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Safety Watch: Expect the unexpected when handling livestock

Iowa Farmer Today - June 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
In farming, you have to expect the unexpected. Sometimes that means floods or droughts that affect when you can get in the field or yields at harvest. Sometimes that means dealing with broken equipment or fencing in need of repair…
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Amid challenges, dairy producers hope for the best

Iowa Farmer Today - June 8, 2017 - 10:00am
Evan Metzger says there is reason for optimism when it comes to Iowa’s dairy industry.
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Latest price boost bodes well for feeder cattle

Iowa Farmer Today - June 7, 2017 - 8:34am
Feeder cattle continue to enjoy a strong summer market.
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As forecasts flip toward hot and dry, volatility could rise

Iowa Farmer Today - June 7, 2017 - 8:28am
Wet, cool spring conditions are giving way to warm, dry weather and moderate drought in the northwest Corn Belt.
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World Pork Expo

Iowa Farmer Today - June 4, 2017 - 3:00pm
Good prices usually translate into a big crowd at the annual World Pork Expo, scheduled for June 7-9 at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines.
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Fishing expert angles for E10 acceptance with boaters

Iowa Farmer Today - June 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Crappie Masters Tournament Trail spokesperson Brian Sowers met with members of the Illinois General Assembly in May to provide his insight on how ethanol performs in boat engines.
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Exports needed to boost ethanol

Iowa Farmer Today - June 3, 2017 - 10:00am
With U.S. ethanol plants churning out record-high production, new export markets will be key for demand to keep pace with supply, industry experts say.
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Target EQIP funds to optimize benefits

Iowa Farmer Today - June 3, 2017 - 8:00am
Potentially harmful effects of agriculture on the nation’s natural resources, including water and soil, continue to be a concern for Americans, and EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) conservation efforts show promise in mitigating such effects.
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Agriculture can’t balance the budget alone

Iowa Farmer Today - June 3, 2017 - 8:00am
This week, President Trump sent to Congress a proposal to slash the USDA budget by more than $228 billion over 10 years, including $38 billion from farm programs. This proposal would fail agriculture and rural America, and for that reason…
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President Trump’s proposed budget assaults safety net

Iowa Farmer Today - June 3, 2017 - 8:00am
The president’s proposed budget is an assault on the programs and personnel that provide vital services, research and a safety net to America’s family farmers, rural residents and consumers. It is deeply disappointing that the president would propose such cuts,…
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Field scouts hone skills for 2017 season

Iowa Farmer Today - June 2, 2017 - 3:00pm
Crop scouts from across Iowa and neighboring states brushed up on their skills at the 2017 Crop Scouting Field Basics program at the Iowa State Field Extension Education Lab May 16.
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Weather delay limits soybean herbicide options

Iowa Farmer Today - June 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University Extension weed specialist, for the university’s Integrated Crop Management website.
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Industry fights to preserve NAFTA gains

Iowa Farmer Today - June 2, 2017 - 8:00am
Pork and beef producers believe little needs to be changed with the North American Free Trade Agreement, and they have sent that message to the White House.
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Farmers Union sees climate move as ‘lost opportunity’

Iowa Farmer Today - June 1, 2017 - 5:13pm
The announcement by the Trump administration that it planned to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement raised concerns from some in agriculture, including leaders of the National Farmers Union.
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Crop demand supportive of a rally

Iowa Farmer Today - June 1, 2017 - 3:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Chad Hart, Iowa State University Extension economist, for the university’s Iowa Farm Outlook newsletter.
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Large chains start to jump into E15 fuel market

Iowa Farmer Today - June 1, 2017 - 8:31am
Inch by inch, E15 usage and availability is growing in Iowa and across the Midwest. But those inches could soon turn to miles.
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