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Terminating Cover Crops

Available now on the ISU Exention and Outreach Integrated Crop Management site is a great article by Bob Hartzler, ISU Department of Agronomy. The article provides some great advice on cover crop, especially winter cereal rye. 462 more words

We’re turning 5! My 5 favorite blogs about farming and the environment

Kids and blogs – they grow up so fast!

Our Farm Fresh blog just turned five years old (which isn’t that old when you consider Iowa Farm Bureau turns 96 this year). 395 more words

The Wonderful World of Worms

Charles Darwin once wrote of worms that “it may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world, as have these lowly organised creatures”. 209 more words

Learning to be flexible and grow!

After spending a long weekend in Kentucky with family it was back to work. More grain deliveries were on the list of jobs for us. We were also faced with a few more decisions. 305 more words

Roll Up Yer Sleeves

At long last, warmer weather has finally arrived! Spring is here in all its sniffle-inducing, eye-watering glory. And we all know what that means: time to knock the rust off and get to work. 737 more words


Farmers say fields are simultaneously too wet and too dry

Fields look too wet and too muddy, but farmers say just below the surface, it’s too dry to even consider planting yet.

Local farmers at Wednesday’s Cover Crop Field Day in Rock Island County talked about how they aren’t able to start planting until it starts warming up outside. 274 more words


What a difference a day makes...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

This afternoon, you can hear thunder roaring all around, and rain is coming in heavy waves, time and time again.  So far, we’ve received .9″ (24mm), and it looks like it has ‘set in’ to rain all night long. 186 more words