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Bus Trip lanned for Young Beef Producers

A two-day bus trip to various locations in Nebraska in early September will offer beginning and young Iowa beef producers unique networking and educational opportunities. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Chris Clark said the trip is an organized activity of the Beginning and Young Livestock Producer Network (BYLPN) and includes visits

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Tour of Beef Operation Facilities Scheduled by Iowa Extension Service

A two-day bus trip to various locations in Nebraska in early September will offer beginning and young Iowa beef producers unique networking and educational opportunities. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Chris Clark said the trip is an organized activity of ISU’s Beginning and Young Livestock Producer Network (BYLPN) and includes

USDA Provides 12-Week Progress Update on Disaster Assistance

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs today, announcing that USDA has processed 106,000 payments to farmers in 40 states across the country who suffered livestock and grazing losses between October 2011 and passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. “Farmers and ranchers who waited

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Northey Announces $1.4 Million Available for Water Quality Practices

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that $1.4 million in cost share funds are available to help farmers install new nutrient reduction practices.  The practices eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a nitrification inhibitor when applying fertilizer. “We continue to hear from farmers interested in doing even

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Grain Higher, But Livestock was Lower Wednesday

Grain futures were higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Sept delivery was .25 cent higher at $5.38 a bushel; Sept corn was 4.25 cents higher at 3.7825 a bushel; Dec oats were 3.75 cents higher at $3.3475 a bushel; while Nov soybeans were 15.75 cents higher at $11.02 a bushel. Beef

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Cattle Feeders Summer Seminar Set for August 11

Cattle prices are at an all-time record high, but high prices don’t necessarily equate to high profits. With tight margins, it’s important for cattle feeders to focus on the management and marketing skills needed to maintain profitability. That’s why Iowa Beef Center (IBC) at Iowa State University (ISU) is helping sponsor a Cattle Feeders Summer

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Premier Exhibitor Results Announced

The Premier Exhibitor is a 4-H competition in which members earn points for the following:  Exhibiting projects in different 4-H areas  Participating in clean-up day at the fair  Giving their time to work at different 4-H activities during the fair Points are calculated throughout the week. Premier Exhibitors are announced on Saturday

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North Iowa Fair Static Exhibit Results Announced

Here are the results of the 4-H/FFA Static Exhibits that were held at the North Iowa Fair, July 9-13, 2014. 4-H/FFA State Fair Exhibitors: Awardable Clothing Event Clothing Selection: Spencer Orr, Bits & Spurs, Clear Lake Clothing Selection: Dylana Luett, Portland Community Springers, Nora Springs Fashion Review: Madalynn Cash, Bits & Spurs, Clear Lake $15

Mike Priebe joins growing network of independent Syngenta Seed Advisors

Syngenta has announced that it is partnering with Mike Priebe in Forest City, Iowa to deliver seed solutions to growers that include high-yielding Golden Harvest® brand corn and NK® brand soybeans, as well as innovative trait technologies like the Agrisure®family of traits and proprietary seed treatments. “At Syngenta, we work closely with our Syngenta Seed Advisors

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