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Serving Twice By: 09/15/2014 @ 4:05pm

Travel to DeWitt, Iowa, and you’ll find a stubborn farmer growing an acre of pick-your-own blueberries. You may wonder why in the world he chose to grow blueberries in…

Brazilian Presidential Election 'Less Negative' For Agriculture By: 10/26/2014 @ 11:00pm

Brazilians went to the polls Sunday and reelected incumbent Dilma Roussef in a tight race with less than 4% of margin…

Zulauf on Farm Program Signup By: 09/19/2014 @ 12:49pm

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Planning for Winter’s Farm Program Sign-up By: 09/10/2014 @ 6:13pm

With cash prices already well below some triggers for payments under the 2014 Farm Bill, sign-up for its programs now looks more important. For corn, the reference price (something like the old target price)…

Cutting Wood By: 08/26/2014 @ 6:25am

You know the only thing wrong with this country?OK, that’s perhaps a little all-inclusive.You know one thing that’s wrong with this country? It’s not fun to cut firewood in the summertime.You can trust…

Where to Get FSA Yield Info By: 08/11/2014 @ 4:54pm

By now you may have gotten a letter from your local Farm Service Agency office with information about your farm or farms' historical bases and yields. The new farm bill will allow you to bring the base…

Support Farmer Veterans By: 08/08/2014 @ 3:21pm

There are a lot of similarities between farming and being in the military, says farmer and veteran Paul Kanning. “After the military, I thought about opening a sporting good store and about all the things…

Farm Bill Process Starts Soon By: 07/22/2014 @ 7:44pm

In a webinar posted this Tuesday, a Farm Service Agency official and an Iowa State University economist set the stage for a farm bill process that starts soon but is likely to go on for about six months.Kevin…

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