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State of the Union: Trump describes terms of China deal

Iowa Farmer Today - February 6, 2019 - 6:30pm
President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address said a trade deal with China will have to address not only what he called the chronic U.S. trade deficit but also changes in Chinese policies to protect American workers…
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‘Simple’ tech floods farm show, with talk of autonomous tools on the horizon

Iowa Farmer Today - February 6, 2019 - 4:00pm
DES MOINES — From increased ease of use in displays to additional sensors to alert farmers of an issue, the next big (or small) thing is always changing in agriculture technology, but one word continued to be thrown around at…
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Bud Light gets earful from corn growers after Super Bowl ad

Iowa Farmer Today - February 6, 2019 - 8:01am
Bud Light’s Super Bowl campaign called out competitors that use corn syrup — and the corn lobby is not happy about it.
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Farmers assess health needs over winter

Iowa Farmer Today - February 5, 2019 - 2:48pm
When the snow is flying outside, too many farmers — especially those without livestock — may be spending too much time sitting in front of the computer. Others may have decided that the time is right to do a bit…
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Estimating costs of crop production vital for 2019

Iowa Farmer Today - February 5, 2019 - 8:00am
Estimating costs of crop production for 2019 will be extremely important. With a market outlook for 2019 similar to 2018, there are challenges ahead.
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Headwinds, tailwinds and prospects for land

Iowa Farmer Today - February 5, 2019 - 7:15am
Current farmland market observers express a variety of opinions about the likely direction of farmland prices in the short and long term.
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Beef Expo brings shows, sales to Des Moines

Iowa Farmer Today - February 5, 2019 - 6:30am
The attractions are many at the 43rd Iowa Beef Expo.
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Fund bets tiny organisms hold key to lab-grown food

Iowa Farmer Today - February 4, 2019 - 6:00pm
Scientists have long been captivated by a group of microscopic organisms in Yellowstone National Park. The microbes thrive at extreme temperatures and can efficiently multiply with limited resources. The feat has inspired a company called Sustainable Bioproducts, which is replicating…
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White House director encouraged by 'good vibe' of China talks

Iowa Farmer Today - February 4, 2019 - 1:45pm
President Donald Trump is optimistic about the prospect of a trade deal with the Chinese after the “good vibe” of negotiations this past week, a top White House adviser said.
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Farmers focus on locking in profits with stored crops

Iowa Farmer Today - February 4, 2019 - 6:45am
It’s no secret prices aren’t where farmers want them to be. However, with the 2018 harvest in the rearview mirror, attention has turned to making sure they can lock in a profit.
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Illinois producers design Angus herd genetics for better beef

Iowa Farmer Today - February 3, 2019 - 11:00am
AVISTON, Ill. — Clinton County beef producer Kimberly Wolter pursues quality with the determination of a racehorse stretching for the finish line.
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Grains Council works to build new markets for uncertain times

Iowa Farmer Today - February 3, 2019 - 9:05am
It could be argued that the U.S. Grains Council has never been more relevant. At a time of trade war, an organization that ferrets out new markets and opportunities is important to farmers.
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Seedstock producer ‘fell in love’ with Simmentals

Iowa Farmer Today - February 2, 2019 - 1:11pm
ALBIA, Iowa — Denny Cason grew up on a dairy farm, but when it comes to cattle, his first and only love has been the Simmental breed.
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Father and son continue to develop herd genetics, data

Iowa Farmer Today - February 2, 2019 - 7:00am
DELMAR, Iowa — Curtis Claeys began his career in agriculture in uncommon fashion.
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No days off for farmers in extreme cold

Iowa Farmer Today - February 1, 2019 - 11:25am
LEXINGTON, Ill. — Babies don't wait, no matter how cold it is. That includes calves that decide to arrive in the midst of a record-breaking cold snap.
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Beef producer enjoys genetic improvements

Iowa Farmer Today - February 1, 2019 - 6:00am
BUTLER, Mo. — Cooper Black’s connection to agriculture goes back to his earliest years.
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Big business plans all-out blitz on Washington to end trade war

Iowa Farmer Today - January 31, 2019 - 9:26am
Corporate America is taking the gloves off in its campaign to end President Trump’s trade war.
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China trade resolution bullish for corn prices

Iowa Farmer Today - January 31, 2019 - 9:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois ag economist, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website Jan. 22.
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East Coast farmers meet challenges of mandatory regs

Iowa Farmer Today - January 31, 2019 - 6:15am
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Like today’s parents might dangle the threat of taking electronics away if kids don’t do their chores, some people see the threat of mandatory nutrient management regulations around the Chesapeake Bay as motivation for Midwest farmers to…
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Pork producers resolve to help with trade deals, ‘right to farm’

Iowa Farmer Today - January 31, 2019 - 6:00am
DES MOINES — Delegates with the Iowa Pork Producers Association passed resolutions and heard industry updates at their annual meeting in Des Moines Jan. 22.
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