Full Story

Nichols Farms Producing Better Beef

posted on June 27, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Nichols Farms Producing Better Beef
Nichols Farms is known internationally for using innovative techniques in producing beef more efficiently. Dave Nichols has been in the cattle business for over 50 years and stays ahead of the curve by using genetic and production data from his... Full Story

Severe Weather Erases Drought in Portions of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota

posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Severe Weather Erases Drought in Portions of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota
Mother Nature took aim with both barrels this week, riddling several states with destructive weather. Full Story

Ag Gag under examination in several states

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Ag Gag under examination in several states
The hidden camera and concealed microphone have long been tools of television funnymen, security-minded homeowners and clandestine operatives in foreign lands. Full Story

Pork industry enters spotlight while issues loom

posted on June 6, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Pork industry enters spotlight while issues loom
Hog producers, dealing with both great market prices and a disease with no known cure, took center stage at the Iowa State Fairgrounds this week for the World Pork Expo. Full Story

Climate Change Task Force Converges on Heartland

posted on May 16, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Climate Change Task Force Converges on Heartland
Following a weekend of violent storms culminating in a nearby tornado, efforts to prepare for extreme weather and other events blamed on climate change took center stage in Des Moines, Iowa this week. Full Story

Agriculture Changes as a Result of the Farm Crisis

posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Agriculture Changes as a Result of the Farm Crisis
Agriculture is changed as a result of the farm crisis and has became what it is today. Full Story

Split Farming Offers Benefit of Organic and Conventional Crops

posted on March 21, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Split Farming Offers Benefit of Organic and Conventional Crops
According to the Agriculture Department, 40 percent of U.S. organic producers also sold non-organic goods in 2012, suggesting that many of America’s organic operations hedge their bets with conventional -- and even genetically modified -- crops. Full Story

What to do with the farm...pass it on, sell it or hold it

posted on March 11, 2014 at 4:59 PM

What to do with the farm...pass it on, sell it or hold it
The question of what aging farmers will do with their farms is not a new question. Do you pass it on, sell it, or keep it? Grant Gerlock of Nebraska NET News and Harvest Public Media reports. Full Story

Other States Join Missouri's Challenge Of Egg Law

posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:34 PM

California law prohibits the sale of eggs in the state from any hen not raised in compliance with California's animal care standards. Full Story

Landowners File Lawsuit Over Missouri River Floods

posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:29 PM

The lawsuit filed by more than 200 landowners said the Corps has deemphasized flood control while deciding how to manage Missouri River reservoirs as part of an effort to restore habitat for endangered species. Full Story

Wind Energy Boom Expected In Northwest Iowa County

posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:07 PM

The projects, which include turbine and power line construction, are expected to bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in investment and thousands of temporary jobs. Full Story

Environmental group touts Iowa's solar capability

posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:26 PM

A new report by an environmental group says Iowa ranks 16th in the nation for the amount of solar power it could reasonably produce Full Story

Iowa 2013 Biodiesel Production A Record

posted on January 10, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Iowa, the leading producer of biodiesel, accounted for 13.5 percent of the nation's biodiesel production last year. Full Story
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