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Farmers have options for fall burndown of weeds

Iowa Farmer Today - 4 hours 53 min ago
The plentiful rain in September has provided ideal conditions for establishment of winter annual weeds, thus many no-till fields will have dense stands of these weeds going into winter.
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Fall treatments most successful for reducing marestail populations

Iowa Farmer Today - 8 hours 52 min ago
Marestail (also known as horseweed) is a native plant to the United States and is considered either a winter annual or biennial species. In the Dakotas, the marestail population will germinate in the fall and bolt in the spring.
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Scientists track weeds invasion into Canada

Iowa Farmer Today - 8 hours 52 min ago
URBANA, Ill. — A team including scientists from the University of Illinois has identified the ways in which glyphosate-resistant waterhemp has emerged in corn and soybean fields in southwestern Ontario.
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Fed cattle losses likely to close out 2019

Iowa Farmer Today - 9 hours 22 min ago
Variability in corn and fed cattle prices has certainly been the norm in the last few months.Corn futures prices for the nearby contract were approximately $3.70 in mid-May, $4.35 in mid-July and $3.50 in mid-September. Average fed cattle prices in…
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Analysis IDs practices to fight flood, drought

Iowa Farmer Today - 11 hours 7 min ago
Asynthesis of 89 studies across six continents has helped clarify which agricultural practices hold water when it comes to helping soils soak up precipitation — a factor critical to mitigating floods, outlasting drought and stabilizing crop yields.
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U of Minnesota students shoulder burden of family addictions

Iowa Farmer Today - 15 hours 6 min ago
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fridge was empty when Mia Rose decided to dig between the couch cushions looking for any change that may have fallen there. She was young — only about 9 years old at the time. Walking hand-in-hand…
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Programs aim to help at-risk youth in North Dakota

Iowa Farmer Today - 15 hours 6 min ago
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Every year in Minot and Ward County, dozens of teens disappear as runaways. Generally, they return or are found, but organizations that work with youth acknowledge there's potential danger to young people who take off on…
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Minnesota couple take unexpected plunge into online auctions

Iowa Farmer Today - 15 hours 6 min ago
NICOLLET, Minn. (AP) — If there's one lesson that Kimberly Salisbury has learned from selling industrial and commercial equipment in online auctions, it's that people will buy anything.
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National Park College librarian receives state award

Iowa Farmer Today - 15 hours 6 min ago
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — National Park College Library Director Lynn Valetutti was awarded the President's Award from the Arkansas Library Association during its recent annual conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
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Lithium project getting feet wet near El Dorado

Iowa Farmer Today - 15 hours 6 min ago
EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) — With a potential new lithium industry coming together in south Arkansas, Robert Mintak is putting up rather than shutting up.
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Student's passion for purple martins inspires

Iowa Farmer Today - 15 hours 6 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The mass migration of purple martins from their various breeding grounds in North America has concluded. In late summer every year, they aggregate en masse, flying south to Brazil, Argentina, and Bolivia where they overwinter in…
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Little boy has big dreams as he gains US citizenship

Iowa Farmer Today - 15 hours 6 min ago
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Ten-year-old Diego Flores has learned to shoot for the stars and he is taking the lesson literally.
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New group seeks community help to stop human trafficking

Iowa Farmer Today - 15 hours 6 min ago
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Private investigator Kevin Stewart is forming a community coalition to strategically help families impacted by human trafficking and missing and exploited children cases in Oklahoma.
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Lack of Sioux Falls police diversity creates challenges

Iowa Farmer Today - 15 hours 6 min ago
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Mark Blackburn knows the clock is ticking.
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Wisconsin mail carrier plans for last day of deliveries

Iowa Farmer Today - 15 hours 6 min ago
BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — After nearly four decades on the job delivering mail and countless smiles, one Beloit mail carrier will have a new route as he retires from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) next month.
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University of Michigan defers Greek rush recruitment to 2020

Iowa Farmer Today - 15 hours 6 min ago
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — On the edge of the University of Michigan campus, rush for a handful of fraternities recently wrapped up — but it included a significantly smaller class of new members joining a brotherhood.
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Free clinic on wheels _ FCOW _ visits Wisconsin farms

Iowa Farmer Today - 15 hours 6 min ago
WIOTA, Wis. (AP) — One of the farm workers examined by Dr. Emily Jewell had persistent back pain after he was kicked by a cow.
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Burgum administration renews push for petrochemical plant

Iowa Farmer Today - 15 hours 6 min ago
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum and his administration are wooing the petrochemical industry to build a multibillion-dollar plant to convert natural gas liquids into plastic or other products, bringing value to the commodity that otherwise is being piped…
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Monument of legendary racehorse Secretariat wows Tulsa

Iowa Farmer Today - 15 hours 6 min ago
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — He still had a ways to go to reach the finish line. But for one day at least, he was OK with taking his time.
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AP Top News at 12:32 a.m. EDT

Iowa Farmer Today - October 13, 2019 - 11:32pm
US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible
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