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Evening Edition | Thursday, October 27, 2022

In tonight's Evening Edition, read about late-season irrigation, a second carbon pipeline in Iowa, and $759 million in funding for rural high-speed internet access.

Late Season Irrigation

Fear drives one of the most common mistakes irrigators make during the season.

That mistake? Making one last application when the soil profile has plenty of water to finish off the crop to assure top yields. 

Read on for the rules of thumb regarding fall irrigation.

Iowa Carbon Pipeline

A Texas-based company, Navigator CO2, filed for a permit with the Iowa Utilities Board on Tuesday to build a 900 mile pipeline across the state. It plans to transport liquefied carbon dioxide, collected from the smokestacks of ethanol refineries, to Illinois, where it would be sequestered underground.

The filing is the first hurdle that the company must clear to obtain formal approval from the board.

Read about the two other companies with current and former pipeline activity in the article linked below.

Broadband Funding

In the biggest USDA broadband announcement of the year, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Thursday that 49 projects will receive $759 million to bring high-speed internet access to rural communities from North Carolina to California. 

With the new funding, USDA has awarded $1.6 billion through the third round of ReConnect grants and loans this year.

Learn more about the total $2 billion in funding that is planned for distribution through 2023.

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Tip of the Day

Music is calming

AATF department logo Leave a weather monitor or radio turned on 24-7 – with the volume up – in your calving barn during calving season.

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