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Iowa Extension moves forward as farms change

Iowa Farmer Today - June 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
AMES, Iowa — It’s no secret that the role of the Extension service is changing across the nation. At Iowa State University, the change is too obvious to miss.
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Reports: Retail sales up as beef prices fall

Iowa Farmer Today - June 21, 2017 - 10:55am
More meat and other food items are being sold at the grocery store than through restaurants and food service.
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South American supply offsets U.S. crop challenges

Iowa Farmer Today - June 21, 2017 - 10:50am
Corn and soybean prices remain solid, but there is more and more downward pressure on the market thanks to large supplies.
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4Hers, board members prep for county fairs

Iowa Farmer Today - June 19, 2017 - 10:00am
NEW LONDON, Iowa — The Henry County Fair is still weeks away, but it’s getting to be crunch time for the southeast Iowa families that bring the energy, excitement and fun to the county fair every summer.
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Farmers begin scouting fields for mature stalk borer larva

Iowa Farmer Today - June 19, 2017 - 7:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Robert Wright, University of Nebraska Extension entomologist, for the university’s Cropwatch website.
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Shade, sprinklers keep livestock cool

Iowa Farmer Today - June 19, 2017 - 6:00am
Air flow is always important when it comes to keeping livestock cool, but summer presents even more of a challenge for producers.
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Lessons pass from farmer fathers to sons

Iowa Farmer Today - June 17, 2017 - 11:30am
The Albertson family has been farming in Mahaska County, Iowa, for a long time. At least 150 years by one estimate.
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Letter to the Editor: Defend policy on eminent domain

Iowa Farmer Today - June 17, 2017 - 8:00am
The Iowa Farm Bureau, the Iowa Soybean Association and the Iowa Corn Growers all have a policy against giving power of eminent domain to private for-profit companies, against private property owners.
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Country needs USDA Rural Development

Iowa Farmer Today - June 17, 2017 - 8:00am
We write to express our opposition to the USDA Fiscal Year 2018 budget for Rural Development. This budget, if enacted, along with the ill-advised recommendation to eliminate the position of Under Secretary for Rural Development, will substantially diminish resources dedicated…
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Keep but improve U.S. food aid programs

Iowa Farmer Today - June 17, 2017 - 8:00am
As my colleague Chairman [Robert] Aderholt [R-Ala.] noted, there should be no shame in using taxpayer dollars to buy American food from American farmers to send overseas to those who literally have nothing else to eat — especially when the…
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Genetics key to livestock disease relief

Iowa Farmer Today - June 16, 2017 - 1:00pm
Ask people in the research business if they have a wish list, and many will answer in the affirmative.
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Research looks into ethanol opportunity

Iowa Farmer Today - June 16, 2017 - 9:55am
Ethanol is commonly used as a gasoline substitute, but an engineering startup sees the potential to use the corn-based fuel as a cleaner, renewable substitute for diesel fuel as well.
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Master Producer trains new employees

Iowa Farmer Today - June 15, 2017 - 1:25pm
KAMRAR, Iowa — Adriana Hernandez has come a long way in her career, in miles and responsibilities.
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New herbicide development a marathon, not a sprint

Iowa Farmer Today - June 15, 2017 - 11:15am
When will the next great herbicide arrive on the scene? No one knows, but one thing is certain: It won’t be tomorrow.
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Pork producers’ plan aims to prepare industry for next big disease outbreak

Iowa Farmer Today - June 15, 2017 - 10:39am
DES MOINES — Most believe it is only a matter of time before a foreign animal disease outbreak occurs in the U.S.
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Pork profits beat expectations

Iowa Farmer Today - June 15, 2017 - 8:30am
DES MOINES — It looks like a profitable year for pork producers.
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Senator aims to fix payment loophole

Iowa Farmer Today - June 15, 2017 - 8:00am
The term “actively engaged” is an important one for Sen. Charles Grassley when he talks about farm payments.
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Academics offer ‘practical outcomes’ for weed battle

Iowa Farmer Today - June 15, 2017 - 8:00am
URBANA, Ill. — When Patrick Tranel was hired as the first molecular weed scientist at the University of Illinois 20 years ago, he couldn’t have imagined how relevant his work would be to herbicide resistant weeds these days.
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