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2019 Iowa Forage and Grasslands Annual Conference, November 25-26, 2019

11/12/2019

The annual conference is packed with information for those interested in forage and grasslands in Iowa. The conference will be held November 25 and 26 at the Des Moines Holiday Inn, 6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines.

Saving soil, time and money

11/11/2019

Floyd County farmers Ben and Andy Johnson are using reduced tillage and cover crops to build soil health and improve water quality on their farm.

Range of topics on tap at IFBF Annual Meeting

11/11/2019

A half dozen educational seminars at the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) 2019 annual meeting will touch on a number of key topics

New conservation field days announced the week of 11/8/19

11/8/2019

There are 5 upcoming conservation field days under our Field Days & Events tab.

Iowa Minute: Updated drainage leads to improved water quality

11/7/2019

Updating Iowa's drainage systems leads to less fertilizer, better nutrient absorption, & improves water quality when water goes through conservation structures.

Researchers to study agronomic impacts of planting cover crops

11/4/2019

A multi-state experiment in­­volving Iowa State University (ISU) will examine the impacts of cover crops on the agronomic health of subsequent cash crops.

Iowa cover crop seeding deadline extended to Dec. 1

11/4/2019

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have extended cover crop seeding deadlines in Iowa due to weather delays.

To meet 2050 global demands, we need new technology, research and open minds

11/4/2019

How will farmers, not just in Iowa but around the world, be able to keep up with a growing population?

A Summary of the USDA Hemp Rule

11/4/2019

American Farm Bureau Economist Michael Nepveux provides an overview and summary of the USDA's recent interim final rule for industrial hemp production. These new regulations offer much-needed guidance for farmers and others involved in the production of industrial hemp, he says, and we now have a better idea of how the crop will be sampled and tested and what happens when a crop exceeds the 0.3% THC federal limit. There's also a link to state-by-state statutes, case law and major research reports complied by the National Agricultural Law Center.

New conservation field days announced the week of 11/1/19

11/1/2019

There are 6 upcoming conservation field days under our Field Days & Events tab.

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