Articles related to Agriculture

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.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 12:36

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host three meetings in January to address emerging opportunities related to stover harvesting for the biomass feedstock needs of local industries.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 11:39

The Feedlot Forum 2014 is a day-long program Jan. 21 at Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. The 9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. forum features educational components on timely issues affecting northwest Iowa feedlot producers.

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 15:20

High tunnel bramble production will be offered as an educational track at the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association’s annual conference Jan. 23-24 in Ankeny.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 09:58

Agricultural producers applying for value-added producer grants can find resources to assist them through the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 12:44

Iowa farmers are increasingly concerned about herbicide-resistant weeds and are changing their weed management practices to deal with the issue, according to the 2013 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.