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Iowa farmland values falling

CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa’s farmland values dropped 3.4 percent over the past six months and 8.8 percent over the past year, according to the state’s agland Realtors.

September 18, 2014 10:23 am(0)
Farm program implementation gets under way

Farm program implementation gets under way

Many in agriculture were relieved when the farm bill was passed earlier this year.

September 18, 2014 8:10 am(0)
Oil boom creates rail shortage for grain

Oil boom creates rail shortage for grain

Rail problems likely will have a long reach with moving grain during harvest and beyond.

September 18, 2014 8:00 am(0)

Landowners want details of proposed oil pipeline route

SIOUX CITY (AP) — Iowa landowners want to see the details of a proposed oil pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota across the state to Illinois.

September 17, 2014 11:00 pm(0)

Cash rent up slightly

Cash rent paid for non-irrigated cropland in Iowa during 2014 averaged $260 per acre, an increase of $5 from 2013, according to the latest report released by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

September 17, 2014 1:24 pm(0)

USDA announces Oct. 17 EQIP signup

DES MOINES — Iowa farmers interested in reducing soil erosion, improving water quality and creating wildlife habitat on their land have until Oct. 17 to be considered for funding through USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for fiscal 2015.

September 17, 2014 1:22 pm(0)

Stone named chairman of Iowa Biodiesel Board

AMES — Renewable Energy Group, Inc. Chief Financial Officer Chad Stone will become the next chairman of the Iowa Biodiesel Board, the Association announced this past week in a news release.

September 17, 2014 1:16 pm(0)

Crews rescue man from grain bin near Newton

NEWTON (AP) — Crews rescued a man who became trapped in a grain bin south of here, fire officials said.

September 17, 2014 1:17 pm(0)

Grain-bin-safety training through NECAS saves lives

PEOSTA — U.S. farmers labor every day in one of the world's most-dangerous occupations.

September 14, 2014 11:32 am(0)
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