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Iowa Field Report: The Role of Drones in Modern Agriculture

Iowa Field Report: The Role of Drones in Modern Agriculture

As I walked around our show in Lincoln this past December, and then again at our show in Des Moines the end of January this year, I couldn’t help but notice all the innovation there is in agriculture. The one product that seems to be gaining the most traction in farming practices over the past few years is drones. It was very evident with the number of vendors at the show that were displaying their drones and all their capabilities that the small, unmanned aircraft are going to have a lasting impact on the agricultural industry and already have. There… Read More »

Iowa Field Report: Insurance Renewal

Iowa Field Report: Insurance Renewal

It is that time of the year again where we see our insurance agent come into our store just a few days or the day before our insurance renews for the next year, they sit down at your desk, ask you to sign for renewal for the next year, they may tell you a little of what is changing but they don’t go over any of your coverages other than to tell you that you are covered and good for the next year when will be the next time you see or talk to them again. Even though this process… Read More »

Naig Comments on Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “We continue to be well ahead of the 5-year average on both corn and bean development, with 85 percent of the corn crop in the silk stage and 81 percent of the soybean crop blooming. Our thoughts and prayers are with many of our farmers, especially those in central and southeast Iowa, who have endured some severe weather, and we continue to assess the extent of… Read More »

Gov. Reynolds to Name Mike Naig as Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Thursday she will name Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Deputy Secretary Mike Naig as the new Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, citing a commitment to continuity and stability. Naig will become Secretary of Agriculture upon Bill Northey’s resignation. He will serve the remainder of Northey’s term. “Mike Naig has been a dependable deputy for Bill Northey, serving since September 2013,” Gov. Reynolds said. “He has gained the experience, knowledge and staff connections necessary to complete Bill’s term through January 2019. I am pleased Mike has stepped up to serve his fellow Iowans in this elevated… Read More »