News and Events


100 Year Celebration Photo Contest

2018 marks our 100-year celebration. Share your historic agriculture photos with us for a chance to be published in our newsletter.


CATTLE ALERT--The Perfect Storm!

A delayed spring has put your cattle at risk. Cold and snowy weather one week and 80 degree weather the next week has put us in the path of the perfect storm.


Agriculture Retail Group Supports Clean Water for Iowa

Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance (ACWA) reaffirmed its commitment to improving water quality with the approval of the organization’s 2018 work plan during the March board of directors meeting.


Get Your Planter Ready for #Plant18

With all the cold weather and rain, it’s hard to believe we are only weeks away from #plant18.


Key Cooperative Announces Scholarship Opportunity

Key Cooperative will award twelve $1,000 non-renewable scholarships this spring. 


Improvements to Crop Insurance Continue

USDA strengthens crop insurance program to keep rural economy viable


Iowa Program Offers Crop Insurance Premium Reduction for Cover Crop Use

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) has announced a new program aimed at increasing acres of cover crops in the state.


Report Highlights Food, Ag Science Breaktroughs

Explores success of research projects funded by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative


Different Kind of Breakdown

Cornstalks can be a blessing and a curse. While we all know the importance of residue, it’s also

Prevent Compaction with Field Traffic Plan

With harvest underway, some producers are concerned about compaction as their large combines and grain carts move across the

Iowa Crop Performance Tests for Soybeans Marks 50th Anniversary

The Iowa Crop Improvement Association, an Iowa State University affiliated nonprofit, is marking the 50th anniversary of its Iowa Crop Performance Tests for Soybeans, which offers Iowa farmers independent information to help select the best soybeans for their needs.

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