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NAIG HIGHLIGHTS ANIMAL DISEASE EMERGENCY PREPARATIONS, WATER QUALITY AND RENEWABLE FUELS INFRASTRUCTURE IN BUDGET REQUEST

Mike Naig

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today requested an additional $250,000 to support foreign animal disease response preparations as part of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request. Naig also emphasized the importance of continued funding for the Iowa Water Quality Initiative and Renewable Fuels Infrastructure […]

NAIG COMMENTS ON FINAL IOWA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION REPORT OF THE SEASON

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “Iowa farmers have dealt with numerous challenges throughout the growing season, including flooding in northwest Iowa and serious drought […]

NAIG COMMENTS ON IOWA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION REPORT

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “Slow but steady harvest progress continues as farmers deal with challenging conditions to bring in their crops including rain, […]

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Drops to Historically Low 2.4 Percent

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 2.4 percent in October. The state’s jobless rate was 2.9 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent in October. “Due to increases in our manufacturing and construction sectors, Iowa has not seen an unemployment rate this low since March, […]

NAIG COMMENTS ON IOWA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION REPORT

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “Farmers have now harvested 83 percent of corn and 94 percent of soybeans, which is 3 and 4 days […]

Home Base Iowa businesses receive national recognition from U.S. Dept. of Labor

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds congratulated two Home Base Iowa businesses on Friday after they were selected to receive 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration awards. The U.S. Department of Labor announced this week that BDC Group, Inc. in Cedar Rapids will be awarded a platinum medallion and SHINN KELLOGG, LLC in Albia will […]

NAIG: FARMERS USING COVER CROPS CAN SIGN UP NOW FOR REDUCTION IN CROP INSURANCE PREMIUMS

Cover Crop (Iowa Department of Agriculture)

In addition to reducing nutrient loss, cover crops can provide long-term value to farmers DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today announced that farmers who are using cover crops and not receiving state or federal cost share can sign up for a $5 per acre premium reduction on their crop insurance. A […]

NAIG COMMENTS ON IOWA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION REPORT

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “The cool wet weather kept farmers mostly out of the fields and as a result they were only able […]

Weather Conditions Impacting Grain Quality

Mycotoxin Watch by Region (submitted image)

This year continues the chain of years with unusual harvest conditions driven by rapid weather changes in the latter part of the growing season. In mid-August, crops were significantly ahead of schedule in terms of maturity. Heat and moisture in May and June accelerated the pace of development, to the point that signs of maturity […]

NAIG COMMENTS ON IOWA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION REPORT

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “This run of extremely wet weather has slowed harvest progress dramatically and as a result soybean harvest is now […]

     

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