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Founder banks on growing market for high oleic

Iowa Farmer Today - 5 hours 27 min ago
Through the years, Karla Klingner has seen agriculture from a variety of perspectives. She grew up on a farm near Unionville, Mo., close to the Iowa line, then attended the ag school at the University of Missouri. She later worked…
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High oleic soybeans offer non-GMO option

Iowa Farmer Today - 5 hours 27 min ago
For Illinois farmer Doug Baird, helping people find and develop the right seed has been the family business for a long time. He runs Baird Seed Co. based in Williamsfield, Ill.
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Holding time may reduce disease risk in swine feed ingredients

Iowa Farmer Today - 5 hours 27 min ago
DES MOINES, Iowa — The ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever in China, Belgium and elsewhere have the U.S. pork industry focused on protecting the domestic herd. One new practice designed to reduce disease transmission risk involves knowing exactly how…
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Compaction concerns follow harvest rain delay

Iowa Farmer Today - 6 hours 25 min ago
Editor’s note: The following was written by Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University professor of soil management, and Mark Licht, assistant professor and Extension cropping systems specialist, for the university’s Integrated Crop Management News website Oct. 11.
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Midwest fertilizer prices on the rise for 2019

Iowa Farmer Today - 8 hours 13 min ago
Editor’s note: The following was written by Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website Sept. 25.
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Rain pushes combine back into machine shed in Illinois

Iowa Farmer Today - 8 hours 27 min ago
UNION, Ill. — Northeast Illinois farmer Henry Zierer got off to an early start. Moisture rates in the crop were good, yields looked promising. Then it rained.
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Illinois husband and wife team get early start to corn harvest

Iowa Farmer Today - 8 hours 42 min ago
AMBOY, Ill. — Husband and wife team Randy and Sandy Ebert were harvesting corn on the afternoon of Sept. 19 — earlier in the season than most years. They were eventually stopped by rain.
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Quantity up, quality down in Northeast Iowa ‘garden spot’

Iowa Farmer Today - October 20, 2018 - 10:15am
HOPKINTON, Iowa — The rains had mostly subsided, but Jim Greif was still forced to wait out sogginess in the fields Oct. 10.
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Adding value to soybeans through cattle feed

Iowa Farmer Today - October 20, 2018 - 10:05am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University Extension beef feedlot management specialist, for the university’s iGrow website Oct. 10.
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Market volatility shadows Illinois pork

Iowa Farmer Today - October 20, 2018 - 9:00am
Phil Borgic touched the low point of the pork industry in the late 1990s. It feels even worse today, he said.
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Crop tops expectations despite dryness in Southeast Iowa

Iowa Farmer Today - October 20, 2018 - 8:46am
COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa — A dry growing season tempered expectations in areas of Southeast Iowa.
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Brothers hope to get the most out of yields in West Central Missouri

Iowa Farmer Today - October 20, 2018 - 7:00am
BUTLER, Mo. — When it comes to farming, weather is one big factor growers can’t control. In parts of Missouri, farmers faced drought conditions this year, although Dane Diehl’s family farm in West Central Missouri caught a few timely rains.
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Harvest continues between rains in south-central Iowa

Iowa Farmer Today - October 20, 2018 - 6:10am
PATTERSON, Iowa — It’s a rare sunny day as Stephen Cain finishes harvesting this cornfield in Madison County.
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Illinois farmer pulls in ‘one for the record books’

Iowa Farmer Today - October 19, 2018 - 2:30pm
ALTAMONT, Ill. — Russell Ramsey is making history. At least on this farm.
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Yields from dry fields surprise in western Illinois

Iowa Farmer Today - October 19, 2018 - 2:15pm
GALESBURG, Ill. — Patty and John Gustafson had braced themselves for some lower yields this fall when they entered a field that had endured severe drought this summer.
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‘Exceptional weather’ drives harvest in western Illinois

Iowa Farmer Today - October 19, 2018 - 2:00pm
FILLMORE, Ill. — It is difficult to imagine better growing and harvest conditions here. Kevin Thole hopes it all leads to good yields.
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Proper yield monitor calibration affects all harvest data

Iowa Farmer Today - October 19, 2018 - 12:15pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Joe Luck, University of Nebraska Extension precision agriculture engineer, for the University of Nebraska Crop Watch website Sept. 28.
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Challenges abound for storing record soybean crop

Iowa Farmer Today - October 19, 2018 - 11:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Steve Johnson, Iowa State University Extension farm management specialist.
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Economist: Pork producers have seen the low for the year

Iowa Farmer Today - October 19, 2018 - 11:00am
The fourth quarter of the year is never kind to pork producers, but the worst may already be over.
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Grain storage: What are farmers’ options?

Iowa Farmer Today - October 19, 2018 - 10:43am
With harvest approaching or in progress, grain storage is becoming a top priority for some producers.
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