Soybean farmers soon will get to voice their opinion about the national soybean checkoff.
The Iowa corn checkoff continues to evolve with the times, but the mission remains the same.
Throughout the Midwest in recent years, farmers have been placing tile drainage into thousands of acres.
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) announced their support for legislation establishing a federal standard for the safety and labeling of food and beverage products made with genetically modified ingredients.
The Leopold Center has awarded grants to 24 research and demonstration projects that will help Iowa farmers improve soil health, take advantage of opportunities related to local foods and fine-tune alternative practices that protect the environment while using fewer outside inputs.
AMES — Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) recently launched its newly redesigned website, which is now live and available at the same Web address: www.practicalfarmers.org.
JOHNSTON — Sixteen scholarships will be awarded through the Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture Scholarship program to college students for the 2014-15 school year.
DES MOINES — A fuel-tax increase that failed in the Iowa Senate has surfaced as an amendment in the House, which may be the last, best chance for a gas-tax bump this year.
DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad signed legislation April 10 that will reinstate the state sales tax assessed on heavy machinery purchases made in Iowa retroactive to July 1, 2008.
A little snow and wet weather may give farmers a window for marketing new-crop corn or beans this spring, according to at least one analyst.