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Groups cancel or get creative with 2021 event restrictions

Iowa Farmer Today - January 14, 2021 - 6:45am
The time of year for making a list and checking it twice is gone, but farmers forming a list of what winter meetings to attend may want to look again.
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Adoption of precision ag tech varies across generations

Iowa Farmer Today - January 13, 2021 - 12:15pm
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Farmers who fear they are falling behind in farm technology might not be as behind as they think.
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Crop prices could boost land values

Iowa Farmer Today - January 13, 2021 - 8:19am
OMAHA, Neb. — What started out with better than expected sale prices at land auctions prior to fall harvest extended into very strong prices at some auctions during October and November.
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Aerial seeding helps cover crops soar

Iowa Farmer Today - January 12, 2021 - 4:00pm
LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Wis. — Larry Redfearn was raised on a farm in the rolling hills of southwestern Wisconsin where conservation practices helped to keep soil in place.
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Trusts guide handling of assets in farm transitions

Iowa Farmer Today - January 12, 2021 - 3:00pm
AMES, Iowa — Depending on your family situation and the value of your estate, forming a trust can be an important addition to your farm transition plan.
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Tax planning an important winter task

Iowa Farmer Today - January 12, 2021 - 6:15am
Many winter tasks on the farm are part of tax planning. Here is a brief summary of some of the topics to discuss with your tax preparer:
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Drones, AI detect soybean maturity with high accuracy

Iowa Farmer Today - January 12, 2021 - 6:00am
URBANA, Ill. — Walking rows of soybeans in the mid-summer heat is an exhausting but essential chore in breeding new cultivars. Researchers brave the heat daily during crucial parts of the growing season to look for plants showing desirable traits,…
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MU research looks at technology to kill weeds

Iowa Farmer Today - January 11, 2021 - 1:37pm
COLUMBIA, Mo. — If it’s a weed, spray it. That’s the mindset that most in the agriculture industry held for years.
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Vaccine rollout doesn’t end need for care

Iowa Farmer Today - January 11, 2021 - 6:15am
The beginning of the end. A light in the tunnel.
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Economist predicts 2021 direction for ag

Iowa Farmer Today - January 9, 2021 - 7:00am
While U.S. agriculture has cleared the hurdles of 2020 with little damage, uncertainty looms in 2021. But there is optimism.
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Weather volatility brings risk, bigger yields

Iowa Farmer Today - January 9, 2021 - 7:00am
Weather’s impact on agriculture is constant. From too much precipitation to not enough heat, a season largely hinges on what happens meteorologically.
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Forecasters watch dry weather trends

Iowa Farmer Today - January 9, 2021 - 6:45am
Missouri weather can be difficult to predict, but University of Missouri atmospheric sciences professor Tony Lupo is watching some weather trends to see what they might mean for 2021.
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Central Illinois likely to see moisture before planting season

Iowa Farmer Today - January 9, 2021 - 6:45am
The prediction of a little wetter than normal winter is good news for farmers in parts of central Illinois this year. Drier parts of northeast Illinois are likely to get some rain they need as well.
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Drought kicks off new year of wild weather

Iowa Farmer Today - January 9, 2021 - 6:30am
There’s an old line about Iowa weather that’s something to the effect of “if you don’t like the weather, just wait” because it will change.
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SCN populations high in dry year

Iowa Farmer Today - January 8, 2021 - 2:00pm
Drought in 2020 didn’t only affect crop production, but soybean cyst nematode populations as well.
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Weekly checks key to prevent grain problems

Iowa Farmer Today - January 8, 2021 - 7:00am
January may be too late to get prepared for winter, but there are still plenty of preventative tasks for producers to keep in mind as their grain bins sit through a cold, snowy season.
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Field art expresses thanks to Chiefs coach

Iowa Farmer Today - January 7, 2021 - 7:00am
On farmsteads across the Midwest, Kansas City Chiefs flags fly, Chiefs decorations line the yards, and countless Sunday dinners have been shared with the Chiefs game on. Many farmers have the radios in their tractors and combines set to the…
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‘Chicken backpacks’ set scene for advanced sensor technology

Iowa Farmer Today - January 7, 2021 - 6:30am
University of California researcher Amy Murillo found that chickens with heavy parasites spent much more time preening, and special sensors can help detect that.
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Event focuses on changing role of women in ag

Iowa Farmer Today - January 6, 2021 - 8:00am
The evolving role of women in today’s farm operations will be the theme of the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers virtual meeting this year.
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Tar spot found in northeast Missouri cornfields

Iowa Farmer Today - January 5, 2021 - 11:12am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri corn growers should scout for an emerging crop disease in 2021, says University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist Kaitlyn Bissonnette.
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