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Slight uptick in custom operators’ prices

AMES – Iowa State University Extension – Performing custom work can be an additional source of income for farm operators around the state. For others, custom work is a full-time career. When labor is available, and another party has equipment, renting equipment for a short term is also a common practice. While only a small portion
Author: ISU Extension
Posted: 03-28-2017

Senate Ag to vote on Perdue Wednesday

Senate Agriculture Committee members could vote to confirm USDA Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue as early as tomorrow. U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, says the committee will hold a business meeting to vote whether to favorably report the nomination of Governor Sonny Perdue to be the U.S.
Author: Ben Nuelle
Posted: 03-28-2017

Iowa Senate Ag to discuss Palmer amaranth bill Wednesday

The Iowa Senate Agriculture Committee will discuss a bill classifying Palmer amaranth as a noxious weed. House File 410 places Palmer amaranth on the primary noxious weed list and the list of invasive plants that are prohibited to import, sell, offer for sale or distribute in the state. Code chapter 199 provides a list of
Author: Ben Nuelle
Posted: 03-28-2017

Robert Cobb – Georgia State Vet – Bird Flu

Dr. Robert Cobb is State Veterinarian for the Georgia Department of Agriculture. He joined me this morning to talk about their first ever bird flu case.
Author: Ben Nuelle
Posted: 03-28-2017

Kevin Stiles – Iowa Poultry Association – Bird Flu

Iowa Poultry Association Executive Director Kevin Stiles reacts to recent bird flu outbreak in the Southern U.S.
Author: Ben Nuelle
Posted: 03-28-2017

Southern bird flu scare puts Iowa producers on high alert

LISTEN: Money Matters 3-29-17 More bird flu cases are popping across the South. This time it’s in the number one poultry producing state in the U.S. and it’s their first case ever. A commercial chicken flock in Chattooga County, Georgia has tested positive for H7N9. It is presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza. “The assumption, at
Author: Ben Nuelle
Posted: 03-28-2017

Organic food found in over 70 percent of Iowa households

Organic food can now be found on the shelves of kitchen cupboards and in the refrigerators of 71 percent of Iowa households, and 82.3 percent of total American households. New Nielsen findings released by the Organic Trade Association show things have changed in the kitchens of American households across the country, from small towns to the
Author: Whitney Flach
Posted: 03-28-2017

U.S. agricultural trade threatened by Trump talk

Profit Matters 3-28-17 Agriculture in the United States has moved toward foreign trade since the early 1970’s. My long career started just as the Soviet Union announced it would buy corn and wheat from the United States. The boom in buying brought on the highest net prices for grain ever established during the period from
Author: Ken Root
Posted: 03-28-2017

Spring Plantings Do’s and Don’ts

Agribusiness Matters 3-28-17 Planting season is within view. Many farmers have put corn in the ground as many as 40 times, but the corn plant has changed and the planters have as well. Planting corn is a rite of spring for Iowa farmers. Planters are being reworked and adjusted for the few weeks when millions of
Author: Ken Root
Posted: 03-28-2017

Sacrificing Comfort

Tuesday March 28, 2017 You will hear over the next couple of days about my time in Haiti and what God revealed in my life. These two little girls in the picture ended up sitting behind me in the four hour Sunday church service. It was hot, and the church was stuffed full of people.
Author: Whitney Flach
Posted: 03-28-2017