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Test for silent killer soybean cyst nematode before spring planting

Iowa Farmer Today - March 12, 2019 - 7:00am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Test for soybean cyst nematode (SCN) in the spring before planting, says University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist Kaitlyn Bissonnette.
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Stretch cash flow with credit reserves, added income

Iowa Farmer Today - March 12, 2019 - 5:00am
Over time, negative cash flows will put farm and ranch businesses, and the lifestyle of the owners, at serious risk.
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Farm energy audits can spark changes

Iowa Farmer Today - March 10, 2019 - 11:00am
Right now most farmers are probably just thrilled that there is power and their furnace works at all, but a few are likely to get a shock when looking at their energy usage this winter. For those farmers, this spring…
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New dairy programs help with risk management in tough industry

Iowa Farmer Today - March 9, 2019 - 5:30pm
Dairy producers will have some risk management opportunities under the provisions of the new Farm Bill.
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Managing drought-stricken pastures for 2019 grazing

Iowa Farmer Today - March 9, 2019 - 7:00am
A shift from the worst drought in nearly a decade to a winter of record-breaking snowfall has farmers and ranchers across Missouri looking for the first signs of spring to evaluate pastures.
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Weather influences interest at Beef Expo trade show

Iowa Farmer Today - March 8, 2019 - 7:00am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — What beef producers want is often influenced by the weather they get.
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Muddy pastures may require light tillage

Iowa Farmer Today - March 8, 2019 - 6:00am
Illinois cattle producers are having to deal with some poor pasture conditions as they move into spring.
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Farmers personalize their nitrogen programs

Iowa Farmer Today - March 8, 2019 - 5:00am
PEORIA, Ill. — Making the right nitrogen decisions is always a priority for farmers, but it’s getting extra attention this year with higher fertilizer prices when profit margins are tight.
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China's Shopping List in America Has These Farm Goods at the Top

Iowa Farmer Today - March 7, 2019 - 8:39am
(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump says he’s asked China to immediately remove all tariffs on U.S. agricultural products in what could be a huge blessing for American farmers. But how will global trade flows change in the event of a…
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With fall delay, anhydrous supply uncertain

Iowa Farmer Today - March 7, 2019 - 6:00am
Spring could be crunch time for some farmers in the Midwest.
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Free-trade proponent hopeful for new NAFTA

Iowa Farmer Today - March 7, 2019 - 5:00am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The new trade agreement hammered out between the United States and its North American neighbors is even better for agriculture than the last one, says Brian Kuehl. But it could face long odds in becoming law.
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Interest, use grows for water-quality practices

Iowa Farmer Today - March 5, 2019 - 6:00am
AMES, Iowa — Farmers in Iowa’s Missouri-Little Sioux watershed are increasing their use of and interest in best management practices recommended by the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, according to a new study conducted at Iowa State University.
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Chicago Fed: Bankers see continued stability

Iowa Farmer Today - March 4, 2019 - 7:00am
Although 75 percent of the responding agricultural bankers expected farmland values to be stable during the January through March period of 2019, nearly all of the rest expected farmland values to move down.
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Global markets change shape for 2018-19

Iowa Farmer Today - March 4, 2019 - 6:00am
When the tariffs hit the soybean market, the impact was substantial, and the global market for soybeans is still being reshaped today, months after the imposition of the border taxes.
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Some Illinois farmers will play catchup after fall delays

Iowa Farmer Today - March 4, 2019 - 5:00am
GENESEO, lll. — As soon as it dries out and warms up, Rick Diericks will start work by applying anhydrous ammonia on his northwestern Illinois corn fields. He has less trepidation than many Midwest farmers this year because that was…
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Speed one component of ‘perfect’ planter

Iowa Farmer Today - March 3, 2019 - 5:00pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — No doubt there is a need for speed for farmers to get crops in the ground during the narrow planting window expected this spring.
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As organic expands, leaders dispute industry standards

Iowa Farmer Today - March 3, 2019 - 2:00pm
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Organic farming is a dirty business, and Francis Thicke wants to keep it that way.
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Some Iowa farmers will play catchup after fall delays

Iowa Farmer Today - March 3, 2019 - 11:00am
The rains kept coming this fall and this winter, followed by piles of snow. With planting season approaching, the soil could be extremely wet when farmers get back in their fields.
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Farmer needs highlighted at 2019 national machinery show

Iowa Farmer Today - March 2, 2019 - 10:30am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Looking for ways to be more efficient, farmers attending the National Farm Machinery Show scouted exhibits for products that could help their bottom lines.
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Solid bull sale kicks off 2019 Illinois Beef Expo

Iowa Farmer Today - March 2, 2019 - 7:00am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Doug Turner, who was the chairman of the Illinois Beef Expo for 31 years, now retired from that duty, said he was a little worried about how the 51st Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale would turn out…
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