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Family switches focus to virtual pig showing

Iowa Farmer Today - June 6, 2020 - 6:45am
Pigs play a big role in the lives of the Shike family, but they’re not pork producers.
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MU Extension offers CFAP application help

Iowa Farmer Today - June 5, 2020 - 11:12am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri Extension economists have prepared an online overview of the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to help all producers.
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DOJ Subpoenas Four Biggest Meatpackers in Antitrust Probe

Iowa Farmer Today - June 5, 2020 - 10:25am
The Justice Department is formally demanding information from the country’s four biggest meatpackers over potential antitrust violations, according to a person familiar with the matter, deepening scrutiny of an industry that’s been riled by shutdowns due to the coronavirus.
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Appeals court rejects dicamba challenge

Iowa Farmer Today - June 5, 2020 - 9:14am
Bayer AG is blocked from selling its controversial dicamba-based herbicide in the U.S. after an appeals court rejected a federal regulator’s permit for the product, compounding the German company’s weed-killer woes.
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Hay shortage projected to extend into 2021

Iowa Farmer Today - June 5, 2020 - 8:15am
Illinois is in the middle of a serious hay shortage that will likely stretch throughout the year and into 2021, producers say.
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Variety of approaches help control flies in cattle

Iowa Farmer Today - June 5, 2020 - 7:00am
When it comes to controlling flies in cattle, Extension livestock specialists and veterinarians say variety can help.
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Cover crop seed coating expands planting window

Iowa Farmer Today - June 4, 2020 - 2:04pm
Some farmers are finding success using a new process designed to streamline planting and improve germination of cover crops.
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Rain slows side dressing, post-emerge spraying

Iowa Farmer Today - June 4, 2020 - 7:00am
After a quick planting season across Iowa and parts of Missouri and Illinois, work in fields halted with late May rains. The delays are not enough to cause concern for any post-planting work quite yet, but with spraying and side…
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Grain markets react to international situations

Iowa Farmer Today - June 4, 2020 - 6:15am
Tensions between the United States and China again flared up this past week and threw another wrench into the grain markets.
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Pork producers find sweet way to show solidarity

Iowa Farmer Today - June 3, 2020 - 10:00am
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been crushing to the pork industry, but a group of producers wanted their neighbors to know they are not alone.
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Iowa cash rent rates continue stable trend

Iowa Farmer Today - June 2, 2020 - 6:45am
The most recent annual survey of cash rental rates for Iowa farmland shows that rates increased, on average, by 1.4% in 2020 to $222 per acre. This is the fourth year of relatively stable rates at levels around 18% lower…
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Economist breaks down virus’ crop impact

Iowa Farmer Today - June 1, 2020 - 3:15pm
For the last few years, it seems like agriculture has been running from one crisis to another.In 2018, it was the start of the trade fight with China and the spill-over skirmishes with the rest of the world. In 2019,…
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Iowa lab digs into soil organic matter

Iowa Farmer Today - June 1, 2020 - 7:00am
Steven Hall is dedicated to exploring how farmers can get the most out of their soil.
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Management tips help farmers get ahead of tar spot

Iowa Farmer Today - June 1, 2020 - 6:15am
It’s early in the season, but before we know it, corn will be chest high and we will be thinking about if in-season management is needed.Tar spot is endemic to the region and it isn’t going anywhere any time soon.…
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Flood patterns change across Midwest this spring

Iowa Farmer Today - May 30, 2020 - 7:00am
Back in February, the flood forecasts along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers were grim. Just a year after historic flooding, with levees still being repaired, the possibility of more was daunting.
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Farmer makes storage plans after flooding

Iowa Farmer Today - May 30, 2020 - 7:00am
After losing nearly 20,000 bushels of corn last year, David Lueth is feeling more optimistic in 2020.
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Midwest levees present mixed bag of efficacy

Iowa Farmer Today - May 30, 2020 - 7:00am
While many levees on the major Midwestern rivers are in good shape, many others are old and in need of repairs.
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