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EPA tightens dicamba application requirements


The EPA last week tweaked requirements for applying dicamba over-the-top in soybeans and cotton, but the changes are unlikely to solve many of the challenges with off-target movement that have occurred during the past two growing seasons

219 China Market Study Tour


The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is offering its members an exclusive opportunity to participate in an intensive market study tour to China in March 2019.

New Dicamba Label Includes Additional Restrictions


An additional "days-after-planting" restriction, a "time of day" use restriction, and a new endangered species buffer requirement are among the new label limitations for dicamba.

New Water Quality Resources Emphasize Edge of Field Practices


Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig highlights how the long-term water quality funding passed and signed into law earlier this year is being used to scale up water quality efforts in Iowa.

Options for confinement livestock producers hard-pressed by wet weather


Animal producers are faced with no good choices for fall manure application. DNR has suggested options for dealing with the late harvest and wet weather.

A focus on Lower Mississippi basin


To reduce Gulf hypoxia, focus nutrient-reduction efforts in lower river basin, report says.

Syngenta Settlement OCT 12 Deadline


The deadline for filing a claim in the Syngenta corn seed settlement is October 12. Corn farmers and crop share landlords are eligible to file even if they didn't sign with a law firm unless they specifically opted out of the class action.

Properly Managing Livestock Mortalities


When a farmer is faced with a loss of livestock, there are several options to make sure the mortality is handled correctly to protect our environment and public health.

Interior moves stop activists’ ‘sue and settle’ game


Activists have grown rich by suing the government and reaping billions of taxpayers’ dollars — and all in secret.

Court halts WOTUS enforcement in Iowa


The North Dakota court action was prompted by a request from Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds.