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An ag education

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com Ask a child where their food comes from. Do they know? One organization has made it their goal to educate children about Iowa agriculture and help their schools and teachers deliver that message and most recently have begun making that possible in ...

Preserving a barn in a unique way

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com ALTON – Being a provider of hay production products for the central United States, the owners at the Fine Twine Company only saw it fit to have their lobby and office area of their business represent those country roots. When you enter The Fine Twine ...

A rare collection

A rare collection By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com CLARION — Larry Maasdam just doesn’t collect your typical antique tractor. In fact, the majority of his collection is made up of tractors that were never part of a farm in Iowa. After several years of collecting model toys, ...

A bullish surprise

A bullish surprise Quarterly stocks and small grains summary moved the markets By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com What was supposed to be a quiet quarterly stocks report for Sept. 1 turned into what analysts are describing as a “bullish surprise” that brought all three grains: ...

The battle against SCN continues

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com There have been a growing number of pests showing resistance to varieties and pesticides and the Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) is no exception. Greg Tylka, interim associate chair in plant pathology and microbiology at Iowa State University, who leads ...

Iowa farmer sustains operation with conservation

By Kate Hansen and Teresa Hoffman Dwight Dial knows that sustainability has many meanings, depending on whom you ask. To him, being sustainable means being able to answer a simple, but critical question: “will I be able to farm next year?” This question has guided Dial through many ...

Fueling the ethanol industry

By BILL SHEA bshea@messengernews.net A recent move by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency is being welcomed as good news for Iowa farmers and ethanol producers. The agency’s decision to deny several waivers that allow oil companies to use less ethanol will result in an additional ...

New products released during Farm Progress Show virtual event

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com The 2020 Farm Progress Show wasn’t held in person this year, but took to the airways, rather during a virtual event held Sept. 15-17. Although those virtual gates have closed, the programming is still available — video presentations, show ...

Is soybean demand on the rise?

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com The USDA released their September World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report earlier this month — the report that is infamous for bringing crop estimates into focus. “We are getting a sharper picture just what harvest might look ...