Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 09:22
The frequent rains that have soaked Iowa this year have left many corn and soybean fields unplanted or with flooded areas. Many producers are wondering what options they have under their multiple peril crop insurance policies. Beginning June 1, corn producers with unplanted acres have three choices.
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 07:53
A crop scouting competition for high school youth is scheduled for Aug. 1 at the Iowa State University Extension Farm near Boone. High school students (those completing grades 9-12) are invited to compete and showcase their scouting abilities in corn and soybean during this one-day event.
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 07:27
Pork producers will have a world of information available to them at the Iowa Swine Day on June 27. The event at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State campus begins at 9 a.m.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 10:54
Producers making the switch to organic crops to meet growing market demand not only fetch premium prices, according to a recent study; they also build healthy soil and sequester carbon, making organic agriculture a useful strategy for dealing with climate change.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 10:42
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has a series of publications, titled “Safe Farm,” that contain valuable information on safe farming techniques and tips.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 13:54
A four-part beef management discussion series has been scheduled for Iowa State University’s McNay Research and Demonstration Farm southwest of Chariton. The session dates are June 18, July 16, Aug. 26 and Sept. 10.
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 13:57
Producers who graze livestock are encouraged to register now for the 2013 Iowa Grazing Conference being held June 25-26 in Creston. This year’s event has classroom and field experiences.
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 09:18
Golf registrations are coming in for the 2013 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open, and Iowa State University animal science professor John Mabry reminded people of this year’s earlier date.
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 08:59
Farmers being observant with seed treatments at planting and pesticide applications during the growing season could minimize ill effects on bee populations, according to Iowa State University entomologists.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 13:38
Results from the most recent survey of farmland rental rates conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach showed that the average estimated cash rent for corn and soybean land in the state for 2013 was $270 per acre, an increase of $18 per acre or 7 percent from last year.