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Feed to fever: Researcher studies risk of ASF in shipments

Iowa Farmer Today - February 26, 2019 - 8:00am
MANHATTAN — If African swine fever virus reaches the U.S., it could cause more than $16.5 billion in economic losses to swine and other industries. It would devastate trade and international markets, researchers say.
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Freezing temps have little impact on pests

Iowa Farmer Today - February 26, 2019 - 7:00am
While it would be nice if the cold temperatures we are experiencing could help to reduce our potential for pest damage, past experience tells us that the most serious pests we deal with are unlikely to be impacted much by…
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It's Hard to Get Excited About Soy Acres Amid Trade Questions

Iowa Farmer Today - February 25, 2019 - 3:30pm
(Bloomberg) — When farmers and analysts get together at an annual U.S. government outlook forum, the conversation usually turns to topics like plantings and weather. This year, the hottest buzz was all about trade.
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Rental rates linked to popular practices

Iowa Farmer Today - February 25, 2019 - 7:00am
DECATUR, Ill. — With current commodity prices, paying the right rental rate for farmland may mean the difference between making a profit this year and not.
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Predicting yields continues to be guessing game

Iowa Farmer Today - February 25, 2019 - 6:00am
In agriculture, all it takes is missing a rain shower — or receiving one too many — to change the outlook for the entire season.
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Decisions of farmers guide latest tillage tool trends

Iowa Farmer Today - February 24, 2019 - 4:00pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Farmers found plenty of tillage options to meet differing needs as they looked at a variety of equipment from both mainstream and shortline companies at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, Feb. 13-16.
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Frigid temps may reduce peach crop

Iowa Farmer Today - February 24, 2019 - 2:09pm
MT. VERNON, Ill. — Peach growers are in wait-and-see mode following frigid temperatures that covered commercial orchards throughout the region.
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