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Pork producers planned growth from an early age

Iowa Farmer Today - January 19, 2017 - 5:50am
CHURDAN, Iowa — Cale and Connor Juergensen may not be identical when it comes to looks, but their goals have always been the same.
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Pork Congress: Iowa event expands 2017 exhibitor list

Iowa Farmer Today - January 19, 2017 - 5:40am
A host of seminars and a bigger-than-ever trade show await pork producers at the 45th annual Iowa Pork Congress Jan. 25-26 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.
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Cost-share helps younger generation

Iowa Farmer Today - January 19, 2017 - 5:20am
BALLARD, Mo. — Cost-share lease agreements can be a great way to get started raising cattle.
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Farmers gauge value of soybean seed treatments

Iowa Farmer Today - January 19, 2017 - 5:05am
Reviewing the role seed treatments play in modern growing systems may offer a helpful perspective as farmers evaluate crop inputs for 2017.
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Companies see inoculants as shields, yield boosters

Iowa Farmer Today - January 19, 2017 - 5:05am
Like chemical seed treatments, soybean inoculants and other biological treatments are used to improve plant health and add an additional layer of protection for crops.
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Soybeans rally after USDA yield, supply reports

Iowa Farmer Today - January 18, 2017 - 2:29pm
Soybean futures rallied Jan. 12 after the USDA reported Dec. 1, 2016, supplies were less than many analysts had expected.
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Latest WASDE numbers boost livestock outlook

Iowa Farmer Today - January 18, 2017 - 10:20am
The outlook looks somewhat brighter for the cattle market after last week’s World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) were released by USDA.
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Soybeans bounce as USDA lowers estimates

Iowa Farmer Today - January 18, 2017 - 10:16am
Soybean futures jumped Jan. 12 after seeing a reduction in estimated U.S. production and ending stocks in the USDA’s January supply and demand update, but big supplies continue to loom over co…
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Extreme downpours could increase fivefold

Iowa Farmer Today - January 16, 2017 - 2:58pm
BOULDER, Colo. — At century’s end, the number of summertime storms that produce extreme downpours could increase by more than 400 percent across parts of the United States, according to a new …
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Eyes on dollar, trade agreements for 2017

Iowa Farmer Today - January 16, 2017 - 7:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Philip Abbott, Purdue University ag economist, for the 2017 Purdue Agricultural Economics Report.
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Supply and demand dictate feedlot history

Iowa Farmer Today - January 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
Poky Feeders of Scott City, Kan., has been in the cattle business since the dark days of the 1980s farm crisis and it still exists today. The feedlot was started in 1982, with current General …
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Nutrition key to cattle breeding on Missouri farm

Iowa Farmer Today - January 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
Managing reproductive success in beef cattle isn’t always easy. Managing estrus cycles can help.
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Biologist from Chicago shares enthusiasm for soil health

Iowa Farmer Today - January 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
PEORIA, Ill. — A woman who often works with farmers and landowners on soil health issues had no idea she would be doing this kind of work when she was a young girl living in Chicago.
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Vilsack exit: Much done, more to do

Iowa Farmer Today - January 14, 2017 - 8:00am
In the last 30 years, agriculture has undergone a change marked by innovation, diversification and new market opportunities that together are yielding vast economic gains. As agricultural prac…
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Earmarks banned; influence continues

Iowa Farmer Today - January 14, 2017 - 8:00am
In the 112th Congress, which convened in January 2011, the House and Senate began observing an earmark ban. Earmarks — formally known as congressionally directed spending — directed a signific…
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Safety Watch: Winter repair work presents stability risks

Iowa Farmer Today - January 13, 2017 - 4:07pm
January. Hopefully, your pace is more relaxed with harvest behind you, and you’re finding time to catch up on paperwork and take care of equipment maintenance or repair projects in the shop.
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Iowa ag teachers voice concerns about education reform

Iowa Farmer Today - January 12, 2017 - 7:45am
DES MOINES — Legislation that revised Iowa’s career education programs has drawn criticism from many agriculture teachers in the state.
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Farmers face tighter credit market in 2017

Iowa Farmer Today - January 12, 2017 - 7:30am
MT. VERNON, Ill. — Midwest farmers, in general, have weathered a sputtering income stream in recent years well. But they may start feeling the pinch in 2017 in terms of credit.
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Wind turbines may benefit crops

Iowa Farmer Today - January 12, 2017 - 7:15am
AMES, Iowa — A multi-year study led by an Iowa State University scientist suggests the turbines commonly used in the state to capture wind energy may have a positive effect on crops.
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Budgets may limit lawmakers’ water quality actions

Iowa Farmer Today - January 12, 2017 - 6:30am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa —Sen. Rob Hogg hopes 2017 is the “Year of Water” in the Iowa Legislature.
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