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Historic low hog prices to start the year

Iowa Farmer Today - March 22, 2019 - 8:00am
Hog prices have been struggling so far this year. The USDA reports that live prices in January and February have averaged below $40 for the first time in over a decade.
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New farmers tackle financing and land-buying decisions

Iowa Farmer Today - March 22, 2019 - 6:15am
ORLANDO, Florida — From practices to location to finances, every decision is crucial in the early stages of farming.
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Pork producers’ catering job expands with on-farm kitchen

Iowa Farmer Today - March 21, 2019 - 4:45pm
MORRISONVILLE, Ill. — Fancy cuisine has its place. But some occasions call for good, old-fashioned, stick-to-your ribs, home-cooked vittles.
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Farmers share experiences with developing tech

Iowa Farmer Today - March 21, 2019 - 5:15am
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — When it’s too early and wet to start spring work, talking farming is the next best thing. Five Illinois farmers shared some ideas about their operations at the AgTech Innovation Summit at the University of Illinois Research…
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Capital Update: Legislators move forward with ag proposals

Iowa Farmer Today - March 21, 2019 - 5:00am
DES MOINES — Iowa legislators have passed the first deadline to get things done this spring, and a laundry list of agricultural items are still alive.
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Missouri research efforts provide insight for farmers

Iowa Farmer Today - March 20, 2019 - 6:00pm
With a network of research farms across the state, the University of Missouri can study a variety of topics and topographies.
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Temperature window nears for spring manure applications

Iowa Farmer Today - March 20, 2019 - 3:45pm
With much of the Midwest going from a thick layer of snow to flooding, thoughts of spring field work seem like a dream.
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Bayer slumps after second ruling links weed killer to cancer

Iowa Farmer Today - March 20, 2019 - 11:01am
Bayer AG slumped after a second major defeat in U.S. litigation over claims that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer, shaving almost $8 billion from its market value and raising the likelihood of a costly settlement.
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Skipping tillage after delay could save time, soil

Iowa Farmer Today - March 20, 2019 - 5:30am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Mark Licht, assistant professor and Extension cropping systems specialist with Iowa State University, for the university’s Integrated Pest Management website Feb. 18.
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Companies bring latest seed offerings to Classic

Iowa Farmer Today - March 20, 2019 - 4:00am
ORLANDO, Florida — As farmers gathered at Commodity Classic 2019 at the end of February, many questions about the upcoming planting season still needed to be answered.
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Webinar set to focus on options for newly empty dairy facilities

Iowa Farmer Today - March 19, 2019 - 8:30am
The Moo University collaborative will host a webinar for dairy producers considering options for their facilities if they sell their cows.
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Strip trial data shows effect of soybean seed treatment

Iowa Farmer Today - March 19, 2019 - 6:00am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Soybean seed treatment provided a bump in yield but did not show much effect on soybean cyst nematode (SCN) egg counts in 2017 and 2018 data from the University of Missouri Strip Trial Program.
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Rescues, evacuations as floodwaters breach levees in Midwest

Iowa Farmer Today - March 18, 2019 - 4:36pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities were using boats and large vehicles March 16 to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the Midwest where a recent deluge of rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring over frozen ground, overwhelming creeks and…
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Strategies for N on wheat this spring

Iowa Farmer Today - March 18, 2019 - 2:05pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Peter C. Scharf, University of Missouri Division of Plant Sciences, for the university’s Integrated Pest Management website Feb. 28.
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Soybean Symposium brings together scientists, farmers

Iowa Farmer Today - March 18, 2019 - 1:54pm
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Leading scientists will share how big data affects the soybean industry April 10 during the fourth annual Missouri Soybean Center Symposium at the University of Missouri’s Bond Life Sciences Center in Columbia.
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Muddy, frozen ground affecting cattle performance, health

Iowa Farmer Today - March 18, 2019 - 7:00am
Muddy and frozen pastures and feedlots have taken a toll on many Illinois cattle producers this year. Jeff Beasley is one of them.
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Planning for later years of life is a process

Iowa Farmer Today - March 18, 2019 - 6:00am
Almost everyone is in denial about how they perceive their age vs. their chronological age. That’s not a bad thing – some studies say thinking of yourself as younger than you are helps you stay young.
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Trump looks to ‘thread the needle’ with farms, oil

Iowa Farmer Today - March 17, 2019 - 3:28pm
U.S. biofuel policy moves this week show President Donald Trump’s delicate dance between two of his most vaunted constituencies: rust-belt voters and Corn Belt farmers.
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New plan for ASF management in the United States, keep it out

Iowa Farmer Today - March 16, 2019 - 6:00am
MINNEAPOLIS – African swine fever (ASF) was a major talking point at the 2019 Minn. Pork Congress. The disease has quickly spread across many Chinese provinces. While last year’s Pork Congress included discussions about response should ASF reach the United…
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Massive storm hits wheat, cattle in U.S. Heartland

Iowa Farmer Today - March 15, 2019 - 1:39pm
A massive late-winter storm bringing heavy snow and high winds to the U.S. heartland is stressing winter wheat and disrupting ranches as calves are born.
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