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DES MOINES — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has set a July 23 deadline for agricultural producers and landowners to apply for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General signup 56. … more
WATERLOO — Entries are now being accepted into the 2021 Capture the Heart of America photo contest. From day-to-day life on the family farm to the ever-changing industry, agriculture has proven … more
FEMA is amending the agency’s COVID-19 funeral assistance policy to assist with COVID-19 related fatalities that occurred in the early months of the pandemic. This policy change will allow … more
DES MOINES — Millions of people will flood to Des Moines this August for the return of the Iowa State Fair. One of the traditions surrounding the 11-day event is the Iowan of the Day program. The … more
WEST DES MOINES — From edible crickets and customized meat packages to amplifying efforts in sustainability, today’s young farmers are putting forth unique ideas that enhance Iowa’s diverse … more
The calls have been coming in to field offices and conservation officers for the past few weeks, and will only increase as the first few weeks of June marks the peak of the deer fawning season. … more
AMES — The Iowa 4-H Foundation has opened its call for nominations for the annual Alum of the Day awards at the Iowa State Fair. Ten individuals will be chosen to be recognized each day of the … more
DES MOINES — Precipitation averaged more than an inch below normal for the month of May, stream flows are dropping, soil moisture is low and shallow groundwater conditions are a concern in several … more
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs announced $600,000 in grants for historic preservation projects in or near Creston, Decorah, Elkader, Keokuk and Muscatine. Iowa’s Rural … more
Iowa residents can try fishing without buying a license on June 4, 5 and 6 as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) free fishing weekend. All other regulations remain in … more
DES MOINES, IOWA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced an initiative to quantify the climate benefits of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts. This … more
Each year, Eastern Iowa Light & Power Cooperative awards one year, $1,000 college scholarships to 15 area high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college or university, and five $1,000 … more
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