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Pandemic boosts sales of local food

Iowa Farmer Today - July 11, 2020 - 8:00am
HURST, Ill. — It’s difficult to find any positives in the COVID-19 pandemic. But one may be that niche farmers are gaining customers.
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Foodservice expecting long lasting COVID impacts

Iowa Farmer Today - July 11, 2020 - 8:00am
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the foodservice and packing industries will be felt far beyond 2020.
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Livestock looking to preserve, grow markets during coronavirus

Iowa Farmer Today - July 11, 2020 - 7:00am
It has been an unusual and eventful year for livestock producers, with challenges getting their products to market, and maintaining crucial export markets.
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Supply remains the issue for ethanol, marketing

Iowa Farmer Today - July 11, 2020 - 6:00am
The phrase ‘the new normal’ is being thrown around by just about every company in the United States right now. As coronavirus affects the way companies are doing business, many are changing the ways they are approaching what used to…
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Health care looking for new normal through pandemic

Iowa Farmer Today - July 10, 2020 - 3:00pm
On March 1, if you had chest pains, you went to the emergency room. On July 1, if you have chest pains you go to the emergency room. Some things are the same today as before the coronavirus pandemic struck,…
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Agriculture has seen unique challenges due to pandemic

Iowa Farmer Today - July 10, 2020 - 2:15pm
BEAMON, Iowa — A few months ago, Brian Feldpausch had never heard of COVID-19. He and his family still haven’t gotten sick from the virus. But they have seen it impact their lives on and off the farm in ways…
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Governor’s Charity Steer Show moves to ISU

Iowa Farmer Today - July 10, 2020 - 12:43pm
For the first time in its 38 year history, the annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show (GCSS) will not be held at the Iowa State Fair. Due to the cancellation of this year’s fair, Iowa State University will host the event.
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New planters designed to plant more acres in less time

Iowa Farmer Today - July 10, 2020 - 7:00am
Greg Bigham just dished out a pretty good chunk of change for a planter. But like many farmers who are taking the plunge, he believes it will pay for itself.
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Tips for preventing bloat in cows

Iowa Farmer Today - July 10, 2020 - 6:00am
Like humans, cattle can unknowingly overeat such grasses as alfalfa and clover and may end up with a serious condition impacting their digestive system — legume bloat.
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Sweet corn season keeps farm family busy

Iowa Farmer Today - July 8, 2020 - 7:00am
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — This is sweet corn season, and that means Ethan Crow and his family are busy.
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Dealing with short soybeans this summer

Iowa Farmer Today - July 6, 2020 - 5:30am
Many farmers and agronomists are noticing short soybeans this spring. Some are pondering if there is something that can be done to spur some additional growth as flowering is fast approaching, if not already begun.
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Farmer learned to be prepared during service in military

Iowa Farmer Today - July 4, 2020 - 7:00am
ROCK PORT, Missouri — In 1972, Cecil DeMott was 20 years old when he received a letter that he had been drafted into the U.S. Army.
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Illinois farmer witnessed the aftermath of WWII in Japan

Iowa Farmer Today - July 4, 2020 - 6:45am
THOMPSONVILLE, Ill. — The end of World War II led to the beginning of the farming career of Bob Poole.
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Business trying new ventures during pandemic

Iowa Farmer Today - July 4, 2020 - 6:00am
IOWA CITY, Iowa — While the country has every intention of enjoying their favorite sports this year, coronavirus has thrown some uncertainty in the mix.
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Conservation winner’s passion is cover crops

Iowa Farmer Today - July 3, 2020 - 2:00pm
DWIGHT, Ill. — Matt Boucher cares so much about cover crops, he was actually in a field planting them on Nov. 26 when the Illinois Corn Growers Association announced he was the winner of their annual conservation and environmental award…
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Prairie strips play multiple roles on farm

Iowa Farmer Today - July 3, 2020 - 7:00am
Tim Youngquist has a bit of a duel role, just like the prairie strips he promotes serve multiple roles.
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Livestock producers turn to corn during distillers shortage

Iowa Farmer Today - July 2, 2020 - 7:00am
The decline in ethanol production has livestock producers turning back to corn as distillers are in short supply.
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Farm Progress Show canceled for 2020

Iowa Farmer Today - June 29, 2020 - 3:06pm
All systems appeared to be go for the 2020 Farm Progress Show, but recent developments have caused the annual event to cancel this summer.
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Old-fashioned milk delivery making comeback

Iowa Farmer Today - June 29, 2020 - 5:00am
TERRE HILL, Pa. (AP) — The once-familiar tinkle of glass bottles at dawn is missing, as are the distinctive trucks and the crisp white uniforms of their drivers, but in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, home milk-delivery is experiencing…
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Research farms, labs search for new ways to improve crops

Iowa Farmer Today - June 27, 2020 - 7:00am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — On research farms around the Midwest and at the Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, researchers continue to work to find new crop technology, new ways to grow better crops and even methods to grow the…
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