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Pork packing capacity faces delays to growth

June 2, 2018 - 12:30pm
Growth in packing capacity continues for the hog industry, but additional space may be coming later than scheduled.
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Drainage key to problems caused by wetter springs

June 2, 2018 - 9:01am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Kris Kohl, Iowa State University Extension agriculture engineering specialist, for the Extension Clippings column.
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Publications help farmers make crop decisions

June 2, 2018 - 9:00am
AMES, Iowa — Four new publications are available from the Iowa State University Extension Crop Protection Network, representing the group’s first forays out of plant pathology by incorporating new disciplines into its available resources.
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Trump says `wouldn't mind' scrapping NAFTA for bilateral deals

June 1, 2018 - 5:17pm
President Donald Trump said Friday he “wouldn’t mind” pursuing separate trade deals with Canada and Mexico in lieu of the North America Free Trade Agreement.
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U.S. ethanol exports continue upward streak

June 1, 2018 - 8:00am
Seven months into the 2017-18 marketing year, the United States has exported nearly 1 billion gallons of ethanol, up 15 percent year-over-year.
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DowDuPont CEO kills off R&D `moonshots' in bid for higher profit

June 1, 2018 - 6:58am
DowDuPont Inc., created from the merger of the largest U.S. chemical companies, is learning from Chief Executive Officer Ed Breen that one way to make more money is to abandon more research.
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Pork producers face pain from Mexico tariff retaliation plan

May 31, 2018 - 5:19pm
Mexico’s plan for retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products including some pork cuts is rattling the meat markets.
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U.S. tariffs hit Canada, Mexico as Ross laments NAFTA talks

May 31, 2018 - 2:40pm
The U.S. decision to proceed with steel and aluminum tariffs adds a new wrinkle to one of its other most pressing trade files: NAFTA talks with Canada and Mexico.
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Senators introduce livestock hauling bill

May 31, 2018 - 7:00am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill May 23 to reform federal Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers.
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Soy arrives at port, poultry plants resume: Brazil strike update

May 30, 2018 - 6:56pm
Now in its 10th day, the national strike by Brazilian truck drivers has weakened as the army and Federal Police work to unblock roads. Trucks carrying soybeans regained access to Paranagua Port while poultry and pork slaughtering was restored at…
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Pigs fit in Iowa family’s diverse farm business

May 30, 2018 - 4:01pm
IRETON, Iowa — When Ben Johnson left for college, pursuing a career in agriculture was the plan.
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Planting switch something to watch for corn, beans

May 30, 2018 - 6:45am
Karl Setzer isn’t completely convinced. Setzer, a market analyst with MaxYield Cooperative in West Bend, Iowa, isn’t quite convinced that there are going to be dramatic changes in planted acreage this year.
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Bayer wins U.S. approval for Monsanto after two-year quest

May 29, 2018 - 5:25pm
Bayer AG won U.S. antitrust approval for its $66 billion takeover of Monsanto Co., clearing the last major regulatory hurdle to forming the world’s biggest seed and agricultural-chemicals provider after a nearly two-year review.
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Hummus boom drives farmers in Canada to sow bumper chickpea crop

May 29, 2018 - 10:17am
The rising appetite for hummus is driving Canada’s farmers to plant the biggest chickpea crop in 11 years.
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Brazil farm exports suffer as strike holds up soybean shipments

May 29, 2018 - 7:02am
An eight-day-old strike by Brazilian truck drivers is beginning to affect global commodity markets as soybean traders delay shipments and the country’s vast sugar industry shuts down more of its processing plants.
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Bottom line varies for summer creep feeding

May 28, 2018 - 10:37am
Creep feeding must be carefully appraised in view of economics of cost of gain, potential market and the influence on sale price of the calves.
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Program helps pork producers replace trees

May 28, 2018 - 10:19am
When pork producers put up new structures, they often change the landscape. The Illinois Pork Producers Association is among organizations willing to help restore some scenery.
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Missouri to pay off biodiesel program

May 28, 2018 - 9:00am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announced May 17 that the state is paying off the remaining money owed to Missouri biodiesel producers as part of the Biodiesel Qualified Producer Incentive Fund program.
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Planting can be prime time to capture prices

May 26, 2018 - 2:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Jessica Groskopf, University of Nebraska Extension educator for agricultural economics, for the university’s Crop Watch website.
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Cash rents up slightly in Iowa for 2018: ISU

May 26, 2018 - 8:30am
Rental rates for Iowa farmland increased for the first time since 2013, according to the results of the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2018 Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension.
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