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County News

June 2, 2015

Farmers who were lucky enough to plant soybeans and spray pre-emergence herbicides in between rain events may now be seeing discolored or injured seedlings.

June 2, 2015

Degree days are a useful tool to estimate when common stalk borer larvae begin moving into cornfields. Start scouting corn for larvae when 1,300-1,400 degree days (base 41°F) have accumulated.

May 22, 2015

Fairs, livestock auctions, swap meet and exotic sales will not include birds. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today announced an order to cancel all live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State Fair and other gatherings of birds due to avian influenza.

May 7, 2015

A few things to note regarding the 2015 survey

  • The statewide average for corn/soybeans was down 5%, from $260 to $246/acre.
  • Rental data is not collected for individual farms.The number of responses is the number of individuals who provided information about typical rents across the county.
  • Information on CSR2 can be found on the Soils website.
  • Links to the full publication from previous years can be found at the bottom of the Cash Rental Rates for 2015 Survey page. A publication with the historic county averages is also available.
  • In-depth questions on the Cash Rent Survey can be referred to your area Farm Management Field Specialists.
  • For more information on leasing see the Ag Decision Maker leasing page.
May 7, 2015

For 5th and 6th graders (ages 10-13 years). Youth will learn important child care skills including CPR/First Aid Training, Infant Care, Snack & Activity Ideas, and much more! Please pre-register.


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