Grant Hilbert, 21, of Ankeny, made enough money from YouTube videos of him playing the Farming Simulator video game to help him buy 250 acres in Mahaska County that he now has planted in corn and soybeans.
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By Steve Gravelle, - correspondent Small Business News Jun. 9, 2022 6:00 am177d ago
With a bit more cool weather, berries should be red and plump by the time customers who book an appointment arrive to pick their own.
The Iowa Legislature wants to spend $1 million next year to revise the state’s long-standing nitrogen fertilizer calculator used in seven corn-growing states. Some water quality advocates fear the update will mean more fertilizer applied to fields and more runoff into streams and lakes, but two Iowa State professors welcome the opportunity for new research into the nitrogen question.
By Jared Strong - Iowa Capital Dispatch
Federal Government May. 19, 2022 4:29 pm197d ago
Culver is returning to his leadership position at the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, which boosts farmers’ access to loans.
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Agriculture May. 13, 2022 6:00 am204d ago
Since Iowa confirmed it latest case of the avian flu May 2 in a backyard flock in Bremer County, at least 16 other outbreaks in eight states have been reported, leading farmers to cull tens of thousands of chickens, turkeys and ducks to slow the spread of the disease, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
At the height of the pandemic, the meat processing industry worked closely with political appointees in the Trump administration to stave off health restrictions and keep slaughterhouses open even as COVID-19 spread rapidly among workers, according to a Congressional report released Thursday.