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Southeast soybean yields surprise during dry year

Iowa Farmer Today - December 10, 2020 - 9:00am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri Variety Testing Program provided another year of data for farmers to consider when making soybean variety decisions. Mark Wieberg, a senior research specialist for MU who worked on the test plots across the…
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ICIA results show dry weather hurt many soybean fields

Iowa Farmer Today - December 10, 2020 - 7:00am
As soybean yield results came in, Iowa’s dry August reared its ugly head, according to Graydon Marzen.
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IFB meets after ‘upside down’ year

Iowa Farmer Today - December 10, 2020 - 6:30am
In his opening address at the 106th annual Illinois Farm Bureau meeting, the group’s president Richard Guebert Jr. shared stories of the challenges the organization tackled with farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic and offered an optimistic outlook for 2021.
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NRCS provides $2M in derecho disaster relief

Iowa Farmer Today - December 9, 2020 - 3:15pm
DES MOINES — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service pre-approved the funding of 150 applications totaling more than $2 million across 26 Iowa counties to help farmers affected by the Aug. 10 derecho wind storm apply or replace damaged conservation practices…
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MU agronomist shares N research

Iowa Farmer Today - December 9, 2020 - 1:00pm
This year’s University of Missouri Crop Management Conference had a different look due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of the annual get together in Columbia, the conference was held online, but virtual conference attendees still got to hear about key…
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Year End: Plan your work, work your plan

Iowa Farmer Today - December 9, 2020 - 9:45am
Beginning 2021 with a firm foundation tends to mitigate factors to this otherwise risky business called farming. ISU Extension's farm management specialist has tips:
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Missouri FFA finds success through planning

Iowa Farmer Today - December 8, 2020 - 7:00am
When the National FFA Convention returns each fall, it is a celebration of the organization and what its members can achieve. Rebekah Hammett, advisor for the Ashland FFA, says it was a rewarding payoff, even with a virtual convention this…
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Illinois FFA keeps tradition, adds innovation

Iowa Farmer Today - December 8, 2020 - 6:15am
While Illinois FFA has more diversity today than when Mindy Bunselmeyer’s father was an FFA member, it still has the same core values, according to the Illinois FFA Center’s executive director.
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Some corn yields exceed expectations

Iowa Farmer Today - December 8, 2020 - 5:30am
This is the first time since he started working with the University of Illinois corn hybrid trials in 1994 that senior research specialist Darin Joos has seen results of a corn hybrid test trial thrown out because of hail damage.
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Lamb industry leader sees promising future

Iowa Farmer Today - December 7, 2020 - 3:00pm
Gwendolyn Kitzan is a fourth-generation sheep producer from Nisland, South Dakota, and serves as chairman of the American Lamb Board. She was appointed to the board in 2016.
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Well read: Book offers insight into ag policy

Iowa Farmer Today - December 7, 2020 - 6:45am
Holiday shoppers have a good selection of books about agricultural history and policy, along with how-to journals and Americana.
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COVID-19 or not, farm labor a critical issue for producers

Iowa Farmer Today - December 5, 2020 - 7:00am
The availability of some farm labor has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, although many farmers haven’t seen much of a change this year. Getting good help on the farm was a problem before this year and will likely continue…
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Weather challenges MU corn tests

Iowa Farmer Today - December 5, 2020 - 6:30am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri’s Variety Testing Program faced some challenges from the weather and coronavirus disruptions in 2020, but the program still produced good yields in many test locations and data for farmers to consider different corn…
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Despite losing district, yields high for ICIA

Iowa Farmer Today - December 5, 2020 - 6:00am
After a busy year, early test results were positive across Iowa.
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Family weaves tradition into on-farm wool business

Iowa Farmer Today - December 4, 2020 - 3:57pm
HAVERHILL, Iowa — For most people, a spinning wheel is something they only see in a museum or an old movie. For Bonnie Ohrt, it is a very real part of her very modern business.
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Farmer lawmakers now in short supply

Iowa Farmer Today - December 4, 2020 - 9:00am
It won’t be long before agricultural leaders may be asking a simple question: Can you pass a farm bill without farmers?
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Tools, storage help set up shop

Iowa Farmer Today - December 4, 2020 - 7:00am
Sometimes, time and labor savings don’t come from equipment, but rather how and where you store and maintain that equipment, along with parts and tools.
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Study: Cattle disease becomes more common

Iowa Farmer Today - December 4, 2020 - 7:00am
While anaplasmosis has always been a concern for cattle producers, a recent study shows signs it may be more common in herds than it once was.
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Study IDs which small towns attract start-ups and why

Iowa Farmer Today - December 3, 2020 - 2:15pm
AMES, Iowa — While many small rural towns face economic distress, some manage to overcome the odds to succeed in attracting new firms and job opportunities.
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60-inch corn rows work in certain operations

Iowa Farmer Today - December 3, 2020 - 7:00am
Bob Recker said using 60-inch rows for corn may sound a little out of left field.
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