Posted on 08/25/2020 at 01:22 PM by Iowa Corn
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the August 10 derecho. Please reach out if you need help. Here are some resources for dealing with the storm damage:
Unfortunately, this storm brought little rain for drought relief. Over 30 Iowa counties are eligible for emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program acres. Click here for more information.
With the double whammy of drought and wind damage, corn silage may be an option to salvage a crop. Cutting silage in September offers a great opportunity to get cover crops established earlier in the fall and protects silage acres from erosion. The Iowa Water Quality Initiative offers $25/acre cost share for first time users of cover crops. Click here for more information.
Finally, Clean Water in Iowa Starts Here is a new initiative to encourage all Iowans to take action to improve water quality. Part of the campaign includes live remotes of The Big Show at field days across Iowa. Iowa Corn sponsored last week’s remote at the Miller farm near Cascade to highlight the City of Dubuque’s work with upstream farmers. Our next sponsored remote will be September 3 at the Stolee farm’s wetland in Hardin county. The event will be shown live on the Iowa Corn Facebook page from 11:15 am to 12:45 pm. Let me know if you have any questions.
August 29 Conservation for Profitability, Virtual
August 31-September 4 Fall Field Days, Virtual
September 2-3 Ward Summit, Sioux City
September 10 Redefining the Field Edge, Virtual field day
September 15-17 Farm Progress Virtual Experience, Virtual
September 29 Soil Sessions, Webinar
November 18-19 Sustainable Ag Summit, Virtual
December 2-3 Integrated Crop Management Conference, Ames
Farmer to Farmer: Rural + Urban Partnership
Check out the highlights from last week’s Dubuque County field day at the Miller farm featuring Dubuque’s efforts to work with upstream farmers to improve water quality.