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DES MOINES — One thing Iowa lawmakers got done before suspending the session amid the COVID-19 pandemic this month was to unanimously pass a compromise bill regarding solar energy.
More and more rural electric cooperatives and individual farmers are turning to solar power as an energy alternative.
The $2 trillion stimulus aid legislation sent to President Donald Trump for signing March 27 includes several important provisions for agriculture.
AMES, Iowa — Custom farming can provide an additional source of income for those with machinery and experience, or alleviate a farmer of a particular task that they do not wish to do on their own.
With much of the cover crop planted last fall just starting its spring growth, it’s too early to tell if cover crop seed availability will be an issue after this season, according to seed dealer Arvin Vos.
Days of negotiations between the Trump administration and Congress — and fierce lobbying by industries eager for assistance dealing with the coronavirus outbreak — has yielded a rescue package worth more than $2 trillion in spending and tax breaks.
Ag lenders and their farmer customers have been working to navigate the impact of the new coronavirus as the situation unfolds.
TABOR, Iowa — Like high school students throughout the country, Chloe Johnson and Alex Perrin were shocked when they learned their school was going to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Iowa farmland values inched upwards just the slightest bit in the past six months, rising by 0.1 %, according to a survey conducted by the state’s ag land realtors.
Two things are for certain at every meeting about cover crops. First, researchers and experts will show the benefits of cover crops and no-tilling to prevent erosion and improve soil health. And then farmers will ask about the economics of…
AMES, Iowa — With planting season just weeks away, news of the coronavirus has farmers wondering what to expect in the marketplace and how it might impact the recently announced phase one trade deal with China.
It’s a little too early to give a final report on how cover crops fared over the winter, said Dustin Paulson.
Residents of Illinois have a shelter-in-place order, but agriculture is not staying home.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — As a crop advisor for nearly three decades, Brendan Marshall has moved with farmers from a time when soybean planting was a “controlled spill” to an era of precision planting.
When selecting a pesticide, make sure you read the label to ensure that you have the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needed to mix, load and apply that product.
Producers have grown accustomed to a slumped agricultural economy, but the onset of COVID-19 – or coronavirus – in the U.S., many producers are left wondering where they stand amongst the slumping global economy.
GARY, Minn. – For an extrovert like farmer Corey Hanson, practicing social distancing required some effort.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the world grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security on March 19 provided new guidance recognizing the food and agriculture industries as critical infrastructure.
Roger Zylstra says there is only one word to describe the impact of COVID-19 on the ag community.
BREDA, Iowa — Aaron and Alyce Nieland were looking to diversify their farming operations, so nearly eight years ago, they secured a contract and built their first 2,400-head hog finisher.