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The sun sets over a field of corn south of Cedar Rapids, Iowa during a heavy rain.
A new 200,000 bushel grain bin has been installed recently at Interstate Grain Service in Center Point, Iowa.
Bart Gingrich and his daughter Amy pick pumpkins at Bart’s Farm near Marion, Iowa. The family uses the money raised from the pumpkin patch to fund college for Amy and her older sister. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Steve Berger demonstrates how soil that has never been tilled has a loose constancy and is full of air pockets and channels for roots and earthworms. Berger has been a practitioner of no-till farming for 40 years on his on his farm near Wellman, Iowa.
Jarrod Hamm, an employee of dairy farmer Chris Curtiss, takes fresh bedding of corn stalks to the cattle on a far near Aurora, Iowa.
Dairy cattle dine on food that was just put out for them on the farm of Chris Curtiss near Aurora, Iowa.
Doug Darrow moves a trace mineral and salt dispenser for his cattle in a pasture on his Rapid Creek Ranch near Oxford, Iowa. The ranch raises grass-fed beef along with pasture poultry. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Derek Roller loads fresh produce into the back of a pick up truck at the Echollective farm near Mechanicsville, Iowa on Thursday, June 9, 2016. Roller was delivering produce to three restaraunts and a grocery story in Cedar Rapids that evening.
Tiling is underway to improve the drainage of a field on the farm of Steve Berger near Wellman, Iowa on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. The fields are also planted with a cover crop of rye to help prevent further erosion.
Tiling is underway to improve the drainage of a field on the farm of Steve Berger near Wellman, Iowa on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. The fields are also planted with a cover crop of rye to help prevent further erosion.
Hoddy Gates walks through trees he planed in 1975 and 1976 on rural property owned by his family near Central City, Iowa. Gates and his children have planted around 80,000 trees across their properties, land that will eventually be donated to the Linn County Conservation Board to create a public park.
(from left) Triphonai Nkolibigawa and Angelina Theopoie, both of Cedar Rapids, take a break for lunch while planting white egglant seedlings in a plot of land on the southwest edge of Cedar Rapids. Feed Iowa First facilitated the project to help the refugee community raise their own food by finding the land and providing the seeds. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Jeff Carnahan of Central City demonstrates plowing during the Brown Farm Pioneer Days 2017 near Central City, Iowa.The free two day event included demonstrations and an obstacle course challenge put on by the Iowa Draft Horse & Mule Association.
Ten-year-old Ryker Hein of Monticello sprays water on his steer Oreo as he prepares to compete in the Short Horn Plus class at the 4-H/FFA Beef Show at the Great Jones County Fair in Monticello, Iowa.
Produce sits on a table as results of judging are recorded in the Agriculture Building during the opening day of the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa.
Jason Fagle walks through a wilted soybean field on his farm near Midway, Iowa on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Fagle says the plants are wilting as they stop growing to conserve their resources to keep the protein levels up in the seeds. FagleÕs 70 acres of soybeans were also impacted by the August 10 derecho.
Farmer Jason Fagle says, prior to the drought and derecho, for one corn stalk producing two large ears was an indication of favorable growing conditions earlier in the season at his farm near Midway on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.
Kyle Miller, who works in Agricultural Business Development at DroneDeploy, operates a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone over his parents’ farm near Iowa City, Iowa. DroneDeploy creates software that allows a computer or mobile device to highlight an area for a drone to survey. DroneDeploy then selects the most efficient route for the drone to fly and executes the flight pattern, taking several images per second and immediately stitching together images of the field for the user.
(from left) Wes Buresh, manager of the Fairfax Elevator Corp., talks with Chad Keating of rural Swisher as he unloads two wagons of soybeans at the elevator in Fairfax, Iowa.
Feed Iowa First founder Sonia Kendrick loads trays with soil in order to start seedlings in the organization’s pack house in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Feed Iowa First finds open urban space available for raising produce and helps beginning farmers raise produce for distribution to the food insecure through programs such as Meals on Wheels.
(from left) The Mikel children, Mariah, age 9, Ashley, age 12, and Brandon, age 15, watch as more than 100 neighbors, friends and relatives harvest soybeans from their family’s farm south of Tama, Iowa. The children’s father Doug Mikel was killed in August by a bull Around 1000 acres will be harvested and taken to the Grinnell Co-op by the helpers over two days.
Melissa Gingerich, age 15 of Kalona, prepares dishes of pear poaching in Reisling with goat cheese and hazelnut at Simone’s Plain and Simple. Delaty serves dinners for groups of 8 to 20 on Fridays and Saturdays at her farmhouse near Wellman, Iowa.
170 John Deere tractors built in the Waterloo factory pass underneath Edgewood Road NE in Cedar Rapids on board an Iowa Northern Railway Company train enroute to Galveston, TX for shipment to Brazil. Iowa Northern Railway Company president Daniel R. Sabin stated the train was over a mile long with 85 railcars of tractors.
10 Sep 2020