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Traits complicate grain handling, trade

Traits complicate grain handling, trade

The use of GMO seeds has made things more complicated for some agribusinesses, but also presents an opportunity for plant breeders.

January 22, 2015 7:00 am(0)
Farmers discuss impacts of GMO tech, labeling

Farmers discuss impacts of GMO tech, labeling

Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst remembers the impact genetically modified crop technology had on his Northwest Missouri farm.

January 22, 2015 6:00 am(0)
Organic farmers move toward checkoff

Organic farmers move toward checkoff

ODEBOLT — The air is cold and crisp today on Roger Lansink’s Sac County farm. Everything seems crystal clear. But, in the world of organic agriculture, one thing is still a little murky. The industry is discussing whether to establish an organic checkoff, and if it does, just how that checko…

January 22, 2015 5:00 am(0)
Groups respond to GMO questions

Groups respond to GMO questions

OAK PARK, Ill. — Growing up on a grape farm in the Lake Erie “Grape Belt” in New York before settling in the Midwest offered Heather Guido a unique definition of agriculture.

January 22, 2015 4:00 am(0)
Conservation projects awarded federal funds, include two grants for Iowa

Conservation projects awarded federal funds, include two grants for Iowa

DES MOINES — The USDA announced 115 grants totaling $372 million for conservation projects last week, including two grants in Iowa totaling $5.6 million.

January 22, 2015 3:00 am(0)

Grain market outlook still shows big supply

Very little has changed in the grain market outlook in recent weeks, despite new government reports. The Jan. 12 crop report was slightly less bearish regarding grain figures, but those figures still show a large supply on hand.

January 21, 2015 2:17 pm(0)

Poll shows interest in GMO labels

 A majority of Americans support labeling of genetically modified foods, whether they care about eating them or not.

January 21, 2015 2:05 pm(0)

Agriculture groups, urban water works collaborate on key water quality project

CEDAR RAPIDS — The city of Cedar Rapids partnered with multiple agriculture commodity groups Jan. 14 as $2 million in Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) funding was approved for water-quality improvement projects in the Middle Cedar River.

January 21, 2015 1:03 pm(0)

Iowa Learning Farms January webinar features Ag Secretary Northey

AMES — Iowa Learning Farms begins its fifth year of monthly webinars with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey. The webinar will be live Jan. 27 at 4 p.m. 

January 21, 2015 1:05 pm(0)
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