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Eastern Corn Belt sees yield, revenue fall

November 4, 2019 - 6:45am
Crop revenue changes from 2018 to 2019 will vary across Midwest states for both corn and soybeans.
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U.S. farmers differ on views at the end of a challenging year

November 4, 2019 - 6:30am
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Many farmers in the Midwest and South whose planting this year was interrupted by wet weather are getting a reprieve, although a few Northern states have seen harvest prospects go from bad to worse.
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Tips for applying manure in adverse conditions

November 4, 2019 - 6:00am
Here we go again — another wet fall. Many manure applicators around the state are having flashbacks to last year and bracing to face those challenges once again.
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Ag research responds to current issues, future needs

November 2, 2019 - 7:00am
PEORIA, Ill. — As farmers roll along in combines with the hope all the technology, management skills and hybrids they are using will bring in a good yield in year of extremes, Mark Berhow, a research chemist in central Illinois,…
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Weather, lingering floods challenge grain handling

November 2, 2019 - 6:45am
HAMILTON, Mo. — Harvest is an exciting time on the farm, bringing the long-anticipated results and the paycheck from the year’s work growing crops. But it can also be a busy and challenging time, and this year there are plenty…
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Delayed harvest, Mother Nature obstruct post-harvest work

November 2, 2019 - 6:30am
After 40 years of working in agriculture, Mike Mackie thought he had seen everything.
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Carcass ultrasound can help producers make selection decisions

November 1, 2019 - 4:00pm
Carcass ultrasound technology can help producers gather data about their livestock now and for the future.
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WISHH works to increase exports through nutrition

November 1, 2019 - 9:00am
Daryl Cates has had a leadership position at the World Initiative on Soy in Human Health (WISHH) since 2015, and now serves as chairman of the organization.
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Farm lending slows but remains high: Fed

November 1, 2019 - 6:00am
Following nine consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth and a particularly notable increase a year ago, the volume of total non-real estate farm debt declined nearer to the historical third-quarter average. The primary contributor to the slowdown from sharp increases a…
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Corn plants exhibiting symptoms of top dieback, stalk rot

October 31, 2019 - 4:00pm
Several corn fields showed stalk rot and top dieback symptoms at the end of this season. Stalk rots cause the entire plant to die prematurely, which can lead to plants lodging under windy conditions, making harvesting problematic.
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Soybean drying, storage could be challenging

October 31, 2019 - 7:00am
A challenging soybean harvest this fall is raising many storage and drying questions, according to Ken Hellevang, an ag engineer with North Dakota State University Extension.
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Floral arrangements left at cemeteries can include invasive plants, weeds

October 31, 2019 - 6:00am
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Ghost hunters and scare seekers will be invading cemeteries all across the state come Halloween, but even in their search for ghosts and ghouls, it seems they still won’t be the most invasive presence around the…
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Verifying combine adjustments during harvest

October 31, 2019 - 4:00am
Taking time to verify combine adjustments made in the shop match with the field conditions may seem time consuming but can minimize harvest loss as well as profit loss.
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USDA program welcomed by industrial hemp advocates

October 30, 2019 - 4:00pm
The USDA’s establishment of a national hemp production program should be a boon for the nascent industry, supporters said.
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Former Food Prize winner continues to fight hunger

October 30, 2019 - 3:23pm
DES MOINES — At a time when the country seems so divided, David Beckmann offers a ray of hope.
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U.S. winter-wheat acres set to drop to lowest in 110 years

October 29, 2019 - 1:59pm
America’s bread basket looks like it’s going gluten free: Dogged by lower prices and tepid demand, U.S. wheat farmers are poised to plant the fewest acres of winter varieties in 110 years.
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Pig disease means China will struggle to meet U.S. import target

October 29, 2019 - 9:00am
President Donald Trump touted China’s promise to buy as much as $50 billion in agricultural goods over two years in a trade deal, a boost to Midwest soybean farmers suffering from the current slump in trade. But a deadly disease…
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White House sides with EPA over USDA objections on biofuel

October 29, 2019 - 4:30am
Administration officials warned that an EPA plan for boosting biofuel-blending requirements violated the spirit of a deal brokered by President Donald Trump.
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China says part of trade deal text basically completed

October 28, 2019 - 7:30pm
China said parts of the text for the first phase of a trade deal with the U.S. are “basically completed” as the two sides reached a consensus in areas including standards used by agricultural regulators.
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World Food Prize winner brings seeds where needed

October 28, 2019 - 4:43pm
DES MOINES — Simon Groot had this idea that science and business could help feed the world. It is an idea that led the Dutch seedsman to be named as the 2019 World Food Prize Laureate.
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