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Trump's Chinese trade tension claims grain as latest victim

Iowa Farmer Today - April 14, 2017 - 1:35pm
The trade tension between the U.S. and China has claimed its latest victim: a little-known grain market that’s fallen into the doldrums.
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Iowa maintains ban on foreign ownership of farmland

Iowa Farmer Today - April 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
As farmland prices in the Midwest have fluctuated over time, one thing that hasn’t been a major issue is who is allowed to buy that farmland.
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Ag Barometer slips as challenges come into focus

Iowa Farmer Today - April 14, 2017 - 11:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Purdue University’s James Mintert, David Widmar and Michael Langemeier for the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer March report.
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Plan for profitable rotation with oats applies to other crops

Iowa Farmer Today - April 14, 2017 - 7:00am
DUNKERTON, Iowa — Adding acres of soybeans, hay or oats on a farm can affect management decisions throughout the year and in years to come.
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Debate continues over farmland taxation

Iowa Farmer Today - April 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Jennifer Ifft, Cornell University economist, and Todd Kuethe, University of Illinois economist, for the University of Illinois Farmdoc Daily website.
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Rain delays corn planting for another week

Iowa Farmer Today - April 13, 2017 - 10:27am
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With more rain, planting lags behind average

Iowa Farmer Today - April 13, 2017 - 10:18am
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Wildfires inspire Midwest farmers to help

Iowa Farmer Today - April 13, 2017 - 9:00am
March wildfires that scorched more than 1.3 million acres in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas ignited action in Missouri to help farmers and ranchers whose operations had been devastated.
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Farm groups react to Leopold Center cuts

Iowa Farmer Today - April 12, 2017 - 5:30pm
In a move that caught many in the agricultural community off guard this week, Republicans in the Iowa legislature proposed eliminating the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa St…
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Pork producers build farm career after life in town

Iowa Farmer Today - April 12, 2017 - 5:00pm
MANCHESTER, Iowa — For the past 20 years, Russ and Dianne Reth have worked together full time in their Eastern Iowa hog operation.
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Cattle prices will drop as large supplies head to plant

Iowa Farmer Today - April 12, 2017 - 8:34am
Several factors could be contributing to recent softness in the feeder cattle market.
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Corn demand strength looks to lift prices

Iowa Farmer Today - April 12, 2017 - 8:29am
With lower U.S. corn acres this spring, continued strong corn demand should reduce ending stocks and lift prices out of their recent ranges, according to Stewart-Peterson Senior Market Advisor…
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Family honors farm tradition of shared work and ‘sweet’ rewards

Iowa Farmer Today - April 9, 2017 - 2:00pm
RED OAK, Iowa — Being a good neighbor is something the Swanson brothers learned from an early age.
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Big crop stabilized some farms: Minnesota survey

Iowa Farmer Today - April 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. — More than 30 percent of Minnesota farmers were in the red in 2016, the third consecutive year of declining commodity prices.
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Plant selection, management affects buffer strips

Iowa Farmer Today - April 8, 2017 - 11:00am
Like any other part of a farm, the benefits of contour buffer strips and filter strips vary depending on design, seeding and management.
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Farm Credit sound in weak markets

Iowa Farmer Today - April 8, 2017 - 8:00am
Despite conditions in the farm economy, the FCS (Farm Credit System) remains fundamentally safe and sound and is well positioned to manage this downturn. The depth and duration of market weakn…
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Support the next generation in farm bill

Iowa Farmer Today - April 8, 2017 - 8:00am
We, the undersigned businesses, organizations and associations, write to express our extreme support for a bipartisan effort to reauthorize a new, comprehensive farm bill for the betterment of…
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Safety Watch: Standard expands respiratory protection

Iowa Farmer Today - April 8, 2017 - 6:00am
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Custom Rate Survey finds price increase

Iowa Farmer Today - April 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Alejandro Plastina, Iowa State University ag economist, and Ann Johanns, Extension program specialist in economics, for the ISU Ag Decision Maker website.
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Discovery opens research into SCN resistance

Iowa Farmer Today - April 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Disease resistance is in the genes’ haplotypes.
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