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Iowa woman putting pork industry in the spotlight

Iowa Farmer Today - July 18, 2020 - 6:45am
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Jen Sorenson’s passion for the pork industry has not only served her well in the ag communications world, but has given her an opportunity to tout the industry from rural towns in Iowa to the…
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Role of women in ag continues to change

Iowa Farmer Today - July 17, 2020 - 4:00pm
Women have always been involved in agriculture, but their role in the farm business has evolved over time.
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2020 Missouri State Fair Pivots to a Youth Livestock Show

Iowa Farmer Today - July 17, 2020 - 1:11pm
SEDALIA, Mo. — The Missouri State Fair announced July 17 the traditional fair will pivot to a youth livestock show, Aug. 13-23, 2020. In 1901, the Fair began as a showcase of Missouri agriculture. Staying true to that tradition, the…
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Drop in ethanol use boosts traffic at some terminals

Iowa Farmer Today - July 16, 2020 - 10:30am
When the coronavirus pandemic started, one notable impact was on fuel prices and ethanol production.
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Wheat yields decent despite concerns with scab

Iowa Farmer Today - July 16, 2020 - 7:00am
Wheat acreage was down in Missouri this year, although some of the wheat fields did produce decent yields in 2020, despite some scab concerns.
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Illinois wheat crop: Small but good

Iowa Farmer Today - July 16, 2020 - 7:00am
Early reports following the Illinois wheat harvest hint at a good but smallish crop.
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USDA to make first purchases for FMD vaccine bank

Iowa Farmer Today - July 15, 2020 - 6:30am
The process to build a vaccine bank to combat Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) began last week as USDA announced its initial purchase of vaccine for the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank (NAVVCB).
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Community prospers with focus on food

Iowa Farmer Today - July 12, 2020 - 8:00am
MT. PULASKI, Ill. — Motivated residents of the spunky community of Mt. Pulaski, in central Illinois, opened a new coop grocery store amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Pandemic boosts sales of local food

Iowa Farmer Today - July 11, 2020 - 8:00am
HURST, Ill. — It’s difficult to find any positives in the COVID-19 pandemic. But one may be that niche farmers are gaining customers.
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Foodservice expecting long lasting COVID impacts

Iowa Farmer Today - July 11, 2020 - 8:00am
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the foodservice and packing industries will be felt far beyond 2020.
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Livestock looking to preserve, grow markets during coronavirus

Iowa Farmer Today - July 11, 2020 - 7:00am
It has been an unusual and eventful year for livestock producers, with challenges getting their products to market, and maintaining crucial export markets.
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Supply remains the issue for ethanol, marketing

Iowa Farmer Today - July 11, 2020 - 6:00am
The phrase ‘the new normal’ is being thrown around by just about every company in the United States right now. As coronavirus affects the way companies are doing business, many are changing the ways they are approaching what used to…
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Health care looking for new normal through pandemic

Iowa Farmer Today - July 10, 2020 - 3:00pm
On March 1, if you had chest pains, you went to the emergency room. On July 1, if you have chest pains you go to the emergency room. Some things are the same today as before the coronavirus pandemic struck,…
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Agriculture has seen unique challenges due to pandemic

Iowa Farmer Today - July 10, 2020 - 2:15pm
BEAMON, Iowa — A few months ago, Brian Feldpausch had never heard of COVID-19. He and his family still haven’t gotten sick from the virus. But they have seen it impact their lives on and off the farm in ways…
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Governor’s Charity Steer Show moves to ISU

Iowa Farmer Today - July 10, 2020 - 12:43pm
For the first time in its 38 year history, the annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show (GCSS) will not be held at the Iowa State Fair. Due to the cancellation of this year’s fair, Iowa State University will host the event.
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New planters designed to plant more acres in less time

Iowa Farmer Today - July 10, 2020 - 7:00am
Greg Bigham just dished out a pretty good chunk of change for a planter. But like many farmers who are taking the plunge, he believes it will pay for itself.
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Tips for preventing bloat in cows

Iowa Farmer Today - July 10, 2020 - 6:00am
Like humans, cattle can unknowingly overeat such grasses as alfalfa and clover and may end up with a serious condition impacting their digestive system — legume bloat.
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Sweet corn season keeps farm family busy

Iowa Farmer Today - July 8, 2020 - 7:00am
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — This is sweet corn season, and that means Ethan Crow and his family are busy.
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