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H5N1 continues to spread in Iowa

Another case of H5N1 Influenza A has been reported in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship says the disease has been detected in a commercial turkey flock in Sac County. In a statement to Brownfield, the agency said 46,147 turkeys were... Read More.

Soybeans, corn move higher, wheat continues to fall

Soybeans ended the day mostly higher.  Soybean oil was higher Tuesday and bean meal also found some strength.  The USDA dropped the crop conditions rating 2 points to 70% good to excellent.  That’s still well above last year’s rating.  The trade continues to watch... Read More.

Pest emergence continues in Iowa crop fields

An extension agronomist says a variety of pests have been emerging during the growing season. Meaghan Anderson with Iowa State University says she’s been monitoring True Armyworms. “Especially in some of these heavy cover crop fields,” she said. “I think those may be on... Read More.

USDA continues evaluating milk marketing orders

(Photo: Economist Roger Cryan questions Kevin Krentz during the recent USDA Federal Milk Marketing Order hearing) A producer who served on the American Farm Bureau’s national dairy committee says it will still be a while before USDA releases federal milk marketing order proposals. Kevin Krentz... Read More.

Illinois Farm Bureau strategic planning continues

Last year the Illinois Farm Bureau began a process of self-examination aimed at better meeting the needs of the state’s agriculture industry.  Mark Gebhards, chief strategy officer, says reaching younger farmers was one thing that led to development of the Organizational Member Strategy (OMS)… “Bad... Read More.

Indiana Farm Bureau continues work on water quantity issues

The president of Indiana Farm Bureau says there are concerns a proposed high-tech corridor in Boone County could create water quantity issues for the state’s farmers. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation has proposed a pipeline project that would send up to 100 million gallons... Read More.

Warmer trend continues in Wisconsin

It has been a warmer than normal winter for Wisconsin. The USDA says the average statewide temperature was more than 12 degrees warmer than usual, quickly melting the snow that did fall during the month, while overall precipitation was about a half an inch... Read More.