Northwest Iowa — After a very iffy spring, with some very late planting dates, most of the crops in our area are looking pretty good. Read more
PRIMGHAR, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host the annual Precision Agriculture and Animal Science Field Days for area high school students on Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 3-5 at the Northwest Iowa Research Farm near Sutherland.
Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to pay farm loan payments, measurement service fees, farm program debt repayments and administrative service fees, as well as to purchase aerial maps. Read more
Sutherland, Iowa — Producers can gain valuable fertility management knowledge and learn more about soil testing at a conference coming up at the Iowa State University Extension Northwest Research Farm near Sutherland. Read more
Milk production in Iowa during July 2019 totaled 436 million pounds, down 1 percent from the previous July according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report.
Statewide Iowa — Much needed rain fell across parts of Iowa during the week ending August 18, 2019, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Statewide there were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Fieldwork activities included scouting, spraying fungicides and insecticides and harvesting hay and oats.