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Watch out for Palmer amaranth in feed ingredients

Iowa Farmer Today - 1 hour 24 min ago
Keep an eye out for Palmer amaranth hitching a ride via contaminated feed ingredients. Minnesota has at least one infestation in the state that arrived via contaminated cattle feed.
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Hired education:Connections, experience key for careers

Iowa Farmer Today - 1 hour 24 min ago
Despite finishing her college career virtually, Megan Zwiefel said she hasn’t missed a beat heading into her new career.
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Dry weather presents challenge for fall grazing

Iowa Farmer Today - 2 hours 24 min ago
Dry conditions will likely alter normal fall grazing options this year.
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Data driven: Info gathering, privacy make tech advances

Iowa Farmer Today - 7 hours 24 min ago
BOONE, Iowa — Data collected from personal information has been called one of the most valuable commodities in the world. With the advent of precision agriculture and advances in farm equipment technology, there’s more information available to farmers and companies…
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Improved tool can help farmers with cover crop decisions

Iowa Farmer Today - 8 hours 24 min ago
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Cover crops have been shown to improve water and soil quality, reduce erosion and capture nutrients. Choosing the right cover crop, however, can be difficult.
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Drought and derecho increase mycotoxin risk in Iowa

Iowa Farmer Today - 9 hours 24 min ago
Editor’s note: The following was written by Erin Bowers, Charles Hurburgh and Alison Robertson for the Iowa State University Extension Integrated Crop Management News website Sept. 9.
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Farmers await EPA dicamba decision

Iowa Farmer Today - 10 hours 24 min ago
The agriculture industry and landowners across the Midwest are watching for an upcoming decision from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about whether or not three dicamba herbicides will be re-registered for further use.
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COVID-19 era FFA mixes in-person, virtual events

Iowa Farmer Today - September 17, 2020 - 1:00pm
While schools across the country are struggling to find the right way to hold classes this fall, FFA chapters and agricultural education programs face their own issues.
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Evaluating seed success difficult in 2020

Iowa Farmer Today - September 17, 2020 - 10:00am
BOONE, Iowa — After a strong start to the planting season for many producers, 2020’s growing season has been littered with extremes.
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Illinois land values stable to start 2020

Iowa Farmer Today - September 17, 2020 - 6:00am
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — In a year when most of the news seems to be bad, the news about land values in Illinois for the first half of the year, announced on Sept. 4, is basically good.
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Cover options to consider for storm-damaged fields

Iowa Farmer Today - September 17, 2020 - 5:00am
Use of cover crops after a crop is damaged by adverse weather can provide short-term protection of the soil while enhancing the long-term benefits of increased water infiltration, improved nutrient cycling and soil organism diversity.
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Iowa pork industry a critical player in economy, group says

Iowa Farmer Today - September 16, 2020 - 10:30am
CLIVE, Iowa — The work of Iowa’s pig farmers is the core of a vital pork industry in the state, says a new study released by the Iowa Pork Producers Association.
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Tillage options for unharvestable corn

Iowa Farmer Today - September 16, 2020 - 6:00am
Following the derecho event on Aug. 10, millions of acres in Iowa face challenging conditions. In many cases the corn may be unharvestable. These unharvestable fields require some level of fall management to ensure the future crop can achieve even…
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Co-op starts construction on port for western Iowa

Iowa Farmer Today - September 15, 2020 - 5:15pm
BLENCOE, Iowa — After a lengthy absence, barges are returning to the upper stretch of the Missouri River, providing western Iowa farmers with a lower-cost option to access fertilizer and export grain.
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Trump denies oil refiners’ push for biofuel exemptions

Iowa Farmer Today - September 15, 2020 - 2:48pm
The Environmental Protection Agency said it won’t retroactively exempt small oil refiners from biofuel blending requirements, a victory for ethanol producers as President Donald Trump attempts to shore up support in the U.S. Corn Belt.
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Experts discuss matching cattle needs to feed resources

Iowa Farmer Today - September 15, 2020 - 6:30am
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Cool crisp mornings and school activities filling the calendar are two signs that fall is on the horizon. Just as families make plans, cattle producers need to be looking into their fall grazing options, according to the…
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Iowa leads as COVID rates rise in Midwest

Iowa Farmer Today - September 15, 2020 - 6:15am
"Que Sera, Sera” is not the state song of Iowa. Or is it?
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Corn ears tell what went right, wrong

Iowa Farmer Today - September 15, 2020 - 5:45am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — It sounds corny, but if we use our ears, corn ears will tell us why yields are down, says University of Missouri Extension state agronomist Bill Wiebold.
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No-till soybean strategy saves time, money in spring

Iowa Farmer Today - September 14, 2020 - 10:21am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Mark Licht, Extension cropping systems specialist with Iowa State University, for the Extension Integrated Crop Management blog Sept. 1.
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World-class athlete reaching out to kids with urban ag project

Iowa Farmer Today - September 14, 2020 - 6:45am
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — Jackie Joyner-Kersee is known for athletics, not agriculture.But she is looking to make a difference with an urban gardening initiative that impacts hundreds of young people in her hometown.
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