Agriculture

Trent Loos says we need industrial ag.
9:28 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Ag Writer Says to Embrace GMO's

Agricultural Activist Trent Loos
Credit http://www.loostales.com

Genetically modified crops and growth hormones are nothing to be afraid of.  That’s what agricultural writer and radio host Trent Loos believes.

Loos grew up on a farm in Quincy, Illinois and now raises cattle, hogs, horses and goats on his ranch in central Nebraska. He was invited to speak by faculty form Western Illinois University's College of Agriculture.

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May let farmers sell emissions credits
3:28 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

USDA Works with Farmers to Cut Greenhouse Gases

Credit Credit: Lynne Betts, USDA/NRCS)

A program across Illinois and Iowa is looking at ways for farmers to help reduce the amount of greenhouse gases they produce, and to be compensated for it.

The program explores ways farmers can change the way they apply nitrogen fertilizer to reduce the amount of nitrous oxide gas that is created.

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Emphasis - Oct. 5
10:30 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Agriculture Education

Dr. Wendy Wintersteen is the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.
  • Dr. Wendy Wintersteen Emphasis

Jason Parrott’s guest on Emphasis is Dr. Wendy Wintersteen, who is the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.   They talk about the past, present and future of agriculture education.

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Rep. Loebsack Address Both Topics
9:58 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Farmers Face Drought, Regulations

Steve Newberry's farm in rural Lee County.
  • Interview w/ Rep. Loebsack
  • Interview with Steve Newberry
  • On-Air version

Steve Newberry of rural Argyle has been farming all of his life.  His farm is located down a winding, gravel road just a couple miles west of the Avenue of the Saints in Lee County.

Newberry says his farm has a little bit of everything, including about 2,000 acres of corn and soybeans, 150 head of cattle, and about 7,000 hogs split between two buildings.

He says his passion for farming starts with his love of cattle, likening it to someone who loves to go fishing.

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