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Primary election brings drama, but few surprises

Iowa Farmer Today - June 10, 2020 - 10:00am
There was drama and even history in the results of Iowa’s June 2 primary election, but there were few surprises.
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True armyworm appears in cool, wet weather

Iowa Farmer Today - June 10, 2020 - 9:30am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — True armyworm have begun their march across Missouri and producers should scout often, says University of Missouri Extension state field crops entomologist Kevin Rice.
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China likely to keep buying U.S. soybeans

Iowa Farmer Today - June 10, 2020 - 8:45am
(Bloomberg) — China’s commercial soybean importers are likely to keep buying from the U.S. to cover a shortage later in the year despite rising bilateral tensions, according to an influential Chinese agricultural consultant.
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Retiring genetics professor sees pork industry shift

Iowa Farmer Today - June 9, 2020 - 5:45am
Max Rothschild has spent the past 40 years as an animal science professor at Iowa State University, holding the title of C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences. Over his four decades at ISU, he has been recognized…
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After virus, pork producers’ focus could return to feed efficiency

Iowa Farmer Today - June 8, 2020 - 7:00am
Marketing hogs in a timely fashion has been a challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in fewer concerns with feed efficiency.
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Illinois researchers watch trends for corn rootworm

Iowa Farmer Today - June 8, 2020 - 6:45am
Corn rootworm remains the greatest insect pest threat to corn in Illinois, despite low populations in recent years compared with historical averages.Resistance to Bt traits and crop rotation throughout much of Illinois complicates the management decisions faced by corn growers.
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China’s Q1 demand for pork strong: NPPC

Iowa Farmer Today - June 7, 2020 - 3:15pm
Predicting export levels in the age of COVID-19 is a guessing game, but the first quarter of 2020 has been a surprisingly good one for global pork demand, thanks in large part to China.
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NPPC urges legislative action

Iowa Farmer Today - June 6, 2020 - 8:15am
With pork producers still being severely impacted by COVID-19, leaders of the National Pork Producers Council last week urged Congress to pass relief measures.
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Plant shutdowns continue to impact weight, prices

Iowa Farmer Today - June 6, 2020 - 8:00am
The past two months have been brutal for the hog industry, but there are some signs that the climate is improving.
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Pandemic, PRRS force farmer to make ‘devastating’ choices

Iowa Farmer Today - June 6, 2020 - 7:15am
America’s 2018 Pig Farmer of the Year has no pigs in his barns today.
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Change drives independent pork producer

Iowa Farmer Today - June 6, 2020 - 7:00am
Bill and Joan Tentinger did not plan on celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in the midst of a pandemic. But just like they have done throughout their farming career, they adjusted.
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Farmer shares hog operation on social media

Iowa Farmer Today - June 6, 2020 - 6:45am
VANDALIA, Mo. — For Kylie Epperson, telling the story of her family farming operation is part of the job.
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Family switches focus to virtual pig showing

Iowa Farmer Today - June 6, 2020 - 6:45am
Pigs play a big role in the lives of the Shike family, but they’re not pork producers.
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MU Extension offers CFAP application help

Iowa Farmer Today - June 5, 2020 - 11:12am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri Extension economists have prepared an online overview of the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to help all producers.
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DOJ Subpoenas Four Biggest Meatpackers in Antitrust Probe

Iowa Farmer Today - June 5, 2020 - 10:25am
The Justice Department is formally demanding information from the country’s four biggest meatpackers over potential antitrust violations, according to a person familiar with the matter, deepening scrutiny of an industry that’s been riled by shutdowns due to the coronavirus.
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Appeals court rejects dicamba challenge

Iowa Farmer Today - June 5, 2020 - 9:14am
Bayer AG is blocked from selling its controversial dicamba-based herbicide in the U.S. after an appeals court rejected a federal regulator’s permit for the product, compounding the German company’s weed-killer woes.
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Hay shortage projected to extend into 2021

Iowa Farmer Today - June 5, 2020 - 8:15am
Illinois is in the middle of a serious hay shortage that will likely stretch throughout the year and into 2021, producers say.
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Variety of approaches help control flies in cattle

Iowa Farmer Today - June 5, 2020 - 7:00am
When it comes to controlling flies in cattle, Extension livestock specialists and veterinarians say variety can help.
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Cover crop seed coating expands planting window

Iowa Farmer Today - June 4, 2020 - 2:04pm
Some farmers are finding success using a new process designed to streamline planting and improve germination of cover crops.
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Rain slows side dressing, post-emerge spraying

Iowa Farmer Today - June 4, 2020 - 7:00am
After a quick planting season across Iowa and parts of Missouri and Illinois, work in fields halted with late May rains. The delays are not enough to cause concern for any post-planting work quite yet, but with spraying and side…
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