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Going virtual

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comPractical Farmers of Iowa's field day season is well underway -but those events for the 2020 season will be done in a different way -virtually.According to PFI, they remain committed to connecting farmers with one another to share knowledge and build resilient ...

The Fair Special

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comThere has been some hope given to those youth that were saddened to hear the cancellation of the Iowa State Fair earlier this month."It was a difficult week last week for me -emotional as well as trying to keep everything together and give the information to ...

Farm News to be delivered bimonthly

To our valued readers and advertisers,Beginning Friday, July 10, Farm News will be delivered bimonthly.Farm News will continue to have all the special sections, features, photos and ads that you are accustomed to, including:- Alan Guebert- David Kruse- Jerry Nelson- Bob Streit-Rick FridayIn the ...

Farm Progress Show Cancelled

The 2020 Farm Progress Show scheduled for Sept. 1-3, has been cancelled.The news comes just less than two weeks after the announcement was made that the show would be held.Look for more information and how the show's planners are still trying to provide people with a Farm Progress Show ...

‘There is still a lot of uncertainty ahead’

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comThe June World Agricultural Supply Demand Estimate (WASDE) from USDA can be considered one of the reports that tend to see the less change from the month prior and this year is no exception.Todd Hultman lead analyst for DTN said this year, there is one ...

Iowa’s unforgettable boys of summer

Editor's note: Throughout its history, rural Iowa has had some unique connections to black leaders, from agriculture to sports. This is the second of a two-part series to explore these stories.By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBYyettergirl@yahoo.comSIOUX CITY-Even though owners and players of Major ...

George Washington Carver rose from slavery to ag scientist

By DARCY DOUGHERTYMAULSBYyettergirl@yahoo.comEditor's note: Throughout its history, rural Iowa has had some unique connections to black leaders, from agriculture to sports. This is the first of a two-part series to explore these stories. Next week we'll look at how the Sioux City Ghosts ...

Ernst challenged on ethanol

By CHAD THOMPSONcthompson@messengernews.netMANSON - U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst said direct financial assistance may be on the way for ethanol producers as she listened to officials in Calhoun County criticize the Trump administration's support of the industry during an economic development meeting on ...

There is a need for more wetlands in Iowa

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comIt is no secret thousands of acres of Iowa's land has long been converted over to agricultural use from its original landscape of a wetland. What may come as a surprise is just how much of our farmland was once a wetland.Kay Stefanik, assistant director of the ...

Is the president’s support among Christians eroding?

The headline, "Trump has peaceful protestors teargassed to clear them for photo op", was likely the headline of the week. He praised peaceful protestors while ordering his troops, actually having his Attorney General Bill Barr give the orders, to fire rubber bullets, tear gas, and physically ...