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Ongoing drought, virus sway ag outlook

Iowa Farmer Today - January 21, 2021 - 7:00am
The farm economy is better than it was a year ago, and 2020 was actually a very good year for farm income, but there are a number of items worth watching in 2021, according to economists with the American Farm…
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Broadband proposal unites Iowa parties

Iowa Farmer Today - January 20, 2021 - 3:10pm
Gov. Kim Reynolds last week delivered her annual condition of the state speech to a half-empty legislative chamber, but it didn’t keep her from proposing a litany of new programs.
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Ag history offers glimpse into policy and people

Iowa Farmer Today - January 19, 2021 - 7:00am
With long tenures at many storied agricultural institutions, R. Douglas Hurt is now a professor of agricultural history at Purdue University.
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Missouri family continues to farm land since 1804

Iowa Farmer Today - January 16, 2021 - 7:00am
HILLSBORO, Mo. — On a chilly January morning, Michael Huskey was at work feeding cattle, continuing the work on the farm that his family has been doing for over 200 years.
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Land changes over eastern Iowa farm’s long history

Iowa Farmer Today - January 16, 2021 - 6:45am
WASHINGTON, Iowa — Jim Cuddeback couldn’t help but smile when thinking about the importance he places in family.
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Southern Illinois Heritage Farm spans 10 generations

Iowa Farmer Today - January 16, 2021 - 6:15am
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. — The Atherton farm is older than Illinois.
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Century-long farming family treasures past, looks to future

Iowa Farmer Today - January 15, 2021 - 4:00pm
LEROY, Ill. — Frank Toohill, a 77-year-old central Illinois crop farmer, doesn’t expect to stop farming anytime soon, but he looks to the next generations of Toohills carrying on a family tradition that dates back more than 150 years.
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Conservation guides Iowa Heritage Farm

Iowa Farmer Today - January 15, 2021 - 4:00pm
HASTINGS, Iowa — Legend has it that Josiah Wearin left California in the early 1850s with $10,000 of gold and traveled to New York City.
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Southern FFA Chapter benefits from hands-on learning

Iowa Farmer Today - January 15, 2021 - 3:45pm
Southern High School in Wymore, Nebraska, has a brand new FFA Chapter. Guiding that chapter through its initial growth is Brady Meyer, a new full-time teacher.
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Cross County FFA expands beef program

Iowa Farmer Today - January 15, 2021 - 3:40pm
The Cross County FFA Chapter in Stromsberg, Nebraska, is feeding people. They are doing this with beef they raised themselves.
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Hearing for proposed adoption of commercial industrial hemp regulation

Iowa Farmer Today - January 15, 2021 - 3:30pm
WHAT: Public hearing on proposed commercial industrial hemp regulationWHEN: 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20WHERE: Virtual: via video conferencing systemIn person: Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Dr., Manhattan
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K-State launches Finances and the Farm: An online class to enhance farm management skills

Iowa Farmer Today - January 15, 2021 - 3:27pm
Self-paced course for ag producers can fulfill FSA borrower requirements
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Holstein Association USA seeks nominations for annual awards

Iowa Farmer Today - January 15, 2021 - 3:24pm
Nominations are now open for the 2021 Holstein Association USA annual awards including the Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder, Elite Breeder and Distinguished Leadership awards.
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Schlaegel’s Popcorn a recipe for rural business success

Iowa Farmer Today - January 15, 2021 - 3:18pm
It was three in the morning when Jacob got that popcorn on the way to a bowl game. That stop for gas turned into an experience which would stimulate Jacob Yingst to create a better flavor of popcorn when he…
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What's This?

Iowa Farmer Today - January 15, 2021 - 3:14pm
Our next piece is a mystery for it’s owner - Ted Mlnarik.
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New blackberry varieties: Eclipse, Galaxy, Twilight

Iowa Farmer Today - January 15, 2021 - 3:09pm
The best of eastern and western blackberry genetics have been melded to create Eclipse, Galaxy and Twilight, three new blackberry varieties released by the Agricultural Research Service.
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Gun show enthusiasts have several events in January

Iowa Farmer Today - January 15, 2021 - 3:05pm
Gun show season has gotten underway for 2021. Over the next three weeks there are seven shows scheduled for the region.
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Looking Back...

Iowa Farmer Today - January 15, 2021 - 2:59pm
Paul Mather of rural Chase County, Nebraska, owned a gentle Hereford giant named Biggen. Pictured on top are barefoot daughter Judy and son Gary in the summer of 1954.
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Illinois remains clear of soybean gall midge

Iowa Farmer Today - January 15, 2021 - 8:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Joseph Spencer, Kelly Estes and Nicholas Seiter with the University of Illinois for the university’s farmdoc daily website.
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Helpful insects bring crop benefits, beauty

Iowa Farmer Today - January 15, 2021 - 6:30am
Not all insects are pests.
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