Friday, June 01, 2007

Friday Farm News Roundup

Here's a look at some of the stories in agriculture news from the past week.

Planting of corn in Iowa is nearly complete, according to a report from Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey.

The Des Moines Register is reporting that growth in the renewable fuels industry is bringing up the value of Iowa farmland.

A Wallaces Farmer article discusses research showing that global warming will cause depletion of soil nutrients.

Wild hogs are on the loose and it's a big problem, according to a story on Radio Iowa.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier has a report on how the conservation debate is shaping federal ag legislation.

The Sioux Falls Argus Leader has a story about an Iowa dairy that's going organic.

Iowa Farmer Today reports on the bull market enjoyed by dairy farmers.

The Brownfield Network reported that more melamine has been found in animal feed, but this time imports weren't involved.

Members of Iowa Future Farmers of America were honored with proficiency awards, according to an article on Iowa Farmer Today.

Radio Iowa has a piece about a traveler who is promoting locally grown foods.

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