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Farmer touts safety mantra years after close call

September 16, 2019 - 7:00am
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Chemical retailers talk tight windows, rules

September 16, 2019 - 5:30am
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — While agricultural retailers and chemical applicators may compete for business throughout the year, they are united by the same challenges of weather, regulations and new technology.
Categories: Farm News

Rural ambulance service faces some unusual challenges

September 14, 2019 - 8:00am
VIENNA, Ill. — The Johnson County Ambulance Service may not be as busy as departments in Cook County and other metropolitan areas, but they also must deal with some unique challenges.
Categories: Farm News

Missouri rural health care limited by tech, doctor shortage

September 14, 2019 - 7:00am
For Spencer Tuma’s work as director of national legislative programs for Missouri Farm Bureau, she and the organization advocate for policies to support farmers and rural areas. This includes hearing from farmers about what issues are important to them.
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Iowa County low on numbers for emergency medical teams

September 14, 2019 - 6:00am
WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa — Bryon Helt was looking to get involved in the community, and a newspaper advertisement caught his eye: “EMTs wanted, will train.”
Categories: Farm News

Iowa’s rural health services are ‘fragile,’ leader says

September 13, 2019 - 3:00pm
Bill Menner believes there are gaping holes when it comes to rural health care in the Midwest — holes that need to be filled by more doctors, nurses and other health services providers.
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Health costs a moving target for many farmers

September 13, 2019 - 3:00pm
For Illinois farmers, affordable health care coverage is as elusive as ever.
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Farmer and paramedic part of team filling rural need

September 13, 2019 - 3:00pm
Nodaway County farmer and paramedic Brandy Gast never questioned her career path as a first responder.
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Farm Bureau looks for ‘good news’ amid policy debates

September 13, 2019 - 8:00am
WEST DES MOINES — In most years, delegates at the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation summer policy conference enjoy a good argument. They debate the issues for hours, disagreeing over grammar and wording.
Categories: Farm News

Rootworm decline may save farmers money next season

September 13, 2019 - 8:00am
SAVOY, Ill. — This year has one of the lowest occurrences of western corn rootworm In Illinois that Joe Spencer, an entomologist and principal research scientist at the University of Illinois, has ever seen. It may mean cost savings for…
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Peanut country soybean disease shows up in Illinois in 2019

September 13, 2019 - 6:45am
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — It’s kind of nutty to find to find red crown rot disease in soybeans in Illinois. It is usually just found in the south and southeast where soybeans are grown in rotation with peanuts.
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Crop consultants lower disease impact, concerns turn to early frost

September 13, 2019 - 6:00am
Despite the rain and delays in planting, farmers may have dodged a bullet in some areas this year.
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Producers prep herds for winter feed needs

September 12, 2019 - 4:30pm
The approach of autumn signals not only a change in color, but sounds a distant alarm that a surly and snarling Old Man Winter will soon be here.
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Farmers continue to repair flood-damaged fields

September 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
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Safety training involves self-care

September 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
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EPA chief finalizes repeal of WOTUS

September 12, 2019 - 3:31pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration says revoking an Obama-era rule on Waters of the U.S. would provide "much-needed regulatory certainty" for farmers, homebuilders and landowners.
Categories: Farm News

Dairy coverage a ‘no-brainer,’ Extension says

September 12, 2019 - 8:45am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Dairy farmers have a tight deadline to protect profits. They have until Sept. 20 to sign up for Dairy Margin Coverage at their local USDA Farm Service Agency office.
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China Seeks Argentine Soy Meal in Fresh Blow to U.S. Farmers

September 11, 2019 - 4:30pm
(Bloomberg) — China is opening the door to soybean meal shipments from Argentina, the world’s biggest exporter of the animal feed, as Beijing looks to pivot away from U.S. agricultural products amid a trade war with Washington.
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ICGA delegates move on issues at Grassroots Summit

September 11, 2019 - 4:00pm
JOHNSTON, Iowa — The Iowa Corn Growers Association held its Annual Grassroots Summit in Altoona Aug. 26-27, where ICGA delegates set the direction for the policies and priorities for the coming year.
Categories: Farm News

National Pork Checkoff reaching out to consumers about ASF

September 11, 2019 - 8:00am
DES MOINES, Iowa – For nearly a year, African swine fever (ASF) has been working its way through eastern Asia. While pork producers, the USDA and other industry professionals work hard to keep the disease out of the U.S., the…
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