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With hotter weather across the state, farmers hoping for rain to make grain

Iowa Farmer Today - July 24, 2020 - 3:15pm
Crop conditions are generally good in most fields in Missouri, although farmers around the state are hoping for timely summer rains to reach their yield potential. A relatively small area of the state, in western and southern Missouri, has officially…
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Applying nitrogen can give pastures a boost

Iowa Farmer Today - July 24, 2020 - 7:00am
It’s been a dry summer for some and a wet summer for others, and those moisture levels will likely determine the need for late-summer or fall pasture fertilization.
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Livestock shows staying socially distant

Iowa Farmer Today - July 23, 2020 - 1:00pm
ARCHIE, Mo. — There’s no question that this season of life looks a little different than any most can remember, and the same holds true for the county fairs, 4-H and FFA events and livestock breed association shows.
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Controlling weeds in wheat stubble fields

Iowa Farmer Today - July 23, 2020 - 8:00am
Wheat harvest marks the end of one cropping cycle and the beginning of a second. In parts of central and southern Illinois, farmers frequently opt to plant double-crop soybean following wheat harvest, with hopes that the first “killing” frost will…
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Cost share funds available through state program

Iowa Farmer Today - July 22, 2020 - 9:00am
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced July 16 that farmers and landowners can sign-up now for cost share funds through the state’s Water Quality Improvement (WQI) program. The state funding helps offset the cost of conservation practices, including cover…
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Scorching weather no friend to corn pollination, kernel formation

Iowa Farmer Today - July 21, 2020 - 5:45am
Editor’s Note: This article was written by Mark Licht and Sotirios Archontoulis, cropping specialists with Iowa State University, on July 8.
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Iowa sees most dicamba damage since 1960s

Iowa Farmer Today - July 20, 2020 - 11:36am
There is no question that dicamba injury across the Iowa landscape in 2020 is the most extensive it has been since the introduction of dicamba in the 1960s. Iowa State Extension field agronomists and commercial agronomists in several areas of…
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Farmers to tune into virtual event options

Iowa Farmer Today - July 20, 2020 - 9:00am
Stay tuned. That’s the common refrain from farm equipment manufacturers about what to expect with the cancellation of farm shows this fall. Many are working on virtual presentations and examining other options to make up for the loss of personal…
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Woman prepared to take the tough calls

Iowa Farmer Today - July 18, 2020 - 8:30am
Jean Payne’s telephone rang early on April 25, 2019 with bad news.
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Iowa woman putting pork industry in the spotlight

Iowa Farmer Today - July 18, 2020 - 6:45am
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Jen Sorenson’s passion for the pork industry has not only served her well in the ag communications world, but has given her an opportunity to tout the industry from rural towns in Iowa to the…
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Role of women in ag continues to change

Iowa Farmer Today - July 17, 2020 - 4:00pm
Women have always been involved in agriculture, but their role in the farm business has evolved over time.
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2020 Missouri State Fair Pivots to a Youth Livestock Show

Iowa Farmer Today - July 17, 2020 - 1:11pm
SEDALIA, Mo. — The Missouri State Fair announced July 17 the traditional fair will pivot to a youth livestock show, Aug. 13-23, 2020. In 1901, the Fair began as a showcase of Missouri agriculture. Staying true to that tradition, the…
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Drop in ethanol use boosts traffic at some terminals

Iowa Farmer Today - July 16, 2020 - 10:30am
When the coronavirus pandemic started, one notable impact was on fuel prices and ethanol production.
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Wheat yields decent despite concerns with scab

Iowa Farmer Today - July 16, 2020 - 7:00am
Wheat acreage was down in Missouri this year, although some of the wheat fields did produce decent yields in 2020, despite some scab concerns.
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Illinois wheat crop: Small but good

Iowa Farmer Today - July 16, 2020 - 7:00am
Early reports following the Illinois wheat harvest hint at a good but smallish crop.
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USDA to make first purchases for FMD vaccine bank

Iowa Farmer Today - July 15, 2020 - 6:30am
The process to build a vaccine bank to combat Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) began last week as USDA announced its initial purchase of vaccine for the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank (NAVVCB).
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Community prospers with focus on food

Iowa Farmer Today - July 12, 2020 - 8:00am
MT. PULASKI, Ill. — Motivated residents of the spunky community of Mt. Pulaski, in central Illinois, opened a new coop grocery store amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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