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Iowan wins 2019 world auctioneer championship

Iowa Farmer Today - June 19, 2019 - 8:32am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Russele Sleep of Bedford, Iowa, was named the 2019 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion at the 56th annual competition held at Tulare Sales Yard, Tulare, Calif. and presented by the Livestock Marketing Association.
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Ugly corn better than no corn this year

Iowa Farmer Today - June 18, 2019 - 6:30am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Ugly corn is better than no corn this year, says University of Missouri Extension corn and small grains specialist Greg Luce.
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Tax consequences of weather-related sales

Iowa Farmer Today - June 18, 2019 - 6:15am
Every few years we seem to be faced with reasons to dust off tax laws, but it has been a long time since it hasn’t been for drought. In 2019, we are looking at how these apply to flooding in…
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Survival of flooded crops depends on conditions

Iowa Farmer Today - June 18, 2019 - 5:45am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Many field crops face fallout from flooding and excessive rain, says University of Missouri Extension corn and small grains specialist Greg Luce.
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Farmers learn on the fly how to grow state’s new cash crop

Iowa Farmer Today - June 17, 2019 - 6:45am
Andy Houston probably knows as much as anyone in Illinois about growing industrial hemp — which means not a whole lot.“We’re all in experimental mode,” he said.
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Missouri looks to begin growing industrial hemp

Iowa Farmer Today - June 17, 2019 - 6:30am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After the 2018 Farm Bill opened the door for growing hemp, Missouri is looking to get regulated growth of the crop going in the state.
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Iowa lawmakers make way for hemp in 2020

Iowa Farmer Today - June 17, 2019 - 5:30am
DES MOINES — Robin Pruisner knows it sounds funny for the state entomologist to be in charge of the new commercial hemp program. But she is taking it in stride.
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Missouri farmer optimistic about future of industry after tough years

Iowa Farmer Today - June 15, 2019 - 6:45am
LINN, Mo. — At the end of a gravel road, nestled in a valley in the rugged terrain of Osage County, Alfred Brandt’s family farmstead appears.
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Producers turn to silage bags, bunkers

Iowa Farmer Today - June 15, 2019 - 6:15am
Majestic silos once dotted the countryside, serving as the primary source for corn silage storage.
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11-year-old in central Iowa gets early chance to fulfill farm dream

Iowa Farmer Today - June 15, 2019 - 6:00am
NORWALK, Iowa — Ben Brown is quiet, but his face lights up when he is asked about his farm. It’s clear he loves talking about the science of it, about choosing seed and experimenting with different treatments.
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Innovations for soybeans help address challenges

Iowa Farmer Today - June 15, 2019 - 5:00am
From straws to crayons and even detergent pods, Nathan Mosier has seen many different products pass in front of him for the Purdue Student Soybean Innovation Competition.
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U.S. wins more access to EU beef market

Iowa Farmer Today - June 14, 2019 - 4:15pm
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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Bayer dangles $5.6 billion olive branch to Roundup critics

Iowa Farmer Today - June 14, 2019 - 4:11pm
Bayer AG will pump about 5 billion euros ($5.6 billion) of its research and development budget into alternatives to its weedkiller glyphosate over the next decade as it battles more than 13,000 lawsuits claiming the herbicide causes cancer.
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Fed cattle prices undervalued to hog prices

Iowa Farmer Today - June 14, 2019 - 7:00am
“Live cattle futures ended mixed, with nearby and deferred contracts lifted by spillover support from rallying hogs.” This has been a common phrase in recent market commentary.
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Resistance to blight holds in Illinois, study says

Iowa Farmer Today - June 14, 2019 - 6:30am
URBANA, Ill. — Illinois wheat growers, take heart. A University of Illinois study shows no evidence of a highly toxic Fusarium head blight (FHB) variant, known as NA2, in the wheat-growing region of the state.
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Wettest, wildest planting season farmers can remember

Iowa Farmer Today - June 14, 2019 - 4:00am
There has never been a spring planting season like this one. Rivers topped their banks. Levees were breached. Fields filled with water and mud. And it kept raining.
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Soybeans facing more acres and weak demand

Iowa Farmer Today - June 13, 2019 - 6:00pm
URBANA, Ill. — Soybean prices rallied over the last two weeks on planting issues across large swaths of the Corn Belt.
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Perdue announces Kansas City as location for ERS, NIFA

Iowa Farmer Today - June 13, 2019 - 10:47am
Perdue announces Kansas City region as location for ERS, NIFA
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Iowa pork processing plant gives rural towns hope

Iowa Farmer Today - June 13, 2019 - 5:30am
EAGLE GROVE, Iowa (AP) — Teacher Stacy Osborn reads her student Esther's writing assignment, a short tale about her family playing with water balloons.
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MU dairy first to use new breeding system

Iowa Farmer Today - June 13, 2019 - 5:15am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Early breeding allows lactating cows to be put on grass at peak quality and quantity when the nutritional need of cows is highest.
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