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Farmers communicate to keep dicamba in toolbox

Iowa Farmer Today - December 7, 2018 - 6:00am
Jeff Jorgenson, who farms in Sidney, Iowa, has been using headline-grabbing dicamba products to protect his soybeans from weeds, and he said he loves the way the herbicide has been working for him.
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Farmers balance recent high average yields with input ROI

Iowa Farmer Today - December 6, 2018 - 4:15pm
NORMAL, Ill. — No matter the politics or prices, the drive for increasing yields remains ingrained in farmers.
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USDA plan to speed up slaughter line is challenged as flawed

Iowa Farmer Today - December 6, 2018 - 3:20pm
A U.S. Department of Agriculture proposal to overhaul how hog slaughterhouses are inspected and allow faster production lines relied on flawed data that played down dangers to workers, according to an academic report issued on Wednesday.
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`Tough' Canada crops cope with wild weather better than thought

Iowa Farmer Today - December 6, 2018 - 3:15pm
Canada’s wheat crops held up to a scorching drought and snow deluge better than analysts expected.
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U.S. growers ‘out-produce’ usage in tough global market

Iowa Farmer Today - December 6, 2018 - 12:30pm
Year after year, average yields have been increasing steadily for grain farmers. That constantly growing supply, combined with trade issues, have led to tough markets in 2018.
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Swine fever adds to China’s economic headaches

Iowa Farmer Today - December 6, 2018 - 11:00am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese pig farmers, already reeling from rising feed costs in Beijing’s tariff fight with U.S. President Donald Trump, face a new blow from an outbreak of African swine fever that has sent an economic shock wave through…
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Ag groups welcome RFS news, but await exemption reform

Iowa Farmer Today - December 6, 2018 - 7:00am
The response by agricultural leaders to last week’s federal EPA announcement regarding the Renewable Fuels Standard has been decidedly subdued.
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Soybean rally gives U.S. farmers pause on possible shift to corn

Iowa Farmer Today - December 5, 2018 - 5:29pm
A soybean rally fueled by signs of easing U.S.-China trade tensions has added a wrinkle to the plans of some farmers to shift more acres to corn.
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Ag budget pushes disease prevention

Iowa Farmer Today - December 5, 2018 - 1:51pm
DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig last week asked the governor and lawmakers to put an additional $250,000 into foreign animal disease prevention next fiscal year.
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U.S. says millions more pounds of ground beef may be tainted

Iowa Farmer Today - December 5, 2018 - 7:23am
Before biting into that medium-rare burger, consumers are being advised to check when and where the beef was packed.
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China is said to be preparing to buy U.S. LNG and soybeans again

Iowa Farmer Today - December 5, 2018 - 7:09am
Chinese officials have begun preparing to restart imports of U.S. soybeans and liquefied natural gas, the first sign confirming the claims of President Donald Trump and the White House that China had agreed to start buying some U.S. products "immediately."
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The Trump-Xi truce questions that are leaving markets flummoxed

Iowa Farmer Today - December 4, 2018 - 5:17pm
President Donald Trump’s dinner with Chinese leader Xi Jinping yielded a cease-fire in the trade war between the world’s two biggest economies, though the details are proving less than satisfying to those hungering for a lasting truce.
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Farmers peer past trade-truce exuberance for proof China is back

Iowa Farmer Today - December 4, 2018 - 7:19am
U.S. farmers are pleased that Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to a trade truce, but they’re not rejoicing just yet. That won’t come until they see ships full of their soybeans headed to China.
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