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Missouri farm sees changes in pork industry over the years

Iowa Farmer Today - June 1, 2019 - 6:30am
LINN, Mo. — On a late-May morning in Osage County, Doris and Keith Neier were having coffee. They had fed their livestock and were looking out across wet fields after another round of spring rains.
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Farm family jumps at hog contract offer

Iowa Farmer Today - June 1, 2019 - 6:00am
KIRON, Iowa — Brian Lundell did not grow up dreaming of a career in the hog industry, but when opportunity presented itself, he did not hesitate.
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Space an issue with bigger litters, later weaning

Iowa Farmer Today - May 31, 2019 - 2:00pm
Some pork producers are running out of room, even without increasing their herd size.
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EPA move allows year-round sale of E15

Iowa Farmer Today - May 31, 2019 - 12:20pm
American drivers can begin the summer driving season with new higher blends of ethanol.
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Trump tariff vow roils markets as Mexico urges talks

Iowa Farmer Today - May 31, 2019 - 8:06am
President Donald Trump’s vow to impose tariffs on all Mexican goods over illegal immigration threatened to increase costs for automakers and other manufacturers and left Mexico’s president calling to resolve the issue “with dialogue.”
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NPPC prioritizes prevention of ASF in expo cancellation

Iowa Farmer Today - May 31, 2019 - 7:00am
Eighteen years after last canceling the World Pork Expo due to foreign animal disease concerns, the National Pork Producers Council made a similar decision April 10.
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Fencing options key to flexible grazing

Iowa Farmer Today - May 31, 2019 - 6:15am
Livestock producers have a variety of options when it comes to fencing decisions, whether it’s permanent fencing or portable fence for managed, rotational grazing.
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Ongoing trade uncertainty hurts producers

Iowa Farmer Today - May 31, 2019 - 5:45am
Pork producers managed a sigh of relief on May 17 when word got out that the United States had agreed to eliminate tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico.
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Students win pork cooking competition with Asian flavors

Iowa Farmer Today - May 30, 2019 - 4:45pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — They had their assignments and decided to give it their own spin.
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EPA ready to scrap biofuel reform in bid to boost ethanol

Iowa Farmer Today - May 30, 2019 - 9:09am
The Environmental Protection Agency is poised to jettison proposed trading restrictions on a $5.2 billion market for biofuel compliance credits in a coming rule, casting aside changes sought by independent refiners complaining of hoarding and wild price swings.
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Incessant rain puts U.S. farmers on insurance-deadline watch

Iowa Farmer Today - May 30, 2019 - 8:58am
Kansas farmer Mark Nelson had until May 25 to plant his corn or lose the insurance that protects him from a drop in prices or yield. Instead, he’s hopping on a plane to visit his father in Chicago as he…
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China puts U.S. soy buying on hold as tariff war escalates

Iowa Farmer Today - May 30, 2019 - 8:43am
China, the world’s largest soybean buyer, has put purchases of American supplies on hold after the trade war between Washington and Beijing escalated, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Clover variety with uber nitrogen fixation turns some heads

Iowa Farmer Today - May 30, 2019 - 7:00am
EWING, Ill. — Legumes have long been known to fix nitrogen. But whether that nitrogen is transferred to the field and made available to future crops is a question that begs an answer. That answer may come soon.
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Missouri ag groups describe legislative session successes

Iowa Farmer Today - May 30, 2019 - 6:30am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Several Missouri agriculture groups have called this year’s state legislative session, which ended May 17, successful for the industry.
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Spring moisture could spell ‘bad year’ for pinkeye

Iowa Farmer Today - May 30, 2019 - 5:45am
Climatic conditions such as snow, rain, heat or humidity can affect the ability of the animal to resist a certain disease or succumb to it. Plentiful moisture during the grazing season might contribute to what could be called a “bad…
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Flooding disrupts river shipments

Iowa Farmer Today - May 30, 2019 - 5:00am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Normally this time of year, huge barges can be seen chugging up the Mississippi River, carrying millions of tons of grain to market and bringing agriculture-related products to farmers in the Midwest for the new growing…
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Legislature funds farmer tax credit program

Iowa Farmer Today - May 29, 2019 - 2:10pm
After two years of confusion, Iowa’s beginning farmer tax credit program will be fully funded again.
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Ragged stand better than no stand, says MU agronomist

Iowa Farmer Today - May 29, 2019 - 6:00am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — In a year of uneven crop emergence, University of Missouri Extension agronomists say not to count out runts that emerge late.
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Heat, humidity usher in FHB risk for wheat

Iowa Farmer Today - May 28, 2019 - 4:00pm
Much of the region has had a slow start to the growing season for a multitude of reasons. The most obvious has been the persistent rain that has resulted in saturated ground and continued delays in both corn and soybean…
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