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Midwest farmers have long history with flooding

Iowa Farmer Today - June 29, 2019 - 6:30am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — For centuries, farmers have had a complex relationship with the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. The rivers have long provided ready access to markets for crops, but they also cause devastating flooding.
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Flood recovery takes on many forms

Iowa Farmer Today - June 29, 2019 - 6:15am
Like his neighbors, Jeff Van Renan was told to evacuate his Fremont County home in mid-March.
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Multiple rounds of flooding complicate Midwest crop plans

Iowa Farmer Today - June 29, 2019 - 6:00am
Will Longinaker considers his farming operation lucky.
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Fallow fields could lower yields

Iowa Farmer Today - June 29, 2019 - 6:00am
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. — Purple isn’t a good look when it comes to corn.
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Missouri prepares for new disaster declaration request

Iowa Farmer Today - June 28, 2019 - 2:11pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) participate in joint Preliminary Damage Assessments across a total of 56 counties — almost half the 114 counties in the state — in response to tornadoes, severe…
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Questions remain, state aiming to guide flood relief efforts

Iowa Farmer Today - June 28, 2019 - 2:06pm
DES MOINES — Three months later, many questions remain as state leaders try to help Iowans navigate state and federal flood relief programs.
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Unexpected Acreage report numbers send markets into flurry

Iowa Farmer Today - June 28, 2019 - 2:06pm
Grain markets are spiraling in two separate directions today after the USDA released its June Acreage report.
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Farmers respond to months of flooding

Iowa Farmer Today - June 28, 2019 - 7:00am
PERCIVAL, Iowa — David Lueth looks east to his farmstead, separated by a partially submerged road pounded into pieces by the raging floodwaters of the Missouri River.
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Flooding causes damage across Missouri, affects 2019 planting

Iowa Farmer Today - June 28, 2019 - 6:45am
WAVERLY, Mo. — Down came the floodwaters into Missouri, starting as early as March and worsening. Down from up north in the massive Missouri and Mississippi river basins, from the melting of heavy snowfalls, and down from the sky in…
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Illinois farm communities fight rounds of flooding

Iowa Farmer Today - June 28, 2019 - 6:45am
JERSEYVILLE, Ill. — Jeff Fraley called the corn planted in his Jerseyville fields this year “some of the prettiest corn I’ve had.” Seeing it was more rewarding because it had been a difficult year to get crops in the ground.
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Nebraska archeologists hope to find nothing in flooded farms

Iowa Farmer Today - June 27, 2019 - 4:07pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Archeologists surveying recently flooded Nebraska farms are hoping — for once — to not find anything historically significant as such a discovery could delay federal aid to the beleaguered farmers.
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Late plantings still have N options

Iowa Farmer Today - June 27, 2019 - 7:00am
It’s been a wait-go-stop (repeat) corn planting season this spring. Whether you planted early or are just now getting corn planted, it seems planting windows were short and rushed.
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U.S. wins more access to EU beef market as others yield

Iowa Farmer Today - June 27, 2019 - 6:15am
The U.S. secured more access to the European Union’s beef market after the bloc persuaded Australia, Argentina and Uruguay to cede chunks of an import quota.
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Corn rootworm egg hatch peaks in southern Iowa

Iowa Farmer Today - June 27, 2019 - 6:00am
Corn rootworm egg hatch in Iowa typically occurs from late May to the middle of June, with an average peak hatching date of June 6 in central Iowa. In 2019, the average hatching date will be behind due to cool…
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Trump warns of ‘Plan B’ on China trade: Billions more in tariffs

Iowa Farmer Today - June 26, 2019 - 3:55pm
President Donald Trump said substantial additional U.S. tariffs would be placed on goods from China if there’s no progress on a trade deal after his planned meeting with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the G-20 Summit in Japan.
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Some USDA researchers reluctant to move cross country

Iowa Farmer Today - June 26, 2019 - 3:50pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers are reluctant to move across the country to the Kansas City area.
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Vilsack voices support for USMCA

Iowa Farmer Today - June 26, 2019 - 3:15pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement was the focus of a roundtable in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 17, with former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on hand to give his thoughts on the proposed trade deal.
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New information on soybean gall midge helps farmers prepare

Iowa Farmer Today - June 26, 2019 - 7:00am
Soybean producers can rest a bit easier now that light is being shed on eastern South Dakota’s newest pest.
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Spring conditions complicate 2019 weed control efforts

Iowa Farmer Today - June 25, 2019 - 4:30pm
While good progress has been made toward getting crops in the ground, the adverse early spring conditions are likely to complicate weed management throughout the 2019 growing season.
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