Articles related to Agriculture

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 15:21

Iowans preparing for and recovering from both natural disasters -- drought and flooding -- have easy access to information from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 13:02

The 2012 drought and subsequent low quality hay supplies for winter feeding mean cows don’t have normal liver stores of vitamin A, and without supplementation cows will potentially be deficient in vitamin A. That can lead to a variety of calf health problems.

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 11:03

A Webster City business, Iowa’s First, has taken a proactive approach to circumventing the economic losses in livestock production by moving into fish farming. Mark and Jeff Nelson are producing hybrid striped bass in their unused hog facility. With the assistance of ISU Extension and Outreach they hope to create an aquaculture hub in central Iowa.

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 09:30

Mike Duffy, an Iowa State University professor of economics, will be presented the Distinguished Service Award this summer by the American Agricultural Editors’ Association.

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 16:03

Veterinarians and others in Iowa’s pork industry have the opportunity to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus® 2.0 Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus® 2.0 program, which will be launched at the World Pork Expo in June.

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 13:18

Students, corn producers and agronomists are taking an in-depth look at corn, from the moment the seed is planted to maturity, with Corn Growth and Development (PMR 1009), a publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 08:02

The Food Safety Modernization Act signed into law in January 2011 addressed improvements needed to the U.S. food supply. One proposed section to the law addresses the safety of fresh produce by defining new produce standards for foods often consumed in raw form.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 10:19

Andy Larson, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist in small farm sustainability is the April 17 presenter for the Iowa Learning Farms' monthly webinar. Larson’s presentation will explore grantsmanship with Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education organization.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 15:16

The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University will conduct a bull selection clinic prior to the bull sale held by Iowa Cattlemen’s Association at the Tama Livestock Auction, Tama on Friday, May 3. The two-hour clinic is scheduled so attendees can go to the bull sale immediately following the session and use the information from the clinic.