Articles related to Agriculture

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 14:51

Fairs, livestock auctions, swap meet and exotic sales will not include birds. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today announced an order to cancel all live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State Fair and other gatherings of birds due to avian influenza.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 10:46

Livestock producers wanting to maximize on their grazing practices should attend Greenhorn Grazing workshops in northeast Iowa.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 14:25

The publication, Nitrogen Use in Iowa Corn Production, provides an overview of nitrogen use in regard to the soil system and corn fertilization.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 10:23

Meet Jeff Hartwig, the ISU Swine Farms manager, and learn about his first six months in this position.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 09:48

Pork producers are invited to attend June workshops focusing on advanced swine reproductive management topics. ISU Extension and Outreach, Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa Pork Producers Association are offering the workshops in Waverly and LeMars.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 09:28

The Beef Feedlot Systems Manual has been completely revised to help producers as they consider options for expanding or adding new feedlot facilities. A spreadsheet-based calculator has been added as a decision tool.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 13:30

Rental rates for Iowa farmland decreased by 5 percent in 2015 according to results from the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa – 2015 Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Average rents were lower in all nine crop reporting districts, an extension economist says.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 09:53

Rebecca Ahlers has been selected as southeast Iowa field agronomist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, replacing Mark Carlton who retired in March.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 08:21

The publication Livestock Enterprise Budgets for Iowa – 2015 contains estimates of production costs for common livestock enterprises. The estimates are intended to reflect average or above-average levels of management using common types of technology.