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On-farm research shows benefits of planting soybeans into cover crop

Iowa Farmer Today - 3 hours 26 min ago
AMES, Iowa — As more Iowa farmers add cover crops to their fields, they are turning to cereal rye. Not only does it hold soil in place, suck up leftover nitrates and help with weed suppression…
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Farms exceed Chapter 12 bankruptcy debt

Iowa Farmer Today - 5 hours 26 min ago
While farming has changed in many ways since the 1980s, many aspects of agricultural bankruptcy are similar today. Some question whether the provisions have kept pace with the growth of modern…
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USDA secretary discusses plans during Missouri visit

Iowa Farmer Today - 6 hours 35 min ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Newly confirmed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited Kansas City April 27-28 in his first official trip as USDA leader.
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Low-stress handling touted to retain carcass value

Iowa Farmer Today - 10 hours 26 min ago
Stressed-out cattle produce poor-quality meat, and that’s one reason for producers to practice proper cattle handling techniques and animal care as they manage their herds.
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Region attracts ‘entrepreneurs with ideas’

Iowa Farmer Today - 13 hours 26 min ago
ELLSWORTH, Iowa — Twenty years ago, the Ellsworth Development Committee bought some land along Interstate 35 with the goal of bringing new business to this Hamilton County community.
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USDA grants support rural communities’ development goals

Iowa Farmer Today - 13 hours 26 min ago
If you have an idea for a project that would help your rural community boost its economy, you might get financial help from a USDA grant, loan or loan guarantee.
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Major fertilizer plant opens in Iowa

Iowa Farmer Today - April 27, 2017 - 3:00pm
WEVER, Iowa — Iowa Fertilizer Company celebrated the grand opening of its $3 billion high-efficiency fertilizer manufacturing plant in Lee County April 19 and has already begun supplying farme…
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Mergers may affect incentive to innovate

Iowa Farmer Today - April 27, 2017 - 9:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by James M. MacDonald, a branch chief at the USDA Economic Research Service, for the ERS Amber Waves magazine.
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Trump rules out swift NAFTA withdrawal in favor of renegotiation

Iowa Farmer Today - April 27, 2017 - 8:18am
President Donald Trump won’t immediately terminate U.S. participation in the North American Free Trade Agreement, the White House said, after he spoke with the leaders of Mexico and Canada abo…
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Illinois farmers make jump in planting progress

Iowa Farmer Today - April 27, 2017 - 7:00am
Crop Watch IL
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Missouri’s corn planting nears halfway point

Iowa Farmer Today - April 27, 2017 - 7:00am
Crop watch MO
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Competing water quality plans fail on final day

Iowa Farmer Today - April 27, 2017 - 6:00am
DES MOINES — Majority Republicans capped off a marathon legislative shutdown April 22 by putting in place a $7.269 billion state budget, but leaving behind a water-quality improvement issue th…
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Ernst talks ag issues during feedlot tour

Iowa Farmer Today - April 27, 2017 - 5:00am
MALVERN, Iowa — Price discovery, trade and flooding were among a handful of topics discussed at a meeting between Sen. Joni Ernst and a small group of farmers and other area residents here April 19.
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Experts describe ways to optimize post emergence herbicides

Iowa Farmer Today - April 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
In every two-pass herbicide system, timely and effective post-emergence herbicide application can reduce weed resistance pressure and maximize yield in corn and soybeans.
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Celebrating Moms

Iowa Farmer Today - April 26, 2017 - 4:45pm
Iowa Farmer Today is asking readers to send in a digital photo (including selfies!) of moms and grandmas on the farm to feature in our May 13 Mother’s Day issue.
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Farmers hope for rally, markets look to entice sales

Iowa Farmer Today - April 26, 2017 - 10:17am
Corn Belt weather and field progress held the market’s attention early this week after a slow start for planting and with forecasts for a week of cool, wet weather.
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U.S.-China beef trade opportunity inches closer

Iowa Farmer Today - April 26, 2017 - 10:12am
China may have agreed to allow U.S. beef into the country, but when the first shipment will arrive is anyone’s guess. The announcement last week comes in the wake of the same type of announcem…
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‘Good Neighbor’ winners praise community

Iowa Farmer Today - April 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON, Iowa — The Vittetoe family says being good neighbors is easier in a community full of good neighbors.
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Just for LAUGHS: FFA joke book aims to help ag educators

Iowa Farmer Today - April 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
AMES, Iowa — Question: What do you call a cow with no legs?
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