Statewide Iowa — It’s been a difficult year for farmers—the planting season saw an overabundance of rain and delayed planting, the United States’ trade war with China persisted, skewing both commodity prices and demand, and farm bankruptcies rose to the highest level since 2011. However, favorable interest rates, strong yields, and limited land supply combined to help drive Iowa’s farmland values up for only the second time in six years. Read more
Biosecurity Protocols When Traveling From ASF-Positive Locations
IABRN — Animal diseases don’t mean that life stops. Vietnam and China have been battling the African Swine Fever (ASF) for the past months. The effects have been devastating for pork production in those countries. However, there is still business being conducted industrially, agriculturally, and commercially. Travel is still happening to these locations. Not only are business and vacation traveling happening, but there are also researchers going to these locations to learn about ASF and what we can do to keep this disease out of the Western hemisphere.
Keeping Nitrogen Fertilizer Where It Is Needed
IABRN — How do we keep nitrogen fertilizer in the soil until it is needed? An old question with some new answers. Suggestions and products from Koch Agronomic Services. Read more
2019: A Year To Forget Or One To Learn From?
Statewide Iowa — (Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network) — The 2019 calendar year has been one for the record books. Wet, cold, late, hot, wet again. Read more
Iowa Crop Progress & Condition Report
Statewide Iowa — Iowa farmers had 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending December 8, 2019, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. However, snow and mud remained issues in parts of the State and delayed some fieldwork. Read more
Road, Rail and River Infrastructure Needs Attention
Statewide Iowa — (Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network) — Soybean harvest is finished. Corn harvest is now down to about eight-percent left in southwest and northeast Iowa, but less in other areas. Read more