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USDA invites input on Agricultural Conservation Easement rule

Iowa Farmer Today - January 15, 2020 - 3:25pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).
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Trade deal met with enthusiasm, skepticism

Iowa Farmer Today - January 15, 2020 - 1:50pm
President Donald Trump’s phase one trade deal with China offers the promise of more overseas sales for American farmers, but the impact of the agreement remains unclear.
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Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2020 farminar season continues

Iowa Farmer Today - January 15, 2020 - 10:15am
AMES, Iowa — Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2020 winter webinar series, referred to as “farminars,” started Jan. 7 with a presentation on an incubator farm model in Minnesota.
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Is grain in the bin going out of condition?

Iowa Farmer Today - January 14, 2020 - 4:15pm
Many producers put grain into their storage bins last fall at higher moisture contents than normal due to late crop maturity and less in-field drying in 2019.For grain stored wetter than recommended through the winter months (above 15% for corn…
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Looking for a rebound in international demand

Iowa Farmer Today - January 14, 2020 - 6:00am
As the USDA’s 2020 initial projections showed, the next calendar year looks to be a challenging one.Farmers will be trying to bring back nearly 20 million acres of prevented planting land. Crop production levels remain high, despite the planting and…
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Layoffs at dairy plant affect small Iowa town

Iowa Farmer Today - January 13, 2020 - 7:00am
ARLINGTON, Iowa — From a monitor in the corner of his office, Steve Faust points to the dark spots on the security camera where the lights have been turned out in the Arlington AMPI plant.
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Plant closes as dairy industry shifts

Iowa Farmer Today - January 13, 2020 - 7:00am
ARLINGTON, Iowa — It's been two months since Associated Milk Producers Inc. announced the closing of its Arlington nonfat dry milk plant. The dairy cooperative, its farmer members, employees and the surrounding community are sorting out what comes next.
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Legendary farm broadcaster pushes for positivity in ag

Iowa Farmer Today - January 13, 2020 - 6:30am
Growing up on a Wisconsin dairy farm in the 1940s, Orion Samuelson assumed he would end up taking over the operation from his parents. However, life had other plans for him.
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Producers have choices in marketing, risk

Iowa Farmer Today - January 11, 2020 - 7:00am
When it comes to marketing, livestock producers have a variety of choices to make. Andrew Griffith, ag economist with the University of Tennessee, says it can be helpful to start with some goals.
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Farmers watch for news boosts, pencil out profit when marketing

Iowa Farmer Today - January 10, 2020 - 1:45pm
PALO, Iowa — The 2020 crop has not touched the field, but many farmers have already made plans for where it will go when it comes time for deliveries in a year.
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Seed companies vary on product returns

Iowa Farmer Today - January 10, 2020 - 7:00am
Darren Bailey had about 800 prevent plant acres last year, all soybeans. He didn’t have any problem returning the unused seed because of the way he operates.
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Farmers learn economics, agronomics to grow hemp

Iowa Farmer Today - January 10, 2020 - 6:45am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The 2020 growing season will be the first in a long time farmers can grow hemp legally in Missouri.
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Maryland farmer wins national corn yield contest

Iowa Farmer Today - January 10, 2020 - 5:00am
MIDDLETOWN, Md. (AP) — The average number of bushels of corn per acre is between 180 and 250.
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Peking resistance shines in SCN yield tests

Iowa Farmer Today - January 9, 2020 - 4:15pm
When rounding up data for the annual soybean cyst nematode yield tests, Iowa State University plant pathologist Gregory Tylka said results were surprisingly good.
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4-H competition teaches cooking skills in schools

Iowa Farmer Today - January 9, 2020 - 4:00pm
OKAWVILLE, Ill. — Gone are the days when virtually every high school had home economics classes. However, that void is being filled in some schools thanks to 4-H.
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Videos provide high-tech view of pig farming

Iowa Farmer Today - January 9, 2020 - 10:39am
DES MOINES — A video series from the National Pork Board creates opportunities for farmers and others involved in pork production to share with consumers a firsthand view inside today’s modern farms.
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From boom times to tariffs, 10 tumultuous years in ag

Iowa Farmer Today - January 9, 2020 - 7:00am
Ask Paul Lasley to describe the past decade in agriculture, and he uses one word: “Volatile.”
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Companies return to QCFS with new lineups

Iowa Farmer Today - January 8, 2020 - 2:00pm
Although this has been another difficult year for agriculture, it doesn’t show on the roster of exhibitors that will be at the 29th annual Quad Cities Farm Equipment Show, Jan. 19-21, at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island, Illinois.
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Wheat could be winner of U.S.-China deal

Iowa Farmer Today - January 8, 2020 - 9:00am
In the agriculture world, news of the partial U.S.-China trade deal has sparked a lot of buzz about soybeans. It turns out, wheat could actually end up being a bigger surprise winner.
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Computer workshop goes beyond farm bookkeeping

Iowa Farmer Today - January 8, 2020 - 8:00am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The annual Computers on the Farm conference returns to the Lake of the Ozarks Jan. 17-18 to help producers learn digital tools for their farms.
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