ISU Extension

New Chamber Director
2:55 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Oltmans Brings Fresh Perspective to Keokuk

Shelly Oltmans is the new Executive Director of the Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce.
Credit ISU Extension & Outreach

The new head of the Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce believes being an outsider will help her better do her job.

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Wet, Marginal Acres may go back into CRP
3:16 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Rain May Drive Farmland Back to CRP

Rain has corn planting behind schedule.
Credit http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/icm/2006/5-22/replant.html

Farmers faced not being able to get their corn in on time have several options. They may switch acres from corn to soybeans or they may use “prevented planting “ insurance.

Though some farmers may go with a different option.

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Lower Yield Anticipated
8:31 pm
Sat June 1, 2013

Excessive Rain Hurting Corn Crop

It could be a while before southeast Iowa's corn crop looks like this.

The extremely wet spring southeast Iowa is experiencing could hurt local corn production.

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Smaller Increase Than Rest of State
12:58 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Farm Rent Up In SE Iowa

Farm Rents ups 55 dollars an acre for Southeast Iowa.

The cost to rent farmland in southeast Iowa has increased substantially in the last five years.  The increases have been even higher statewide.

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Women and Hispanic farmers may receive payments
3:24 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Deadline Looms for USDA Discrimination Claims

Credit https://www.facebook.com/AgriWomen/photos_stream

Women and Hispanic farmers who believe that were discriminated against by the USDA have one month left to file a claim with the federal government.

Women and Hispanic farmers who believe they were denied USDA farm service loans have until march 25th to file claims.

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real-time soil moisture readings online.
9:51 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Sensor Network to Provide IA Drought Data

Credit ISU Extension

During last summer’s drought it was difficult for farmers to get accurate data on how dry the soil was. An Iowa State University project that’s been in the works for several years, will change that.

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Corn Still in Trouble
10:53 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Rain Could Help SE Iowa Soybeans

The rainfall from Hurricane Isaac is both good and bad news for southeast Iowa farmers.

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ISU Extension Survey Revealed
6:30 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Sustainability Summit – Lee County

Iowa State University Extension's Sustainability Summit for Lee County in Keokuk.

Lee County has been called the “Poster Child” for unemployment in Iowa.

Help could be on the way with the possible development of a fertilizer plant, but that would be just the start of what is needed to reverse years of job losses.

A recently-released study highlights the county’s strengths and weaknesses, but taking advantage of that information requires community support and interest.

Phil Chancellor of Keokuk has more free time on his hands now that he has retired after a career in the field of high-tech telecommunications.

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