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Trump willing to hold out for good NAFTA deal, whatever that is

Iowa Farmer Today - May 21, 2018 - 7:03am
With about two weeks left until what may be the final deadline for a new NAFTA this year, Mexico and Canada are signaling there’s a deal to be had — if President Donald Trump wants one.
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Farm bill's future hinges on fight over limits on immigration

Iowa Farmer Today - May 20, 2018 - 9:26pm
A fight over U.S. immigration policy — not agriculture — led to the demise of farm legislation on Friday.
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John Deere invests in new test lab at Iowa State University

Iowa Farmer Today - May 19, 2018 - 2:00pm
MOLINE, Ill. — Deere & Company plans to construct a new 33,000-square-foot facility at the Iowa State University Research Park as a design and test lab for agricultural spraying and applications technology.
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Study: Trade conflict would cost Iowa jobs

Iowa Farmer Today - May 19, 2018 - 10:00am
Iowa would lose about 1,800 jobs if the Trump administration imposes tariffs on $50 billion in goods from China and it retaliates, according to a new study.
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Can drylot for the beef herd work for you?

Iowa Farmer Today - May 19, 2018 - 1:54am
CARRINGTON, N.D. – Some parts of the region have not received adequate moisture to get the pastures and rangeland growing which will mean a feed shortage for cattle herds this summer and fall. One method to counteract the dry conditions…
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Chicago Fed reports quarterly land value increases

Iowa Farmer Today - May 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
Agricultural land values for the Seventh Federal Reserve District showed signs of stabilizing in the first quarter of 2018, as farmland values were unchanged from a year ago.
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Producers update management strategies in wake of VFD

Iowa Farmer Today - May 18, 2018 - 12:30pm
The implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) about 18 months ago has livestock producers re-examining their use of antibiotics.
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U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to stay at NAFTA table as talks slow

Iowa Farmer Today - May 18, 2018 - 11:58am
U.S. lawmakers urged the Trump administration not to walk away from talks on a new NAFTA a day after America’s top negotiator said the countries are still far from a deal.
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Farm Bill blocked in House after immigration-vote deal collapses

Iowa Farmer Today - May 18, 2018 - 11:48am
A five-year $867 billion farm bill was rejected in the U.S. House after GOP leaders were unable to quell a rebellion by a group of conservatives who are demanding new restrictions on legal immigration.
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Disease concerns in Illinois wheat

Iowa Farmer Today - May 18, 2018 - 11:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Nathan Kleczewski, University of Illinois field crop plant pathologist, for the university's crop development Bulletin May 4.
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New foundation brings Missouri soy innovation full circle

Iowa Farmer Today - May 18, 2018 - 9:15am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s soybean farmers have been investing in innovation and research and partnerships supporting soybean production and markets. Another step forward is the Foundation for Soy Innovation.
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Black cutworm moth flight underway in Illinois

Iowa Farmer Today - May 18, 2018 - 9:01am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Kelly Estes, coordinator of the Illinois Cooperative Agriculture Pest Survey, for the University of Illinois pest management Bulletin April 23.
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Iowa students learn about life, death on farm

Iowa Farmer Today - May 18, 2018 - 9:00am
DES MOINES (AP) — Squeals and screams erupt as Ibby Rodgers and Zoie Wagner carry their new pigs into a barn on Des Moines’ south side.
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Old, new sow buildings have filtration options

Iowa Farmer Today - May 18, 2018 - 8:00am
Filtration systems in sow buildings are becoming more popular as producers seek solutions to keep PRRS out of their herds.
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Deal or no deal: Can China shrink U.S. deficit by $200 billion?

Iowa Farmer Today - May 18, 2018 - 6:57am
China’s reported offer to cut its annual trade surplus with the U.S. by $200 billion is no sure bet, and not just because state media and a Chinese official cast doubt over it on Friday. Economists have been running the…
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China scraps probe into near $1 billion U.S. sorghum imports

Iowa Farmer Today - May 18, 2018 - 6:37am
China scrapped an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe into U.S. sorghum imports as the two countries seek to resolve a trade dispute.
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Iowa’s beginning farmer tax credit on hold until 2019

Iowa Farmer Today - May 18, 2018 - 6:00am
DES MOINES — Iowa’s Beginning Farmer Tax Credit program will continue to operate but will not be taking new applications until next year due to a lack of action by the Iowa legislature.
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NAFTA countries to hold high-level talks over pact's future

Iowa Farmer Today - May 17, 2018 - 5:29pm
NAFTA partners will hold high-level meetings on Thursday and coming days to assess if a new trade agreement is within reach, as U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says there could be a week or two left to reach a deal.
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Effects on bale quality, dry matter vary by storage

Iowa Farmer Today - May 17, 2018 - 11:30am
Providing the best nutrition for a herd means caring for the hay as well as the animals.
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Late start to spring creates challenges for Missouri's hay, pastures

Iowa Farmer Today - May 17, 2018 - 2:09am
The cold start to spring caused a number of delays for farmers, including the growth in pastures and hay fields across the state.
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