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NCGA finds support for trade, RFS

Iowa Farmer Today - March 16, 2017 - 5:00am
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Expanding and promoting trade, defending the Renewable Fuel Standard and protecting federal crop insurance emerged as top priorities from the National Corn Growers Associa…
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Early soybeans seeds surviving, but lower temperatures loom

Iowa Farmer Today - March 15, 2017 - 11:15am
THOMASBORO, Ill. — As amazing as it was to see Kris Ehler planting soybeans on his east central Illinois farm Feb. 22, it is impressive to see the photograph of one of those tiny seeds sprouting.
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Report indicates increasing feedlot numbers

Iowa Farmer Today - March 15, 2017 - 9:59am
Trends in the cattle feeding industry became more clear in the most recent USDA Cattle on Feed report.
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Downward pressure for soybean prices

Iowa Farmer Today - March 15, 2017 - 9:53am
There is some downward pressure on the corn and soybean markets these days.
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Warm temps bring storage considerations

Iowa Farmer Today - March 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
In the past couple of weeks, high temperatures have been well above average, with dew point temperatures above grain temperatures. This can cause grain bins to act like solar collectors on the…
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Economical feed helps dairies in lean times

Iowa Farmer Today - March 12, 2017 - 5:00pm
CENTRALIA, Ill. — Dairymen who use the right feed at the right time can maintain profitability even in down times, says Mike Hutjens.
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Imports, tax credit affect biodiesel profit spike

Iowa Farmer Today - March 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Scott Irwin, University of Illinois ag economist, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website.
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USDA programs boost exports

Iowa Farmer Today - March 11, 2017 - 8:00am
Agricultural exports are one of the brightest lights in the U.S. economy, with a strong multiplier effect that is especially pronounced in rural communities. According to USDA’s Economic Resea…
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Ag groups to Trump: Rebuild infrastructure

Iowa Farmer Today - March 11, 2017 - 8:00am
On behalf of our respective organizations, which collectively represent U.S. agricultural producers, rural businesses, rural communities and rural families, we are writing to ask your support …
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Hog prices outperform expectations

Iowa Farmer Today - March 11, 2017 - 7:00am
The pork industry outlook has experienced a major shift to the upside.
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Safety Watch: Plan now for safe manure handling

Iowa Farmer Today - March 11, 2017 - 6:00am
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Farmers question late-winter NH3 application

Iowa Farmer Today - March 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension crop production specialist, for the university Pest Management Bulletin Feb. 22.
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Iowa agronomists show nitrogen fertilizer critical to soil health

Iowa Farmer Today - March 10, 2017 - 3:00pm
AMES, Iowa — Newly published research from Iowa State University agronomists shows the application of nitrogen fertilizer at optimum levels to corn and soybeans is required to maintain carbon …
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Rural Mainstreet Index shows strength in diversity

Iowa Farmer Today - March 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index remained weak with a reading below growth neutral for the 18th straight month, according to the monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a …
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Forecasters anticipate active spring weather for Plains

Iowa Farmer Today - March 9, 2017 - 8:32am
Spring may “come in like a lion” and possibly “roar” at times across the central and southern Plains, according to several weather forecasters.
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Field tests provide herbicide help

Iowa Farmer Today - March 9, 2017 - 8:18am
AMES, Iowa — Results of Iowa State University’s 2016 weed science research are now available. The report includes data on herbicides and how they work on various weeds and soil types.
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Century of consolidation whittles farm equipment makers

Iowa Farmer Today - March 9, 2017 - 8:00am
There’s been a lot of talk lately about all the mergers and acquisitions in the ag industry. Most notable is Bayer AG’s proposed $66 billion takeover of Monsanto that would create an industry giant.
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Ag groups respond to merger uncertainty

Iowa Farmer Today - March 9, 2017 - 7:45am
While there is likely to be a flurry of activity in Washington, D.C., this spring, Roger Johnson isn’t holding his breath waiting for the new administration to jump into the fray regarding agr…
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Hawkeye Farm Show at UNI-Dome turns 30

Iowa Farmer Today - March 9, 2017 - 6:30am
CEDAR FALLS — The Hawkeye Farm Show returned to the UNI-Dome recently for its 30th anniversary.
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