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New Agriculture Data Released Today for American Indian Reservations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) today released the 2012 Census of Agriculture American Indian Reservations report. This is the third agriculture census in which NASS has collected reservation-level data. The report covers 76 American Indian reservations in 16 states. “The Census of Agriculture American Indian Reservations report shows the importance

First CSP Renewal Deadline Approaching

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is reminding first participants of the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) they have until Sept. 12 to renew their contracts and make decisions on additional conservation activities that benefit priority natural resource issues.   More than 1,400 Iowa farmers with contracts that began in 2010 are eligible for this CSP

Few Spaces Remain for Bus Trip for Beginning and Young Beef Producers

A few spaces remain on the bus trip planned for beginning and young Iowa beef producers, but those wanting to attend the September 4-5 event should get their name by 4 p.m. this Friday, August 29, said organizer Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Chris Clark. “This trip is an organized

Iowa Grain Prices Down for October

The preliminary August 2014 average price received by farmers for corn in Iowa was $3.50 per bushel according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Agricultural Prices report. This is down $0.56 from the July price, and $2.82 lower than August 2013. The preliminary August 2014 average price received by farmers for soybeans,

Agriculture Delegation from Kosovo Visits Iowa

A nine member trade delegation from Kosovo arrived in Iowa on August 24th to learn about Iowa agriculture.  While in Iowa, they met with:  Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture, Iowa Farm Bureau, DuPont Pioneer, Early Morning Harvest, Heartland Co-op in Panora, Iowa State University, Midamar, Graceland College, and the Farm Progress Show. The group was organized

Awards for Applied Research Presented to Iowa State University Faculty and Staff Members

Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented research awards Aug. 28 to a professor of economics and an extension agricultural engineer. Bruce Babcock, an economics professor who holds the Cargill Endowed Chair of Energy Economics and directs the Biobased Industry Center, and Mark Hanna, an agricultural engineer with ISU Extension and Outreach, were presented the Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research

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Iowa Crops and Weather Report for August 26th.

Much-needed precipitation limited fieldwork to 4.2 days suitable across Iowa during the week ending August 24, 2014, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Above normal temperatures during the week aided crop development. Activities for the week included spraying for insects, baling hay, and hauling grain. Topsoil moisture levels improved and rated 4 percent


DuPont Announces Investment in Seed Treatment Solutions for Growers

DuPont has announced construction on two state-of-the-art centers dedicated to developing and testing seed treatment formulations, applications and seed handling techniques in an important step toward bringing new solutions to growers. These facilities – the first two centers of the new DuPont Integrated Seed Science Network – will be located in Wilmington, Del., and Johnston, Iowa, and

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Iowa Ag Water Alliance to Accelerate Pace and Scale of Water Quality Improvement

Accelerating the pace and scale of quantifiable water quality improvements in Iowa is the mission of the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA) launched today by agricultural and environmental stakeholders at a news conference in Des Moines. Created and funded by Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Pork Producers Association, the alliance (