Ag News

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Soy, Corn Growers Wanted For On-Farm Trials | 01-Oct-2004

Harvest is in full swing and chances are many growers are using harvest equipment with advanced tech..

Hog farmers take pride in giving back to community | 28-Sep-2004

Check the hogs. Order feed. Harvest the corn. Update farm records. Review manure management plans. G..

FMD detected in Brazil | 17-Sep-2004

A case of foot-and-mouth disease has been detected in the Amazon area of Brazil. Officials there rec..

Cargill uses election to promote interest in hamburgers | 16-Sep-2004

In a bid to generate consumer interest in hamburgers at a time of high ground beef prices, Cargill M..

Ag sector not immune from world financial crisis | 15-Sep-2004

As much of the U.S. financial sector absorbs severe blows from the mortgage credit crisis, farmers a..

Food irradiation could zap decades of misery | 07-Sep-2004

By Michael Fumento "Frozen foods are antedated, ask for yours-IRRADIATED!" declared an enthusia..

CSIF partners with Cyclone Athletics to promote agriculture | 02-Sep-2004

The Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers will tout animal agriculture and the value of food productio..


A new service to help Iowa livestock farmers understand and follow complicated and costly regul..

ISU sees flaws in state air quality standards | 18-Aug-2004

Iowa State University believes a state hydrogen sulfide health effects standard should follow federa..

Farmers praise CSIF's swift action against PETA | 11-Aug-2004

Swift action by farmers, commodity organizations and the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers resulte..


WEST DES MOINES, IA - Aug. 10, 2004 - An advertisement sponsored by the People for the Ethical Treat..

Farm organizations work together to slow the loss of livestock, farmers | 05-Aug-2004

By Mike McGinnis Commodities Editor DTN News Reprinted with permission DES MOINES (..

Conditions are right for record U.S. corn crop | 03-Aug-2004

Expectations of a big U.S. corn harvest are growing faster than the crop itself as harvest inches cl..

Ethanol plant to expand | 03-Aug-2004

Midwest Grain Processors Cooperative (MGP) last week announced plans to double the capacity of its d..

Farm expenditures up 3 percent in 2003 | 30-Jul-2004

It cost farmers 3 percent more to produce food in 2003, the latest figures from the U.S. Department ..

New Group Urges Farmers to be Proactive | 26-Jul-2004

By Ray Weikal Ottumwa Courier Staff Writer Published with permission, July 26, 2004 WA..

Ag's security vulnerability topic of recent meeting | 21-Jul-2004

Protecting American agriculture from terrorism remains a top priority for both the state and federal..

Growers like soybean checkoff, refuse referendum | 19-Jul-2004

A producer referendum on continuing the national mandatory soybean checkoff will not be held, the U...

Iowa Premium Pork to open plant in LeMars | 19-Jul-2004

The Iowa Premium Pork Co. has raised enough funds through its producer equity drive to open a pork f..

DES MOINES REGISTER hilghlights CSIF, value of livestock production | 11-Jul-2004

WEST DES MOINES, IA - July 11, 2004 -- The Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers (CSIF) is helping gro..