IARN — Many growers in Iowa are already thinking about fall field work. Ames-based Calcium Products is promoting the benefits of maintaining soil pH at a consistent level to maximize yield potential every year. Read more
Statewide Iowa — The Iowa Pork Producers Association is exploring its legal options after a judge dismissed its attempt to block rules that likely will prevent most Iowa-raised pork from being sold in California. Read more
IARN — It’s been a very warm week across Iowa and those hot temperatures are expected to continue through the weekend. Read more
IARN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is updating the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) for contract producers of eligible livestock and poultry and producers of specialty crops and other sales-based commodities. CFAP 2, which assists producers who faced market disruptions in 2020 due to COVID-19, is part of USDA’s broader Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Additionally, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has set an Oct. 12 deadline for all eligible producers to apply for or modify applications for CFAP 2. Read more
Statewide Iowa — A challenge to California’s looming law on animal confinement is being thrown out by a federal judge in Iowa. Read more
Statewide Iowa — A survey finds Iowa had the highest cash rent average for cropland this year at 233-dollars an acre, three dollars an acre higher than last year.