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Asian copperleaf weed appearing in more Iowa farm fields

A newer weed species is appearing in more Iowa farm fields. Iowa State University Extension field agronomist Angie Rieck-Hinz says Asian copperleaf is an invasive flowering plant that most recently was found in Wright County in the north-central part of the state. “It’s fascinating... Read More.

H5N1 detected in two additional Iowa dairy herds

More cases of H5N1 in dairy cattle have been reported in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship says the disease was recently detected in two dairy herds in Sioux County. It’s the 13th time H5N1 has been discovered within dairy cattle... Read More.

Iowa will require H5N1 testing of lactating show cows

Iowa will require lactating dairy cows to be tested for the H5N1 virus before they can be taken to fairs and exhibitions. Ag Secretary Mike Naig issued the order Tuesday requiring Iowa dairy exhibitors to have a completed negative HPAI test within seven days... Read More.

Ponding, livestock loss reported in northwest Iowa

Photo courtesy of Kelly Nieuwenhuis/X A northwest Iowa farmer says the recent round of heavy rains in the Upper Midwest have had a major impact on agriculture. Kelly Nieuwenhuis raises corn and soybeans on 2700 acres in O’Brien County. “Seeing a lot of ponding... Read More.

Naig says flooding in NW Iowa “not seen since 1993”

Iowa’s Ag Secretary says farmers in the northwest part of the state are experiencing historic flooding not seen since 1993. Mike Naig says while the forecast is showing a reprieve from additional rainfall, those downstream need to be prepared as water heads south. In... Read More.

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.

H5N1 in Iowa dairy herds reaches 8 cases

Another case of H5N1 Influenza A has been confirmed in an Iowa dairy herd. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship says the most recent detection occurred in dairy cattle in Sioux County. It’s the eighth detection of the virus within the state’s... Read More.

Northeast Iowa farmer weathers extremes

A northeast Iowa farmer says weather conditions have gone from too dry to too wet. Tom Feldman grows corn and soybeans near Cresco. “Seems like one extreme to the next, going from a drought last year basically into a flood this year. But we... Read More.

Iowa farmer feels confident with planting decisions

An eastern Iowa farmer says he was able to avoid replanting any of his crops. Adam Rahe raises over a thousand acres of corn and soybeans near Dyersville. “Luckily, we did not (replant). We got about 700 acres in on the first go in... Read More.

Planting wrapping up in Iowa

Corn and soybean planting is wrapping up across Iowa. USDA’s latest weekly crop report says there were more than five days suitable for fieldwork last week, allowing farmers to finish planting, replant, cut hay, and spray crops. Corn emergence is at 95 percent with... Read More.

HPAI detected in two additional northwest Iowa dairy herds

More cases of H5N1 Influenza A have been reported in northwest Iowa. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship says the virus was detected in dairy herds in Plymouth and Sioux counties. Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig says he’s asking poultry and dairy... Read More.