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Popular USDA programs help fund land-saving practices

April 19, 2019 - 6:00pm
There are dollars available to help farmers establish conservation practices, but there is also plenty of demand for those dollars. Planning ahead can be important.
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Waiting game: Farmers not nervous about slow start to spring fieldwork

April 19, 2019 - 2:19pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — As central Illinois farmers grow increasingly anxious to get their planters in the fields, experts say it is too early to get nervous.
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Conservationist: Make small shifts over time

April 19, 2019 - 6:00am
Anew growing season means many farmers may be implementing new practices into their operations. When it comes to making those switches it’s important to know some of the possible side effects.
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‘Irritation’ in Canada: New retaliatory tariffs may be on the way

April 19, 2019 - 6:00am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — If the United States doesn’t lift its steel and aluminum tariffs, Canada may soon place new retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, including on agricultural products.
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Program promotes traceability for cattle supply

April 18, 2019 - 6:00pm
KINGSVILLE, Mo. — Cattlemen from across Johnson County gathered on March 13 at the Kingsville Livestock Auction to learn about the security a new-to-Missouri traceability program can provide their operations.
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Premises IDs prep nation’s pork producers for outbreak

April 18, 2019 - 6:00pm
Most states have plans in place should a foreign animal disease find its way onto U.S. soil.
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Classes open farms to community members

April 18, 2019 - 6:00am
WAVERLY, Iowa — Like a math test in high school, Brent Jones had to take out his calculator to run a few numbers.
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Midwest disaster relief still in limbo

April 18, 2019 - 5:00am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Disaster relief for southern farmers hit by last year’s ravaging hurricanes and for Midwest farmers who experienced losses from historic floods in mid-March is a high priority in Washington D.C., officials told farm journalists during the North…
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Seedling disease risk higher with saturated soil conditions

April 16, 2019 - 6:30am
With the saturated conditions and warmer weather on the horizon, it is especially important that we be fully aware of the risk of crop disease. In light of recent events, here are some important factors to keep in mind when…
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Researchers develop livestock-monitoring technology

April 16, 2019 - 5:30am
LINCOLN, Neb. — Livestock producers face a recurring challenge: watching animal behavior for signs of illness or injury.
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Know risks to livestock before planting cover crops

April 16, 2019 - 5:00am
PARSONS, Kan. — A Kansas State University Extension specialist is encouraging cattle producers to study up on some of the more common cover crops before they plant this spring.
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Cover crop benefits add up for grazing, otherwise unclear

April 15, 2019 - 4:45am
Farmers across the Midwest have in many cases accepted that cover crops are beneficial, helping to keep soil from eroding and reducing nutrient runoff. What isn’t as clear is the financial benefit or loss.
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Programs meet the needs of women in ag

April 13, 2019 - 7:30am
Editor’s note: This is part of a series on programs for women farmers and landowners.
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Sale barn owner sees cattle industry through good and bad

April 13, 2019 - 6:30am
ELDON, Mo. — On a Wednesday morning in early April, Wendy Cantrell was at work at the Miller County Regional Stockyards. It was a busy, exciting time, with calves to take care of and grass greening up in pastures.
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Illinois family operation grows to involve sons and daughters

April 13, 2019 - 6:30am
BRADFORD, Ill. — Like many farmers, Cheryl Walsh’s days involve a lot of different moving parts. On this particular spring day, she was buried in farm bookwork, cleaning the hog transport trailer, advocating for agriculture and spending time with her…
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More women are filling lead roles in ag groups, but it’s ‘not enough’

April 13, 2019 - 6:15am
CLIVE, Iowa — Trish Cook made the long drive from her farm in northeast Iowa
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Rare double bomb cyclone pushes South Dakota to the edge of planting season

April 12, 2019 - 1:50pm
After a second bomb cyclone in two months, South Dakota farmers must now turn around and prepare for planting.
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Illinois tar spot researcher requests leaf samples

April 12, 2019 - 9:00am
URBANA, Ill. — Corn growers experienced an epidemic of tar spot in 2018, with the fungal disease occurring in 172 counties across the Midwest. With the potential for another significant outbreak in 2019, a University of Illinois plant pathologist is…
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School preps scouts to spot trouble

April 12, 2019 - 6:30am
In preparation for the 2019 growing season, more than 70 aspiring crop scouts went to class on a Saturday.
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PSC approves $31 million natural gas pipeline to serve Foxconn, future development

April 12, 2019 - 5:15am
While Foxconn is the only customer We Energies has identified, the Taiwanese manufacturer will not be required to share the cost because the line is considered a backup and would potentially support other future development.
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