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Historic church has connections throughout the Midwest

Iowa Farmer Today - April 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
ST. DONATUS, Iowa — Bring a good pair of shoes if you plan to walk the Way of the Cross at St. Donatus.
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Rural churches

Iowa Farmer Today - April 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Rural churches play and important role in their local community. This week we feature images captured by our staff. 
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Producers, experts share strategies for breeding season

Iowa Farmer Today - April 15, 2017 - 11:00am
CALIFORNIA, Mo. — On an overcast early spring day, the fresh green grass was growing on Chuck Massengill’s Moniteau County farm. Rowdy the farm dog lay on the floor, and “The Wreck of the Old …
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Recognize ag challenges in tax code

Iowa Farmer Today - April 15, 2017 - 8:00am
The House of Representatives is moving forward with comprehensive tax reform designed to spur growth of our nation’s economy. Many of the provisions of the tax reform blueprint will be benefic…
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Track antibiotics in animals more closely

Iowa Farmer Today - April 15, 2017 - 8:00am
Since 2011, HHS (Health and Human Services) and USDA agencies have taken actions to increase veterinary oversight of medically important antibiotics used in the feed and water of food animals …
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Livestock industry grows to meet demand

Iowa Farmer Today - April 15, 2017 - 5:00am
Hog and cattle numbers should continue to increase as domestic and international demand for pork and beef strengthen.
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Grassley renews call for packer ownership ban

Iowa Farmer Today - April 15, 2017 - 5:00am
In what has been a bit of a tradition, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, announced last week he has introduced a bill in Congress that would ban the packer ownership of livestock.
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Funding search constant for universities

Iowa Farmer Today - April 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
CHASKA, Minn. — A lack of general funding makes it a challenge for academic ag professionals to start new projects.
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Plate is full for new leader of nation’s pork producers

Iowa Farmer Today - April 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
CARLYLE, Ill. — The new president of the National Pork Producers Council can relate to the local pig farmer as well as the head of a large swine production company. That’s because he is both.
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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
Crop Watch IL
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With more rain, planting lags behind average

Iowa Farmer Today - April 13, 2017 - 10:18am
Crop watch MO
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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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