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Plan ahead for pest control in stored grain

January 12, 2019 - 8:00am
The first few weeks of January are shaping up to be warmer than normal, and for farmers storing their grain, that means a little extra attention is needed.
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U.S. government shutdown leaves big ag data shrouded in mystery

January 11, 2019 - 2:12pm
As the U.S. government shutdown postpones the Jan. 11 release of monthly market-moving agriculture data, forecasting firms and traders are trying to plug the gap with their own crop estimates.
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Livestock producers work with packers to reach premiums

January 11, 2019 - 6:30am
Price premiums are out there for producers willing to look for them and make the necessary changes.
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White corn offers Missouri farmers price bump

January 11, 2019 - 6:30am
In late December, northwest Missouri farmer B.J. Bailey was waiting in line at a grain elevator to unload. While hauling off the 2018 crop, he was also looking ahead to 2019’s crop. He plans to grow some white corn in…
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Year of the pig will be a pig of a year for China's hogs

January 10, 2019 - 2:21pm
It’s the time of year when Fu Haisheng should be thinking about restocking his herd of hogs.
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In long-term tariff strategy, farmers are hurting

January 10, 2019 - 10:27am
NEWVILLE, Pa. (AP) — In all of his 30 years of farming, Rick Mains has never seen a harvest season as bad as the one that just wrapped up.
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Keeping wall promise is blocking other signature Trump pledges

January 10, 2019 - 9:13am
President Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall along the Mexican border is keeping him from honoring some of his other high-profile campaign pledges and policy priorities.
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Ag appointee brings experience

January 10, 2019 - 6:30am
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Packing capacity grows along with demand for beef, pork

January 10, 2019 - 6:00am
Ron Prestage admits he is a bit nervous about the opening of his company’s hog processing plant, scheduled for March 4.
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Winter brings ventilation, humidity issues for livestock

January 9, 2019 - 7:00am
As winter rolls on, it’s important for livestock producers to keep watch on the ventilation situation in their livestock buildings. Kris Kohl, ag engineering specialist with Iowa State University, said good ventilation is important for a number of reasons.
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With shutdown ongoing, Market Facilitation Program extended

January 8, 2019 - 4:37pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue extended the deadline for agricultural producers to apply for payments under the Market Facilitation Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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U.S.-China trade talks extend to Wednesday

January 8, 2019 - 3:59pm
U.S.-China trade talks in Beijing are progressing and will extend into Wednesday, an American negotiator said.
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USDA data delay in shutdown hinders farmers starting crop plans

January 8, 2019 - 10:00am
The U.S. government shutdown means the Department of Agriculture will delay the release of several market-moving reports at a time when farmers start to make their planting decisions for the upcoming season.
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Seven key issues to determine success of U.S.-China trade talks

January 8, 2019 - 6:00am
U.S. and Chinese officials began trade negotiations this week in the hope of reaching a deal during a 90-day truce between President Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping.
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Stem borer increased 2018 lodging issues

January 7, 2019 - 8:00am
Many soybean growers had problems with lodging at harvest this year. The primary culprit for this (as for many of our woes this past fall) was the extended period of unfavorable weather. In parts of southern Illinois, damage by the…
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Dicamba buffers, training and licensing:

January 7, 2019 - 8:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Aaron Hager, University of Illinois weed scientist, for the university’s Crop Management Bulletin online Dec. 17.
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Farmland expansion increases carbon footprint across northern Corn Belt

January 7, 2019 - 7:00am
AMES, Iowa — Faster conversion of land into agricultural production in recent years has raised the region’s carbon cost of producing grains, according to recently published research from an Iowa State University scientist.
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New FDA report shows drop in livestock antibiotic sales

January 6, 2019 - 2:05pm
DES MOINES — A 33 percent decline from 2016 to 2017 in the domestic sales and distribution of all medically important antibiotics used in food animal production was announced by the Food and Drug Administration Dec. 18.
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John Deeres grow on Missouri collector’s farm

January 6, 2019 - 9:00am
LAREDO, Mo. — As Galen Lowrey walks through his collection of John Deere tractors, each one spurs memories and stories.
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Internet beef takes advantage of high-end cuts

January 6, 2019 - 8:00am
Plant-based cuisine was one of the biggest food trends of 2018. At the same time, beef sales were massive.
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