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Farmer back at daily chores after cutting leg from auger

9 hours 55 min ago
PENDER, Neb. (AP) — Catching up with Kurt Kaser was a lot easier when he had to use a walker.
Categories: Farm News

British farm adopts new tech with 5G collars

14 hours 18 min ago
SHEPTON MALLET, England (AP) — On the dairy farm of the future, the cows are going wireless.
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Illinois again leads nation in soybean production

14 hours 48 min ago
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois continues to top the annual crop production report estimate for soybean production, according to 2019 USDA estimates. Despite a tough growing season for most of the Midwest, Illinois farmers produced strong soybean yields.
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Pest tests show high pressure, but overall yields were strong

15 hours 18 min ago
Each year, the ISU Soybean Research Laboratory conducts insecticide efficacy evaluations for soybean aphid, but two new pests were included in 2019: Japanese beetle, an emerging pest in the Midwest, and soybean gall midge, a new pest not known to…
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Seed Lab expects good quality for spring

January 25, 2020 - 6:55am
After another fall that saw harvests go well into November and December, the next crop of soybean and corn seed is looking surprisingly good, according to a pair of seed pathologists.
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Mud saps cow energy, spreads disease

January 24, 2020 - 12:15pm
Late winter may bring the start of new life to farms, but with it comes mud and the possibility of trouble for cows and calves.
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Levee efforts continue after flood

January 24, 2020 - 7:00am
As winter deepens, levee repair efforts along Missouri’s major rivers continues after a year of widespread flooding in 2019.
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Equipment companies roll out new iron and tech

January 24, 2020 - 6:30am
Last year, we experienced what was called the “Year of the Tractor.” And what a year it was!
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Hemp, SILO featured at Iowa Power Farming Show

January 23, 2020 - 11:05am
Many producers will be spending the last week of January in Des Moines learning about innovations the agriculture industry is bringing to the table.
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Reynolds to pursue tax for water quality program

January 23, 2020 - 10:15am
DES MOINES — Just a week after Republican legislative leaders downplayed the idea of a bold move to raise the sales tax and fund the program generally known as IWILL (Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy), Gov. Kim Reynolds centered her…
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Registration open for cover crops conference

January 23, 2020 - 9:48am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Registration is open for the Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Conference, Feb. 11-12, in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Poll shows optimism on the rise in rural communities

January 22, 2020 - 10:09am
LINCOLN, Neb. — Rural Nebraskans are more optimistic about their current and future situation than they have been in the history of the Nebraska Rural Poll, according to 2019 results.
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2020 hogs: More supply, profitable prices?

January 20, 2020 - 8:00am
The USDA’s December Hogs and Pigs report indicates producers continue to expand, with the Dec. 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs coming in at 77.338 million head, a record for this quarter and up 3% from a year ago.
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Iowa family’s wean-to-finish operation finds ways to expand

January 18, 2020 - 6:45am
MONTICELLO, Iowa — Dominic Hogan grew up in the pork industry, but his path back to the family farm had a few turns along the way.
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Pork industry looks for ways to continue growth

January 17, 2020 - 4:00pm
America’s pig farmers have managed to get more and more efficient, and the industry is searching for ways to continue that progress. The industry has been increasing pigs weaned per litter, even bouncing back from the PED virus.
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Co-ops more optimistic on anhydrous for spring

January 17, 2020 - 11:15am
It was fairly common to see a line at most local co-ops in the spring of 2019 as many farmers were chomping at the bit after a challenging season, hoping to apply the right amount of anhydrous ammonia at the…
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Specialty crop growers unite in storytelling

January 17, 2020 - 9:00am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — David Daniken, a fifth-generation southern Illinois farmer, is good at managing his mixed farm operation, including Christmas trees, pumpkins, a corn maze and row crops. However, he says he’s not as good at telling his farm’s story…
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Pork Congress education events address disease, price outlook

January 17, 2020 - 8:30am
A full slate of seminars and a growing trade show await producers at the annual Iowa Pork Congress, scheduled for Jan. 22-23 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.
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No-till advocate: Profit drives sustainable farming

January 17, 2020 - 6:45am
ST. LOUIS — No-till farming is the key to increased production and sustainability. But it must be driven by profitability.
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