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Strong Storms Traveled Through the Area

Strong Storms Traveled Through the Area

A large mass of thunderstorms moved its way into the area with some storms this morning. The strength of the storms was not severe in nature and so the National Weather Service nor the Severe Storms Forecast Center did not issue any severe thunderstorm watches or warnings. They continued to monitor wind speeds, amounts of rain, and

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Senate Hearing on Avian Influenza Crisis Involves Local Farmer

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, announced that his Committee is holding a hearing on the impacts of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza on the U.S. poultry sector. Witnesses at the hearing include Chairman of the United Egg Producers and Iowa farmer Mr. James Dean from Sioux City, and

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Record U.S. Soybean Crop May Hold Silver Lining for Iowa Farmers

A record U.S. soybean crop is bigger than expected, but not in Iowa. National soybean production is forecast at 3.93 billion bushels, up 14 million from September estimates due to favorable growing conditions, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Crop Production Report released today. The average yield is estimated at 47.1 bushels per

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Iowa District Crop Production Numbers Released

Iowa’s corn production is forecast at a record 2.44 billion bushels, 13 percent above last year’s production according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Crop Production report. As of October 1, Iowa’s corn crop is forecast to yield a record 185 bushels per acre, 20 bushels higher than in 2013 but unchanged

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Northey Comments on Iowa Crops and Weather Report

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. “It was good to make some progress with harvest last week but we are still well behind the five year average,” Northey