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A group of international scholars who recently visited Iowa State University (ISU) as well as farms and agribusinesses were struck by the size, scale and technological sophistication of the state’s farming.
What do you recall about the summers of your youth? When I think of the summer of 1978, I remember bean-walking with my “Girl Crew” at dawn, trying to get a field done before the mid-day heat found us.
By now you've likely heard or read about the recent debunking by Reuters of an international cancer agency's "finding" that glyphosate may have a link to one type of cancer, but there's more intrigue underlying the headlines. Learn more here.
Determining the right mix of perennials to use as habitat for monarch butterflies and bees can be challenging. Researchers with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have worked to provide a mix that provides a diversity of flowers that bloom throughout the growing season.
What do you recall about the summers of your youth? When I think of the summer of 1978, I remember bean walking with my ‘Girl Crew’ at dawn, trying to get a field done before the mid-day heat found us.
Much of Iowa had challenging planting windows for corn and soybeans this spring, with April and May being busy months for rainfall.
The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association has named the Lynn Smith family of Nemaha as winners of the 2017 Iowa Environmental Stewardship Award Program.
EPA is taking public comment on the draft ecological risk assessments for several pesticides, including several pyrethroid insecticides. The comment deadline is July 7. Iowa farmers are urged to participate.
Ankeny farmers Carol and Randy Miller discovered that a bioreactor was the best conservation practice for their farm - to help reduce nitrates in their watershed. But each farm is different, and finding the best conservation practices for a particular farm requires time and collaboration.
Miriam Horn, a speaker at AFBF’s Communications Conference last week, said in Newsline (June 8, 2017) that farmers and ranchers are the starting point of conservation and good stewardship.