Gold-Eagle Cooperative News

Iowa Learning Farms Report: 15 Years of Conservation Outreach
Monday, April 22, 2019

Iowa Learning Farms, a hands-on education and outreach program for Iowa landowners and agricultural producers, published its 15-Year Summary Report highlighting the organization’s activities, successes and challenges since its inception in 2004.

Flood Damage and Prevented Planting
Monday, April 22, 2019

Depending on the extent of flood damage on your property, you may qualify for crop insurance prevented planting payments. This article will review the final planting dates and late planting periods, and highlight some unknowns and considerations as you assess the damage to your property.

NDSU Extension Helps Vitalize Rural Communities
Monday, April 22, 2019

On a Friday night in 2013, Edie Ramstad decided to close her business the following Monday, not because it was failing, but because she couldn’t keep up with the demand.

Take Action Against External Parasites and Pests in Poultry
Monday, April 22, 2019

Whether a producer keeps a few poultry birds or several thousand, common external parasites such as fleas, ticks, lice and mites can be devastating.

Introducing Beescape: A New Online Tool and Community to Support Bees
Monday, April 22, 2019

A new online tool and community, called Beescape, enables beekeepers, or anyone interested in bees, to understand the specific stressors to which the bees in their managed hives, home gardens or farms are exposed, according to researchers at Penn State.

Here We Go Again: How Many Days Does It Take to Plant the U.S. Corn Crop?
Monday, April 22, 2019

USDA’s release of the March Prospective Planting report indicated an increase in planted acreage for corn in 2019. At 92.8 million acres, the report shows approximately 3.7 million additional acres of corn planted to be planted compared to last year.

Assessing Personnel Management Skills
Monday, April 15, 2019

Introduction As farms continue to consolidate it becomes increasingly important to assess a farm’s management skills.  At a certain farm size, it is no longer easy or feasible for the manager or managers to wear every management hat.  How does the management team determine when to focus on professional development, delegate management tasks among mangers, […]

Disposing of Flood-Soaked Grains and Forages
Monday, April 15, 2019

Regulatory Considerations The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) recognizes in NDEQ Guidance Document 11-023 that flood-soaked grain or hay is almost certain to be contaminated, making it unfit for use as food or feed. Therefore, the NDEQ has historically allowed spoiled grain or hay to be land-applied to agricultural fields, with consideration for the nature […]

Sign-up for Conservation Stewardship Program
Monday, April 15, 2019

The next deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding this year is May 10, 2019. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments and contract extensions in fiscal year 2019. The 2018 Farm Bill made several changes to this critical conservation program, which helps […]

U.S.-China Trade Talks-“Great Progress,” Yet “Some Way to Go.”
Monday, April 15, 2019

Late last week, Los Angeles Times writer Don Lee reported that, “Despite hopes that a U.S.-China trade deal is at hand, President Trump said Thursday that some key issues have yet to be resolved and that they are not close enough for him to announce a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. “Trump said that he should know ‘over the next four weeks’ whether […]

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