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NRCS offers Organic Resources

11/20/2017

View the new 3-minute video, “Growing Organic,” and learn about NRCS assistance for organic farmers.

Aquaculture conference draws flood of interest

11/20/2017

Will aquaculture sink or swim in Iowa?

Iowa program offers discount on crop insurance for farmers who plant cover crops

11/20/2017

Iowa farmers who plant cover crops this fall may be eligible for a $5-per-acre premium reduction on their crop insurance in 2018, under a pilot program announced last week by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS).

Winning the Game workshops to help farmers develop marketing plans

11/20/2017

With crop marketing plans and tools taking on increased importance, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) and Iowa State University Extension are offering “Winning the Game” crop marketing education workshops to Iowa farmers.

Timely Crop Marketing Education for Farmers

11/18/2017

Crop margins are tight and may continue for some time. Since crop marketing plans and tools take on increased importance in these times, Iowa Farm Bureau and ISU Extension are cooperating to bring the successful “Winning the Game” crop marketing education workshops to Iowa. Workshops are scheduled within the next 30 days.

Attention Turning to 2018 Farm Bill

11/17/2017

Farmers and ranchers are pushing for an early start to farm bill negotiations and Dr. Bob Young, AFBF’s chief economist, explained in Tuesday’s Newsline (November 15, 2016) that discussions have already started at the grassroots level

Iowa farmers using cover crops may be eligible for crop insurance premium reduction

11/16/2017

New IDALS-Funded Program Aims to Incentivize Expanded Use of Cover Crops to Improve Water Quality

China’s Announced 10 Percent Ethanol-Gasoline Blending Rate: Opportunities for U.S. Corn Exports?

11/16/2017

China’s plans to increase the ethanol gasoline blending rate to 10 percent nationally by 2020.

New Iowa Incentive for Cover Crops, Water Quality Offered Through Crop Insurance

11/16/2017

A new Iowa pilot program aimed at increasing the acres of cover crops and protecting water quality has been announced by the Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship. Through the Iowa pilot program, farmers who plant cover crops this fall may be eligible for a $5 per acre premium reduction on their crop insurance in 2018. Learn more in this story.

It’s time for farmers to turn on the bin fans

11/14/2017

Stored corn and soybeans need to be cooled down for safekeeping.

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