Posts With Keyword ‘USDA’

Loan Secured for Wayland Industrial Park Land Purchase

Posted: Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The planned industrial park in Wayland has received financial assistance.

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All Area Fields Short on Moisture

Posted: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 at 6:22 am

After another dry week, southeast Iowa’s fields are in rough shape when it comes to moisture.

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Soybean Planting Behind Average

Posted: Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 6:24 am

While still behind years past, soybean planting in southeast Iowa saw a lot of progress over the last few weeks.

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USDA Releases Soybean County Estimates for 2012

Posted: Monday, February 25th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The US Department of Agriculture has released its statistics on the 2012 soybean yield by county.

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Non Irrigated Crop Land Values Increase Over Last Year

Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The cost of renting non-irrigated farmland in southeast Iowa is on an upward trend from last year – this according to the annual Cash Rental Rate report from the USDA.  

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Rainfall May Benefit Soybean Farmers

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Crop conditions across southeast Iowa remain bad, but rainfall late last week may be giving soybean farmers some hope.

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Conditions Across Southeast Iowa Remain the Same

Posted: Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 at 6:26 am

Even with scattered showers and cooler temperatures, crop conditions showed little change over the last week, this according to the USDA’s latest Crop and Weather Report.

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Area Farmer Set To Receive Federal Funds

Posted: Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 at 6:26 am

An area farmer is set to receive government funding to produce renewable energy and make energy efficiency improvements.  

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Disaster Declaration Means Availability of Emergency Loans to Southeast Iowa Farmers

Posted: Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 at 6:51 am

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Farmers in southeast Iowa may be eligible for low-interest emergency loans.  

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Drought Continues to Affect Crops

Posted: Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Field and crop conditions in southeast Iowa continue to get worse.

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Numerous Southeast Iowa Farmers Eligible for Emergency Loans

Posted: Friday, July 20th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Farmers in several counties in southeast Iowa may be eligible for low-interest emergency loans.  

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Still Dry in South East Iowa

Posted: Sunday, July 1st, 2012 at 6:25 am

The number of fields with adequate moisture in South East Iowa continues to dwindle.

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Weekend Rain Helps Topsoil

Posted: Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 6:24 am

The three inches of rain we received this past weekend helped to a certain degree for fields short on moisture.

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USDA Releases Crop & Weather Report

Posted: Saturday, June 9th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The USDA has released the crop and weather report for last week.

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Columbus Junction Circus Warning

Posted: Saturday, May 19th, 2012 at 6:23 am

A circus set to perform in Columbus Junction today is facing federal charges.

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Iowa State University Extension offers First Time Home Buyer Online Course

Posted: Sunday, May 6th, 2012 at 6:25 am

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Iowa State University is offering an online course to help potential homebuyers in rural areas get the qualifications needed to receive a loan.

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Farm Program Deadlines

Posted: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 6:25 am

USDA’s Iowa Farm Service Agency is reminding producers that the deadline for enrolling in certain programs is coming shortly.

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FSA Conservation Reserve Program Meeting Announced

Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 6:24 am

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency, or FSA, has announced informational meetings for their Conservation Reserve Program. The Conservation Reserve Program allows landowners to sign up environmentally desirable land for continuous conservation practices.

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Fairfield NRCS Office to be Closed

Posted: Friday, January 13th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The USDA is proposing office closures all across the country to eliminate redundancies in service and reduce costs. The Fairfield Natural Resource Conservation office is one of 24 NRCS offices that will be closed across the country.

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Cooking and Energy Saving Tips

Posted: Thursday, November 24th, 2011 at 6:30 am

A list of tips has been prepared to keep energy costs down while preparing Thanksgiving meals.

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