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Webinar set to focus on options for newly empty dairy facilities

Iowa Farmer Today - March 19, 2019 - 8:30am
The Moo University collaborative will host a webinar for dairy producers considering options for their facilities if they sell their cows.
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Strip trial data shows effect of soybean seed treatment

Iowa Farmer Today - March 19, 2019 - 6:00am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Soybean seed treatment provided a bump in yield but did not show much effect on soybean cyst nematode (SCN) egg counts in 2017 and 2018 data from the University of Missouri Strip Trial Program.
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Rescues, evacuations as floodwaters breach levees in Midwest

Iowa Farmer Today - March 18, 2019 - 4:36pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities were using boats and large vehicles March 16 to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the Midwest where a recent deluge of rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring over frozen ground, overwhelming creeks and…
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Strategies for N on wheat this spring

Iowa Farmer Today - March 18, 2019 - 2:05pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Peter C. Scharf, University of Missouri Division of Plant Sciences, for the university’s Integrated Pest Management website Feb. 28.
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Soybean Symposium brings together scientists, farmers

Iowa Farmer Today - March 18, 2019 - 1:54pm
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Leading scientists will share how big data affects the soybean industry April 10 during the fourth annual Missouri Soybean Center Symposium at the University of Missouri’s Bond Life Sciences Center in Columbia.
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Muddy, frozen ground affecting cattle performance, health

Iowa Farmer Today - March 18, 2019 - 7:00am
Muddy and frozen pastures and feedlots have taken a toll on many Illinois cattle producers this year. Jeff Beasley is one of them.
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Trump looks to ‘thread the needle’ with farms, oil

Iowa Farmer Today - March 17, 2019 - 3:28pm
U.S. biofuel policy moves this week show President Donald Trump’s delicate dance between two of his most vaunted constituencies: rust-belt voters and Corn Belt farmers.
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Massive storm hits wheat, cattle in U.S. Heartland

Iowa Farmer Today - March 15, 2019 - 1:39pm
A massive late-winter storm bringing heavy snow and high winds to the U.S. heartland is stressing winter wheat and disrupting ranches as calves are born.
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U.S. spring flooding threatens river traffic

Iowa Farmer Today - March 15, 2019 - 8:28am
High water on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers is snarling barges loaded with grain, chemicals and fuel, and forecasters are worried things will get worse once the snow starts to melt.
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Study reveals pigs transmit FMD prior to clinical signs

Iowa Farmer Today - March 15, 2019 - 8:00am
Foot-and-mouth disease virus spreads much more aggressively in pigs than previous research suggests, according to a new study by USDA scientists.
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Climate changes shorten windows for farmers

Iowa Farmer Today - March 14, 2019 - 8:30am
Snow and rain come as no great surprise to those who live in the Midwest. Many winters leave people longing for the spring sun and the eventual warmup after a winter of hibernation.
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Iowa biofuel leaders push for federal credit

Iowa Farmer Today - March 13, 2019 - 4:00pm
DES MOINES — Grant Kimberley spent more time saying thanks than he did asking for favors during his visit to the state capitol with other leaders of Iowa’s biodiesel industry last week.
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Perdue gives update on trade, markets at Classic

Iowa Farmer Today - March 13, 2019 - 3:00pm
ORLANDO, Florida — Addressing the crowd at the 2019 Commodity Classic in Orlando, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue got quite a few cheers when he shared some stories of working with U.S. President Donald Trump.
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ASA will continue pressure on trade, infrastructure: Stephens

Iowa Farmer Today - March 13, 2019 - 11:01am
ORLANDO, Florida — The impact of the trade war between the U.S. and China has been felt strongly in the soybean industry, and American Soybean Association president Davie Stephens said he worries things may not recover to where they were…
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At Commodity Classic, NCGA looks ahead for E15

Iowa Farmer Today - March 13, 2019 - 10:51am
ORLANDO, Florida — When members of the National Corn Growers Association spoke at Commodity Classic in Orlando, Florida, at the end of February, one of the focuses was on ethanol.
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EPA advances changes to unleash E15 for summer sales

Iowa Farmer Today - March 13, 2019 - 10:25am
The Trump administration on Tuesday advanced a plan meant to expand the U.S. market for corn-based ethanol and place trading restrictions on credits that refiners use to prove they are using biofuel.
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Toxin levels test higher in 2018 corn

Iowa Farmer Today - March 13, 2019 - 6:00am
According to data recently completed by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, levels of the mycotoxins deoxynivalenol (also known as vomitoxin) and zearalenone are elevated in this year’s Iowa corn crop.
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With germination issues, farmers consider fungicides

Iowa Farmer Today - March 12, 2019 - 5:00pm
Some new crop soybean seed being tested by the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association is falling below the normal germination rate. While a few lots came in at or above 95 percent germination, results are averaging in the mid-80 percent range.
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Strip-till one suitable method for meeting wet, cold soil challenges

Iowa Farmer Today - March 12, 2019 - 1:00pm
The amount of snow received and potential spring rain events can be challenging to an early start to the growing season. Tillage systems that manage residue and help warm the top-2 inches of soil for seed placement to ensure successful…
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KC Fed: Land values stable, risks remain

Iowa Farmer Today - March 12, 2019 - 11:30am
Farmland values in the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District held steady in the fourth quarter of 2018 despite risks to ongoing stability.
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