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'It's just ugly': Iowa farmer worries about grain storage for coming harvest

August 20, 2020 - 6:45am
Seeing the swath the storm covered on the map – across Iowa and into Illinois and Indiana – Hill said it was “mind boggling” a storm of such power could cover so much ground.
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Preparing for harvest not all about machinery

August 19, 2020 - 4:19pm
PALO, Iowa — As fall draws nearer, Brian Voss is preparing for two different modes.
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Elevators and farmers create more space for fall harvest

August 18, 2020 - 7:00am
STANFORD, Ill. – As harvest season nears, grain bins are popping up across the Midwest like seedlings on a hot summer day.
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Good practices maximize silage feed value

August 17, 2020 - 3:30pm
Chopping corn for silage can provide producers with a quality feed component for livestock. Gene Schmitz, a University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist, says some good production practices can help farmers get the most out of their silage.
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Ag changes, but conservation still key

August 17, 2020 - 1:37pm
IUKA, Ill. – Cody and Rachel Borcherding are typical farmers. That means they are big believers in sustainability. They’re always looking for ways to implement conservation practices on their Marion County farm.
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Marketing strategies for corn, wheat much different than for soybean

August 14, 2020 - 6:00am
Fall harvest is quickly approaching, and Frayne Olson, North Dakota State University Extension crop economist/marketing specialist, says it’s important to understand what the market is telling you when it comes to marketing strategies at or shortly after harvest.
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Derecho storms through Iowa, northern Illinois

August 12, 2020 - 5:04pm
When the wind finally stopped blowing Monday the clean-up began. It might take quite a while.
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Blue-green algae presents dangers to livestock

August 11, 2020 - 7:00am
For cattle producers, watering their livestock from ponds and the presence of high amounts of blue-green algae can be a threat, said Scott Fritz, toxicology resident with the Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
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Dry weather can boost spider mite population

August 11, 2020 - 6:15am
As parts of Iowa entered severe drought on July 14 (D2, US Drought Monitor), farmers are encouraged to scout for twospotted spider mites in crops. Twospotted spider mites can increase whenever temperatures are greater than 85 degrees, humidity is less…
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Nursery pigs adapt well to varied water types

August 11, 2020 - 6:00am
Feed, water and air are the three most essential components required to achieve optimal pig performance and health. Of these three components, water has received the least amount of research attention throughout the years.
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Corn rootworm comes at a bad time

August 10, 2020 - 6:15am
Due to the mild winter, which helped the eggs survive, and the fact that this year fit perfectly into the cycle, agronomist Wally West urges producers to make sure rootworm isn’t becoming a problem.
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Monitor eye gnat activity near livestock

August 10, 2020 - 6:00am
While being outside, I noticed a lot of small gnats flying around my legs and really bothering my dogs. I caught a few and identified them as eye gnats. Normally, eye gnats aren’t an issue in South Dakota and are…
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Farmers need to take steps to minimize the potential baler fires

August 10, 2020 - 5:45am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Tracey Erickson for the South Dakota State University Extension website.
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Missouri State Fair continues with livestock, 4-H exhibitions

August 8, 2020 - 8:30am
SEDALIA, Mo. — The 118th Missouri State Fair, scheduled for Aug. 13-23 in Sedalia, will look different this year. The fair will focus on its youth livestock show and youth exhibits in the 4-H building, while non-youth livestock events, including…
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State Fair fans find fun in spite of cancellation

August 8, 2020 - 8:30am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — When Bayla Crouch finished washing and grooming her steer on a sunny July afternoon, her younger siblings and parents praised her for her good work in training Peanut. Her efforts were intended for the Illinois State Fair,…
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No state fair leaves an empty spot in calendar

August 8, 2020 - 7:00am
RICEVILLE, Iowa — Bob Owen will get by, but there is an empty spot in his August calendar where the Iowa State Fair used to be.
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Recent rains provide relief in stressed parts of state

August 7, 2020 - 11:15am
Rains in the second half of July and cooler temperatures to begin August have provided some relief for crops and pastures across Missouri, even as some parts of the state have continued to battle dry conditions.
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Illinois crop outlook boosted by forecasts

August 7, 2020 - 11:15am
Unlike last year, when excess rain was pretty widespread across the state, much of Illinois has had generally good crop growing weather this year with some pockets being the exception.
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Rain needed to combat summer heat

August 7, 2020 - 10:00am
High temperatures have pushed through the Midwest in recent weeks, and while that is to be expected in July and August, the lack of rain may be limiting the corn and soybean crops considerably.
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Risk factors and treatment options for pre-weaning pneumonia

August 7, 2020 - 7:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written for the Kansas State University Extension website published July 28.
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