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Happy 25th anniversary to Farm News

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comFarm News has embarked on their 25th year and we owe it all to you.We have worked to bring you local, national and global agricultural news on a weekly basis since 1995 a focus we keep today.Over the 25 years of Farm News, there have been recurring themes in ...

Economic impact of COVID-19 on farmers

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comThe impacts of COVID-19 on agricultural assets and lending markets were the topic of a webinar held by the University of Illinois as part of their Coronavirus and Ag series.Jackson Takach, chief economist and head of strategy, research and analytics for the ...

Successful termination of cover crops

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comCover crops have provided a green landscape over thousands of acres throughout Iowa so far this spring, but there is a lot to consider when it comes to when and if they should be terminated before planting corn and soybeans.Meaghan Anderson, Iowa State ...

Virus closes some meat plants, raising fears of shortages

By JOSH FUNKAssociated PressOMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Some massive meat processing plants have closed at least temporarily because their workers were sickened by the new coronavirus, raising concerns that there could soon be shortages of beef, pork and poultry in supermarkets.The meat supply chain is ...

Concerns for corn demand linger

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comThe USDA released their April World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report last Thursday.Typically known as a more non-eventful report, with little new features to report in the month of April, this year was an exception."This year, is much ...

Importance of pre emergence herbicide programs

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comA series of daily webinars were made available last week in collaboration of extension specialists from Iowa State University and the University of Minnesota. Last Thursday, Lisa Behnken, University of Minnesota Extension crop educator took to the airwaves to ...

Planting intentions and grain stocks

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comUSDA released their March planting intentions and grain stocks report last week, calling for an almost record breaking number of acres dedicated to corn this year.Todd Hultman, DTN lead analyst said this particular report, isn't the most serious of reports, ...

‘There is no playbook for this’

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comDuring a town hall meeting led by the Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig took the chance to speak out about some of the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and agriculture in our state with an update from the Iowa Department ...

Will spring 2020 replicate spring 2019?

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comThe last few weeks have brought some limited opportunity for spring fieldwork to begin, but will that continue?During a planting intentions and grain stocks report held last week by DTN, Bryce Anderson, DTN ag meteorologist gave some of this thoughts on ...

World Pork Expo cancelled for second year in a row

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comA long lasting tradition that has spanned almost three decades will be cancelled this year, for the second time in a row.The announcement of the cancellation of the2020 World Pork Expo came last week. The event was originally scheduled for June 3-5 at the Iowa ...