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Beyond top job, Missouri ballot packed with state races

Iowa Farmer Today - October 30, 2020 - 2:30pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Every four years, Missouri votes for President and also elects all five of its statewide offices — governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer and auditor — in addition to voting for all eight of its…
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Tax change, Supreme Court on minds of Illinois voters

Iowa Farmer Today - October 30, 2020 - 2:19pm
While the presidential election is all but decided in Illinois, voters face decisions on many competitive state and federal races in 2020.
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Iowa lawmakers will continue to grapple with water quality

Iowa Farmer Today - October 30, 2020 - 1:49pm
While all eyes are on the presidential and congressional elections, there is another battle going on in Iowa this election season. It is the fight for the state legislature.
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Price rally eases grain storage crunch

Iowa Farmer Today - October 30, 2020 - 7:00am
The 2020 growing season has brought its share of stress to many farmers in the Midwest. After strong winds, hail, drought and early snow, many are hoping to get out of harvest with minimal hits to grain quality.
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Researchers, politicians celebrate former weed’s potential

Iowa Farmer Today - October 30, 2020 - 6:00am
LEXINGTON, Ill. — Pennycress research and funding seems to be growing like a weed lately.
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Hemp database provides new tool for growers

Iowa Farmer Today - October 29, 2020 - 2:21pm
Because it is a “new” crop to Midwestern agriculture, best management practices (BMPs) and varietal performance of industrial hemp have yet to be determined.
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Shifts challenge traditional farrow operations

Iowa Farmer Today - October 29, 2020 - 12:15pm
As the pork industry changed over the past 30 years, so have farrow to finish operations. Many sows are kept off-site by some of the larger producers, and contract finishing has become more and more prevalent.
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Grandin headlines women in ag online conference

Iowa Farmer Today - October 29, 2020 - 8:30am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Temple Grandin, author on animal behavior and autism, will be one of four keynote speakers during the virtual 2020 Pixels of Production Women in Agriculture conference.
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Oat growers see demand for once-widespread crop

Iowa Farmer Today - October 29, 2020 - 6:00am
Bryce Irlbeck grows oats. That makes him different from most Iowa farmers.
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Fundraising for ag groups goes virtual

Iowa Farmer Today - October 28, 2020 - 2:32pm
Many organizations earn the majority of their funding from one or two major fundraising events during the year — a dinner, booth at a county or state fair or an auction. This year, with so many events canceled because of…
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EPA announces 5-year dicamba extension

Iowa Farmer Today - October 28, 2020 - 8:25am
BROOKLET, Ga. — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced Oct. 27 that EPA is approving new five-year registrations for two dicamba products and extending the registration of an additional dicamba product.
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Farmer adages predict hard winters, right time to plant

Iowa Farmer Today - October 28, 2020 - 7:00am
If you grew up near a rural community, chances are you have heard the old proverbs that have been passed down from generation to generation.
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NCGA leader says focus is on increased demand for ethanol

Iowa Farmer Today - October 27, 2020 - 6:30am
John Linder, of Edison, Ohio, serves as president of the Corn Board of the National Corn Growers Association.
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Tips for handling and storing damaged grain

Iowa Farmer Today - October 26, 2020 - 7:00am
Grain damage from the Aug. 10 derecho and drought is widespread in the state and highly variable.The following is a list of five tips or good practices that farmers should consider this fall for good grain management, especially when working…
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Business plan guides farm through sudden changes

Iowa Farmer Today - October 26, 2020 - 6:30am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The value of a farm business plan becomes clear when family members need to get on the same page, says Joe Horner, University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist.
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Large equipment raises overhead line risk

Iowa Farmer Today - October 26, 2020 - 6:15am
Fall is a busy time for agricultural producers in the Midwest. Sometimes when people get in a hurry, they don’t pay as much attention to doing things safely.
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Farmers explore cover crop options, uses

Iowa Farmer Today - October 24, 2020 - 7:00am
As harvest season hits its typical midpoint, cover crop seeding is in full swing as well.
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FFA program expands livestock goals with facility

Iowa Farmer Today - October 23, 2020 - 1:15pm
WEBSTER CITY, Iowa — The livestock stall inside the FFA greenhouse here may look small, but it holds big dreams. The plan is to eventually build an animal facility and perhaps a meat science classroom.
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Wheat growers plant into dry ground

Iowa Farmer Today - October 23, 2020 - 8:00am
“Plant in the dust and your bins will bust,” the old-timers would say. Wheat growers in Illinois are getting the opportunity to test the veracity of that adage.
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Extension calls for fertilizer pattern data

Iowa Farmer Today - October 23, 2020 - 7:00am
The USDA estimates that 80% of Missouri corn and more than 75% of Missouri soybeans are in excellent or good condition as of Oct. 6.
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