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Ag Briefs - Jan 24, 2018

1/22/2018

Ag Briefs - Jan 24, 2018

High oleic soybeans finally clear last regulatory hurdle

1/22/2018

High oleic soybeans recently cleared their final regulatory hurdle following the European Union’s recent approval of DuPont Pioneer’s Plenish high oleic stacked-trait soybean for import.

Iowa Farmers Market Association to hold 20th annual winter workshop Feb. 3

1/18/2018

The 20th Annual Iowa Farmers Market Workshop will be held on Saturday, February 3rd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church at 3010 52nd Street in Des Moines.

Farm Bureau Urges Withdrawal of Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule

1/18/2018

AFBF opposes this because the original intent of the Organic Food Production Act did not include standards on animal welfare.

Iowa farmers, applicators taking advantage of updated sensitive crop directory

1/10/2018

The Department launched the updated directory last January in partnership with the nonprofit FieldWatch, Inc. Since then, more than 1,500 producers of pesticide sensitive crops have registered 740 Iowa fields covering almost 33,000 acres. Apiarists in the state have registered over 1,700 apiaries containing over 11,000 beehives.

North Iowa winemaker says hobby can be easy and inexpensive

1/5/2018

David Underwood joined the North Iowa Wine Club about six years ago. He likes a dry wine, especialy reds, so he usually buys grapes from out-of-state that come in a kit.

This urban farmer is changing the Des Moines foodscape

1/5/2018

Dogpatch Urban Gardens is the only for-profit farm in Des Moines city limits

Produce Safety Rule Implementation Nearing

1/4/2018

The Produce Safety Rule, part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, will go into effect Jan. 26 for farms with $500,000 or more in revenue. The Food and Drug Administration has emphasized the first year will focus less on regulation and compliance and more on education and readiness.

Rising Tide of Aquaculture

12/28/2017

Salmon, tilapia, shrimp and other aquatic species are finding a home in Iowa and farmers that typically raise soybeans, corn and livestock are finding a niche in new business opportunities.

Beekeeping, it’s a honey of a hobby

12/27/2017

A record number of 36 courses will be held across Iowa during 2018 for both the beginner and advanced beekeeper.

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