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Weather has been hot and wet

April HemmesAug 22, 2016

August 22, 2016 Weather has been hot and wet, which is a bad combination for beans in Iowa.  Sudden death syndrome (SDS) has started to…

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Stillman Farm, Emmetsburg, Iowa

Jim StillmanFeb 1, 2016

Jim Stillman - Emmetsburg, Iowa December 21, 2015 While we’re mostly finished with everything we wanted to take care of in the fields, we’re still hoping…

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Iowa Farm Family Sustains Operation Over 100 Years

USSEC Staff WriterNov 3, 2015

As this year’s soybean harvest draws to a close, one farm family is looking back on the last 100 years to plan for the next…

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Our harvest went really well

John HeisdorfferDec 8, 2014

Now, that harvest is over, we’ve been cutting a little brush and working on taxes and getting things ready for the meeting season. Our harvest…

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Saving the Soil for the Future

Lisa HumphreysJul 1, 2014

If you walk through the fields on Laura and Bill Foell’s corn and soybean farm in Iowa in the spring, you might notice seedlings poking…

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Harvesting Soybeans

USSEC Staff WriterOct 7, 2013

This week Laura shared with us that her farm will begin harvesting their soybeans and that they will be a high-quality product. Q: What are…