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8/28/14 Yard and Garden: Improve Landscape in Late Summer, Early Fall

As late summer becomes early fall, it is a great time to get outside and do some yard work. Get tips on great ways to improve the yard, trees, garden and flower beds from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists.


8/25/14 Worksheet Helps Producers Identify Selections for 2014 Farm Bill

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides several resources to help farmland owners and operators make a one-time election of a commodity program from 2014-18 connected with the Agricultural Act of 2014.


8/25/14 Iowa Learning Farms to Host Four Cover Crop Field Days in September

Iowa Learning Farms is hosting four cover crop field days this September. Each event will have a different aspect of this conservation farming practice.


8/25/14 Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Story County

Iowa now has 13 counties infested with Emerald Ash Borer after beetles were found in Story City.


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