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Narrow rows boost late-planted soybeans

Iowa Farmer Today - June 25, 2019 - 11:45am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Several management practices may add a little extra yield to late-planted soybean, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold.
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Weather challenges create yield questions in the Midwest

Iowa Farmer Today - June 25, 2019 - 8:00am
With less than half the corn crop and less than a fourth of the soybean crop planted by June 1 this year, farmers are facing difficult decisions.
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E-commerce continues to spread in agriculture

Iowa Farmer Today - June 25, 2019 - 6:45am
With companies such as Amazon and eBay dominating the online marketplace, startups aimed at farmers have been making strides in the virtual retail world.
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Superweed resists another class of herbicides

Iowa Farmer Today - June 25, 2019 - 5:00am
URBANA, Ill. — We’ve all heard about bacteria that are becoming resistant to multiple types of antibiotics. These are the so-called superbugs perplexing and panicking medical science.
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Farmers keep eyes on household expenses

Iowa Farmer Today - June 24, 2019 - 3:30pm
Joe Coultas has always been frugal. So he hasn’t had to make major adjustments during the hard times farmers are experiencing.
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Soybeans may be next market to surge as showers drag on

Iowa Farmer Today - June 24, 2019 - 8:39am
Corn prices have been on an epic run. Now, soybeans could soon be catching up.
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Farm data value, ownership issues still in question

Iowa Farmer Today - June 24, 2019 - 5:30am
As farm equipment control becomes more computerized and farm financial planning becomes more automated, farmers are gradually getting used to sharing their business information. But they are not completely comfortable with the idea.
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As saturated soils warm, should you apply nitrogen in-season?

Iowa Farmer Today - June 22, 2019 - 8:00am
As we start moving into June, there is an increased risk for nitrogen loss through denitrification.Denitrification is a process by which nitrate is chemically reduced and lost as a gas. Denitrification as a loss pathway is similar to other nitrogen…
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Farmers, crops work to catch up after rains

Iowa Farmer Today - June 22, 2019 - 6:45am
After wet weather made for a long, challenging harvest in 2018, more rain made for a long and challenging planting season in 2019.
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Illinois farmers squeeze into open planting windows

Iowa Farmer Today - June 22, 2019 - 6:45am
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — A drive through Illinois in mid-June shows crops in almost every stage of development and condition.
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Iowa farmers deal with replants, N losses

Iowa Farmer Today - June 22, 2019 - 6:30am
DURANT, Iowa — On June 11, Robb Ewoldt and his son, Alex, were in the cab of a tractor doing a job they were hoping to avoid: Replanting.
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Farmers gather to discuss wheat management, this year’s crop

Iowa Farmer Today - June 21, 2019 - 10:00am
BUNCETON, Mo. — A light breeze drifted across a waving wheat field on David Brumback’s Cooper County farm. Wheat growers, University of Missouri Extension personnel and seed dealers had gathered for their 12th annual wheat field day.
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Grain storage struggles after flood far from over

Iowa Farmer Today - June 20, 2019 - 4:45pm
Grain storage is a tough challenge for farmers in southwest Iowa into the eastern Nebraska counties in the aftermath of the historic March flooding.
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Producers debate storing vs. grazing forages

Iowa Farmer Today - June 20, 2019 - 7:00am
The answer to optimal hay solutions is debated amongst producers young and old, from machinery to method to forage type and variety.
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FFA members encouraged to ‘live in the moment’

Iowa Farmer Today - June 20, 2019 - 6:15am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — With lights, cameras and action combined, 5,387 FFA members, advisors, sponsors and guests celebrated past accomplishments, looked to the future and lived in the moment at the 91st Illinois FFA convention June 11-13.
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Identify your SCN type for better soybean farming management

Iowa Farmer Today - June 20, 2019 - 6:00am
When looking out across soybean fields, it is daunting to think about managing billions of tiny nematodes.
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Active legislative session brings some positives to farmers

Iowa Farmer Today - June 20, 2019 - 5:30am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Some Illinois legislation approved this spring was personal to State Senator Scott Bennett, a sixth-generation farmer who also chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee.
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Extending dicamba deadline among ag department actions

Iowa Farmer Today - June 20, 2019 - 5:30am
EFFINGHAM, Ill. — Extending the window to spray dicamba on soybean fields was only one of the more recent decisions made by Illinois Director of Agriculture John Sullivan, who has had a busy first few months on the job.
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Missouri man calls for farm safety for children

Iowa Farmer Today - June 20, 2019 - 5:15am
BROOKFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Donnie Bishop began working on his neighbor’s farm in Brookfield when he was 14.
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