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Pork producers seek trade deal, labor solutions

Iowa Farmer Today - April 22, 2019 - 6:45am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Pork Producers Council wrapped up its Spring Legislative Action Conference April 11.
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Study clarifies U.S. beef’s resource use, emissions

Iowa Farmer Today - April 22, 2019 - 6:15am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A fuller picture is emerging of the environmental footprint of beef in the United States.
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Midwest comes off record corn and soybean yields with word of caution

Iowa Farmer Today - April 22, 2019 - 6:00am
On a national basis, corn and soybean yields were near record-breaking levels in 2018, with exceptional yields in central Illinois and the eastern United States contributing heavily.
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Missouri farm family looks long-term with conservation

Iowa Farmer Today - April 20, 2019 - 6:00am
BROOKFIELD, Mo. — For Matt and Kate Lambert, cover crops initially were a way to boost their cattle operation as they were getting started with the family farm in Linn County, Missouri.
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Drainage system of terraces, tiles keeps farm’s soil where it belongs

Iowa Farmer Today - April 20, 2019 - 6:00am
WEST SALEM, Ill. — Matthew Lynch may not farm the best soil in Illinois. But he’s doing what he can to preserve it.
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Iowa producer’s conservation efforts are ‘worth the time’

Iowa Farmer Today - April 20, 2019 - 6:00am
CENTERVILLE, Iowa — Randy Eddy bucked the trend of converting pasture to crop ground a few years ago. Instead, he converted marginal crop ground into more pasture acres.
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Popular USDA programs help fund land-saving practices

Iowa Farmer Today - April 19, 2019 - 6:00pm
There are dollars available to help farmers establish conservation practices, but there is also plenty of demand for those dollars. Planning ahead can be important.
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Waiting game: Farmers not nervous about slow start to spring fieldwork

Iowa Farmer Today - April 19, 2019 - 2:19pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — As central Illinois farmers grow increasingly anxious to get their planters in the fields, experts say it is too early to get nervous.
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Conservationist: Make small shifts over time

Iowa Farmer Today - April 19, 2019 - 6:00am
Anew growing season means many farmers may be implementing new practices into their operations. When it comes to making those switches it’s important to know some of the possible side effects.
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‘Irritation’ in Canada: New retaliatory tariffs may be on the way

Iowa Farmer Today - April 19, 2019 - 6:00am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — If the United States doesn’t lift its steel and aluminum tariffs, Canada may soon place new retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, including on agricultural products.
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Program promotes traceability for cattle supply

Iowa Farmer Today - April 18, 2019 - 6:00pm
KINGSVILLE, Mo. — Cattlemen from across Johnson County gathered on March 13 at the Kingsville Livestock Auction to learn about the security a new-to-Missouri traceability program can provide their operations.
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Premises IDs prep nation’s pork producers for outbreak

Iowa Farmer Today - April 18, 2019 - 6:00pm
Most states have plans in place should a foreign animal disease find its way onto U.S. soil.
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Classes open farms to community members

Iowa Farmer Today - April 18, 2019 - 6:00am
WAVERLY, Iowa — Like a math test in high school, Brent Jones had to take out his calculator to run a few numbers.
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Midwest disaster relief still in limbo

Iowa Farmer Today - April 18, 2019 - 5:00am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Disaster relief for southern farmers hit by last year’s ravaging hurricanes and for Midwest farmers who experienced losses from historic floods in mid-March is a high priority in Washington D.C., officials told farm journalists during the North…
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Seedling disease risk higher with saturated soil conditions

Iowa Farmer Today - April 16, 2019 - 6:30am
With the saturated conditions and warmer weather on the horizon, it is especially important that we be fully aware of the risk of crop disease. In light of recent events, here are some important factors to keep in mind when…
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Researchers develop livestock-monitoring technology

Iowa Farmer Today - April 16, 2019 - 5:30am
LINCOLN, Neb. — Livestock producers face a recurring challenge: watching animal behavior for signs of illness or injury.
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Know risks to livestock before planting cover crops

Iowa Farmer Today - April 16, 2019 - 5:00am
PARSONS, Kan. — A Kansas State University Extension specialist is encouraging cattle producers to study up on some of the more common cover crops before they plant this spring.
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Cover crop benefits add up for grazing, otherwise unclear

Iowa Farmer Today - April 15, 2019 - 4:45am
Farmers across the Midwest have in many cases accepted that cover crops are beneficial, helping to keep soil from eroding and reducing nutrient runoff. What isn’t as clear is the financial benefit or loss.
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Programs meet the needs of women in ag

Iowa Farmer Today - April 13, 2019 - 7:30am
Editor’s note: This is part of a series on programs for women farmers and landowners.
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Sale barn owner sees cattle industry through good and bad

Iowa Farmer Today - April 13, 2019 - 6:30am
ELDON, Mo. — On a Wednesday morning in early April, Wendy Cantrell was at work at the Miller County Regional Stockyards. It was a busy, exciting time, with calves to take care of and grass greening up in pastures.
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