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Sale barn updates tech but still relies on service

Iowa Farmer Today - May 4, 2019 - 5:30am
CLARINDA, Iowa — The role of the sale barn may have changed over the years, but Frank Hoepker says one thing remains the same.
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Producer returns to farm, gets involved

Iowa Farmer Today - May 4, 2019 - 5:30am
RANDOLPH, Iowa — Snow is just a distant memory as Will Longinaker plants corn on a gorgeous spring day.
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Missouri producer tries management- intensive grazing

Iowa Farmer Today - May 4, 2019 - 5:15am
CROSS TIMBERS, Mo. — Greg Sundwall enjoyed working in the hayfield, but he doesn’t do it anymore. Back in 1995, he started experimenting with management-intensive grazing rotations, and now he grazes cattle year-round and doesn’t feed any hay.
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Changing times: Sale barn family stresses relationships in time of tech

Iowa Farmer Today - May 4, 2019 - 5:00am
WINDSOR, Mo. — Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, you can find the Drenons answering phone calls, sorting cattle and taking care of customers at the Windsor Livestock Auction.
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Off-color wheat could signal nutrient deficiency, other issues

Iowa Farmer Today - May 3, 2019 - 7:00pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. — A Kansas State University wheat expert says that yellowing in some Kansas wheat fields is not uncommon for this time of year, but growers should be aware of steps they should be taking if they are seeing…
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Awaiting E15 approval, some groups push for higher ethanol blends

Iowa Farmer Today - May 3, 2019 - 9:59am
When families fuel up for summer road trips, they could have a new option at the gas pump.
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Silvopasture brings weather relief for herd, soil benefits

Iowa Farmer Today - May 3, 2019 - 6:30am
For farmers interested in rotational grazing, the next step may be a practice called silvopasture.
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Ag companies use shadow programs to help students find a fit

Iowa Farmer Today - May 3, 2019 - 6:15am
There’s an old line from the days of radio: “Only the shadow knows.” And in today’s competitive job market, it may be true — job shadows know a little more.
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Missouri’s CWD efforts show results

Iowa Farmer Today - May 3, 2019 - 5:00am
The state of Missouri has generally good news in its efforts to combat chronic wasting disease, although challenges remain.
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Research continues on fatal deer disease

Iowa Farmer Today - May 3, 2019 - 5:00am
So far, chronic wasting disease is confined to deer in northern Illinois. But that could change in a hypothetical future.
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CWD spread could affect conservation

Iowa Farmer Today - May 3, 2019 - 5:00am
State officials remain concerned over chronic wasting disease being found in an additional Iowa county earlier this year.
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Flood waters rise in central Illinois

Iowa Farmer Today - May 2, 2019 - 11:13am
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — More rain is on the way for central Illinois and with that, warnings about the dangers of driving on roads that could become flooded after a month’s worth of rain fell in less than a week.
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In flood zone, consider options for managing cornstalks

Iowa Farmer Today - May 2, 2019 - 5:00am
Without a doubt, the question of what to do with cornstalks that accumulated almost everywhere has been one of the most frequent questions following the March flooding.
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Fuel groups use election stops to educate politicians

Iowa Farmer Today - May 2, 2019 - 4:00am
NEVADA, Iowa — As sales jobs go, this wasn’t an especially difficult one. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar is from Minnesota, where ethanol is an important industry.
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Farmers fear trade deal will fail to erase tariffs

Iowa Farmer Today - May 1, 2019 - 4:00pm
Some U.S. farm groups fear that President Donald Trump’s terms for easing his trade war with China risk leaving large swaths of American agriculture worse off than before the conflict began.
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New Walmart beef supply chain bypasses Tyson

Iowa Farmer Today - April 30, 2019 - 2:42pm
Walmart Inc. is getting into the beef business.
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USDA extends MFP deadline to May 17

Iowa Farmer Today - April 30, 2019 - 8:00am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who have been significantly affected by foreign tariffs,…
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Farmer income drops; White House responds

Iowa Farmer Today - April 29, 2019 - 2:33pm
Personal income for farmers fell by the most in three years in the first quarter, as losses to U.S. agriculture mount from President Donald Trump’s trade wars.
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‘Five things we’ve learned about dicamba’

Iowa Farmer Today - April 29, 2019 - 6:30am
As we prepare for another year with the Xtend soybean and cotton system, we thought it would help to briefly summarize some of the most important things we've learned about dicamba as a result of the research our outstanding graduate…
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New tech firms target farms in weather wars

Iowa Farmer Today - April 29, 2019 - 5:45am
When surprise hailstorms hit the 6,000 acres Trevor Scherman plants each year with peas, wheat, canola and lentils, his first move isn’t to his truck to assess the damage. These days, it’s to his iPad.
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