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FFA program expands livestock goals with facility

5 hours 31 min ago
WEBSTER CITY, Iowa — The livestock stall inside the FFA greenhouse here may look small, but it holds big dreams. The plan is to eventually build an animal facility and perhaps a meat science classroom.
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Wheat growers plant into dry ground

10 hours 46 min ago
“Plant in the dust and your bins will bust,” the old-timers would say. Wheat growers in Illinois are getting the opportunity to test the veracity of that adage.
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Extension calls for fertilizer pattern data

11 hours 46 min ago
The USDA estimates that 80% of Missouri corn and more than 75% of Missouri soybeans are in excellent or good condition as of Oct. 6.
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Naig, Northey discuss insurance in Iowa

12 hours 16 min ago
ELBERON, Iowa — As farmers are still picking up the pieces from the derecho that damaged Iowa cropland Aug. 10, crop insurance remained a hot topic well into October.
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4-H Goes Online now live through MU Extension

October 22, 2020 - 10:03am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — This fall, Missouri youths ages 5-18 and the volunteers and faculty who serve them will have access to projects in “4-H Goes Online” through Canvas, an online learning platform.
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U.S. House races heated in Iowa

October 22, 2020 - 9:00am
In most election years, the results for Iowa’s congressional races are not exactly a mystery. The list is generally made up of four incumbents and four challengers who have very little chance of winning.
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Crop reports show extent of derecho damage

October 22, 2020 - 9:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Chad Hart, Iowa State University Extension economist, for the university’s Ag Decision Maker October newsletter.
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Region expands mental health resource network for farmers

October 22, 2020 - 7:00am
URBANA, Ill. — Even without the added stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, agricultural producers experience high levels of anxiety, depression, substance use and death by suicide.
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Growing things good for the spirit

October 22, 2020 - 7:00am
At his Boone County cabin, an Iowa State University sociology professor was surrounded by the devastation caused by the Aug. 10 derecho.
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Trade encourages crop sales over storage

October 21, 2020 - 6:15am
China is still buying grain and the market is still trending upward.
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Madison to buy site for men's emergency homeless shelter on Far East Side

October 20, 2020 - 5:45am
Madison and Dane County are moving to purchase a former child day care center and perhaps adjacent property for a desperately-needed new men's emergency homeless shelter and more to serve the homeless population.
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Dry soil doesn’t limit anhydrous application

October 19, 2020 - 6:00am
It is almost the time — but not quite — that anhydrous ammonia (NH3) applications could begin (remember, 50 degrees and continued cooling 4-inch soil temperature, and the colder the better).However, some areas have dry soils this fall. Can anhydrous…
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Soybeans seen as attractive option for 2021

October 17, 2020 - 7:00am
With recent price rallies, some farmers might be altering their plans a bit going into 2021.
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Cleanliness critical for farmers growing seed

October 17, 2020 - 6:30am
Soybean producers willing to keep detailed records and perform thorough equipment maintenance could find a premium as a seed grower.
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Research examines impacts of grazing systems, creep feeding

October 16, 2020 - 2:00pm
Two research projects funded by the Illinois Beef Association’s checkoff division are producing intriguing results.
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Intercrop system could grow three crops in two years

October 16, 2020 - 7:00am
The timing can be tricky, but finding ways to get an extra crop out of a field every year may pay off for farmers looking to add some profitability to their operations.
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New pork futures might help with risk

October 16, 2020 - 6:00am
MANHATTAN, Kan. — The CME Group’s plan to launch pork cutout futures and options Nov. 9 is good news for pork buyers as well as producers, a Kansas State University agricultural economist said.
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Greenfield puts focus on better health care and trade options

October 15, 2020 - 1:00pm
Much of being a candidate for elected office is about telling a personal story. For Iowa U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield, two stories come up often on the campaign trail.
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Ernst takes pride in ‘relentless’ record as biofuels champion

October 15, 2020 - 1:00pm
A few things have changed since Joni Ernst burst on to the political scene six years ago. At that time, she was a military veteran and state senator with rural bonafides. She famously ran a commercial talking about castrating pigs…
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