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Trial examines oat planting practices in northern crop areas

August 5, 2019 - 6:00am
NASHUA, Iowa — Oats and other small grains can be grown successfully in Iowa and the upper Midwest, said Stephan Gailans, research and field crops director with Practical Farmers of Iowa. During the June 26 field day at the Northeast…
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Help livestock beat the heat from farm to fair

August 3, 2019 - 8:00am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Fair season and heat put three groups at risk of heat stroke: livestock, their owners and spectators.
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State Fair showmanship champions a triple threat

August 3, 2019 - 7:00am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — It takes all-around skills to successfully show a sheep, cow and pig in one event.
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Illinois State Fair ‘hemped up’ for newest crop, competitions

August 3, 2019 - 7:00am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — As a sign of the times, one of the new exhibits at the Illinois State Fair this year is a hemp plot.
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State Fair competition highlights carcass traits

August 3, 2019 - 7:00am
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Fair adds ag education events to 2019 lineup

August 3, 2019 - 7:00am
DES MOINES — For years the talk at the Iowa State Fair was about new or renovated buildings. This year it is about new traditions and events.
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Missouri State Fair still focused on being showcase for agriculture

August 3, 2019 - 5:00am
Every summer, as August approaches, the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia make their annual transition into fair mode, getting ready for the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come to the small city in west central Missouri to appreciate agriculture,…
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Iowa State Fair’s famous tradition lives on with latest sculptor

August 2, 2019 - 5:15pm
DES MOINES — For thousands of Iowans, a trip to the state fair just isn’t complete without a look at the butter cow. For Sarah Pratt, the tradition runs deeper.
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Fair honors historic farms, families

August 2, 2019 - 4:30pm
COULTERVILLE, Ill. — Richard Stewart’s ancestors moved from South Carolina to settle in Illinois in 1819. That choice and years of hard work establishing a southwestern Illinois farm have made the family one of only five official bicentennial family farms…
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Farmers struggle with hemp grain, hang hopes on fiber, CBD

August 2, 2019 - 9:15am
VIROQUA, Wis. (AP) — Farmers are questioning whether growing hemp for grain will ever be profitable in Wisconsin, but they see the potential in the future of hemp fiber and CBD products.
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Organic growing doesn’t always adhere to plan

August 2, 2019 - 8:59am
DANFORTH, Ill. — Farmers attending a June field day at Janie’s Organic Farm got to see the real challenges of growing organic grains, with weather as the biggest issue this year— just as with conventionally grown grain.
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Vendors fight for top prize with new foods at State Fair

August 1, 2019 - 4:45pm
Ever since its inception, many people attending the Iowa State Fair have craved the same thing — new foods to try.
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Soy checkoff tech tool tackles data complexity

August 1, 2019 - 11:20am
ST. LOUIS — On-farm technologies can be as complex as they are essential, but guidance from the soy checkoff aims to help farmers maximize their data to make the best management decisions.
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Farmers weight costs, benefits of precision tech

August 1, 2019 - 11:15am
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — At one point, tractors were seen as the future — a way for farmers to achieve so much more with less time and effort.
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Iowa producers question value of organic certification

August 1, 2019 - 9:36am
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Instead of spraying pesticides, Dubuque’s Stone Hollow Gardens & Shroomery uses predatory insects.
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Extended high heat disrupts corn pollination

August 1, 2019 - 7:00am
As of July 15, the USDA NASS survey showed 11% of corn was silking, behind 60% last year and the 42% average. Growers with corn fields currently pollinating have been asking how heat may impact corn pollination.
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Missouri makes efforts to boost rural Internet

August 1, 2019 - 6:45am
The latest Census of Agriculture shows high-speed internet access remains spotty in many rural parts of Missouri. State agencies, are working to improve access.
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Speed separates some in Iowa’s quest to expand internet access

August 1, 2019 - 6:45am
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — Casey Schlichting knows he is one of the lucky ones when it comes to high-speed internet access.
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Illinois ponies up big money to expand rural broadband

August 1, 2019 - 6:45am
Illinois Director of Agriculture John Sullivan, who is leading the state’s latest push to improve rural internet service, does not have to go far to find an example of the need. It’s right on his farm.
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Missouri farmers eye disease decisions

August 1, 2019 - 5:30am
Scouting and making management decisions for disease will bring a few challenges this season. There is a considerable amount of developmental variability in the corn and soybean acreage due to delayed planting or replanting this spring. These differences in growth…
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