corn http://iowapublicradio.org en Treated Seeds May Contribute to Honeybee Losses http://iowapublicradio.org/post/treated-seeds-may-contribute-honeybee-losses <p></p><p>Nathan Anderson stops his red pick-up truck alongside a cornfield on his farm near Cherokee, Iowa. The young farmer pulls on a heavy brown hoodie, thick long, sturdy yellow gloves and a beekeeper’s hat with a screened veil. He approaches a pair of hives sitting on the edge of a field recently planted with corn.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 10:05:00 +0000 Amy Mayer 40925 at http://iowapublicradio.org Treated Seeds May Contribute to Honeybee Losses Rootworms May Fall Victim to Greater Crop Rotation http://iowapublicradio.org/post/rootworms-may-fall-victim-greater-crop-rotation <p></p><p>After a long battle with corn rootworm, Midwest farmers thought they’d found relief in genetically modified seeds with engineered-in toxins to beat back the best. But recent research confirms what farmers have been noticing for several years: the western corn rootworm has been evolving to outwit the technology.</p><p>When Aaron Gassmann, a bug researcher at Iowa State University, started answering calls to come look at some cornfields, he went out and quickly had a hunch. Now, his research proves his fear.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer 38455 at http://iowapublicradio.org Rootworms May Fall Victim to Greater Crop Rotation Online Commodity Challenge helps farmers learn market tools http://iowapublicradio.org/post/online-commodity-challenge-helps-farmers-learn-market-tools <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a frigid winter day , Chad Hart tries to warm his economics students at Iowa State University to the idea of managing some of the risk of farming using the commodity markets. Because as he told them on the first day of class, farmers don’t make money planting or harvesting crops; they make money selling them. And Hart knows that marketing—managing those sales for the best profit—can be intimidating.</span></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:54:46 +0000 Amy Mayer 36438 at http://iowapublicradio.org Online Commodity Challenge helps farmers learn market tools Iowa Business Beat: Rockwell Collins Buys Airinc, John Deere Earnings Beat Projections http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-business-beat-rockwell-collins-buys-airinc-john-deere-earnings-beat-projections <p></p><p>Many Iowans work for two companies in recent business headlines. In a nearly 1.4 billion dollar deal, Cedar Rapids-based Rockwell Collins announced it was buying communication system company Airinc. Rockwell Collins CEO, Kelly Ortberg, calls it the biggest deal the company has undertaken.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:57:58 +0000 Clay Masters & Sarah McCammon 27675 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Business Beat: Rockwell Collins Buys Airinc, John Deere Earnings Beat Projections News Grab-Bag: Vandalized Butter-Cow, Corn Prices, Crackdown on "Montana" RVs, & Digitized Cemetery http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-grab-bag-vandalized-butter-cow-corn-prices-crackdown-montana-rvs-digitized-cemetery <p>Farmers may harvest nearly 14 billion bushels of corn this year – that’s a record and 29% more than last year. However, as a result corn prices have dropped to their lowest since 2010.</p><p>Today on River To River, we explore this topic and much more! We travel to the Iowa State Fair, talk weather and corn price predictions, find out what a digitized cemetery is, and explore a new law cracking down on Iowans who register RVs in Montana to avoid paying the 5 percent Iowa registration fee and annual registration fees.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:05:18 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Emily Woodbury & Sarah Boden 27412 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Grab-Bag: Vandalized Butter-Cow, Corn Prices, Crackdown on "Montana" RVs, & Digitized Cemetery