Map of relative soil moisture in the United States.

Over the last 10 days, precipitation totals across the state have varied with less precipitation falling in the western and northern part of the state and heavier amounts falling in the east-central and southeast part of the state.

A tractor in a corn field with a sprayer spraying the crops.

With the announcements of water usage restrictions in parts of Iowa, pesticide applicators may need to use alternative water sources for their pesticide applications.

Cows drinking water from a trough.

With recent reports of mandatory water conservation in several counties across Iowa, some people may be switching their water source from Rural Water to a private well. We wanted to share some resources, for both human and livestock consumption, if you are considering making this shift.

Soil Sampling in a pasture.

Many pastures and hayfields across the state continue to recover from the dry conditions of 2023. One way to help boost forage production and help forages recover from these dry conditions is by addressing fertility needs.

Car on roads covered in snow.

Remember to plan ahead when traveling long distances this winter. Watch the weather reports and check on road conditions along your planned route.

Refrigerator full of food

Guidelines for what to keep and what to dispose of if you've experienced extreme weather conditions such as a severe storm or flooding.

Two people sitting on a couch drinking coffee and looking at a phone.

The purpose of this specially designated month – recognized in the United States since 1949 – is to increase understanding and reduce stigma about mental health conditions and challenges, according to Todd Stevens, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Corn in hands

According to current Food and Drug Administration policy, grain inundated by uncontrolled river or stream water is considered adulterated and must be destroyed.

Flooded Soybean Field

Spring ponding, flooding, and saturated soil conditions can be very problematic for soybean seeds and young plants. There are several factors that influence how much damage can result for wet conditions such as temperature, duration, and stage of soybean growth.

Flood waters on farmland.

This article will address the impacts of flooding on corn production, a key component of agriculture in Iowa & the Midwest.