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Top two weeds continue to challenge Missouri farmers

September 12, 2020 - 7:00am
For farmers, each year brings its own challenges in the battle to protect crop yields from weeds, bugs and diseases. The top pest management threats can vary from year to year, although some remain as obstacles.
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Crops avoid major disease,insect damage across Illinois

September 12, 2020 - 7:00am
Some farmers in Illinois are seeing a disease they don’t see often and a relatively new one in 2020.
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In dry season, disease not as prevalent but weeds maintain

September 12, 2020 - 6:45am
Drought has been the main issue affecting Iowa farmers, but Mark Storr may have found a silver lining in it.
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Drought could make for early northern harvest

September 12, 2020 - 6:45am
After a fast planting season and a wet, cool May, harvest was expected to come sooner than in past years. Now, drought conditions throughout Iowa and northern Illinois have some experts guessing the combines could be out sooner than later.
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Culling decision based on health, money

September 11, 2020 - 7:00am
Making the decision to cull a cow from the herd can be difficult for many producers, but ultimately it comes down to finances.
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Extension helps farmers find harvest options after derecho

September 10, 2020 - 3:15pm
On Memorial Day, Donna Robinson’s farm caught a break when a tornado went just behind her family’s house and between her fields.
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Naig: Farmers, suppliers prepare for increased propane demand

September 10, 2020 - 11:27am
DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig urged farmers and agribusinesses to start evaluating how much propane they’ll need to meet grain drying and home and livestock heating demands this fall and winter.
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New dairy podcast takes research to the barn

September 10, 2020 - 10:39am
MONETT, Mo. — University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Reagan Bluel is a self-proclaimed “science geek.” She likes pawing through the latest science journals to keep on the cutting edge of dairy research that could improve the bottom line of…
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Perdue calls Iowa storm damage ‘very sobering’

September 10, 2020 - 7:00am
RADCLIFFE, Iowa — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue flew over storm-damaged areas and signed a secretarial disaster proclamation during a Sept. 3 stop in Iowa.
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Economist: Farms not yet facing solvency crisis

September 10, 2020 - 6:30am
Despite the recent challenging years in agriculture, Illinois farmers have a relatively low ratio of debt to assets, University of Illinois agricultural economist Gary Schnitkey said.
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‘Cream of the Crop’ photos capture farm life

September 7, 2020 - 8:15am
Sometimes rural Illinois scenery is so beautiful, it requires stopping work long enough to take a photo.
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State photo contest captures Missouri farm faces, places

September 7, 2020 - 6:00am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — For Chris Peper, a drive through the country with her camera can be a great way to relax and have fun.
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Experience highlights the importance of road safety

September 5, 2020 - 7:00am
Jim Robbins was an unwitting participant in a daredevil stunt earlier this summer.
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State, ag groups promote safe highways during harvest

September 5, 2020 - 6:45am
For Mandy Kliethermes, working on a campaign to keep farmers and motorists safe on the road during harvest time is a natural fit.
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Harvest season heightens danger on country roads

September 5, 2020 - 6:15am
Duane Aistrope had a close call on the road last year, and he’s not alone. Quite a few farmers have had near misses, especially when moving large pieces of farm equipment.
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Attention to detail can maximize forage quality

September 5, 2020 - 5:30am
When it comes to putting up quality hay, the money is in the details. Improper equipment settings can leave hay in the field, add dirt to hay, cause long-term damage to forage stands and shorten hay storage life. Proper equipment…
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Pandemic places focus on talk, relationships

September 4, 2020 - 7:00am
There are many ongoing negative impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, but it has presented an important opportunity for many of us to evaluate and reconsider the ways we are spending our time.
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Information key to future of precision ag

September 4, 2020 - 7:00am
With the advent of precision agriculture, a bevy of data is readily available for farmers from satellites and drones, but too much information can be overwhelming.
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Surviving the ‘summer of discontent’

September 4, 2020 - 6:45am
William Lawrence Hamilton was a long name for a young boy to write. Over the years his friends called him Will, which was much easier to say and put at the top of his school assignments.
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