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FFA WEEK: Enough to feed 19,000 people

February 19, 2017 MANSON — The Manson Northwest Webster FFA chapter works hard each year on several community service projects. Most recently, one of those projects included helping to feed more than 19,000 peopl. more »»

What’s needed for healthy soils?

February 18, 2017 SPIRIT LAKE — Farmers have learned over time that they farm “by the seed and not by the acre. more »»

State, federally funded cover crop acres increase 22 percent

February 18, 2017 DES MOINES (NRCS) — Iowa farmers planted about 64,000 more cover crop acres funded through state and federal incentives in the fall of 2015 compared to fall 2014 – a 22 percent increase. more »»

Grocery grabbing

February 17, 2017 MASON CITY — For the shoppers at Hy-Vee West in Mason City, the morning of Feb. 7 was not a typical day when 23 three-person teams representing area businesses met at 8 a.m. more »»

FFA WEEK: Tackling world hunger through FFA

February 17, 2017 By KAREN SCHWALLER kschwaller@evertek. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

February 17, 2017 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Feb. 17, 2017. more »»

USDA to survey farmers’ 2017 planting intentions

February 16, 2017 DES MOINES (USDA-NASS) — During the first two weeks of March, selected farmers in Iowa will receive the March 1 Agricultural Survey from the U.S. more »»

Now is a good time to join a CSA

February 15, 2017 DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey urged Iowans Monday to consider joining a local Community Supported Agriculture program that will give them access to fresh, locally grown... more »»

Fair board, ICCC partner for grounds upgrade

February 14, 2017 Iowa Central Community College and the Webster County Fair Board have signed another, new 10-year lease, which the college says will strengthen the partnership between the two entities. more »»

Argenta to buy Scottish plant from Elanco

February 13, 2017 FORT?DODGE — The two international animal pharmaceutical companies with a presence in Fort Dodge have entered an agreement for the purchase of a facility in Scotland. more »»

Cattle industry still expanding, for now

February 12, 2017 URBANA, Ill. more »»

Graduate credits offered in energy, agriculture

February 12, 2017 DES MOINES — Iowa is a leader in producing renewable energy and now teachers and other educators can learn about renewable fuels like ethanol through a new graduate course offered by the Iowa... more »»

DeBergs: ‘Farming has been good to us’

February 11, 2017 ACKLEY — In 1866, the nation was finding its way to equilibrium after the Civil War and assassination of its president. more »»

‘A great time to be in ag’

February 10, 2017 DES MOINES — According to Dr. Lowell Catlett, an economist and futurist, when comparing “good old days” with now, and one considers: A). more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

February 10, 2017 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Feb. more »»

Northey: Now is a good time to join a CSA

February 8, 2017 DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey urged Iowans Monday to consider joining a local Community Supported Agriculture program that will give them access to fresh, locally grown... more »»

USDA to gather data on organic agriculture production

February 7, 2017 DES MOINES (NASS) — During February, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will begin conducting the 2016 Certified Organic Survey to gather up-to-date data on certified organic crops... more »»

Northey notes updated sensitive crops directory

February 6, 2017 DES MOINES (IDALS) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Bill Northey said Ja. more »»

Raising goats for Iowa’s ethnic markets

February 5, 2017 AMES — A few years ago, Deb Finch, a sheep producer in rural Marshalltown, purchased a nanny goat for $100 to provide nutrition for her orphan lambs. more »»

 
 

 

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