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‘Flash drought’ worsens across 14 Southern states

Iowa Farmer Today - October 17, 2019 - 4:00am
ATLANTA (AP) — More than 45 million people across 14 Southern states are now in the midst of what’s being called a “flash drought” that’s cracking farm soil, drying up ponds and raising the risk of wildfires, scientists said Oct.…
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Move to Kansas City guts USDA research agency

Iowa Farmer Today - October 17, 2019 - 4:00am
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service is the kind of government bureaucracy few can identify but millions rely on for their livelihoods.
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Today in History

Iowa Farmer Today - October 16, 2019 - 11:00pm
Today in History
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Low tar spot levels could continue in 2020

Iowa Farmer Today - October 16, 2019 - 4:33pm
Tar spot has made annual appearances in Illinois since its initial detection in 2015. Last season, conditions that favored disease development and spread allowed the tar spot fungus, Phyllachora maydis, to develop to a significant degree well before the crop…
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Iowa farmers face harvest of hope, anxiety

Iowa Farmer Today - October 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
DES MOINES — Harvest usually is an upbeat time for Iowa farmers such as Lance Lillibridge of Vinton. But this fall, maybe not so much.
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Today in History

Iowa Farmer Today - October 15, 2019 - 11:00pm
Today in History
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Corn growers ‘outraged’ over EPA fix

Iowa Farmer Today - October 15, 2019 - 4:43pm
Ethanol futures had the biggest loss in two months after the Trump administration took steps Tuesday to implement a deal meant to ensure biofuel quotas are not undermined when oil refineries are exempted from requirements compelling them to use ethanol…
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Global experts address livestock trends

Iowa Farmer Today - October 15, 2019 - 7:00am
MANHATTAN, Kan. — When conversations turn to the world’s climate and natural resources, they often also go to livestock production. That was the idea behind a session at the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock international meeting hosted by Kansas State…
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Fall fertilizer considerations in 2019

Iowa Farmer Today - October 15, 2019 - 6:45am
The high number of prevented-planting fields in some areas, the late start to harvest and the inability to apply P and K fertilizer as planned last fall or this past spring combine to raise a number of questions about fall…
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Owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention

Iowa Farmer Today - October 14, 2019 - 11:01pm
CORVALLIS, Oregon (AP) — As he stood amid the thick old-growth forests in the coastal range of Oregon, Dave Wiens was nervous. Before he trained to shoot his first barred owl, he had never fired a gun.
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Owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention

Iowa Farmer Today - October 14, 2019 - 11:01pm
CORVALLIS, Oregon (AP) — As he stood amid the thick old-growth forests in the coastal range of Oregon, Dave Wiens was nervous. Before he trained to shoot his first barred owl, he had never fired a gun.
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Today in History

Iowa Farmer Today - October 14, 2019 - 11:00pm
Today in History
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Farmers have options for fall burndown of weeds

Iowa Farmer Today - October 14, 2019 - 10:14am
The plentiful rain in September has provided ideal conditions for establishment of winter annual weeds, thus many no-till fields will have dense stands of these weeds going into winter.
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Fall treatments most successful for reducing marestail populations

Iowa Farmer Today - October 14, 2019 - 6:15am
Marestail (also known as horseweed) is a native plant to the United States and is considered either a winter annual or biennial species. In the Dakotas, the marestail population will germinate in the fall and bolt in the spring.
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Scientists track weeds invasion into Canada

Iowa Farmer Today - October 14, 2019 - 6:15am
URBANA, Ill. — A team including scientists from the University of Illinois has identified the ways in which glyphosate-resistant waterhemp has emerged in corn and soybean fields in southwestern Ontario.
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Fed cattle losses likely to close out 2019

Iowa Farmer Today - October 14, 2019 - 5:45am
Variability in corn and fed cattle prices has certainly been the norm in the last few months.Corn futures prices for the nearby contract were approximately $3.70 in mid-May, $4.35 in mid-July and $3.50 in mid-September. Average fed cattle prices in…
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Analysis IDs practices to fight flood, drought

Iowa Farmer Today - October 14, 2019 - 4:00am
Asynthesis of 89 studies across six continents has helped clarify which agricultural practices hold water when it comes to helping soils soak up precipitation — a factor critical to mitigating floods, outlasting drought and stabilizing crop yields.
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U of Minnesota students shoulder burden of family addictions

Iowa Farmer Today - October 14, 2019 - 12:01am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fridge was empty when Mia Rose decided to dig between the couch cushions looking for any change that may have fallen there. She was young — only about 9 years old at the time. Walking hand-in-hand…
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Programs aim to help at-risk youth in North Dakota

Iowa Farmer Today - October 14, 2019 - 12:01am
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Every year in Minot and Ward County, dozens of teens disappear as runaways. Generally, they return or are found, but organizations that work with youth acknowledge there's potential danger to young people who take off on…
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Minnesota couple take unexpected plunge into online auctions

Iowa Farmer Today - October 14, 2019 - 12:01am
NICOLLET, Minn. (AP) — If there's one lesson that Kimberly Salisbury has learned from selling industrial and commercial equipment in online auctions, it's that people will buy anything.
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