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Emergency haying, grazing of CRP land in Iowa

8/7/2020

The Iowa Farm Service Agency is allowing haying and grazing on Conservation Reserve Program acres in 25 counties.

Coronavirus Trade Data: Four Months In

8/7/2020

Recent trade data continues to highlight that the challenges producers are facing go beyond production. For an industry accustomed to achieving a trade surplus year after year, a trade deficit of nearly $3 billion over the first six months of 2020 is eye-popping.

Don’t Miss Out on CFAP

8/7/2020

The Agriculture Department still has money available through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, for direct relief to farmers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.

DNR Recommends No Change to Water Permit Fee for 2021

8/4/2020

The Environmental Protection Commission will consider the annual water permit fee for 2021 at its August 18 meeting. The DNR is recommending the fee to remain unchanged from last year at $95 for each permit.

New Day Dairy guest barn earns Rural Entrepreneur Award

8/3/2020

Travelers seeking a one-of-a-kind experience won’t be disappointed to visit Clarksville, where they can “sleep with the cows” at New Day Dairy Guest Barn whose creative and unheard-of lodging design has earned them Iowa Farm Bureau’s Renew Rural Iowa (RRIA) Entrepreneur Award.

A box of kindness

8/3/2020

Iowa meat processor provides food boxes for families in need

New senate aid package provides $20 billion for ag

8/3/2020

Plan gives USDA flexibility to help producers and processors who didn't get help from previous stimulus packages.

A fair chance

8/3/2020

State Fair Special Edition offers 4-H and FFA members opportunity to show their livestock.

Drought impact deepens

8/3/2020

Dry conditions trigger emergency CRP haying and grazing in western Iowa.

Farm Bureau lists goals for milk  pricing policy

8/3/2020

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) last week re­­leased its final report on priorities for milk pricing reform, calling for more democracy and a more equitable program for dairy farmers.

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