Corn checkoff evolves under singular mission

Corn checkoff evolves under singular mission

The Iowa corn checkoff continues to evolve with the times, but the mission remains the same.

April 17, 2014 6:00 am(0)
Technology abounds as thousands of acres in Midwest recently tiled

Technology abounds as thousands of acres in Midwest recently tiled

Throughout the Midwest in recent years, farmers have been placing tile drainage into thousands of acres.

April 17, 2014 1:00 am Photos



NCGA, ASA support voluntary federal standard

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.

April 16, 2014 2:28 pm(0)

Work begins on 24 new Leopold projects

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.

April 16, 2014 1:57 pm(0)

Practical Farmers of Iowa launches new website

AMES — Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) recently launched its newly redesigned website, which is now live and available at the same Web address:

April 16, 2014 1:48 pm(0)

Iowa Corn announces scholarship winners

JOHNSTON — Sixteen scholarships will be awarded through the Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture Scholarship program to college students for the 2014-15 school year.

April 16, 2014 1:42 pm(0)

Iowa House might consider gas-tax increase

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.

April 16, 2014 11:28 am(0)

Branstad signs machinery-tax legislation

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.

April 16, 2014 11:31 am(0)

Weather creates selling chance

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.

April 15, 2014 1:21 pm(0)
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