FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Battle Lines Drawn on Iowa Plan
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jan 11, 2013 01:52 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Harcourt, Iowa, farmer Dale Peterson said he believes Iowa producers are getting a bad rap in the public square.

For years the central Iowa farmer has implemented conservation measures to keep his farm productive and livable for generations to come -- not because anyone made him do it.

That's why he said he believes the state's proposed voluntary nutrient management strategy will work if given time -- that it's the only way to successfully expand the use of conservation among Iowa's 92,300 farmers.

"As a for-profit business, it would be cost prohibitive for me or any farmer ...

Quick View
  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Batten Down the Hatches Purdue economists forecast multiple years of negative or narrow margins for corn and soybean prod...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
Related News Stories
Cover Crops in Demand
PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought
Covering Up
Conservation Compliance High
States Sue Over WOTUS
Farming With Friendlies
Rain, Rain, Go Away
WOTUS Fine Print
Crops Swim in Texas
Explore Your Roots