Warmer than average conditions continued across Iowa with a statewide average of 65.2 degrees, 11.7 degrees above normal. The statewide weekly average precipitation was 0.26 inch while the normal is 0.66 inch.
Agricultural news, updates and trends from The Gazette.
Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig said he expects 2021 to be “another year where you’re going to have a lot of variability, but I think generally we can say things look better than we might have expected.”
By Rod Boshart, - Gazette Des Moines Bureau Business News Sep. 29, 2021 2:12 pm
The price of tillable farm land in Iowa increased by 18.8 percent over the past six months, with a statewide average of $12,182 per acre compared to $10,221 last March
Gazette staff and wires News Sep. 28, 2021 6:28 pm
Professor Lisa Schulte Moore, a landscape ecologist who has conducted groundbreaking research to help address sustainable farming, water quality and climate change, Tuesday became the university’s first MacArthur Fellow.
By Jaci Smith, - Mason Coty Globe Gazette
Business News Sep. 20, 2021 3:48 pm
A Fort Dodge-based cooperative with several locations across North Iowa was struck by a ransonware attack and has shut down its computer systems as a result.
In 2004, a group of Midwestern soil scientists, including John Sawyer at Iowa State University, developed the Maximum Return to Nitrogen, a practice that calls for weighing the prices of corn and fertilizer to find the sweet spot of productivity and profit without waste. The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation criticized the approach in a July podcast.
Special Sections Oct. 13, 2021 9:47 pm
Iowa City native Corbin Scholz found her passion in organic farming. She is part of a growing trend of women taking on leadership roles in agriculture.
Business News Sep. 10, 2021 2:40 pm
A new White House council on U.S. economic conditions held its first meeting Friday, with participants highlighting at least 18 actions taken to help consumers and potentially lower prices.