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Northern Missouri/Southern Iowa landowners sought for prairie program

A USDA Climate Smart Commodities grant program will pay landowners along the Missouri/Iowa border to plant highly erodible land with native prairie grasses. Director of land management and prairie acquisition Steve Mowry with Roeslein Alternative Energy tells Brownfield 40,000 acres surrounding the company’s anaerobic... Read More.

Naig lauds launch of ‘Choose Iowa’ dairy grants

Iowa has launched a dairy innovation grant program that can help expand the availability of dairy products for consumers. State Ag Secretary Mike Naig tells Brownfield the funds were authorized during last year’s legislation session with an overall budget of $750,000 the first year. “It’s... Read More.

Iowa House subcommittee passes poultry processing bill

A bill in the Iowa House would help increase processing opportunities for small-scale poultry processors and producers. Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig proposed the legislation and tells Brownfield it would allow poultry establishments to perform official inspected and custom-exempt processing at the same facility. “If... Read More.

Kansas Women Clutch in Closing Out Iowa State, 60-58

LAWRENCE, Kan. ( – In a game that featured 11 ties, 24 lead changes and neither team leading by more than five points, it was the Kansas Jayhawks that prevailed over Iowa State, defeating the Cyclones 60-58 on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.BOX SCOREKansas... Read More.

Iowa farmer looking for a spring repeat

A corn and soybean farmer in southwest Iowa is hoping the upcoming growing season starts out like the last one. Mark Peterson of Stanton says 2023 started out nice. “It was a beautiful spring, things went real well.” But he tells Brownfield conditions turned dry, to... Read More.

Iowa farmer pleased with recent snowfall totals

A western Iowa farmer says he hopes some recent winter precipitation has helped his soils. Kevin Ross tells Brownfield his area has received a favorable amount of snow this month. “We started out awful dry and it didn’t feel much like winter really until... Read More.

Iowa farmer sees benefits from cover crops ahead of soybeans

A northwest Iowa farmer is seeing benefits from planting cover crops ahead of soybeans. “Including increased weed control.” Sam Bennett of Ida County says cover crops suppress weeds, allowing him to cut back on herbicide use. “We figure that the cover crop is paying for itself... Read More.