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Peel: Beef issues in agriculture and food markets

Iowa Farmer Today - October 28, 2019 - 2:15pm
This month was a busy travel month as I attended and presented at three very different conferences.
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Forage hazards high following a freeze event

Iowa Farmer Today - October 28, 2019 - 9:00am
Freezing temperatures are on their way for most of the Midwest. These freezing temperatures will play a key role in determining what can be grazed or hayed safely for your livestock.
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105-year-old former FFA officer dons famous jacket

Iowa Farmer Today - October 28, 2019 - 7:00am
NEW HAMPTON, Iowa — They call him a New Hampton gem and a Chickasaw jewel, and on Oct. 13, Paul Hassman, age 105, was the star of the show as Iowa FFA officers presented him with his own blue corduroy…
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Fall on the farm

Iowa Farmer Today - October 28, 2019 - 6:00am
BENTON, Ill. — Breezy Hill Farm looks a lot different than it did a decade ago, when Reggie and Jamee Shelton’s small farm consisted of a few pumpkins, some straw and a coffee can in which customers would put their…
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Producers consider switch from dairy to beef

Iowa Farmer Today - October 28, 2019 - 5:00am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Consolidation in the dairy industry has University of Missouri Extension looking to help some dairy producers switch to beef.
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Cover to carbon: Best practices improve soil health

Iowa Farmer Today - October 25, 2019 - 4:00pm
Planting cover crops and returning crop residues (stover) to the soil both add nutrients and improve overall soil quality. These practices are common with producers across the Midwest and have been recently studied by researchers to identify how they impact…
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Iowa State’s new ag dean pursues land grant mission

Iowa Farmer Today - October 25, 2019 - 10:00am
Daniel Robison is the dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. Robison came to Iowa State earlier this year after a stint as dean of the College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design at…
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Prepare hog barn ventilation systems for winter pressure

Iowa Farmer Today - October 25, 2019 - 7:00am
Now is the time of year to make sure swine buildings and ventilation systems are set for winter, the most challenging time to ventilate a building correctly.
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Frost-damaged soybean need special attention

Iowa Farmer Today - October 25, 2019 - 5:00am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Late-maturing soybeans face damage from an early killing frost and need special attention for harvest and storage, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold.
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Annual ag loan reviews around the corner

Iowa Farmer Today - October 24, 2019 - 1:58pm
ORANGE CITY, Iowa — Even with milk prices trending up, there is lots of uncertainty still in the marketplace, according to Iowa State Extension Northwest Iowa Dairy Specialist Fred Hall. Continuing weather struggles, trade and tariff issues and forage quality…
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Farmers say EPA undercuts RFS agreement

Iowa Farmer Today - October 24, 2019 - 8:15am
Tension over a new proposed rule regarding ethanol has farmers and industry leaders frustrated both with the Environmental Protection Agency and President Donald Trump.
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Use caution as late harvest raises safety concerns for rural roads

Iowa Farmer Today - October 23, 2019 - 11:15am
Starting harvest late, along with that nagging fear of winter weather soon settling in on the region, will encourage crop producers to extend the day length of harvest as much as they can when field conditions allow. That means there…
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Snowy winter forecast with average temps

Iowa Farmer Today - October 21, 2019 - 2:00pm
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center and AccuWeather both have released their weather forecasts for the meteorological winter months of December, January and February.
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Center launched to make ‘moon shot’ discoveries in agriculture

Iowa Farmer Today - October 21, 2019 - 7:00am
URBANA, Ill. — The new Center for Digital Agriculture is set up to do “moon shot-type projects,” Harley Johnson, associate dean for the University of Illinois’ Grainger College of Engineering, said at the center’s launch on Oct. 8.
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E15 a start for increasing ethanol demand, trade still needed

Iowa Farmer Today - October 21, 2019 - 6:15am
The E15 blend of gasoline was approved for year-round use this spring, bringing excitement for additional demand to corn country.
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Refinery waivers cut into E15’s 2019 expansion

Iowa Farmer Today - October 20, 2019 - 3:45pm
There has been so much discussion of government Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waivers this year that the possible influence of E15 on the ethanol market seemed to fade to the background.
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Missouri biofuel industry wades through policy, trade challenges

Iowa Farmer Today - October 19, 2019 - 7:00am
MALTA BEND, Mo. — It’s been a difficult year for Missouri’s ethanol producers due to a number of factors.
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Illinois biofuels ‘treading water’ with incentive bill stalled

Iowa Farmer Today - October 19, 2019 - 6:45am
Biofuels are holding their own in Illinois. But just barely.
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Iowa biofuel plants ‘gutted’ by small refinery exemptions

Iowa Farmer Today - October 19, 2019 - 6:45am
Times have been difficult for Iowa biofuel plants, with multiple businesses closing their doors in the past month.
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Today in History

Iowa Farmer Today - October 18, 2019 - 11:00pm
Today in History
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