Abby Feldpausch receives IARN scholarship through IFAA

IARN — Helping the next generation. The Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network is proud to sponsor a scholarship through the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA). Congratulations to Abby Feldpausch of Grundy County, as she is the latest winner of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network scholarship media wise through the IFAA awards presented on the Bill Riley Stage at the Iowa State Fair this past Saturday. Abby is going into her senior year this year at Iowa State University. Read more

How are Canadian wildfires affecting U.S. crops?

IARN — Canadian Wildfires have been affecting the air quality in the United States. While that isn’t nearly as damaging as the fires themselves on the lives of Canadians, it is nevertheless an impact on our quality of life as well. We have had air quality warnings and it has been more than easy to see the smoke in our air many mornings in Iowa. If the air quality is bad for us, what does it mean for the plants that rely on good air quality and sunshine for development? Read more

Feenstra Says Farm Bill Won’t Be Done By September Deadline

Sioux City, Iowa — Iowa Congressman Randy Feenstra says there are a lot issues left to resolve and the chair of the House Ag Committee has told them they will not pass the 2023 Farm Bill by the September 30th deadline.

Feenstra is a Republican from Hull representing the Fourth District. He says the US Senate is also working to get its version of the bill completed.

Feenstra says he does have some concerns about what will be in the final bill.

Feenstra made his comments after visiting with members of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce.

Iowa Corn celebrates corn industry at Iowa State Fair

IARN — We’re always celebrating the corn industry in Iowa, but today was an extra special celebration of corn and ethanol at the Iowa State Fair. The Iowa Corn Growers Association celebrated Corn Day by bringing in a display truck, handing out merch, and showing off a cutting-edge hybrid vehicle. Kelly Nieuwenhuis, Iowa Corn Promotion Board Chair, talked about today’s grand celebration. Read more

Does Mean Gene live up to his name?

IARN — The Big Bull at the 2023 Iowa State Fair is Mean Gene, a four-year-old Charolais from New Virginia Iowa. Mean Gene weighed in at 3,060 pounds in the big bull contest to claim the title as the heaviest bull at this year’s fair. Despite his size and menacing name, owner Jerry Bedwell says Gene has a softer side than you might think. Read more