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Spring is a Good Time to Test Well Water

Spring or early summer is one of the best times of year to test your well. Iowa gets most of its rainfall April through June. During this wet period excess water picks up bacteria, nitrate and recently-applied lawn and crop chemicals as it percolates through the soil. If the upper part of your well is leaky, this contaminated water may enter your well through these defects, bringing contaminants with it. Read more about Spring is a Good Time to Test Well Water

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Spend Less Time in the Heat this Summer – for the Birds

May 25, 2016, 12:41 pm | Adam Janke

Forgoing mowing in spring and delaying summer mowing allows sufficient time for Iowa’s breeding pheasants, quail, meadowlarks and 16 other common species of grassland-nesting birds to raise their young in nests they build during this time of the year. Read more about Spend Less Time in the Heat this Summer – for the Birds

MWPS Provides Research-Based Publications for Rural Living

September 9, 2016, 2:54 pm | Jay Harmon

One of the oldest regional cooperative efforts of land-grant universities in the United States, MidWest Plan Service (MWPS) continues to provide research-based, peer-reviewed and unbiased publications that supports the outreach mission of Iowa State University. Read more about MWPS Provides Research-Based Publications for Rural Living

Landowner Stories Introduce Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy

September 20, 2016, 12:21 pm | Cathann A. Kress, Ray Hansen

Families with land in 13 northern Iowa counties shared their family stories at the Iowa Land Grant Legacy celebration at the Clay County Fair Sept. 16. These families are the first in Iowa to know of their connection to Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy – a project initiated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read more about Landowner Stories Introduce Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy

Iowa Farm Financial Conditions Shown in New Report

September 26, 2016, 2:30 pm | Alejandro Plastina

A new report from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach examines the financial performance of Iowa farm businesses in 2015. Economist Alejandro Plastina used farm level data for the analysis of farm income, wealth, financial liquidity, farm size, enterprise mix, financial structure, financial performance and efficiency and farm program payments. Read more about Iowa Farm Financial Conditions Shown in New Report

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ISU Economists to Present on Impact of Downturn in Iowa Agriculture

October 28, 2016, 9:57 am | Ann Johanns

ISU Extension and Outreach will host seminars during November and December to provide participants with a concise evaluation of current market conditions, expected trends in crop and livestock income potential, and management implications. Read more about ISU Economists to Present on Impact of Downturn in Iowa Agriculture

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