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The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is offering its members an exclusive opportunity to participate in an intensive market study tour of South Africa, March 13-24, 2016.  The market study tour will visit several sites in South Africa, exploring various agricultural and cultural sites in a…

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There were 16.3 million acres of farmland rented out by landlords in Iowa, according to the results of the 2014 Tenure, Ownership, and Transition of Agricultural Land (TOTAL) survey released August 31, 2015, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

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In an on-going effort to build future leadership for both the Iowa cattle industry and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, ICA is taking applications for the Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program through Oct. 1. The application can be downloaded from the ICA website, www.iacattlemen.org.

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The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is on the hunt for 2016 ICA Carcass Challenge entries. The Carcass Challenge, now in its fifth year, is an ICA sponsored contest that provides Iowa cattlemen the opportunity to test the genetic performance of their feeder cattle. Proceeds generated from feedi…

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Iowa farm history will come to life Sept. 12-13 at the 33rd Annual Carstens Farm Days near Shelby. From threshing to the saw mill, from the food to the crafters and vendors to the quilt show, from the tractors and equipment to the historic memorabilia of the Farm there is something for every…

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a beef cattle lameness clinic at the ISU Armstrong Research Farm near Lewis on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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Pat Warmbier, County Executive Director, is reminding Harrison County farmers they only have two months left to enroll their ARCPLC contracts.  Sign up started June 17 to enroll contracts for the 2014 and 2015 program years and a lot of farmers need to come in.  

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Pat Warmbier, County Executive Director, is reminding Harrison County farmers they only have two months left to enroll their ARCPLC contracts.  Sign up started June 17 to enroll contracts for the 2014 and 2015 program years and a lot of farmers need to come in.  

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Iowa State researchers go over the mechanical features of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). 

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Harrison County 4-H members planning to exhibit at the 2015 Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Livestock Expo must make entry at the Harrison County Extension Office by Monday, Aug. 10.

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With continuing weather forecasts of temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s and heat index topping 100 degrees in Iowa, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef veterinarian Grant Dewell reminds beef cattle producers that properly preparing for these weather conditions is vital to ma…

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Rain is a needed ingredient for growing crops. However, the frequent rains in Iowa this summer have become a challenge for hay producers planning to mow, bale and store hay. Denise Schwab, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, said it’s important to recognize the…

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Harrison County 4-H members planning to exhibit at the 2015 Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Livestock Expo must make entry at the Harrison County Extension Office by Monday, Aug. 10.

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For the second time in three years untimely heavy rains and flooding caused many Iowa farmers to either lose a crop or prevent them from planting a crop altogether. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is encouraging those farmers to explore the benefits of planting a cover crop.

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A recent rally in soybean prices could continue as the June 30 U.S. Department of Agriculture Acreage and Grain Stocks reports were favorable to farmers who grow the world’s most popular legume, according to Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and industry officials.

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Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced recently that funds are available to help farmers install nutrient reduction practices. Practices eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a nitrification inhibitor when applying fertilizer.

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Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey encourages Iowa hay and straw producers to register or update their listing on the Iowa Hay and Straw Directory.  The directory lists Iowa producers with hay and straw for sale, as well as organizations and businesses associated with promoting and m…

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According to the latest Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll, the majority of farmers are aware of and support Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy, a science and technology-based approach used to assess and reduce nutrients delivered to Iowa waterways, the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.

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