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Microgreens and honey are all the buzz

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com FORT DODGE ­—With more and more farmland being placed into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), this has also provided land for habitat for honey bees and other pollinators. Seeing these converted acres sparked an interest for rural Webster ...

‘Boots in the Barn’

By KAREN SCHWALLER kschwaller@evertek.net EMMETSBURG—Farm women are finding themselves more and more in the midst of the calving and calf care processes, and because of that, “Boots in the Barn” has come to Northwest Iowa this month, and will continue into next month. Located at the ...

A bullish market continues for soybeans

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com There was some disappointment in the Feb. 9 USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) that caused corn prices to slightly drop following the release of the report. Todd Hultman, DTN lead analyst said the report’s corn numbers were ...

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., ...