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The show goes on

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com DES MOINES – The Iowa Ag Expo – formally known as the Iowa Power Farming Show is a go and will be the first major indoor farm show to be held since last spring. The third largest indoor U.S. farm show is presented by Farm Credit Services of America ...

From the field to the streets, slopes and surf

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com Whether you are hitting the slopes, riding waves or the asphalt – did you know you could be doing it using a product developed from a corn stalk? Surfboards, skis, snowboards and skateboards are made using a “wood” which is made of Corn Board, a ...

A very bullish WASDE report

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com The markets responded in a positive way after last week’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) released by USDA for January. “The good news is this was overall, a very bullish report for the markets,” said Todd Hultman, lead DTN ...

Cooper’s big break

By ANDREW McGINN The Jefferson Herald Dan Dix, general manager of NEW Cooperative, admittedly wasn’t sure what the name of the little town off in the distance was when he eyed an existing Morton shed along Highway 4 as the place from which to stake a claim on the local anhydrous ammonia ...

Changes in winter ISU Extension and Outreach programming

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com Although plans for in-person meetings and programs are being changed to virtual presentations, people can still expect the same informative content from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “There are all kinds of Extension activities still ...

How to prevent a livestock nuisance case

By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY yettergirl@yahoo.com NEMAHA — If there’s one thing most livestock nuisance cases have in common, it’s the complaints expressed by people who are angry with the farmer. That farm stinks. I can’t stand to be outside. I can’t enjoy spending time on my deck. ...

Shining bright

By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY yettergirl@yahoo.com LE MARS — Drive down Impala Avenue 7 miles west of Le Mars in the daytime in December, and it appears this is the middle of nowhere, with just a few farmhouses here and there. But turn south on this gravel road off Highway 3 around 5 p.m., ...

‘There is still plenty of risk in this market’

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com The Dec. World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) isn’t a report that many pay much attention to, but this year, that was a different story. “Typically, the Dec. WASDE is a mere formality and in fact, last year at this time the corn ...

A year to remember

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com Trade, coronavirus, derecho and drought — those events will definitely bring the year 2020 into the history books. “When we look back, we will all remember the year 2020, but it is one of the few years that farmers will be able to say, ‘hey ...

Operation Christmas Meal assists local families

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com FORT DODGE ­—The vacant Younkers parking lot at Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge became the site where 1,000 families were each gifted with a free pork loin last Thursday. Operation Christmas Meal is made possible by Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and ...