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Iowa: Funding Cuts to Eliminate Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture – DTN

Iowa: Funding Cuts to Eliminate Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Apr 20, 2017

Just three weeks ago, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University was celebrating its 30th anniversary with guest lecturers, including some of the former state legislators who helped create the center. But in a surprise move last

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Farm Business: Evaluating a Wind Energy Agreement – Ag Law

Farm Business: Evaluating a Wind Energy Agreement – Ag Law

👤By Kristine A. Tidgren, Iowa State University, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation 🕔May 31, 2016

We’ve recently received a number of inquiries regarding wind energy agreements. This article, while not offering legal advice, is intended to inform landowners as to some of the key legal issues they should consider when evaluating a wind energy agreement

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U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Landowners Over Corps in Clean Water Act Case

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Landowners Over Corps in Clean Water Act Case

👤By Kristine A. Tidgren, Iowa State University, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation 🕔May 31, 2016

Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., No. 15-290, 578 U.S. The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled today (May 31,2016) that an approved jurisdictional determination from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stating that property contains “waters of the

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Iowa: Using Twitter to Track Crop Diseases

Iowa: Using Twitter to Track Crop Diseases

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔May 23, 2016

University Extension scientists are hoping to harness the power of farmers on Twitter to track the spread of corn and soybean diseases this summer. Led by Iowa State University plant pathologist Daren Mueller, the tweet campaign is the first step

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Crop Production Imagery – Best Management Practices

Crop Production Imagery – Best Management Practices

👤By Zach VanderLeest, Ryan Bergman, Matt Darr, Chris Murphy - Iowa State University 🕔May 19, 2016

Key Points: RGB (color) imagery is similar to viewing a digital photograph taken from a plane. Near infrared (NIR) imagery provides a greater assessment of plant health than traditional photos by visualizing color bands outside of what the human eye

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Iowa Law Q&A: When Farm Family Members Are Tenants in Common

👤By Kristine A. Tidgren, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, ISU 🕔May 4, 2016

It’s a common situation that often leads to conflict. A father dies without a will and his three children inherit his farm through the rules of intestate succession. Or maybe an aunt dies with a will leaving a one-third share

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Herbicide Resistance: Researchers to Conduct Farmer Survey

Herbicide Resistance: Researchers to Conduct Farmer Survey

👤By Michael Owen, Iowa State University 🕔Nov 27, 2015

The spread of herbicide-resistant weeds is a growing problem in many parts of the United States, and the number of weed species with resistance to glyphosate and other herbicides has risen dramatically; contributing to lower yields and profits for farmers.

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CRP Payments for Non-Farmers – Tax Questions

CRP Payments for Non-Farmers – Tax Questions

👤By Roger A. McEowen, Iowa State University 🕔Nov 24, 2015

Overview The recent non-acquiescence issued by the IRS in the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Morehouse v. Comr. has raised a question among some as to whether Form 8275 should be filed with the

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Land Grant University Grad Seeks to Promote Higher Ag Learning

Land Grant University Grad Seeks to Promote Higher Ag Learning

👤By Carlos Harris, USDA NIFA 🕔Jul 16, 2015

Ever since their inception 125 years ago with passage of the Second Morrill Act, 1890 land-grant universities (LGU) have had a major impact on the lives of students in 18 states in the field of food and agricultural science.  The

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of California Raisin Growers – Why It Matters.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of California Raisin Growers – Why It Matters.

👤By Roger A. McEowen, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, Iowa State University 🕔Jun 25, 2015

  Editor’s Note: The information below is from the article: United States Supreme Court Says Raisin Marketing Order Effected Unconstitutional Taking. To read the full  article with Background, Facts of the Case and More –  Click Here. For more than a decade, California raisin growers have been warring

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