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Watershed project leaders see bump in cover crop use, interest

May 26, 2018 - 7:00am
Watching a new project come together is pretty exciting, says Lee Gravel.
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Exports key to 2018-19 corn and soybean market positives

May 25, 2018 - 8:23am
URBANA, Ill. — The USDA released the first projections for U.S. corn and soybean supply and demand in the 2018-19 marketing year on May 10. Forecasts for both crops indicate lower ending stocks next marketing year with a substantial decrease…
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Missouri farmer finds niche with pastured pork

May 25, 2018 - 6:30am
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Grass-fed beef creates a new family legacy

May 25, 2018 - 6:30am
PALESTINE, Ill. — John Shaw’s heart surgery didn’t just change him, it changed his farm.
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CoBank: Ag mega-mergers alter landscape for retailers

May 24, 2018 - 11:45am
Three market-influencing mergers are reshaping the crop protection and seed industry, and that transformation has important implications for the farm supply sector, according to a recent report from CoBank's Knowledge Exchange Division.
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Revolt over immigration sinks farm bill

May 24, 2018 - 10:00am
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — House Republican leaders suffered a setback May 18 when conservatives scuttled an ambitious farm bill.
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Drought tops Missouri farmers’ questions

May 24, 2018 - 8:16am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri Extension agronomist talk was calm on the weekly teleconference. Few problems were discussed on bugs, weeds, fungus or other pests. But reports from across Missouri told of farmers’ concerns about lack of rain.
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Farm bill debate addresses CRP

May 24, 2018 - 8:00am
There are a number of questions surrounding the 2018 farm bill, not the least of which is whether there will be a 2018 farm bill. But one of the many items of interest to farmers is the structure of the…
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Groups seek solution for low milk prices

May 23, 2018 - 9:00am
With milk prices low and some dairy companies telling farmers they’ll no longer take their milk, producers are scrambling for a solution that will turn the dairy industry around.
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Water priority for commodity groups sees legislative action

May 23, 2018 - 7:40am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Water quality has been a key issue for commodity groups in recent years, and those efforts led to new legislation by the Missouri General Assembly during this spring’s session.
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Trump's move on Chinese tariffs prompts hope and despair

May 22, 2018 - 7:04am
President Donald Trump’s trade truce with China was met with a mixed bag of reactions, from farm country breathing a small sigh of relief to China hawks in Congress sounding alarms.
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St. Louis Fed: Farm income continues to decline

May 21, 2018 - 9:00am
ST. LOUIS — For the first quarter of 2018, farm income continued to decline for the 17th consecutive quarter, according to the latest Agricultural Finance Monitor published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
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U.S.-China trade truce may not last as differences remain

May 21, 2018 - 7:12am
The U.S. and China declared a truce in their trade dispute over the weekend, but that will prove temporary if the world’s two largest economies fail to deliver on their vague commitments to re-balance trade.
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Trump willing to hold out for good NAFTA deal, whatever that is

May 21, 2018 - 7:03am
With about two weeks left until what may be the final deadline for a new NAFTA this year, Mexico and Canada are signaling there’s a deal to be had — if President Donald Trump wants one.
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Farm bill's future hinges on fight over limits on immigration

May 20, 2018 - 9:26pm
A fight over U.S. immigration policy — not agriculture — led to the demise of farm legislation on Friday.
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John Deere invests in new test lab at Iowa State University

May 19, 2018 - 2:00pm
MOLINE, Ill. — Deere & Company plans to construct a new 33,000-square-foot facility at the Iowa State University Research Park as a design and test lab for agricultural spraying and applications technology.
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Study: Trade conflict would cost Iowa jobs

May 19, 2018 - 10:00am
Iowa would lose about 1,800 jobs if the Trump administration imposes tariffs on $50 billion in goods from China and it retaliates, according to a new study.
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Can drylot for the beef herd work for you?

May 19, 2018 - 1:54am
CARRINGTON, N.D. – Some parts of the region have not received adequate moisture to get the pastures and rangeland growing which will mean a feed shortage for cattle herds this summer and fall. One method to counteract the dry conditions…
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Chicago Fed reports quarterly land value increases

May 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
Agricultural land values for the Seventh Federal Reserve District showed signs of stabilizing in the first quarter of 2018, as farmland values were unchanged from a year ago.
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Producers update management strategies in wake of VFD

May 18, 2018 - 12:30pm
The implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) about 18 months ago has livestock producers re-examining their use of antibiotics.
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