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New Super Crop Steadily Takes Over Iowa and Midwest Farms

There's a specific crop making big waves in the Midwest agriculture scene. No, it's not corn or soybeans. It's something with a little more holiday cheer than that. You may find these roasting on an open fire around Christmas time. Have you guessed yet? That's right, I'm talking about chestnuts....
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OTHER VOICES: Nitrogen fertilizer management in a drought in Iowa

Weather is an unpredictable wild card for Iowa’s farmers, but drought poses greater challenges than usual. Drought can affect nitrogen fertilizer management by reducing outputs from the system – both in grain harvest and environmental losses – leaving more nitrogen in the soil and a greater possibility of nitrate loss after a big rain.
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Iowa corn harvest 60% finished, soybeans 83%

IARN — Iowa’s corn and soybean harvest continued to progress ahead of the average pace during the week ending October 24th. The weekly Crop Progress and Conditions Report on Monday showed 60% of Iowa’s corn for grain has been harvested, one week ahead of the five-year average. The state’s soybean harvest is 83% done, six days ahead of normal.
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Why Do You Farm? Answers From Iowa and Texas Farmers

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Kellie Blair will tell you there's not a lot of time for soul-searching on a working farm. Crop and livestock chores coupled with kids and the sundry of responsibilities that go with them allow little time for questioning why. You just do. Still, sometimes in those...
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Iowa: Soybean Varieties SCN Resistance Different from PI 88788

A recent ICM News article summarized the updated Soybean Cyst Nematode-resistant Soybean Varieties for Iowa ISU Extension publication, available online. The publication provides information on 872 SCN-resistant soybean varieties available in Iowa for 2022. As explained in the earlier ICM News article, there are several sources of resistance available to...
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New Report Reveals Severity of Coronavirus Outbreaks In Iowa’s Meatpacking Plants

A new congressional report details just how bad coronavirus outbreaks were at meatpacking plants in Iowa and across the country. The National Beef plant in Tama, for example, had a 44% infection rate as 379 of the facility’s 857 workers contracted the virus. Across the river from Sioux City in Dakota City, Nebraska, the Tyson plan saw 18 deaths and nearly 2,000 infections amongst its 4,300 employees.
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Can You Spot What’s Carved into this Farm Field in Northern Iowa?

A listener of ours, Jill, gave us a call the other day and told us about a farm field in northern Iowa, just over an hour from Rochester, Minnesota, that had something carved into their field. She was able to grab a few pictures for us and I wanted to share them with you! Have you ever driven by a field with something cool carved in it?
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Can You Spot What’s Carved into this Farm Field in Northern Iowa?

A listener of ours, Jill, gave us a call the other day and told us about a farm field in northern Iowa, just over an hour from Rochester, Minnesota, that had something carved into their field. She was able to grab a few pictures for us and I wanted to share them with you! Have you ever driven by a field with something cool carved in it?
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Harvest Nearing Completion in Northern Iowa

–The latest crop report from the USDA shows the Soybean harvest is nearing completion and the Corn harvest is moving along nicely across North Central Iowa. The report released Monday by the USDA shows 89% of soybeans have been harvested across the North Central region, which includes Kossuth County. That total is up from 74% one week ago.
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Expert: Harvest Continues, Wrapping Up In Some Areas

Northwest Iowa — Rains could slow the pace, but harvest continues in northwest Iowa. Last week we talked to Iowa State University Extension agronomist Joel De Jong. This week we talked to his colleague from the east, Gentry Sorenson, who recently took over the position from Paul Kassel. Sorenson gives...
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