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Letter to the Editor: Clean Water Rule is good for Iowa

Iowa Farmer Today - July 8, 2017 - 8:00am
Here in Iowa, summertime always reminds us why we care about clean water. Thanks to the Clean Water Act, many of the places we go swimming, fishing or boating — like the Mississippi River — are now cleaner.
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Strong NAFTA trade is good for ag: USGC

Iowa Farmer Today - July 8, 2017 - 8:00am
NAFTA has had a profound effect on many aspects of North American agriculture. With a few exceptions, intraregional agricultural trade is now completely free of tariff and quota restrictions, and the agricultural sectors of NAFTA’s member countries — Canada, Mexico…
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Ag groups testify on NAFTA modernization efforts

Iowa Farmer Today - July 7, 2017 - 9:45am
Concerns about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement have disrupted relationships with longstanding customers of U.S. grains and caused significant concern in farm country, according to testimony offered by U.S. Grains Council Chairman Chip Councell June 27…
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Cover crops gain acceptance, accessibility

Iowa Farmer Today - July 7, 2017 - 8:15am
What do oats, annual ryegrass, sorghum, sudan grass, cereal rye, triticale, wheat, spelt, barley, cowpea, winter pea, red clover, sweet clover, hairy vetch, alfalfa, mung beans, radishes and turnips all have in common?
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Japanese beetles and aphids get early start in Iowa fields

Iowa Farmer Today - July 7, 2017 - 5:00am
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — After a mild winter and warm start to summer, insects of all kinds seem to be doing well this year.
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Cover crop research aims to expand the season

Iowa Farmer Today - July 6, 2017 - 4:30pm
In recent cover crop research projects across Iowa, farmers have been focused on increasing the growing season for cover crops with earlier seeding and later termination.
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Iowa State engineering students explore solar-powered travel

Iowa Farmer Today - July 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
DES MOINES — While farmers are installing solar panels on their land to power livestock buildings, students at Iowa State University are continuing their quest to use the sun to power a car.
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EPA moves to rescind 2015 water rule

Iowa Farmer Today - July 6, 2017 - 9:15am
The EPA announced June 27 a proposal to withdraw the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.
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Producer makes conservation, education his top priorities

Iowa Farmer Today - July 6, 2017 - 5:00am
NEW MARKET, Iowa — Seth Watkins and his four-wheeler bounce across one of his Taylor County pastures. It’s a cloudy day in southwest Iowa, but the fields are bright green and lush after some much-needed rain.
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USDA confirms record U.S. soybean plantings

Iowa Farmer Today - July 5, 2017 - 9:44am
This spring, U.S. farmers planted a record high 89.5 million acres of soybeans while reducing corn acres by 3 percent compared to last year to 90.9 million, according to the latest USDA Acreage Report.
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Hog and Pigs numbers come in higher than estimates

Iowa Farmer Today - July 5, 2017 - 9:30am
It will be many months before U.S. hog numbers start to decrease.
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Sheep industry sees expansion, demand

Iowa Farmer Today - July 3, 2017 - 5:00am
Randall Vos says optimism is high in Iowa’s sheep industry.
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