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USDA to reopen FSA offices for additional services during government shutdown

1/22/2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices nationwide will soon reopen to provide additional administrative services to farmers and ranchers during the lapse in federal funding.

Seeking truth in meat labeling

1/21/2019

Iowa delegates successfully include language on meat labeling, crop insurance and other issues in American Farm Bureau Federation policy.

Calving under roof catching on in Iowa

1/21/2019

A controlled environment is better for cow and calf health and often works better in farmers’ marketing plans.

Iowa livestock officials set animal disease workshops

1/21/2019

Iowa farmers, vets and others can attend one of five regional workshops on foreign animal disease preparedness.

Bearish outlook for soybeans

1/21/2019

Continued soybean stockpiling will strain market, analyst warns.

Livestock Markets - January 23, 2019

1/21/2019

Livestock Markets - January 23, 2019

Iowa Hay Auctions - January 23, 2019

1/21/2019

Iowa Hay Auctions - January 23, 2019

How Much Debt Can a Farm Carry?

1/18/2019

Although this question is too general for a specific response, some guidelines can be provided for certain debts where repayment terms are known.

Don’t Be Burned By African Swine Fever

1/18/2019

Fighting foreign animal disease isn’t for the faint of heart. On a recent webinar, Pitkin and Cano discussed transmission dynamics of African swine fever (ASF).

Survey available to reflect needs on your operation

1/18/2019

Practical Farmers of Iowa and Iowa Cattlemen's Association are conducting a survey to gauge farm operation needs.

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