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Candidates say they support ethanol, but don’t mention it

September 6, 2019 - 5:45am
ALTOONA, Iowa — Democratic presidential hopefuls from the Big Oil state of Texas have been quick to criticize the Trump administration’s granting of small-refinery waivers, which are causing hardships for corn growers and ethanol producers.
Categories: Farm News

Challenges of too much rural stress

September 5, 2019 - 5:30pm
Stress has become a fact of life for farm families. Several factors are behind this: low commodity prices, the shifting international trade outlook and damage and obstacles created by storms, floods and other natural disasters.But there are resources to help…
Categories: Farm News

Iowa awarded $36M for conservation easements on flooded land

September 5, 2019 - 3:26pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Agriculture Department has announced the award of $36 million to buy conservation easements on Iowa agriculture land damaged by flooding this year.
Categories: Farm News

Farmers look back at odd season

September 5, 2019 - 1:00pm
EL PASO, Ill. — Farmers are still comparing notes about their spring planting seasons and wondering what to expect during harvest.
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New technology is focus of Deere’s Urbandale center

September 5, 2019 - 11:43am
URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Many of the work areas in Deere & Co.'s nearly $33 million, light-filled technology center in Urbandale were cordoned off recently.
Categories: Farm News

Farmers have cover crop seeding options

September 5, 2019 - 6:00am
Cover crop species, seeding method, seeding rate and timing will all depend on the goals for that cover crop. In broad terms there are three methods: overseeding, drill seeding and broadcast seeding with incorporation. Each of these methods has pros…
Categories: Farm News

NRCS funds flood-prone land repair in Missouri

September 5, 2019 - 5:45am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — In response to flooding in Missouri and across the country this year, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is announcing the availability of $9 million to fund conservation easements in 69 Missouri counties damaged by flooding and…
Categories: Farm News

Facility would make Maine town unique in northeast salmon

September 5, 2019 - 12:15am
BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) — A company that wants to build a salmon farm on the site of a former Maine paper mill says it also plans to start a processing facility that would bring dozens of jobs to the area.
Categories: Farm News

New Mexico ending public land leases near Epstein ranch

September 4, 2019 - 5:22pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico top public lands official said Wednesday the state has moved to terminate grazing leases on public land that officials believe was used to help shield a remote desert ranch owned by financier Jeffrey…
Categories: Farm News

3 cited for vandalism; group: racist attack on farmworkers

September 4, 2019 - 2:58pm
BRIDPORT, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say three men have been cited to appear in court on vandalism and other offenses near farms and fields in Bridport that an immigrant rights group calls a racist attack against migrant farmworkers.
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Fed survey says growth is steady despite Trump's trade wars

September 4, 2019 - 2:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday the U.S. economy is still growing steadily and most businesses are optimistic, even in the face of President Trump's trade wars.
Categories: Farm News

Potential trade opportunities big topic at Farm Progress Show

September 4, 2019 - 2:00pm
DECATUR, Ill. — Seeing new products, including some in action in field trials, is a highlight at the Farm Progress Show. But this year at the Central Illinois show, the topic of international trade and opportunities in a challenging year…
Categories: Farm News

Wisconsin committee releases $200K for farmer mental health

September 4, 2019 - 12:42pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature's finance committee voted unanimously Wednesday to allow state agriculture officials to spend an additional $200,000 to help struggling farmers deal with depression and mental health problems.
Categories: Farm News

Cindy Axne, Bill Northey unite on ag issues

September 4, 2019 - 11:20am
DES MOINES — Cindy Axne and Bill Northey may be from different parties, but they agree on many items related to agriculture.
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Grizzly bear euthanized for killing livestock in Montana

September 4, 2019 - 9:21am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife managers have euthanized a large male grizzly bear southeast of Red Lodge for killing livestock.
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Dairy leader encourages peers to 'lean in'

September 4, 2019 - 1:00am
Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series of articles featuring board members and staff members of Dairy Girl Network. The organization connects women in the dairy industry, encouraging ideas and camaraderie in an effort to achieve personal…
Categories: Farm News

Group estimates trade dispute to cost Nebraska farmers $943M

September 3, 2019 - 4:47pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Farm Bureau estimates the ongoing trade dispute will cost the state's farmers $943 million in lost revenue this year, but those losses will be partly offset by aid payments from the government.
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Proposals designed to help struggling Wisconsin farmers

September 3, 2019 - 1:30pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Young farmers hoping to make a living in Wisconsin as well as those nearing retirement who want to hand off their operations to the next generation would benefit from a package of bills unveiled Tuesday designed…
Categories: Farm News

Flexible cash rent leases attractive amid uncertainty

September 3, 2019 - 7:00am
Flexible cash leases are of interest to landowners who would like to capture the upside in years when we have relatively high crop prices, crop yields or both. They may also be attractive to landowners reluctant to lower cash rents,…
Categories: Farm News

Team studies challenges of traceability

September 3, 2019 - 6:45am
MANHATTAN, Kan. — A pair of agricultural economists at Kansas State University are reporting findings of a study on animal traceability systems, indicating the industry is still searching for the sweet spot between tracking animals and making that profitable for…
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