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Young Illinois farmer’s efforts taking root

September 21, 2018 - 2:30pm
CAMP POINT, Ill. — Jacob Schmidt’s father wasn’t a farmer, but that didn’t stop Jacob from dreaming about raising cattle and growing crops in western Illinois.
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USDA: Value of U.S. ag exports to Asia expected to decline

September 20, 2018 - 4:00pm
The latest quarterly USDA Outlook for Agricultural Trade provided its first agricultural export forecasts for fiscal year 2019 (October 2018 through September 2019). Globally, U.S. agricultural exports are forecast to total $144.5 billion, a $500 million increase over the fiscal…
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Farmer finds opportunities to add acres

September 20, 2018 - 3:00pm
ANITA, Iowa — A fading sun illuminates the horizon as Myles McDermott watches his cows munch on rapidly growing grass.
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Florence’s death toll includes millions of animals

September 20, 2018 - 11:37am
For Chris Smith, whose North Carolina farm is home to 30,000 chickens and 150 acres of sweet potatoes, the fight to survive Hurricane Florence is not yet over.
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Historic marker celebrates company that invented the flying corn logo

September 20, 2018 - 9:30am
DEKALB, Ill. — Few city names are more closely associated with agriculture than “DeKalb.” That heritage was celebrated Sept. 11 with the designation of a new Illinois state historic marker recognizing the achievements of DeKalb Ag in its namesake city…
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Young Missouri farmer enjoys challenge of trying to improve

September 19, 2018 - 4:00pm
BUTLER, Mo. — Dane Diehl drove the combine across a field on his family farm, harvesting corn. It was a gorgeous mid-September day, the American flag on the combine only lightly fluttering in occasional breeze. After a wet weekend, harvest…
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Soybean harvest strategy could help secure trade-aid payment

September 19, 2018 - 3:06pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Steve Johnson, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach farm management specialist.
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Fever’s mysterious spread threatens China's $128B pork industry

September 19, 2018 - 9:54am
Six weeks after African swine fever emerged in China, scientists are racing to pinpoint how the deadly pig virus entered the world’s biggest pork market and spread between farms hundreds of miles apart.
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China strikes $60 billion of U.S. goods in growing trade war

September 18, 2018 - 12:30pm
China announced it will take retaliatory tariff action against $60 billion of U.S. goods, sharply escalating their trade conflict as the Trump administration considers imposing duties on almost all Chinese imports.
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Understanding budget implications of cover crops

September 17, 2018 - 7:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Krista Swanson, Gary Schnitkey and Jonathan Coppess with the University of Illinois and Shalamar Armstrong with Purdue University for the University of Illinois Gardner Policy Series.
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Soybean processors ready for harvest season

September 17, 2018 - 6:45am
LEROY, Ill. — Soybean processing plants are among the agribusinesses gearing up for the 2018 harvest season in central Illinois.
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Farmers: Fund CSP in farm bill

September 16, 2018 - 7:30am
DECATUR, Ill. — Father and son David and Chase Brown have tried a number of conservation practices on their farm near Decatur in central Illinois.
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Former president happy with decision to stay on the farm

September 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
Editor’s note: This is part of a series on past state and national FFA presidents.
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Soil health methods keep the ‘good stuff’

September 15, 2018 - 2:30pm
From cover crops to adopting no-till practices, there are many ideas on how to better increase the health of farm fields, but one of the goals of Iowa State Ph.D. student Tim Sklenar is to change the perception of soil…
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Some soybeans can show natural aphid resistance

September 15, 2018 - 2:10pm
Atiny pest can cause huge losses to soybean farmers. Each year, soybean aphids cause billions of dollars in crop losses.
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Farm Bureau debates livestock, labeling policies

September 15, 2018 - 11:34am
WEST DES MOINES — While trade wars, low grain prices and endless rain dominated conversations in the hallways, the talk inside the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s official delegate sessions during the organization’s 2018 summer policy conference were fairly quiet.
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Pork industry focuses on feed to combat threats

September 15, 2018 - 8:30am
DES MOINES — With the expansion of the current outbreak of African swine fever in China, pork groups and the USDA are working to keep the United States free of ASF and other foreign animal diseases (FADs). This includes focusing…
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Yield, stand are key as farmers make seed choices

September 15, 2018 - 7:45am
BOONE, Iowa — While there are many options available, there was one thing farmers at the 2018 Farm Progress Show had top of mind when looking at seeds: Bigger yields.
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USDA: Farm income forecast to fall to 2009 level

September 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
Editor’s note: The following is a summary of the USDA Economic Research Service Farm Sector Income Forecast released Sept. 4.
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Trump said to want $200 billion in China tariffs despite talks

September 14, 2018 - 3:34pm
President Donald Trump instructed aides on Thursday to proceed with tariffs on about $200 billion more in Chinese products despite his Treasury secretary’s attempt to restart talks with Beijing to resolve the trade war, according to four people familiar with…
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