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President touts infrastructure plan

Iowa Farmer Today - June 14, 2017 - 8:15pm
CINCINNATI, Ohio — President Donald Trump talked about the need to improve the nation’s inland waterways for shipping grain, coal and steel in a speech about his $1 trillion infrastructure initiative, according to a White House news release.
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Genetics, data affect direction of ag research

Iowa Farmer Today - June 14, 2017 - 4:30pm
AMES, Iowa — Data is key when it comes to research. And the world is getting to be very good at collecting and analyzing data.
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Increased exports bode well for meat industry

Iowa Farmer Today - June 14, 2017 - 8:26am
Demand continues to be strong for U.S. beef and pork. Export data in April was stronger than expected, says economist Len Steiner with Steiner Consulting Group.
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Weather and world markets ignite market fireworks

Iowa Farmer Today - June 14, 2017 - 8:21am
Weather-related volatility in grain markets looks to continue as the June 30 USDA Acreage report nears and Brazil’s big corn harvest picks up speed.
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Malvern focuses on art, events

Iowa Farmer Today - June 11, 2017 - 2:00pm
MALVERN, Iowa — Zack Jones relaxes in an old chair, surrounded by scaffolding, paintings, tools and a colorful ceiling, all part of Project Art Church in this Southwest Iowa community.
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Scout nutrient deficiencies early in the season

Iowa Farmer Today - June 10, 2017 - 5:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Daniel Kaiser, Extension soil fertility specialist, and Fabian Fernandez, Extension nutrient management specialist, for the University of Minnesota Crop News website.
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Farmers consider options after weather delays

Iowa Farmer Today - June 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by University of Nebraska Extension specialists for the university’s Cropwatch website.
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Timing shapes crop condition reports’ predictive power

Iowa Farmer Today - June 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, University of Illinois ag economists, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website.
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Help honey bees in conservation programs

Iowa Farmer Today - June 10, 2017 - 8:00am
Honey bees and other pollinators are a vital part of U.S. agriculture — supporting production of most of the fruits, nuts and vegetables grown in the U.S., with an approximate $19 billion in agricultural production annually.
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Letter to the Editor: Multiple power sources provide reliability

Iowa Farmer Today - June 10, 2017 - 8:00am
In response to Chris Gaul’s letter of Feb. 18 (Wind power is clean, efficient):
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Letter to the Editor: Don’t look to Canada for farm answers

Iowa Farmer Today - June 10, 2017 - 8:00am
In response to the May 13 letter, (Don’t blame Canada for milk market mess) suggesting the Canadian production quota system should be implemented in American agriculture to support farmers and guarantee prices and profits.
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Numbers show shift in population within rural Iowa towns

Iowa Farmer Today - June 10, 2017 - 7:00am
Decade after decade the census figures show a trend for population in Iowa, as in many other agricultural states: The overall population grows very slowly, but within the state people are moving from rural to urban areas.
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Small town’s revival starts with a plan and many participants

Iowa Farmer Today - June 10, 2017 - 7:00am
CLARINDA, Iowa — A steady stream of vehicles navigate the streets surrounding the Page County Courthouse, filling many of the parking spaces along the Clarinda town square.
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Deere models designed for ‘next era’ of ag

Iowa Farmer Today - June 9, 2017 - 5:00pm
EAST MOLINE, Ill. — New 2018 model year John Deere equipment unveiled at the Harvester Works plant June 1 features efficiency improvements and built-in computer processing technology to meet the needs of modern farming.
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Fed districts present mixed picture in farm sector

Iowa Farmer Today - June 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Most of the nation’s 12 Federal Reserve Districts reported modest or moderate growth from April through late May, according to the Beige Book, the Federal Reserve District commentary on economic conditions released May 31.
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Many factors go into choosing the right TMR

Iowa Farmer Today - June 9, 2017 - 3:00pm
I used to listen to a radio in my truck. Now, when I’m looking at a new vehicle, I have to wade through a variety of choices for “infotainment systems.”
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Processing, trade among industry issues

Iowa Farmer Today - June 9, 2017 - 12:00pm
When Walmart, the nation’s largest grocer, announced plans last spring to build its first dairy processing plant in northeastern Indiana, it instantly got the attention of dairy farmers and processors across the nation.
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Wet, cool weather complicates herbicide plans

Iowa Farmer Today - June 9, 2017 - 8:00am
With wet and cold weather creating planting headaches this spring, some farmers are modifying weed control programs to adapt to changing conditions.
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