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Springing into farming

March 31, 2017 MASON CITY — They came by the hundreds to enjoy omelets and rub elbows with farmers and neighbors. more »»


March 31, 2017 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for March 31, 2017. more »»

Economic challenges for 2017 farming will be varied

March 29, 2017 EMMETSBURG — The business of farming has enough challenges from weather and commodity prices, and every producer wonders what each growing season will bring — not only in yields and growing... more »»

Markets await USDA’s March 31 report

March 27, 2017 URBANA, Ill. — On March 31, the USDA will release the quarterly Grain Stocks report, with estimates of crop inventories as of March 1, and the annual Prospective Plantings report. more »»

Aquaculture Center webinar series now online

March 26, 2017 AMES — Aquaculture professionals have developed a series of webinars to make learning about many aspects of aquaculture easily accessibl. more »»

Landus’ Berns earns 2017 top CCA award

March 25, 2017 By KRISS NELSON jknelson@frontiernet. more »»

Forget 300 bpa corn. Try 350 or 400

March 24, 2017 By LARRY KERSHNER kersh@farm-news. more »»


March 24, 2017 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for March 24, 217. more »»

Exports key now, key later

March 23, 2017 DES MOINES — Food production is facing a daunting challenge. more »»

Studying the lowly prairie turnip

March 22, 2017 By BRET HAYWORTH Sioux City Journal SIOUX CITY (AP) — For the not so many people who have consumed them, Psoralea esculenta, or prairie turnips, are not considered to be the stuff of fine dinin. more »»


March 21, 2017 We all want what is best for our children, those we care for, and for ourselves — in that order, usuall. more »»

2017 National Ag Day is Tuesday

March 20, 2017 The Agriculture Council of America will host National Agriculture Day on March Tuesday. more »»

Iowa’s farms are almost entirely family owned

March 19, 2017 JOHNSTON (ICPB) — There is a popular myth out there that today’s modern food production system is being run by corporations or industrialized agriculture. more »»

Talking pork, both here and abroad

March 17, 2017 FORT DODGE — Building relationships with foreign marketers and establishing trust was the essence of a South Korea trade mission in February attended by Gregg Hora, president of the Webster County... more »»


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

Ag Ed Day set in Emmetsburg

March 16, 2017 EMMETSBURG — Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corp., along with the ag committee and area ag-related businesses, are hosting the annual Ag Education Day on 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. more »»

Hot commodity

March 15, 2017 GRAETTINGER — A train derailment and subsequent fire early Friday morning have federal investigators descending on Palo Alto County to figure out the cause. more »»

Lawmakers to DMWW: ‘You’re done’

March 15, 2017 DES MOINES — For years a utility that supplies drinking water to Iowa’s capital city has spent millions of dollars to rid its water supply of pollutants that run off farm fields upstream. more »»

Annie’s Project series set for April-May

March 15, 2017 SHELDON — Iowa State University Extension is now accepting registrants for Annie’s Project, a program focused on empowering women in agriculture, to be held in Sheldon during April and May. more »»



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