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Domestic meat demand remains strong

Iowa Farmer Today - November 15, 2020 - 1:00pm
Evaluating meat demand goes deeper than simply looking at consumption, says Jayson Lusk, head of Purdue University’s ag economics department.
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Variety the focus for 2021 seed choices

Iowa Farmer Today - November 15, 2020 - 6:45am
Weather is always one of the variables in a farming operation, and taking a long-term view is helpful in making decisions. However, creating a five-year average could cause a headache.
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U.S. Grains Council chairman promotes trade from home

Iowa Farmer Today - November 14, 2020 - 4:00pm
Jim Raben, a southern Illinois grain farmer, became chairman of the U.S. Grains Council in July.
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New tool tallies herbicide resistance risk

Iowa Farmer Today - November 14, 2020 - 10:45am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Nevin Lawrence with the University of Nebraska, Albert Adjesiwor with the University of Idaho, and Andrew Kniss with the University of Wyoming for the University of Nebraska CropWatch website Oct. 29.
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COVID takes small toll on U.S. ag trade

Iowa Farmer Today - November 14, 2020 - 7:00am
COVID-19 has beaten up on virtually everything, including global trade. But so far, it has landed only a few glancing blows to agriculture.
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Prevalence of corn, soybeans shifts across Upper Midwest

Iowa Farmer Today - November 13, 2020 - 1:33pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Gary Schnitkey, Krista Swanson, Nick Paulson, and Jonathan Coppess with the University of Illinois and Carl Zulauf with Ohio State University for the University of Illinois farmdoc daily website Nov. 2.
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Ethanol looks beyond Trump-Biden to reset

Iowa Farmer Today - November 13, 2020 - 10:21am
Donald Trump and Joe Biden scrambled to secure Farm Belt victories with sweeping promises to protect corn-based ethanol’s place in the U.S. fuel mix.
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Iowa farmers growing more organic crops

Iowa Farmer Today - November 13, 2020 - 8:00am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farmers are growing more organic corn, soybeans, hay and oats, driving a 30% spike in the state’s organic acres over the past three years, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report shows.
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Iowa goes ‘deep red’ for Republicans

Iowa Farmer Today - November 13, 2020 - 7:00am
The national results may be mixed, but in Iowa, election night was a good one for Republicans.
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