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Bones beneath beans

Bones beneath beans

IOWA CITY — Some of the biggest fossil discoveries in Iowa have been made by farmers.

October 18, 2014 8:00 am(0)

USDA expects record yield, production

The old saying “big crops get bigger” held true this past week when the USDA released its reports about the 2014 crop. Jim Nemitz, a commodity broker with Midwest Strategic Investments based in Cedar Rapids, says historically large crops have increased from the October report to the final re…

October 17, 2014 2:28 pm(0)
Too wet better than too dry

Too wet better than too dry

MURRAY — Things are just getting started on the harvest in this part of South Central Iowa.

October 17, 2014 10:00 am(0)
Pleasing yields in Southwest

Pleasing yields in Southwest

EMERSON — Corn and soybean yields appear to be excellent in Southwest Iowa, and Brady Smith’s farm is no exception.

October 17, 2014 9:00 am(0)
Yields depend on soil type

Yields depend on soil type

HAMPTON — The harvest isn’t off to a great start in this part of North Central Iowa, thanks to a cool, wet growing season.

October 17, 2014 8:10 am(0)
Slow start to harvest, but yields are good

Slow start to harvest, but yields are good

WESTGATE — Eric Smith is just getting started on his harvest, but yields are good.

October 17, 2014 8:00 am(0)
Harvest just getting under way for West Central farmers

Harvest just getting under way for West Central farmers

HARLAN — A tenth of an inch of rain overnight kept Dale Plagmann out of his West Central Iowa fields the morning of Oct. 9.

October 16, 2014 8:30 am(0)
Average good enough for first year of farming

Average good enough for first year of farming

MAXWELL — It’s not a bumper crop, but it isn’t a bad one, at least not so far for T.J. Coughenour and his dad, Mark.

October 16, 2014 8:20 am(0)
Yields a pleasant surprise

Yields a pleasant surprise

OLDS — Southeastern Iowa farmer Carl Lund said he was pleasantly surprised by yields brought in this past week after such a wet summer.

October 16, 2014 8:15 am(0)
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