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Contracts, premiums come with growth of high oleic soybeans

Iowa Farmer Today - April 7, 2017 - 3:11pm
Identity preserved (IP) grains can fetch a premium for growers and add value for processors or end users, but planning is essential to ensure extra time and effort pays off.
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Leaders call for master matrix update

Iowa Farmer Today - April 7, 2017 - 2:00pm
DES MOINES — Various issues with a state program designed to ensure the biggest animal feeding operations meet higher standards for, among other things, noise and pollution control has rendere…
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Higher soybean profits change strategies on some farms

Iowa Farmer Today - April 7, 2017 - 6:00am
Corn is still king in the Midwest, but soybeans make more money for farmers — at least lately.
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Iowa wildfire relief auction set for April 7

Iowa Farmer Today - April 6, 2017 - 5:15pm
The Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation is on the way to raising thousands of dollars to help Plains farmers and ranchers whose operations were devastated by wildfire.
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Indirect corn exports play large role

Iowa Farmer Today - April 6, 2017 - 3:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Nick Paulson, Kathy Baylis, Jonathan Coppess and Gary Schnitkey, with the University of Illinois, for the Farmdoc Daily website.
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Price declines raise producer concerns for clear reporting

Iowa Farmer Today - April 6, 2017 - 8:00am
What is a steer or hog really worth? Brad Kooima says for some livestock producers, it can be a mystery.
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Week of rain in Illinois preps soils for planting

Iowa Farmer Today - April 6, 2017 - 7:00am
Much needed rain was reported throughout the state, according to the April 3 USDA Crop Progress report. Statewide, precipitation averaged 1.47 inches for the week, 0.51 inches above normal.
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Rain delays Missouri corn planting, now at 1%

Iowa Farmer Today - April 6, 2017 - 7:00am
Rain throughout the region delayed planting of corn, according to the April 3 USDA Crop Progress report.
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Iowa corn, soybeans swap acres for 2017: USDA

Iowa Farmer Today - April 5, 2017 - 4:34pm
Iowa farmers intend to plant 13.3 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2017, according to the March 31 USDA NASS Prospective Planting report. This is a decrease of 600,000 acres from 2016…
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With plans made, farmers head into planting season

Iowa Farmer Today - April 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Despite the national shift in acres, Iowa farmers are looking to keep their rotations mostly steady this spring.
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China's beef with U.S. cows may be on the table in Trump-Xi meet

Iowa Farmer Today - April 5, 2017 - 10:23am
President Donald Trump is a well-known fan of U.S. beef. He’s hawked Trump-branded steaks, and his standard order at the 21 Club in Manhattan is a well-done burger topped with American cheese.
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ChemChina gets EU nod for Syngenta deal one day after U.S.

Iowa Farmer Today - April 5, 2017 - 9:50am
China National Chemical Corp. won European Union antitrust approval for its $43 billion takeover of Swiss pesticide maker Syngenta AG, a day after the U.S. gave its blessing, bringing China’s …
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Pork production expected to continue growth

Iowa Farmer Today - April 5, 2017 - 8:30am
Last week’s USDA Hogs and Pigs Report contained few surprises. Breeding herd numbers are 1.5 percent higher than a year ago, with market hogs up 4.4 percent, posting a record-setting number of…
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Reports suggest more support for corn prices

Iowa Farmer Today - April 5, 2017 - 8:18am
Corn prices got some help from the Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks reports, but soybean futures drew pressure.
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After panic, Mexico investors see there’s life after Trump

Iowa Farmer Today - April 4, 2017 - 4:36pm
Just four months ago, investors in Mexico were bracing for disaster. Trade agreements were sure to be ripped up. Thousands of jobless Mexicans, expelled from their American homes, would flood …
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Perdue confirmation hearing likely for late April

Iowa Farmer Today - April 4, 2017 - 11:59am
It appears unlikely the country will have a new Secretary of Agriculture before late April.
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Graze early, rotate cattle rapidly: Conservationist

Iowa Farmer Today - April 2, 2017 - 6:00pm
Managing pastures in the spring requires planning and flexibility. Often, grass grows faster than cattle can graze it. But producers have a couple of options to make the most use of abundant forage.
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20 years: CropWatch launched in ’97 as a unique weekly update

Iowa Farmer Today - April 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
GLENWOOD, Iowa — Paul Speck remembers being asked to represent Southwest Iowa as part of a new feature in Iowa Farmer Today.
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Farm bill review spotlights key coalitions

Iowa Farmer Today - April 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois ag economist, for the Farmdoc Daily website as part of the university’s Gardner Policy Series.
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