Articles related to Crops

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 11:36

Corn and soybean yields in 2017 were higher than expected, resulting in the largest grain surpluses in recent years.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 13:28

A training course to become a Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance designated Preventative Controls Qualified Individual will be held in Ames, Iowa from Jan. 9-11.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 09:56

Tom Kaspar will discuss lessons learned from using cover crops to reduce losses of nitrate during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar Wednesday, Dec. 13 at noon. Kaspar is a plant physiologist at the USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment.

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 08:46

Randall Cass is the new extension specialist focused on beekeeping and pollinators. His main project will be examining the health of honey bees and native bees in prairies and soybean fields.

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 10:55

Marketing grain by using basis contracts provides more flexibility in how farmers market their grain and profit from their crop.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 13:27

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Elk Run Watershed and Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 12-2 p.m. at the Swan Lake Conservation Education Center near Carroll. The event is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 08:43

Because of the additional risk to the seller, those thinking of using deferred price contracts should carefully evaluate the financial position of firms they are thinking of entering into an agreement with. The type of information sellers should be looking for is highlighted in the publication, “Evaluating a Company’s Financial Position before Selling Grain on Deferred Price Contracts."

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 09:50

Sheep producers and agribusiness staff are invited to a field day featuring ewes and cover crops on Nov. 28 in Plymouth County.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 08:12

The design and layout of new practices currently being considered for water quality improvements of farmland drainage will be the focus of a workshop scheduled for Dec. 14 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.