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Field damage from wet harvest may require extra tillage

Iowa Farmer Today - March 2, 2019 - 6:45am
Last fall’s harvest was challenging for a lot of Missouri’s farmers. Andy Luke, a University of Missouri Extension agronomist based in Harrison County, in northwest Missouri, says wet weather slowed harvest progress, even preventing some fields from being harvested.
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Alternative feeds could help with hay shortage

Iowa Farmer Today - March 1, 2019 - 7:00am
Combine a short and expensive hay supply with a snowy winter, and producers are left scrambling as they work to keep cows in condition until spring.
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Illinois farm group targets livestock siting and tax bills

Iowa Farmer Today - February 28, 2019 - 4:00pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Farm Bureau is urging state lawmakers to defeat a bill that would allow local governments to impose stricter regulations on livestock construction.
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Scientists Breed Salt-Loving Crops, But World Is Slow to Bite

Iowa Farmer Today - February 28, 2019 - 2:00pm
(Bloomberg) — Scientists in Dubai are developing crops like quinoa that can thrive in the salty soils intruding into the world’s croplands. Winning over enough people to eat them is proving a greater challenge.
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Trump Agencies Bicker Over Ethanol Plan as Higher Fuel Use Looms

Iowa Farmer Today - February 28, 2019 - 11:15am
(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump’s pledge to his rural agricultural base to allow year-round sales of higher blends of ethanol is spurring differing opinions between two key federal agencies.
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Need to Rent a Farm? Just Head to the Airbnb of Agriculture

Iowa Farmer Today - February 28, 2019 - 9:45am
(Bloomberg) — Renting a farm can now be as easy as finding a vacation home.
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Farmers look for good news on new trade destinations

Iowa Farmer Today - February 28, 2019 - 8:30am
Farmers and economists say there is an elephant in the room when it comes to any talk about U.S. agricultural exports: China. But with no way of dealing with the beast, they are worrying about other things.
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Missouri marks FFA Week with future focus

Iowa Farmer Today - February 28, 2019 - 6:00am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Agriculture hosted an event celebrating FFA Week on Feb. 19 at the state capitol in Jefferson City.
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South Africa Sees Corn Crop Dropping to 3-Year Low on Dryness

Iowa Farmer Today - February 28, 2019 - 12:15am
(Bloomberg) — South Africa’s corn harvest will probably drop 16 percent this year to the lowest since 2015-16 after dry weather delayed plantings and hurt crops.
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University of Illinois launches data-intensive trials for farmers

Iowa Farmer Today - February 27, 2019 - 8:00am
Crop scientists have run small-plot trials for more than a century, but implementation is extremely labor-intensive without the benefit of large-scale farm machinery.
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Farm income slump reaches 5 years: Fed survey

Iowa Farmer Today - February 27, 2019 - 7:00am
The slump in farm income has been going on for five years, according to the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank's latest survey of agricultural bankers.
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Feed to fever: Researcher studies risk of ASF in shipments

Iowa Farmer Today - February 26, 2019 - 8:00am
MANHATTAN — If African swine fever virus reaches the U.S., it could cause more than $16.5 billion in economic losses to swine and other industries. It would devastate trade and international markets, researchers say.
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Freezing temps have little impact on pests

Iowa Farmer Today - February 26, 2019 - 7:00am
While it would be nice if the cold temperatures we are experiencing could help to reduce our potential for pest damage, past experience tells us that the most serious pests we deal with are unlikely to be impacted much by…
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It's Hard to Get Excited About Soy Acres Amid Trade Questions

Iowa Farmer Today - February 25, 2019 - 3:30pm
(Bloomberg) — When farmers and analysts get together at an annual U.S. government outlook forum, the conversation usually turns to topics like plantings and weather. This year, the hottest buzz was all about trade.
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Rental rates linked to popular practices

Iowa Farmer Today - February 25, 2019 - 7:00am
DECATUR, Ill. — With current commodity prices, paying the right rental rate for farmland may mean the difference between making a profit this year and not.
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Predicting yields continues to be guessing game

Iowa Farmer Today - February 25, 2019 - 6:00am
In agriculture, all it takes is missing a rain shower — or receiving one too many — to change the outlook for the entire season.
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Decisions of farmers guide latest tillage tool trends

Iowa Farmer Today - February 24, 2019 - 4:00pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Farmers found plenty of tillage options to meet differing needs as they looked at a variety of equipment from both mainstream and shortline companies at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, Feb. 13-16.
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Frigid temps may reduce peach crop

Iowa Farmer Today - February 24, 2019 - 2:09pm
MT. VERNON, Ill. — Peach growers are in wait-and-see mode following frigid temperatures that covered commercial orchards throughout the region.
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Stocking rate, forage determine paddock plan

Iowa Farmer Today - February 23, 2019 - 6:45am
Establishing a paddock system might be the last thing on a farmer’s mind as they clear snow from the driveway, but spring is just a few weeks away.
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Triumph of Ag brings line-up back to Omaha

Iowa Farmer Today - February 22, 2019 - 11:15am
More than 700 booths with the latest technology will be showcased at the 53rd Annual Triumph Of Agriculture Exposition Farm & Ranch Machinery Show on Wednesday, Feb. 27, and Thursday, Feb. 28, at the CHI Health Center Omaha, formerly the…
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