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Trade, ASF uncertainty can cause producers to ‘freeze’

Iowa Farmer Today - January 31, 2019 - 6:00am
DES MOINES — Despite supply and trade issues, economist Steve Meyer said he believes there is reason for optimism in the pork industry.
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Corn Growers see value in meeting with legislators

Iowa Farmer Today - January 31, 2019 - 5:45am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Corn Growers Association held its annual meeting and legislative day on Jan. 23 in Jefferson City, talking about current issues and how to build connections and understanding with state lawmakers.
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Corn calls farmers as trade war erodes U.S. soy profits

Iowa Farmer Today - January 30, 2019 - 9:41am
Corn could prove a bottom-line bulwark this year for U.S. farmers.
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Ag land market ‘holding its breath’

Iowa Farmer Today - January 29, 2019 - 7:00am
OMAHA, Neb. — Farm and ranch land is the financial bedrock for American agriculture, as land makes up 82 percent of total assets for the industry.
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Three scenarios for U.S.-China trade talks this week

Iowa Farmer Today - January 28, 2019 - 11:00am
The U.S. and China will hold a pivotal round of talks this week in an attempt to end their trade war. Interpreting if they’d made real progress toward a truce won’t be an easy matter.
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Farmers, traders eager for data as government reopens

Iowa Farmer Today - January 28, 2019 - 8:27am
Farmers, traders and investors are looking forward to a slew of data and services from the U.S. Department of Agriculture now that President Donald Trump has agreed to temporarily end the longest-ever U.S. government shutdown.
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Illinois Farm Bureau proposals shape national policy on trade, transportation

Iowa Farmer Today - January 28, 2019 - 6:30am
NEW ORLEANS — Voting delegates at the 100th annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation addressed some of the Illinois Farm Bureau’s priority issues at the meeting Jan. 14, including submissions on trade, transportation and Health Savings Account reform.
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Immigration debate affects seasonal farm jobs

Iowa Farmer Today - January 28, 2019 - 6:30am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Jennifer Kinney spends a lot of time and energy making sure there are people to harvest flowers and vegetables at Twin Gardens Inc. and Piscasaw Flowers in northwestern Illinois.
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Rotate crops and vary protection for rootworm

Iowa Farmer Today - January 27, 2019 - 11:00am
FREEPORT, Ill. — If you are the farmer who grows continuous corn with the same hybrid for corn rootworm protection year after year, you are more likely to be the farm that has a corn rootworm problem, potentially caused by…
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Researchers offer updates, tools for crop challenges

Iowa Farmer Today - January 27, 2019 - 11:00am
FREEPORT, Ill. — While farmers are updated on the damage old and new enemies in the field can cause, they are also being introduced to new decision-making tools to help them cope.
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GMO soybeean seeds lose luster amid trade war

Iowa Farmer Today - January 26, 2019 - 2:06pm
For the first time in 15 years, Illinois farmer Steve Ruh will plant only old-school soybean seeds to boost profit in a premium niche market, abandoning the popular genetically modified varieties.
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Iowa issues label outlining dicamba-specific training

Iowa Farmer Today - January 26, 2019 - 2:00pm
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced it has issued a Special Local Need registration for XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology, FeXapan plus VaporGrip Technology and Engenia herbicides.
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Industry wary of alternatives tries to protect ‘meat’ name

Iowa Farmer Today - January 26, 2019 - 1:15pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term “meat” on product labels, Nebraska’s farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items claiming…
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Maschhoff says U.S. pork still a good investment

Iowa Farmer Today - January 26, 2019 - 10:00am
CARLYLE, Ill. — Despite some concerns, Ken Maschhoff is bullish on pigs. The co-founder and head of The Maschhoffs, one of the world’s largest pork production companies said he believes the industry has a solid footing. But he is also…
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Farmer feedback plays a part in equipment design

Iowa Farmer Today - January 26, 2019 - 8:45am
In a sense, farmers make up part of the R&D departments of many ag equipment manufacturers.
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Iowa Power Farming Show welcomes ag tech start-ups

Iowa Farmer Today - January 26, 2019 - 8:26am
DES MOINES — The Iowa Power Farming Show features a broad mix of ag-related products and services found in the Midwest. Spread across nearly 8 acres, the third largest indoor U.S. farm show will be held Jan. 29-31 in Des…
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Missouri farmers gather for ag industry outlook

Iowa Farmer Today - January 25, 2019 - 4:00pm
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — At the 48th Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture, held Jan. 10-11 at the Lake of the Ozarks, Gov. Mike Parson spoke about the importance of people to make agriculture the state’s top industry.
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Trump agrees to end shutdown for three weeks

Iowa Farmer Today - January 25, 2019 - 1:57pm
President Donald Trump announced a deal to reopen the government for three weeks, ending a 35-day partial shutdown without securing any of the border wall money he had demanded.
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Farmers take ag companies’ discoveries from idea to reality

Iowa Farmer Today - January 25, 2019 - 7:00am
NORMAL, Ill. — Farmers have always been involved in hybrid testing to help make a better seed and find the traits they need. They field test good ideas and products before they are ready to be commercialized.
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