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Less than 30 days before new VFD rules take effect

12/5/2016

Veterinarians, feed mills and producers now have less than 30 days to prepare for the new veterinary feed directive rules that take effect Jan. 1, 2017.

Speaking up for farming is a priority for Ebert, 2016 Joslin award winner

12/5/2016

For Adam Ebert, giving back to the community and speaking out for Iowa farmers are a routine part of his day, like checking on his cattle or tucking his two kids into bed for the evening.

Enduring price slump starting to erode balance sheets

12/5/2016

With low commodity prices persisting through 2016 and few signs of a sharp rebound in 2017, cracks are beginning to show in the balance sheets of farmers in Iowa and other Midwest states,

Northey asks for animal disease funding

12/5/2016

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey last week requested an additional $500,000 for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Animal Industry Bureau to aid in preparing for and potentially responding to a foreign animal disease outbreak.

Beginning farmer finances webinare Dec. 14

12/5/2016

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) will host a webinar about financial assistance options for beginning farmers at 1 p.m. on Dec. 14.

Trump trade policy questions make forecasting tough

12/5/2016

Agricultural economic forecasting is never an easy task, as any ag economist will tell you.

Workshop explores best practices to capture manure value

12/5/2016

Manure is an important nutrient source for Iowa crops and should be treated as a valuable resource.

ISU requests funding to replace vet diagnostic lab

12/5/2016

Iowa State University (ISU) is asking Gov. Terry Branstad and legislators to spend $100 million in state taxes over the next five years to replace the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory with a new building on the Ames campus

Stiles aims to bolster Iowa’s place as top egg producer

12/5/2016

Kevin Stiles admits he has a lot to learn. A familiar face in the dairy industry, Stiles recently took the helm as the director for both the Iowa Egg Council and the Iowa Poultry Association.

Grazing experts to be featured at Iowa forage conference

12/5/2016

Grazing and pasture renovation strategies will be discussed at the annual Iowa Forage and Grassland Council (IFGC) Conference Jan. 19-20 in Ames.

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