Drought damage is an insurable loss under multiple peril crop insurance, which covers nearly 90 percent of the corn and soybean acres in Iowa. Producers should consult with their crop insurance agents before harvesting or destroying any drought-damaged crops.
Cayla Westergard Taylor participated in 4-H as a youth and continued involvement in college as a communications intern with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Now, she has joined 4-H Youth Development on the Iowa State campus as the newest state staff member of this pre-collegiate outreach program from ISU Extension and Outreach.
Iowans are noticing changes in their trees this summer and asking Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists about symptoms that may indicate stress or decline in the health of their trees.
Iowa’s Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 3-4. Consumers should plan ahead to get the most for their money during this annual sales tax exempt shopping weekend, said Susan Taylor, a family finance specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
When people describe their happy childhood memories, they usually talk about time spent with family. In July the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explores the importance of family fun.
With continuing weather forecasts of temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s and heat index topping 100 degrees in Iowa, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef veterinarian Grant Dewell reminds beef cattle producers that properly preparing for these weather conditions is vital to maintaining herd health.
Sweet corn is one of the most popular vegetables in the home garden, roadside stands and farmers' markets. This summer’s hot, dry weather has growers asking Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists about sweet corn.
Clayton, Dickinson, Hamilton, Ringgold, Story and Worth counties have added to Iowa 4-H history by County, a blog detailing the history of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development. The history blog is a partnership of the Iowa 4-H program and the Iowa 4-H Foundation.