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Letter to the Editor: Concerning eminent domain

Iowa Farmer Today - August 5, 2017 - 8:00am
The No. 1 question is: Can a department of the State of Iowa grant the State of Iowa’s power of eminent domain to a private, for-profit company to use that power of eminent domain against farmers and landowners and other…
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Dry conditions tax crops in northwest Iowa

Iowa Farmer Today - August 5, 2017 - 6:00am
Dry conditions are taking a toll on corn and soybeans in many portions of Iowa, with the U.S. Drought Monitor for July 25 showing a diagonal band of drought conditions from northwest Iowa to southeast Iowa.
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‘Good Neighbor’ brothers run diverse Iowa operation

Iowa Farmer Today - August 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
DERBY, Iowa — Conservation is just part of the deal for Mike and Nick Hunter.
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Producers in dry areas are planning ahead for pasture, hay needs

Iowa Farmer Today - August 4, 2017 - 1:58pm
Pasture conditions continue to deteriorate as many parts of the region deal with moderate drought.
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Drones can add perspective and save time on the farm

Iowa Farmer Today - August 4, 2017 - 7:00am
AINSWORTH, Iowa — Easier to fly and more affordable, drones are moving from fun gadget to useful tool on many farms.
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Ag groups seek more access to China

Iowa Farmer Today - August 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
Fresh from a reception with Chinese officials, Gov. Kim Reynolds and other members of an Iowa agricultural delegation visiting China told reporters on a conference call July 26 that the trip has been a success.
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Farmers, ranchers adapt to stay competitive

Iowa Farmer Today - August 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
SNOWBIRD, Utah — Find a virtually impossible challenge, solve it and thrive.
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U.S., Mexico share interest in ag trade: Perdue

Iowa Farmer Today - August 3, 2017 - 7:00am
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue described his recent conversations with his counterpart, José Calzada Rovirosa, Mexico Secretary of Agriculture, on a media call July 28 from Yucatan, Mexico. Perdue said he and Calzada had established trust, respect and a level…
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Game of catch

Iowa Farmer Today - August 2, 2017 - 3:23pm
Atop a 35 foot scaffolding tower, Brody Dunn, a University of Illinois student, spends his evenings collecting western corn rootworm beetles as they disperse from the Urbana, Ill., fields where they developed as larvae. Joseph Spencer, University of Illinois principal…
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Iowa State Fair offers ag education opportunities

Iowa Farmer Today - August 2, 2017 - 11:22am
DES MOINES — Agricultural education is a highlight at the Iowa State Fair. From baby animals to food production and more, visitors will find plenty of activities to learn more about Iowa's important agriculture industry, according to a fair news…
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Roller coaster prices due to higher slaughter numbers

Iowa Farmer Today - August 2, 2017 - 10:45am
The first half of 2017 turned into a roller coaster ride for the fed cattle market.
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Markets mull weather impacts and potential supplies

Iowa Farmer Today - August 2, 2017 - 10:39am
The corn market is in the process of sorting out what final yields could like look like after weeks of hot, dry conditions in the western Corn Belt.
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Keep stored grain cool to protect investment

Iowa Farmer Today - August 2, 2017 - 6:30am
Stored grain needs to be cool and dry during summer storage, according to a North Dakota State University Extension Service grain-drying expert.
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U.S. land value unclear in near future

Iowa Farmer Today - August 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University Extension economist, for the university’s Ag Decision Maker newsletter.
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Growing pre-commercial bean adds value, care

Iowa Farmer Today - July 31, 2017 - 7:30am
DIKE, Iowa — In order to grow the next top-performing soybean seed, farmers and seed companies must work together with an eye for detail to be successful.
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Grazing problems arise from toxic materials

Iowa Farmer Today - July 31, 2017 - 6:00am
LAMONI, Iowa — Pasture ground is valuable resource. Farmers sometimes get a rude reminder of that fact.
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