Posts With Keyword ‘USDA’

Conservation Reserve Program Signup Results Announced

Posted: Saturday, June 25th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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The latest sign up in the US Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Reserve Program is benefiting Iowa.  

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Conservation Reserve Program Signup Period Announced

Posted: Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 6:24 am

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the next general signup period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) which begins on March 14th. 

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Washington Soil and Water Conservation District Meeting

Posted: Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at 6:22 am

The Washington Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding their monthly meeting next Thursday, December 2nd at 7:30 pm. Tentative agenda items include financial statements, bills for payment, cost share payments and conservation plans. The meeting will be held at the USDA office and is open to the public. For more information, contact the Washington Soil and Water Conservation District at 653-6654.

Ground Breaking for Kalona Valley Apartments Today Thanks to USDA

Posted: Thursday, October 28th, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Kalona Valley Apartments will be breaking ground on a new five unit addition today.

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Washington Soil And Water Conservation District Meeting Tonight

Posted: Thursday, October 7th, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Washington Soil & Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting this evening at 7:30 pm at the USDA Office.

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SURE Application Deadline Is September 30th

Posted: Saturday, September 25th, 2010 at 9:08 am

September is the last month applications can be submitted to the USDA Farm Service Agency for 2008 Supplemental Revenue Assistance program

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Rain Lowers Good To Excellent Corn Crop

Posted: Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 6:39 am

Good to excellent rated corn in Iowa fell this week to 65%, a 7% loss from last week’s 72% rating.

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USDA Crop Report

Posted: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 6:23 am

Again last week, weather conditions gave farmers in southeast Iowa little opportunity to continue with field work.

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SE Iowa Farmers Make Headway on Replanting

Posted: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 at 7:21 am

After several weeks of wet conditions, southeast Iowa farmers were finally able to get back into the fields and focus on getting crops in the ground.

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Heavy Rainfall in May Hinders Planting

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 at 7:30 am

The USDA indicates Southeast Iowa has received over 10 inches of rain so far this month which has caused crop concerns.

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Riverside Farmer Awarded USDA Loan for Energy Effecient Grain Drying System

Posted: Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 at 5:50 am

Senator Chuck Grassley announced this week the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Rural Development has awarded six loans totaling over 76 thousand dollars to Iowa through the Rural Energy for America Program. 

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Wet Weather Continues to Delay Planting

Posted: Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at 6:53 am

Another wet week hindered the planting progress in southeast Iowa. The USDA reports that there was less than a half a day of suitable for field work last week.

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Wind, Rain and Frost Hinder Corn Planting

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 7:20 am

Scattered showers, high winds, cooler temperatures mixed with some frost hindered planting progress

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Corn Planting Nearly Complete in SE Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 7:09 am

Southeast Iowa Farmers have nearly completed corn planting for the season.

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Southeast Iowa Farmer’s nearly 3/4 Done with Corn Planting

Posted: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at 5:57 am

Southeast Iowa farmers have made some of the most corn planting progress in the state.

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Corn Planting Way Ahead of Schedule

Posted: Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 7:35 am

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Southeast Iowa farmers are leading the charge this planting season.

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Iowa Corn Estimates Down, Hawkeye State Still Leads Nation

Posted: Friday, April 2nd, 2010 at 6:45 am

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The latest statistics from the USDA indicate Iowa farmers intend to plant 13.5 million acres of corn this year.

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Two Local Biofuel Makers Receive Federal Funding

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 6:54 am

Two local biofuels plants are getting federal grant money to expand production.

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Natel gets USDA Loan to Provide Rural Broadband Service

Posted: Friday, March 5th, 2010 at 6:42 am

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A Fairfield based company is getting a loan from the federal government to provide broadband internet service to rural areas in Southeast Iowa.

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Local Businesses Awarded Grants

Posted: Thursday, February 25th, 2010 at 5:45 am

Ten local small business owners are receiving funding for participating in a workshop presented by the Keokuk County Extension and the Indian Hills Community College.

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