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Research suggests more diversity in root rots

September 11, 2019 - 6:15am
An invisible enemy is attacking corn. The crop may look fine above ground, but as many as eight species of a common soil fungus may be infecting the roots and compromising yields, according to South Dakota State University plant disease…
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Fish farm owners see ‘wave of the future’

September 11, 2019 - 6:15am
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Rainy year impacts forage quality

September 11, 2019 - 5:00am
Rain can have a variety of impacts on forage quality and yield, ultimately affecting overall feed and market value, North Dakota State University Extension livestock specialists say.
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Gap growing between irrigated, rain-fed crop yields

September 10, 2019 - 4:15pm
A 65-year comparative analysis between U.S. yields of irrigated and rain-fed crops has sounded a message to farmers, land managers and policymakers: Mind the gap.
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Managing farm transfers to the next generation

September 10, 2019 - 6:45am
The first step to have the next generation come back to the farm or ranch is to get them there. The next step is to keep them there.This requires thought about how to transfer management and ownership of the operation…
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Farmers earn more from YouTube than crops

September 10, 2019 - 6:30am
It’s a sign of the times when farmers make more money advocating for the industry on social media than actually farming.
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Leveling the playing field for U.S. corn

September 10, 2019 - 6:00am
Corn grain has been the world standard when it comes to energy feeds for livestock. It has been traditionally a quite homogeneous, energy-dense feed, only surpassed from this perspective by oils and fats or by other feedstuffs also rich in…
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Trials show hope for handling manure at dairies

September 9, 2019 - 5:00pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington's besieged dairies are testing several promising systems for recycling cow manure, turning it into fertilizer and clean water.
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Diagrams help estimate corn foliar disease

September 9, 2019 - 8:42am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Nathan Kleczewski, University of Illinois Extension weed specialist, for the university’s crop management Bulletin.
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Economic importance of U.S. animal agriculture

September 9, 2019 - 5:30am
Today, farms are much more specialized in crops or animals, and fewer are in both. Has this changed the relative economic importance of crop and animal agriculture in the U.S.?
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Efforts grow to restrict foreign owners of U.S. farmland

September 9, 2019 - 5:00am
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Foreign investors acquired at least 1.6 million acres of U.S. agricultural land in 2016, the largest increase in more than a decade, according to a review by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting of the latest…
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Soybeans show signs of potassium deficiency

September 9, 2019 - 2:30am
Since early August, soybeans in several fields began showing typical potassium (K) deficiency symptoms on leaves located in the middle to upper canopy.Due to poorly understood reasons, during the last couple of decades K deficiency symptoms in upper soybean leaves…
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Conditions and funding vary for Missouri’s rural roads, bridges

September 7, 2019 - 7:00am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Keeping rural roads and bridges in good condition can be a challenge in Missouri, but widespread flooding made things more difficult this year and going forward.
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New funding makes dent in shortfall for rural roads

September 7, 2019 - 6:45am
TREMONT, Ill. — When it comes to transportation funding, rural roads are often left in the dust — literally and figuratively — as Tazewell County Engineer Craig Fink explains it.
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Road crews work to repair flood damage

September 7, 2019 - 6:00am
Rapid snow melt and huge amounts of rain in mid-March proved too much for rivers and streams to handle, with floodwaters swamping homes, communities and thousands of acres of crop ground.
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Iowa DOT addresses long list of bridges needing repairs

September 7, 2019 - 5:00am
This is not a contest anyone wants to win, but Iowa ended up in first place.
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Mississippi: Veggie burgers must be clearly labeled

September 6, 2019 - 2:13pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is considering new rules that let companies continue to use food-labeling terms such as "veggie burger" and "vegan bacon," as long as the terms are prominently displayed so consumers understand the products are not meat.
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Report mostly upbeat about quality of Kansas wheat harvest

September 6, 2019 - 10:56am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Preliminary data offers a mostly upbeat assessment of the quality of this year's winter wheat harvest in Kansas.
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Paving the way: Tough winter ‘a real challenge’ to Iowa county road budgets

September 6, 2019 - 7:00am
The last year has not been kind to rural roads.
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Completion of massive river project may free up funding

September 6, 2019 - 6:45am
OLMSTED, Ill. — The largest and most costly inland waterway project in U.S. history is virtually complete. And while it may not directly affect agriculture in the Corn Belt, it could help free up resources that will benefit farmers.
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