Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 14:38
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.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 08:16
Iowa State University is conducting a nationwide survey of livestock producers’ use of feed-related coproducts from ethanol production. Livestock producers are invited to take the survey online until June 19.
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 15:00
A 1 p.m. pasture walk featuring cows grazing a cover crop of rye and hairy vetch, grass finishing, and an introduction to a new bird friendly marketing opportunity will be Wednesday, May 22 at the Dan Specht farm near Marquette.
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 13:15
With the advent of county fair swine shows in Iowa just a few weeks from now, there are specific steps that exhibitors and fair attendees can follow to decrease health risks for animals and people at these events.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 15:53
Mark S. Johnson joined Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as a field agronomist for north central Iowa on April 15.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 15:21
Iowans preparing for and recovering from both natural disasters -- drought and flooding -- have easy access to information from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 13:02
The 2012 drought and subsequent low quality hay supplies for winter feeding mean cows don’t have normal liver stores of vitamin A, and without supplementation cows will potentially be deficient in vitamin A. That can lead to a variety of calf health problems.
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 11:03
A Webster City business, Iowa’s First, has taken a proactive approach to circumventing the economic losses in livestock production by moving into fish farming. Mark and Jeff Nelson are producing hybrid striped bass in their unused hog facility. With the assistance of ISU Extension and Outreach they hope to create an aquaculture hub in central Iowa.
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 09:30
Mike Duffy, an Iowa State University professor of economics, will be presented the Distinguished Service Award this summer by the American Agricultural Editors’ Association.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 16:03
Veterinarians and others in Iowa’s pork industry have the opportunity to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus® 2.0 Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus® 2.0 program, which will be launched at the World Pork Expo in June.