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Scout Nutrient Deficiencies Early in the Season

As corn starts to emerge amid cool and wet soil conditions, the potential for nutrient deficiencies is high. Proper diagnosis is the important first step to management. Next is deciding how to manage those deficiencies once they start.

Managing Weeds, Insects and Diseases

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is helping Iowa farmers manage weeds, insects and diseases in their fields. Pest management is key to high yields and quality grain.

A Showcase of the Pork Industry

More than 20,000 pork professionals, including more than 1,000 international visitors, are expected to participate in the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7-9, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. The world’s largest pork-specific trade show, educational seminars, live-hog shows, MusicFest and more will fill the long list of events.

Watch Your Mail for Propane Contracts

Energy is Key – especially when it comes to heating your home or fueling your operation. Key Cooperative is

Summer Uncertainty

Crop issues or Funds. Which wins out or has the bigger effect on the markets as we go through

USDA Budget Cuts Worry Iowa Farmers

Trump administration’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget has significant cuts for agriculture.

Nitrogen Stewardship, Step #2: Split Applying Your Nitrogen Investment

Last month I covered the first step in Nitrogen Stewardship, Nitrogen Stabilizers.  This month, I am going to cover

Dedicated to Our Waterways

So often we refer to sports analogies to help describe or

Northey on Branstad Confirmation

“Governor Branstad is uniquely qualified to serve in this critically important position and will vigorously support our nation’s interests,” said Northey.

12 Propane Grilling Safety Tips

The trees are starting to bud and people are leaving their jackets at home. This can only mean one thing: It’s grilling season!

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