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The North Scott Agriculture spring banquet on May 7 celebrated a year of FFA achievements and successes, which included pulling off the banquet through a power outage. more
Safety first on the farm. That’s the lesson North Scott FFA students preached last week to dozens of classmates who have zero farm exposure. more
Generous weather conditions for field work last week allowed Iowa farmers to make substantial planting progress — they seeded about 41 percent of the state’s corn crop and about 33 percent of soybeans. more
Lawmakers delivered on the Iowa Farm Bureau’s top priority: Strict limits on property tax increases, with more public votes on big capital projects, whether town councils or county boards borrow or not. more
Corn planting in Iowa is roughly on schedule this year and is 11 days ahead of last year, when planting was significantly delayed by rain in much of the state. more
North Scott FFA students participated in three science fairs this year, with 10 students advancing to national FFA Agriscience Fair, and freshmen Jordan Jones and Kaitlyn Knepper becoming North Scott’s first international qualifiers. more
A robust farm economy, soil health and land values are topics that will drive discussion at the 95th annual Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference May 17 in Ames. more
McCausland’s best-kept secret has quietly been growing on the edge of town for more than 30 years. more
The Iowa House passed legislation last week restricting drone surveillance of livestock facilities without the permission of the property owner more
A fund that helps shield Iowa farmers from losses from bankruptcies of the companies that buy or store their grain is poised to tax their products for the first time in more than 30 years, which has prompted legislation that could overhaul the fund. more
A streak of warm and dry weather has created ideal conditions for some Iowa farmers to start planting their corn crop this week. more
Iowans may soon be able to buy and sell unpasteurized milk if a bill passed by the Iowa House this week becomes law. more
There is plenty of time to negotiate with landowners and enough wiggle room in Wolf Carbon Solutions’ proposed carbon dioxide pipeline route to avoid using eminent domain for the project, said Nick Noppinger, the company’s senior vice president of corporate development. more
Iowa’s first crop progress and condition report of the season anticipates planters in fields soon. more
North Scott High School sophomore Ashley Mose was among 75 students from across the nation to attend the National FFA Next Gen Animal Systems Conference in Denver, and the lone Iowan among students. more
Income for Iowa farmers might decline $1.1 billion per year if the state’s ethanol plants are unable to capture and sequester their carbon dioxide with the help of proposed pipelines to transport it, according to a study commissioned by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association more
2023 Southeast FFA District Results more
Nominations are now open for the 2023 Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year. This prestigious annual honor is given to an Iowa farmer who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to environmental stewardship and leadership. more
One of the best agriculture educators in Iowa not only earned statewide recognition for FFA’s tremendous growth at North Scott; Emily Kruse also planned her own surprise celebration. more
Donahue farmer Amy Nelson said she felt heard in Des Moines. more
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