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Livestock producers turn to corn during distillers shortage

July 2, 2020 - 7:00am
The decline in ethanol production has livestock producers turning back to corn as distillers are in short supply.
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Farm Progress Show canceled for 2020

June 29, 2020 - 3:06pm
All systems appeared to be go for the 2020 Farm Progress Show, but recent developments have caused the annual event to cancel this summer.
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Old-fashioned milk delivery making comeback

June 29, 2020 - 5:00am
TERRE HILL, Pa. (AP) — The once-familiar tinkle of glass bottles at dawn is missing, as are the distinctive trucks and the crisp white uniforms of their drivers, but in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, home milk-delivery is experiencing…
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Research farms, labs search for new ways to improve crops

June 27, 2020 - 7:00am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — On research farms around the Midwest and at the Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, researchers continue to work to find new crop technology, new ways to grow better crops and even methods to grow the…
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GMOs stay important despite pushback

June 27, 2020 - 6:00am
Bob Hemesath has used GMO products on his farm near Decorah in Northeast Iowa for close to 20 years.
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Genetic editing brings potential to research

June 26, 2020 - 7:00am
The potential may be unlimited when it comes to gene editing technology, but for the time being, most of that potential remains unrealized in the U.S.
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Outside influences steer GMO research

June 26, 2020 - 6:00am
The road leading to the future of genetic modification in agriculture is rife with potholes, blind corners and off-ramps.
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Peppers are a passion for Illinois retiree

June 25, 2020 - 4:00pm
COBDEN, Ill. — To Gerardo “Jerry” Jimenez, peppers are virtually a necessity.
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Conservation is Iowa farmer’s ‘401K’

June 25, 2020 - 7:00am
VINTON, Iowa — When thinking about his future and eventually retirement, Lance Lillibridge knows he needs to protect his assets. That’s why he’s adamant about making sure he is conserving every last bit of his farm if possible.
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Destroying seed key to chemical-free weed control

June 25, 2020 - 6:45am
For organic farmers, cultivation has long been the number one way to control weeds, said Adam Davis, a University of Illinois weed scientist at Urbana-Champaign. However, in recent years interest has grown in mechanisms that destroy weed seed at crop…
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Law Firm Says Bayer to Settle Almost 100,000 Roundup Claims

June 24, 2020 - 3:43pm
(Bloomberg) — Bayer AG has agreed to settle almost 100,000 U.S. lawsuits claiming the company’s Roundup weedkiller caused cancer, according to a statement June 24 from Weitz & Luxenberg, a New York law firm that was representing some of the…
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Missouri State Fair still running as scheduled, local fairs mixed

June 24, 2020 - 12:15pm
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the tradition of heading to Sedalia for the state fair will continue.
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Unusual 2020 legislative session wraps

June 24, 2020 - 11:00am
DES MOINES — Like everything else in 2020, the legislative session in Iowa was disjointed and more than a little bit unusual. When lawmakers gaveled out on June 13, what they left was more than a little different from what…
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Teff grass being used for cattle grazing in Kansas

June 24, 2020 - 6:00am
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Anyone with a gluten sensitivity may be familiar with teff, a cereal crop from Ethiopia that is gluten free and often used in cooking.But they may be surprised to know that it is also gaining popularity as…
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Leader builds relationships on mutual respect

June 23, 2020 - 9:15am
Jennifer Tirey grew up in southern Illinois, inspired by strong women, family commitment to farming and agri-business and close relatives active in community service and politics.
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Scouting for soybean cyst nematode could mean digging

June 23, 2020 - 6:45am
Iowa’s early planting season means that pests like the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) also are off to a quick start this year, which could result in a greater risk of severe damage from SCN throughout the growing season.
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Probiotics boost pigs’ growth performance in Illinois research

June 23, 2020 - 6:30am
URBANA, Ill. — Recent regulatory restrictions around antibiotic use in livestock challenge the feed industry, but research from the University of Illinois shows a probiotic product ­— Clostridium butyricum — can achieve the same growth-promoting results as antibiotics.
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Keep feedlots in top condition throughout the summer

June 22, 2020 - 4:00pm
Cattle can possess the greatest genetics the industry has to offer and be fed the most finely-tuned ration science can design, but all of those positives can be completely overwhelmed by a poor feeding environment.
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Corn rootworm eggs hatching late in Iowa

June 22, 2020 - 2:21pm
Corn rootworm egg hatch in Iowa occurs from late May to the middle of June, with an average peak hatching date of June 6 in central Iowa. In 2020, the expected hatching date will be behind the average due to…
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Fall-applied nitrogen getting a closer look

June 22, 2020 - 7:00am
There is little debate that applying nitrogen in the fall can be effective and convenient. But it may not always be the most efficient or environmentally sound practice.
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