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Carcass ultrasound can help producers make selection decisions

Iowa Farmer Today - November 1, 2019 - 4:00pm
Carcass ultrasound technology can help producers gather data about their livestock now and for the future.
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WISHH works to increase exports through nutrition

Iowa Farmer Today - November 1, 2019 - 9:00am
Daryl Cates has had a leadership position at the World Initiative on Soy in Human Health (WISHH) since 2015, and now serves as chairman of the organization.
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Farm lending slows but remains high: Fed

Iowa Farmer Today - November 1, 2019 - 6:00am
Following nine consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth and a particularly notable increase a year ago, the volume of total non-real estate farm debt declined nearer to the historical third-quarter average. The primary contributor to the slowdown from sharp increases a…
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Corn plants exhibiting symptoms of top dieback, stalk rot

Iowa Farmer Today - October 31, 2019 - 4:00pm
Several corn fields showed stalk rot and top dieback symptoms at the end of this season. Stalk rots cause the entire plant to die prematurely, which can lead to plants lodging under windy conditions, making harvesting problematic.
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Soybean drying, storage could be challenging

Iowa Farmer Today - October 31, 2019 - 7:00am
A challenging soybean harvest this fall is raising many storage and drying questions, according to Ken Hellevang, an ag engineer with North Dakota State University Extension.
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Floral arrangements left at cemeteries can include invasive plants, weeds

Iowa Farmer Today - October 31, 2019 - 6:00am
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Ghost hunters and scare seekers will be invading cemeteries all across the state come Halloween, but even in their search for ghosts and ghouls, it seems they still won’t be the most invasive presence around the…
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Verifying combine adjustments during harvest

Iowa Farmer Today - October 31, 2019 - 4:00am
Taking time to verify combine adjustments made in the shop match with the field conditions may seem time consuming but can minimize harvest loss as well as profit loss.
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USDA program welcomed by industrial hemp advocates

Iowa Farmer Today - October 30, 2019 - 4:00pm
The USDA’s establishment of a national hemp production program should be a boon for the nascent industry, supporters said.
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Former Food Prize winner continues to fight hunger

Iowa Farmer Today - October 30, 2019 - 3:23pm
DES MOINES — At a time when the country seems so divided, David Beckmann offers a ray of hope.
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U.S. winter-wheat acres set to drop to lowest in 110 years

Iowa Farmer Today - October 29, 2019 - 1:59pm
America’s bread basket looks like it’s going gluten free: Dogged by lower prices and tepid demand, U.S. wheat farmers are poised to plant the fewest acres of winter varieties in 110 years.
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Pig disease means China will struggle to meet U.S. import target

Iowa Farmer Today - October 29, 2019 - 9:00am
President Donald Trump touted China’s promise to buy as much as $50 billion in agricultural goods over two years in a trade deal, a boost to Midwest soybean farmers suffering from the current slump in trade. But a deadly disease…
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White House sides with EPA over USDA objections on biofuel

Iowa Farmer Today - October 29, 2019 - 4:30am
Administration officials warned that an EPA plan for boosting biofuel-blending requirements violated the spirit of a deal brokered by President Donald Trump.
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China says part of trade deal text basically completed

Iowa Farmer Today - October 28, 2019 - 7:30pm
China said parts of the text for the first phase of a trade deal with the U.S. are “basically completed” as the two sides reached a consensus in areas including standards used by agricultural regulators.
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World Food Prize winner brings seeds where needed

Iowa Farmer Today - October 28, 2019 - 4:43pm
DES MOINES — Simon Groot had this idea that science and business could help feed the world. It is an idea that led the Dutch seedsman to be named as the 2019 World Food Prize Laureate.
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Peel: Beef issues in agriculture and food markets

Iowa Farmer Today - October 28, 2019 - 2:15pm
This month was a busy travel month as I attended and presented at three very different conferences.
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Forage hazards high following a freeze event

Iowa Farmer Today - October 28, 2019 - 9:00am
Freezing temperatures are on their way for most of the Midwest. These freezing temperatures will play a key role in determining what can be grazed or hayed safely for your livestock.
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105-year-old former FFA officer dons famous jacket

Iowa Farmer Today - October 28, 2019 - 7:00am
NEW HAMPTON, Iowa — They call him a New Hampton gem and a Chickasaw jewel, and on Oct. 13, Paul Hassman, age 105, was the star of the show as Iowa FFA officers presented him with his own blue corduroy…
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Fall on the farm

Iowa Farmer Today - October 28, 2019 - 6:00am
BENTON, Ill. — Breezy Hill Farm looks a lot different than it did a decade ago, when Reggie and Jamee Shelton’s small farm consisted of a few pumpkins, some straw and a coffee can in which customers would put their…
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Producers consider switch from dairy to beef

Iowa Farmer Today - October 28, 2019 - 5:00am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Consolidation in the dairy industry has University of Missouri Extension looking to help some dairy producers switch to beef.
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Cover to carbon: Best practices improve soil health

Iowa Farmer Today - October 25, 2019 - 4:00pm
Planting cover crops and returning crop residues (stover) to the soil both add nutrients and improve overall soil quality. These practices are common with producers across the Midwest and have been recently studied by researchers to identify how they impact…
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