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Nine companies release proprietary precision ag data, join AgGateway ADAPT

9/29/2016

Precision agriculture just got a little more simple, especially if you drive different brands of farm equipment. Nine equipment manufacturers will soon release products to enhance a grower’s ability to manage data across different precision agriculture systems — regardless of the system manufacturer, thanks to AgGateway’s ADAPT conversion toolkit.

2016 Cumulative Precipitation Update

9/29/2016

The State of Iowa has been seeing many rainy days, with several inches of rains being recorded in much of western Iowa recently. The Red Oak location is estimated to have received...

Faulty Science Used in EPA Atrazine Risk Assessment; Farmers Urged to Comment By Oct. 5

9/29/2016

If the EPA continues to use the same faulty science used in a recent preliminary risk assessment, it could effectively eliminate atrazine's use. The agency must correct its mistakes in this risk assessment now. It is inappropriate and irresponsible to wait for another SAP to make these corrections. A new and improved, transparent regulatory oversight process is needed that ensures no cherry-picking of scientific findings to justify regulation. Here's how you can comment

U.S. Egg Production, Exports, and Retail Prices (09/13/2016)

9/29/2016

Iowa, the largest table egg producer in the country, was severely impacted by the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak for much of last year.

Webinar: October Crop Report Recap and Marketing Discussion

9/28/2016

Join us for a webinar on Oct 12, 2016 at 11:30 AM CDT.

Farm safety is an important part of farm management

9/27/2016

In today’s complex world of agriculture, producers understand that risk management is the key to their profitability. Most producers think of risk management only in terms of production, marketing and financial risk. While these are important to the success of the farm business, often overlooked are the human resources risk and the seldom mentioned possibility of unintentional death and disablement faced by producers every day.

2016 Average Cash Rents by County

9/27/2016

The 2016 average cropland cash rents by county as reported by USDA/NASS ranged from $150 to $281/acre. Lucas County reported the lowest average at $150, with Davis and Appanoose in southern Iowa at $152 and $158/acre, respectively. Ida County was the high at $281/acre.

U.S. Egg Production, Exports, and Retail Prices (09/13/2016)

9/27/2016

Iowa, the largest table egg producer in the country, was severely impacted by the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak for much of last year.

Iowa shoppers trust farmers to care for animals, environment

9/26/2016

Iowa grocery shoppers place trust in Iowa farmers, with 66 percent placing a great deal of trust in them, according to the latest Iowa Farm Bureau Food and Farm Index® conducted in late summer.

New survey shows Iowans trust farmers when it comes to food safety, caring for environment, livestock (Infographic)

9/26/2016

Fewer Iowans are paying attention to food labels when they buy their groceries this year (76%) than last year (82%), according to the latest Iowa Farm Bureau Food and Farm Index®. While Iowans’ interest in labels like “raised organically” (29% in 2015, 19% in 2016) and “raised locally” (40% in 2015, 28% in 2016) yo-yos, taste and price remain the dominant and consistent factors driving both meat and dairy product selections of Iowa grocery shoppers.

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