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Variety of factors cause shifts in Missouri cropland acres

Iowa Farmer Today - April 7, 2019 - 8:00am
Missouri’s crops have seen acreage shifts driven by a variety of factors, including economics, land availability and weather conditions from year to year.
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Off-farm jobs ‘not a failure’: Commentator

Iowa Farmer Today - April 6, 2019 - 4:00am
BLOOMINGTON, lll. — When John Phipps talks to other farmers, he likes to dispel some preconceived notions, often with a combination of statistics he has ferreted out and humor.
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Ag tech focuses on animal health issues

Iowa Farmer Today - April 5, 2019 - 10:00am
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The challenge is not only producing more food as the world population grows and demands more protein, but also doing it in a sustainable and socially-acceptable way, said Rod Johnson, head of the Department of Animal Health…
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Producers explore feed options to cut costs

Iowa Farmer Today - April 5, 2019 - 9:00am
The snow is gone, soon green grass will replace the brown and the countryside will be dotted with cow/calf pairs.
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Farmers consider converting crop acres to hay

Iowa Farmer Today - April 5, 2019 - 4:00am
Hay shortages have not been uncommon the last several years, resulting in higher prices that may tempt some farmers to convert lower quality crop ground into hay or pasture.
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Solar and wind contracts add to land value: Illinois survey

Iowa Farmer Today - April 5, 2019 - 4:00am
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Good contracts with wind and solar companies can increase the value of farmland, experts said at the release of the 2019 Illinois Farmland Values and Lease Trends Report in March.
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Flood challenges continue in northwest Missouri

Iowa Farmer Today - April 4, 2019 - 5:15am
For the second time in less than a decade, northwest Missouri is feeling the devastation of Missouri River flood waters.
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Trump’s border-shutdown threat risks farm economic fallout

Iowa Farmer Today - April 3, 2019 - 10:53am
U.S. auto production would grind to a halt in a week, while pork producers and dairy farmers would be shut out of their largest export market. Grocery shoppers would quickly face shortages of avocados, tomatoes and other produce or steep…
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Early burndown may be worth extra effort

Iowa Farmer Today - April 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
With the short timeframe for fieldwork this spring prior to planting, early weed management may fall to the bottom of the priority list for many.
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