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High cost of exposing ag workers to chemicals

July 7, 2017 Every day handlers and applicators transfer potentially hazardous chemicals and concentrates such as pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and liquid fertilizers from large drums into... more »»

Estate planning professionals in the Webster County area

July 7, 2017 The Webster County ISU Extension office will be hosing an “Evaluating Your Estate Plan” workhop on Wednesday, July 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the extension’s office in Fort Dodge. more »»

Iowa Premium prepares for exports to China

July 7, 2017 TAMA, — Iowa Premium announced June 29 that it has received approval to export beef to China, making it the first Iowa-based company to gain such authorizatio. more »»

Farm Gadget Show to again be part of 2017 Fair

July 6, 2017 Farm Gadget Show to again be part of 2017 Fair Spencer — Exhibitors everywhere are invited to be part of this year’s Farm Gadget Show at the 2017 Clay County Fair. more »»

Annual ISU field day

June 30, 2017 KANAWHA — Despite being brought indoors due to heavy rains, the summer field day hosted by Iowa State University’s Northern Iowa Research Farm Association still provided opportunities for growers... more »»

Tractor Ride brings 450 classic tractors to rural roadways

June 30, 2017 By KRISS NELSON FARNHAMVILLE — The 21st annual WHO Radio Tractor Ride kicked off on Monday for the first of a three day tour. more »»

Prestage to use robots when plant open

June 30, 2017 By CHAD THOMPSON cthompson@ messengernews. more »»

Humboldt supervisors review state action

June 30, 2017 By ROBERT WOLF editor@messengernews. more »»

Red Power Round Up, a sea of red at the Iowa State Fairgrounds

June 27, 2017 By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news. more »»

Crop progress and conditions report

June 27, 2017 By USDA — National Agricultural Statistics Service Warm and windy weather with spotty thunderstorms prevailed across Iowa during the week ending June 18 according to the USDA, National Agricultural... more »»

Iowa prelimary weather summary

June 27, 2017 By HARRY HILLAKER State Climatologist The week began with unseasonably hot weather with temperatures averaging ten or more degrees above normal on June 11, 12 and 13. more »»

Local impact on an international scale at the World Pork Expo

June 16, 2017 By KRISS NELSON DES MOINES — Commercial exhibitors have the opportunity to meet with nearly 20,000 pork producers that attend the World Pork Expo each yea. more »»

Landus Cooperative announces multi-year plan

June 16, 2017 Landus Cooperative has begun implementation of a multi-year initiative to enhance profitability and reinvest in more efficient assets on behalf of the cooperative’s approximately 7,000 equity... more »»

Showing pigs is a family tradition

June 15, 2017 By KRISS NELSON DES MOINES — Kory Kuecker wasn’t exactly sure on how long he has spent showing pigs at the World Pork Expo. more »»

A day at the dairy

June 15, 2017 By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news. more »»

Expert: On-farm stored grain needs monitoring

June 9, 2017 By KRISS NELSON Concern for grain storage into the summer months isn’t necessarily if the temperature is rising outside, but more what is happening to the temperature in the bi. more »»

ISU field day featured cereal rye cultivars

June 9, 2017 By KRISS NELSON AMES – More growers are showing interest in utilizing cover crops in their production systems. many times seeded to cereal rye. more »»

NRCS team brings first hand knowledge to the growers

June 9, 2017 By KRISS NELSON HUMBOLDT — With intense conservation practices on their own farm, it is safe to say a pair of Humboldt County NRCS employees definitely practice what they preac. more »»

Iowa crop progress and conditions

June 9, 2017 Dry weather conditions allowed farmers to make good progress on spring planting during the week ending June 4, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. more »»

ISU Extension and Outreach provides grain marketing education to farm women

June 9, 2017 ISU Extension and Outreach provides grain marketing education to farm women Fort Dodge — Women Marketing Grain, a four-week course designed to help farm women learn market strategies and stay on... more »»



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