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Readiness Reviews help Missouri producers prep for inspection

Iowa Farmer Today - December 16, 2018 - 10:00am
On-Farm Readiness Reviews are a partnership between the Missouri Department of Agriculture and University of Missouri Extension specialists. An OFRR is requested by the grower, and takes place on the farm.
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Will U.S. pork industry see a better 2019?

Iowa Farmer Today - December 16, 2018 - 9:00am
URBANA, Ill. — Pork producers are expected to struggle with hog prices below costs of production through the winter.
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Missouri farm family diversifies with greenhouse

Iowa Farmer Today - December 15, 2018 - 12:15pm
STARK CITY, Mo. — In the dead of Missouri winter, members of a southwestern Missouri family pluck lemons, oranges and grapefruits from trees in their greenhouse.
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U.S. beef and dairy push for ag to be part of EU talks

Iowa Farmer Today - December 15, 2018 - 10:30am
U.S. farmers and ranchers want the Trump administration to include agriculture in trade talks with the European Union, an approach officials in Brussels are reluctant to take.
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Farm Bureau learns more about animal activists’ agendas

Iowa Farmer Today - December 15, 2018 - 10:00am
CHICAGO — The owner of the only dairy herd still in production in Fulton County, a father and daughter who raise sheep, and a beef producer with a cow-calf and feeder business are joined in a battle against anti-animal agriculture…
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Farmers struggle to find good health care options

Iowa Farmer Today - December 15, 2018 - 9:00am
CHICAGO — The high cost of health care — and access to it — continue to be a concern for farmers. For many, it is difficult to match the coverage they need with what they can afford.
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Iowa State leads research to increase pig survivability

Iowa Farmer Today - December 15, 2018 - 7:30am
AMES, Iowa — A research project led by the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University seeks to increase pork producers’ profits by improving the survivability of their animals.
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Allisons win Young Farmer Achievement Award

Iowa Farmer Today - December 14, 2018 - 11:30am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Marc and Megan Allison, of South Greenfield, won the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award during the organization’s 104th annual meeting Dec. 3 at the Lake of the Ozarks.
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Farmers analyze risk management going into 2019

Iowa Farmer Today - December 14, 2018 - 10:00am
Current corn and soybean prices, along with cost increases, suggest extremely low returns for 2019. While there are a number of events that could change this outlook, planning for low 2019 incomes seems prudent.
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Amid tough times, Missouri Farm Bureau focuses on gratitude

Iowa Farmer Today - December 14, 2018 - 9:00am
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — At the Missouri Farm Bureau annual meeting at the Tan-Tar-A resort on the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri Farm Bureau president Blake Hurst addressed the group while a screen behind him showed the convention’s theme in…
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Iowa Farmers Union gathers amid policy moves, uncertainty

Iowa Farmer Today - December 14, 2018 - 7:45am
PERRY, Iowa — National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson is hopeful when it comes to farm policy and farm economics, but he knows there are a lot of balls in the air right now.
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Soy spreads reverse and corn catches a bid as trade war thaws

Iowa Farmer Today - December 14, 2018 - 7:15am
As China steps back into the U.S. crop markets, American prices for corn and soybeans are on the mend amid optimism over demand. At the same time, rival producers like Brazil and Canada may start to lose out if the…
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Battered U.S. farmers rue China's return as `drop in the bucket'

Iowa Farmer Today - December 14, 2018 - 7:04am
China’s return to the U.S. soybean market this week comes too little, too late for many Iowa farming families to put more Christmas presents under the tree this year, according to third-generation grower Brent Renner.
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‘Meat’ products can be hard to define

Iowa Farmer Today - December 14, 2018 - 6:00am
Debate continues over how to label processed products derived from meat or plant cells, which many livestock groups have been calling “fake meat.”
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Location helps Missouri in trade fight: Blunt

Iowa Farmer Today - December 13, 2018 - 4:15pm
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — Missouri’s elected officials talked about ag issues during the Dec. 3 morning session of the Missouri Farm Bureau annual meeting at the Tan-Tar-A resort at the Lake of the Ozarks.
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Proponents look to take biodiesel to the next level

Iowa Farmer Today - December 13, 2018 - 4:00pm
As the biodiesel industry moves toward the “adolescent” phase already reached by its ethanol sibling, proponents are closely watching market and political moves that could impact its growth.
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Grain elevators brace for more market uncertainty

Iowa Farmer Today - December 13, 2018 - 1:11pm
ST. LOUIS — Add grain elevator operators to those in the world of agriculture facing uncertainty. Storage issues are among many factors affecting the industry.
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Trump administration proposes major rollback of water rules

Iowa Farmer Today - December 13, 2018 - 11:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration proposed withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country Dec. 11, making good on President Donald Trump's campaign pledge to change Obama-era water rules long opposed by some developers, farmers and…
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Farm Bureau leader senses ‘exhaustion’, sees hope

Iowa Farmer Today - December 13, 2018 - 11:00am
DES MOINES — When members of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation met here last week for their annual meeting the mood was not upbeat.
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Negotiator describes uncertain China truce

Iowa Farmer Today - December 13, 2018 - 8:00am
DES MOINES — It’s a complicated time to be talking about trade.
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