KJAN Ag/Outdoor

From County extension to conservation to grain prices, we provide lots of information every day on KJAN.  Here is some of that information on the web too!  We hope you find it useful.

USDA Report 6-14-2012

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June 14th, 2012 by admin

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Posted County Prices for 6-14-12

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June 14th, 2012 by admin

Cass County: Corn $5.99, Beans $13.78

Adair County: Corn $5.96, Beans $13.81

Adams County: Corn $5.96, Beans $13.77

Audubon County: Corn $5.98, Beans $13.80

East Pottawattamie County: Corn $6.02, Beans $13.78

Guthrie County: Corn $6.01, Beans $13.82

Montgomery County: Corn $6.01, Beans $13.80

Shelby County: Corn $6.02, Beans $13.78

Oats $2.97 (always the same in all counties)

Posted County Prices for 6-13-2012

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June 13th, 2012 by admin

Cass County: Corn $5.98, Beans $13.77

Adair County: Corn $5.95, Beans $13.80

Adams County: Corn $5.95, Beans $13.80

Audubon County: Corn $5.97, Beans $13.83

East Pottawattamie County: Corn $6.01, Beans $13.81

Guthrie County: Corn $6.00, Beans $13.85

Montgomery County: Corn $6.00, Beans $13.83

Shelby County: Corn $6.01, Beans $13.81

Oats $2.97 (always the same in all counties)

Cass County Extension Report 6-13-2012

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June 13th, 2012 by admin

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Mild winter boosts Iowa’s pheasant population

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June 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa should see an increase in its pheasant population this year, thanks to the mild winter and warm spring.  The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says its nesting forecast predicts the population will increase by more than 40 percent. Wildlife biologist Todd Bogenschutz says it would be the first statewide increase in more than six years.  He says the pheasants will be able to expand and reoccupy grassland habitats where they’ve been depleted by five severe winters.  Bogenschutz says a roadside survey in August is the best gauge of the pheasant population. He says during the past 50 years there have been weather conditions similar to this year about six times, and the average increase in pheasant populations during those years was 42 percent.

Volunteers Needed to help sort waste in Iowa State Parks

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June 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Green Veterans AmeriCorps members will be leading volunteers in waste audits at Iowa’s state parks this summer. Volunteers are needed to assist with separating, weighing, documenting, and bagging recyclables for processing. The information collected will be used to determine the feasibility of onsite recycling in state parks.

Waste audits are planned locally, for Lake Manawa State Park, June 18th, from 9 a.m. – Noon, and at Lake Anita State Park, July 2nd, from 8:30 a.m. – Noon. Volunteers should wear clothing suitable for sorting waste and close-toed, comfortable shoes. Other safety equipment and instructions will be provided onsite. For more information or to pre-register contact Kaitlyn Vitko at Kaitlyn.Vitko@dnr.iowa.gov or 515-725-0153. Volunteers will meet at park campgrounds.

Waste audits are being performed at several state parks may help identify additional sustainability-related opportunities. Waste sorts are sponsored through partnerships with the DNR Land Quality Bureau, DNR Iowa Green Veterans AmeriCorps program, and Iowa Waste Exchange. For more information on the state park recycling study, contact Tom Anderson at 515-281-8623 or tom.anderson@dnr.iowa.gov.

50th Anniversary Celebration for Prairie Rose State Park to be held Saturday

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June 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a celebration will be held Saturday, June 16th, to mark the 50th anniversary of Prairie Rose State Park in Shelby County. The program will be held outside the park office and shop area at 2:30 PM. Refreshments will be provided and the Friends of Prairie Rose will sell commemorative t-shirts and have historic photos on display.

In an effort to preserve Iowa’s natural beauty and provided outdoor recreational facilities, plans for Prairie Rose and more than a dozen other state parks were initiated in the 1933 25-Year Conservation Plan. Actual construction of the dam did not begin until 1958 and the park was dedicated on June 16, 1962. Today, Prairie Rose provides the outdoor recreation it was intended for to more than 100,000 plus visitors each year. The park offers a wide variety of amenities including a campground, cabins, picnic areas and more than seven miles of multi-use trails. The 218-acre lake — popular for fishing, boating and swimming — is currently under renovation.

For more information about the event or Prairie Rose State Park, contact Park Manager Michelle Reinig at 712-773-2701 or michelle.reinig@dnr.iowa.gov<mailto:michelle.reinig@dnr.iowa.gov>

US government holds steady on corn supply estimate

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June 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The U.S. government says its estimate of the corn supply that will be left at the end of the year remains unchanged. Ending stocks are closely watched because significant changes can affect prices. The Department of Agriculture estimated in a report released Tuesday that 851 million bushels of corn will be left at the end of the current season.

Also left unchanged is the estimated average price for corn at $5.95 to $6.25 per bushel. Prices for corn to be delivered in July are 8 cents lower $5.83 per bushel.  Soybean ending stocks for the season are projected at 175 million bushels, down 35 million. The estimated average soybean price is unchanged at $12 to $14 per bushel.  Soybean prices for July fell 3 cents to $14.21 in morning trading.

Sen. Grassley says so far, so good on farm bill debate

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June 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Debate is underway in the U-S Senate on legislation that could greatly influence Iowa’s number-one industry. From what he’s seen of the farm bill so far, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says it will bring positive changes to the agricultural landscape, including the potential elimination of government subsidies to farmers.
The current farm bill expires at the end of September. The new measure would authorize U-S-D-A programs for the next five years. Some members of Congress say the farm bill represents the most significant reform in agricultural policy in decades and Grassley agrees, it has potential. The end of subsidies has been sought for years as they pay farmers regardless of crop prices. Crop insurance programs would be expanded so farmers could still be compensated in cases of weather disasters like drought or flood. Grassley says he also wants to put a firm cap on the amount farmers can earn from farm programs.

(Radio Iowa)

Posted County Prices for 6-12-2012

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June 12th, 2012 by admin

Cass County: Corn $5.98, Beans $13.77

Adair County: Corn $5.95, Beans $13.80

Adams County: Corn $5.95, Beans $13.76

Audubon County: Corn $5.97, Beans $13.79

East Pottawattamie County: Corn $6.01, Beans $13.77

Guthrie County: Corn $6.00, Beans $13.81

Montgomery County: Corn $6.00, Beans $13.79

Shelby County: Corn $6.01, Beans $13.77

Oats $2.98 (always the same in all counties)