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Farm families focus on succession at Returning to the Farm seminar

Iowa Farmer Today - December 24, 2019 - 9:00am
AMES, Iowa — Passing a farm operation to the next generation is usually one of the biggest and most challenging decisions farm families will ever make.
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Luck plays a role in 2019 fieldwork timing

Iowa Farmer Today - December 24, 2019 - 7:00am
After a delayed harvest in 2018, Mitchell Hora is feeling better about where things stand as 2019 draws to a close.
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Panel: Need ‘urgency’ on water quality

Iowa Farmer Today - December 24, 2019 - 5:00am
DES MOINES — Iowa is making progress on water quality issues, but measuring that progress is difficult and there are some who think it is not fast enough.
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Farmer looks to cash in on carbon storage

Iowa Farmer Today - December 23, 2019 - 11:30am
ALICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Deep in west Alabama, in a part of the state where most economic activity grows up from the ground, one woman is hoping to get paid for what she’s putting back into the soil.
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Food Bank serves agencies, schools in 55 Iowa counties

Iowa Farmer Today - December 23, 2019 - 7:00am
DES MOINES — Most people are familiar with the idea of a local soup kitchen or a food pantry. But what they often fail to realize is that there is an entire infrastructure that helps those places to function.
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Candy harvest

Iowa Farmer Today - December 21, 2019 - 8:00am
The Wise Bros. equipment dealer, from Kingdom City, Mo., drove its “candy combine” in the Fulton Christmas Parade. The combine unloaded candy for people along the route.
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Missouri farmer preserves history with growing sleigh collection

Iowa Farmer Today - December 21, 2019 - 7:00am
DENVER, Mo. — On a cold December day in northwest Missouri, Worth County farmer Bill Engel looked over his sleigh collection. He said he is always looking for more online and at sales.
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Towns take on new holiday celebrations, traditions remain

Iowa Farmer Today - December 21, 2019 - 6:15am
MALVERN, Iowa — While one celebration has been around for 27 years and the other for just two, both bring a jolt of holiday electricity to their communities.
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Iowa Cattlemen’s group explores market issues

Iowa Farmer Today - December 21, 2019 - 5:00am
ALTOONA, Iowa — Cattle producers had several things on their mind during the annual meeting of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association in Altoona Dec. 8.
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Barley fills different roles in Midwest agriculture

Iowa Farmer Today - December 20, 2019 - 5:00am
There simply are not many fields of barley in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa these days, and that’s not likely to change much. Cost, climate and marketing opportunities are most conducive to growing it elsewhere.
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Iowa Farmers Union hosts presidential candidates

Iowa Farmer Today - December 19, 2019 - 3:30pm
GRINNELL, Iowa — Members of the Iowa Farmers Union got a front row seat for the 2020 presidential election during their annual meeting Dec. 6 and 7 as a bevy of Democratic candidates showed up to talk about agricultural policy.
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EPA keeps status quo on final biofuel rule

Iowa Farmer Today - December 19, 2019 - 1:13pm
The Trump administration on Dec. 19 set relatively flat quotas for plant-based fuels in 2020, rebuffing ethanol and biodiesel allies who said the targets don’t do enough to support the industry.
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State rejects call for mandated buffer strips

Iowa Farmer Today - December 19, 2019 - 9:45am
DES MOINES — The state’s soil conservation and water quality committee on Dec. 12 rejected a batch of resolutions approved by a statewide organization of conservation district commissioners.
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Dairy producers look to beef market

Iowa Farmer Today - December 19, 2019 - 7:00am
With tight margins putting pressure on dairy farmers, it behooves them to avoid dead weight. That’s true with heifer replacement among other things.
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Sun, water, nutrients influence hybrid decisions in addition to yield

Iowa Farmer Today - December 19, 2019 - 6:00am
DES MOINES — Selecting the right corn hybrid is a lot more complicated than looking at the yield test numbers and the maturity date.
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Take caution when using flood-damaged machinery

Iowa Farmer Today - December 19, 2019 - 5:00am
As farmers and ranchers across the Midwest recover their equipment damaged in spring floods, the safety team at the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center reminds those working to restore equipment…
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Pork industry sues over California confinement law

Iowa Farmer Today - December 18, 2019 - 12:27pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pork industry is challenging the constitutionality of a voter-approved California measure that will prohibit the sale of meat products from hogs born to sows confined in spaces that don’t meet new minimum size requirements.
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Farm Bureau speaker talks productivity, demand

Iowa Farmer Today - December 18, 2019 - 11:00am
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — At Missouri Farm Bureau’s annual meeting here, Jayson Lusk, the head of the ag economics department at Purdue University, talked about economic factors for agriculture and trends in meat demand.
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Farmer looks to cash in on carbon storage

Iowa Farmer Today - December 16, 2019 - 2:30pm
ALICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Deep in west Alabama, in a part of the state where most economic activity grows up from the ground, one woman is hoping to get paid for what she's putting back into the soil.
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