This is the first week since the partial government shutdown that the USDA has issued its regular update on the fall harvest.
A wet spring put some farmers in the behind schedule and even forced some to replant their crops. Data on how the harvest is progressing in each of the Tri-States is harder to come by than usual.
Despite a partial shutdown of the federal government, the U.S. Drought Monitor Map is still online, and being updated.
The partial shutdown of the Federal Government is hitting at the same time that the current farm bill expires. What does that expiration mean for farm programs, including conservation?
The USDA wants farmers to use a new conservation practice to help control the water levels in their fields.
The latest USDA drought monitor map shows that 70 percent of Iowa is abnormally dry. That includes all of Des Moines, Henry and Lee counties.
The USDA has issued a report of saying despite a soggy planting season, farmers will still break records this year.
Three events scheduled for this week for focusing on housing in the tri-state region.
The deadline for the USDA’s Ag census is at the end of the month. It's conducted every 5 years and collects information on land prices and ownership as well as agricultural practices.
Iowa received almost twice its average amount of rainfall in April. The precipitation replenished soil moisture but delayed this spring’s planting.