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Pumpkin patch persists through pandemic

Iowa Farmer Today - October 15, 2020 - 10:30am
SPARLAND, Ill. — A wind storm flattened much of Carla Schaer’s Indian corn during pollination this year on the family’s Marshall County, Illinois, pumpkin farm. Her husband, Adam, told her there wasn’t much hope she would have the colorful corn…
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Bedding matters in manure efficiency

Iowa Farmer Today - October 15, 2020 - 6:00am
For farmers who apply manure, it can be difficult to know how much nitrogen (N) is in the manure they’re applying and when it is available to the crop. This makes it hard to make decisions about how much additional…
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Beef comes back from 2020 challenges

Iowa Farmer Today - October 14, 2020 - 6:30am
Shocks to the beef industry were all part of 2020’s “unprecedented” theme, but how the market responded was less surprising.
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Research links soil N levels to grain yield

Iowa Farmer Today - October 14, 2020 - 5:30am
URBANA, Ill. — What exactly is the relationship between soil nitrogen, corn yield and nitrogen loss?
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Study assembles troublesome weed genomes

Iowa Farmer Today - October 14, 2020 - 5:00am
Comprehensive genome information for three of the most troublesome weed species recently was published.
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Check for SCN during breaks in harvest

Iowa Farmer Today - October 13, 2020 - 4:00pm
For many of us, there’s a lot of “hurry up and wait” time during harvest. Time spent waiting in a grain cart or truck on the edges of fields while the combine fills may feel like wasted time and lead…
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Bayer offers XtendFlex crop system for 2021

Iowa Farmer Today - October 13, 2020 - 6:30am
Bayer is expecting very high demand for XtendFlex soybeans for the 2021 growing season.
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How to put cover crops to work for you

Iowa Farmer Today - October 13, 2020 - 5:45am
There’s no one-size-fits-all cover crop, and selecting the right cover crop mix may seem a bit overwhelming.
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Crops and livestock ‘in it together’ for profitability

Iowa Farmer Today - October 12, 2020 - 2:45pm
Caleb Ragland knows there is a direct connection in profitability between the soybeans he is harvesting this fall and the hogs he raises on his Kentucky farm.
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Typical year for Japanese beetles, insect pressure

Iowa Farmer Today - October 12, 2020 - 7:00am
While they might not have been as active as in past years, Japanese beetles still caused issues for farmers in the Midwest in 2020.
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Retiring the red: Iowa Farmall museum closes for good

Iowa Farmer Today - October 12, 2020 - 6:30am
For the last 12 years, he shared his collection with Farmall aficionados from around the world at Farmall-Land USA in Avoca. Having turned 80 last month, Jerry Mez has closed the museum for good Sept. 27.
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Avoid field fires during harvest season

Iowa Farmer Today - October 11, 2020 - 9:00am
With dry and drought conditions in the late summer and fall, crops dry down rapidly and harvest starts early. The climate outlook may be favorable for an uninterrupted run at harvest. However, the risk of fires during harvest is always…
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Student stays busy with school, sports and farm work

Iowa Farmer Today - October 10, 2020 - 8:15am
The day tends to begin early for Delaney Nichols.
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Farm’s in when school’s out for Illinois teen

Iowa Farmer Today - October 10, 2020 - 8:00am
THOMPSONVILLE, Ill. — Brockton Miller isn’t sure farming is in his future. But it certainly is in his present.
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Rural school district returns to classrooms

Iowa Farmer Today - October 10, 2020 - 7:00am
Things are not back to normal in the North Tama school district, but David Hill is getting used to it and so are many of his students.
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Rural schools factor in plans, spikes and reality

Iowa Farmer Today - October 10, 2020 - 7:00am
School districts across the state worked feverishly on their “back-to-school in a pandemic plans” for this fall. Then they adjusted them as the unexpected arose. Parents and teachers made pivots as well.
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Rural schools navigate classes during COVID

Iowa Farmer Today - October 10, 2020 - 7:00am
PARIS, Mo.— As students settle into the school year, rural schools across Missouri are working to continue to have in-person class despite the challenges presented by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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Student stays busy with school, sports and farm work

Iowa Farmer Today - October 10, 2020 - 7:00am
PARIS, Mo. — Fall is a busy time for Owen Totton, a sophomore at Paris High School.
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Illinois mill adapts to spring surge in local orders

Iowa Farmer Today - October 9, 2020 - 9:15am
ASHKUM, Ill. — In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the dearth of flour didn’t rival toilet paper, but in some communities it came close.
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Pandemic leads to beef boom for producers

Iowa Farmer Today - October 9, 2020 - 9:15am
MILLER, Mo. — While the COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly taken a toll on the U.S. economy, many food-centric businesses have reaped the opportunity of a more engaged producer-consumer relationship.
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