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Vet responds to ASF threat and student shortage

October 18, 2019 - 3:30pm
Harry Snelson began his duties as executive director of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians earlier this year.
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MFP helps, but farmers would rather sell crops

October 18, 2019 - 6:15am
It may be safe to say farmers appreciate the Market Facilitation Program. It may also be safe to say they would prefer not to rely on it.
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States test readiness for disease outbreak

October 18, 2019 - 6:00am
As the threat of African swine fever looms in Asia and parts of eastern Europe, U.S. officials are rapidly developing protocol to handle ASF and other foreign animal diseases.
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U.S. farms face long-term losses from trade war, report says

October 18, 2019 - 5:00am
U.S. farmers and agribusinesses face a rising threat of long-term losses in export sales as President Donald Trump’s trade war with China continues, Boston Consulting Group warned in a report.
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Today in History

October 17, 2019 - 11:00pm
Today in History
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Young calves require more winter prep

October 17, 2019 - 7:00am
It might have been 80 degrees when that calf dropped in September, but soon those calves will have to face Old Man Winter.
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‘Flash drought’ worsens across 14 Southern states

October 17, 2019 - 4:00am
ATLANTA (AP) — More than 45 million people across 14 Southern states are now in the midst of what’s being called a “flash drought” that’s cracking farm soil, drying up ponds and raising the risk of wildfires, scientists said Oct.…
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Move to Kansas City guts USDA research agency

October 17, 2019 - 4:00am
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service is the kind of government bureaucracy few can identify but millions rely on for their livelihoods.
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Today in History

October 16, 2019 - 11:00pm
Today in History
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Low tar spot levels could continue in 2020

October 16, 2019 - 4:33pm
Tar spot has made annual appearances in Illinois since its initial detection in 2015. Last season, conditions that favored disease development and spread allowed the tar spot fungus, Phyllachora maydis, to develop to a significant degree well before the crop…
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Iowa farmers face harvest of hope, anxiety

October 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
DES MOINES — Harvest usually is an upbeat time for Iowa farmers such as Lance Lillibridge of Vinton. But this fall, maybe not so much.
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Today in History

October 15, 2019 - 11:00pm
Today in History
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Corn growers ‘outraged’ over EPA fix

October 15, 2019 - 4:43pm
Ethanol futures had the biggest loss in two months after the Trump administration took steps Tuesday to implement a deal meant to ensure biofuel quotas are not undermined when oil refineries are exempted from requirements compelling them to use ethanol…
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Global experts address livestock trends

October 15, 2019 - 7:00am
MANHATTAN, Kan. — When conversations turn to the world’s climate and natural resources, they often also go to livestock production. That was the idea behind a session at the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock international meeting hosted by Kansas State…
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Fall fertilizer considerations in 2019

October 15, 2019 - 6:45am
The high number of prevented-planting fields in some areas, the late start to harvest and the inability to apply P and K fertilizer as planned last fall or this past spring combine to raise a number of questions about fall…
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Owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention

October 14, 2019 - 11:01pm
CORVALLIS, Oregon (AP) — As he stood amid the thick old-growth forests in the coastal range of Oregon, Dave Wiens was nervous. Before he trained to shoot his first barred owl, he had never fired a gun.
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Owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention

October 14, 2019 - 11:01pm
CORVALLIS, Oregon (AP) — As he stood amid the thick old-growth forests in the coastal range of Oregon, Dave Wiens was nervous. Before he trained to shoot his first barred owl, he had never fired a gun.
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Today in History

October 14, 2019 - 11:00pm
Today in History
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Farmers have options for fall burndown of weeds

October 14, 2019 - 10:14am
The plentiful rain in September has provided ideal conditions for establishment of winter annual weeds, thus many no-till fields will have dense stands of these weeds going into winter.
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Fall treatments most successful for reducing marestail populations

October 14, 2019 - 6:15am
Marestail (also known as horseweed) is a native plant to the United States and is considered either a winter annual or biennial species. In the Dakotas, the marestail population will germinate in the fall and bolt in the spring.
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