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Wettest, wildest planting season farmers can remember

June 14, 2019 - 4:00am
There has never been a spring planting season like this one. Rivers topped their banks. Levees were breached. Fields filled with water and mud. And it kept raining.
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Soybeans facing more acres and weak demand

June 13, 2019 - 6:00pm
URBANA, Ill. — Soybean prices rallied over the last two weeks on planting issues across large swaths of the Corn Belt.
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Perdue announces Kansas City as location for ERS, NIFA

June 13, 2019 - 10:47am
Perdue announces Kansas City region as location for ERS, NIFA
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Iowa pork processing plant gives rural towns hope

June 13, 2019 - 5:30am
EAGLE GROVE, Iowa (AP) — Teacher Stacy Osborn reads her student Esther's writing assignment, a short tale about her family playing with water balloons.
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MU dairy first to use new breeding system

June 13, 2019 - 5:15am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Early breeding allows lactating cows to be put on grass at peak quality and quantity when the nutritional need of cows is highest.
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Gambling, pot will help repair broken Illinois, Pritzker says

June 12, 2019 - 6:00pm
Bringing a massive casino to Chicago’s struggling neighborhoods and legalizing marijuana across Illinois is the price to pay for stabilizing the fiscal basket case that the state has become, rookie Governor J.B. Pritzker said June 4.
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President proposes easing rules on GM crops

June 12, 2019 - 12:45pm
The Trump administration would exempt many new genetically engineered crops from regulation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under a broad overhaul of biotechnology rules announced on June 5.
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Republicans, Democrats welcome E15; Dems add a caveat

June 12, 2019 - 8:33am
DES MOINES — President Donald Trump’s trip to Iowa to celebrate his administration’s approval of the year-round sale of the E15 ethanol blend was met Tuesday with cheers from Iowa Republicans.
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Trump tells Iowans he’s undoing “calamitous” past trade policies

June 12, 2019 - 8:30am
WEST DES MOINES — President Donald Trump came to Iowa Tuesday to tout his trade and tariff strategies, calling himself “the best thing that ever happened to farmers” and predicting he will carry the swing state for Republicans again in…
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Startups launch autonomous farm machines

June 12, 2019 - 5:00am
Robots are taking over farms faster than anyone saw coming.
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USDA considers aid to farmers unable to plant because of rains

June 11, 2019 - 4:05pm
The Trump administration is keeping the door open for farmers who were prevented from planting crops this season to still receive some aid payments after weeks of rains across the Midwest stalled sowing.
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Wet weather pushes soybean planting into cover crops

June 11, 2019 - 7:00am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Cool, wet weather is forcing more farmers to consider how to plant soybeans into tall, mature cover crops this spring.
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Growers need new approach to fight SCN: Coalition

June 11, 2019 - 6:30am
AMES, Iowa — In the 30 years that he’s worked for Iowa State University, one tiny pest continues to give Greg Tylka fits.
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Mutations for resistance rarer than expected

June 11, 2019 - 5:45am
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — After exposing more than 70 million grain amaranth seeds to a soil-based herbicide, researchers were not able to find a single herbicide-resistant mutant.
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Early scouting key for cutworms, wireworms

June 11, 2019 - 4:30am
As corn begins to emerge, be alert to the potential for damage from early-season insects such as cutworms, wireworms, white grubs or other insects.
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Northwest Missouri sees divide over wind power projects

June 11, 2019 - 12:45am
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The public divide over wind farms starts with the term itself.
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Mexico doesn't back up Trump's Twitter claims of big farm deal

June 10, 2019 - 8:35am
Trump announced late Friday that he wouldn’t impose a sliding scale of tariffs on goods from Mexico — from 5% to 25% over time — after that nation agreed to take a tougher stance on immigration, which was his goal…
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Women’s organization teaches conservation

June 10, 2019 - 6:30am
Women Caring for the Land, a program of the Women, Food and Agriculture Network, just turned 10 years old. There have been more than 225 Women Caring for the Land meetings, most in Iowa and six other Upper Midwest states.…
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Livestock productivity jumps for hogs

June 10, 2019 - 4:00am
Livestock output is divided by the breeding stock that produces the animals that produce the output. The latter will be referred to as the foundation herd. By this measure, hogs clearly have the highest productivity gain over the last quarter…
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Asia bracing for destruction by fall armyworms

June 10, 2019 - 3:00am
THA MUANG, Thailand (AP) — Fall armyworms, a longtime American pest, are munching their way around the globe, raising alarm now in Asia after entrenching themselves in Africa.
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