Articles related to Agriculture

Friday, July 13, 2012 - 13:53

As dry conditions continue, cattle producers need to look at numerous management practices to help stretch their feed supply and maintain performance and reproduction in the cow herd. Iowa State University Extension beef specialist Denise Schwab offers a few strategies that may help.

Friday, July 13, 2012 - 13:47

As the drought continues, cattle producers are asking how to stretch their pastures. There are two major techniques that may be pursued, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Denise Schwab.

Friday, July 13, 2012 - 09:34

Blue-green algae blooms are already being reported in Iowa lakes, ponds, rivers and streams this summer and creating a risk to livestock. During blue-green algae blooms, toxin concentrations can reach very high levels and can produce severe adverse reactions, including human and livestock fatalities, if that water is consumed.

Friday, July 13, 2012 - 06:44

Drought damage is an insurable loss under multiple peril crop insurance, which covers nearly 90 percent of the corn and soybean acres in Iowa.  Producers should consult with their crop insurance agents before harvesting or destroying any drought-damaged crops. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 12:54

A $25,000 gift from Ag Ventures Alliance is helping Iowa State University Extension and Outreach launch new research and training projects in 2012.

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 14:49

With continuing weather forecasts of temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s and heat index topping 100 degrees in Iowa, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef veterinarian Grant Dewell reminds beef cattle producers that properly preparing for these weather conditions is vital to maintaining herd health.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 20:53

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced new methods with increased efficiencies for testing residues in meat products. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine veterinarian James McKean urges pork producers to review their operational and management decisions regarding drug usage.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 12:16

Just a few days remain for golfers to register to be assured of playing in the 2012 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open. The annual event, set for Tuesday, July 24 at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames, benefits the Lauren L. Christian Endowment, which provides financial support for students and continued swine and pork educational opportunities through Iowa State University.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 08:50

With anhydrous ammonia under pressure, safety is always a concern when plumbing and working around application equipment. A new set of voluntary guidelines for plumbing multi-tank anhydrous ammonia systems has been recently developed by a coalition of state government, academia and industry representatives.