Articles related to Agriculture

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 10:00

The Iowa Organic Association and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Value Added Agriculture Program invite farmers to tour Grain Millers Inc., a small-grain processing facility located in St. Ansgar, Iowa, on Friday, Feb. 7. The tour and program take a look at the challenges organic farmers and food processors have finding providing organic commodities to meet increased demand for organic food.

Monday, January 6, 2014 - 12:03

An ISU Extension and Outreach farm management team has developed two programs to help producers manage changes in the financial climate and learn how to protect their financial bottom line during years of negative returns.

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 11:08

The Iowa Beef Center, in partnership with the Iowa Cattleman’s Association, is offering the program series Heifer Development 2: Maintaining Your Investment. The series will address management practices to keep young cows in the herd to improve longterm profitability. 

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 10:13

The 3-State Beef conference Jan. 14 will cover topics selected by beef producers, including information for cow-calf, stocker and feedlot operations.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 10:06

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Creston, making this the fifth location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 12:25

To help farmers in their decision-making, Iowa Learning Farms has launched a new tool to help calculate and compare the costs of using cover crops, including seed, application and chemical termination. It is available as an Excel file on the ILF website.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 14:50

The popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference is set for Jan. 18 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 14:30

The Iowa Beef Center in partnership with the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is offering the series “Heifer Development 2: Maintaining Your Investment” to specifically focus on management practices to keep young cows in the herd to improve longterm profitability.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 08:03

Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $8,716 per acre, an increase of 5.1 percent from 2012, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November. Values increased in 2013 for the fourth year in a row and achieved historic peaks.