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Letter to the Editor: China beef and Country of Origin Labeling

Iowa Farmer Today - July 29, 2017 - 8:00am
The U.S. is working to get China’s beef market. China requires beef to be born, raised and slaughtered in the U.S. or imported from Canada or Mexico and raised and slaughtered in the U.S.
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Troubling comments about dicamba

Iowa Farmer Today - July 29, 2017 - 8:00am
Soybean injury from dicamba has occurred each year in Illinois since the product was first commercialized. However, the response of some individuals from companies who market formulations approved for use in dicamba-resistant varieties has been unlike anything I’ve experienced during…
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Robots offer ‘goldmine’ of information for growing crops

Iowa Farmer Today - July 28, 2017 - 2:00pm
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — When a tall, thin robot was introduced to visitors at University of Illinois test plots July 13, it was reminiscent of early “Star Wars” movies, when such robots were science fiction.
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Young farmer works to relaunch family operation

Iowa Farmer Today - July 28, 2017 - 6:00am
MARION, Iowa — Eleven years. That’s how long Dennis Fagle farmed his land. Eleven years working in the field his dad had worked in most of his life.
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Grassley discusses trade, taxes

Iowa Farmer Today - July 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
While health care tied up the U.S. Senate in recent weeks, some lawmakers are still talking about items such as the North American Free Trade Agreement and tax reform.
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Researchers reveal plant hormone interactions

Iowa Farmer Today - July 27, 2017 - 4:45pm
From herbicides to growth- promoting chemicals, plant hormone research continues to offer new ideas for the world of agriculture.
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Ag innovation takes all shapes, sizes

Iowa Farmer Today - July 27, 2017 - 3:00pm
Innovation in the agriculture sector is alive and well in the Midwest and across the country. Thanks to the model developed by businesses and organizations in Silicon Valley, inventors now have a path to share their work with others, no…
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BASF discusses dicamba situation

Iowa Farmer Today - July 27, 2017 - 2:00pm
BASF held a conference call July 19 to discuss the ongoing dicamba herbicide situation. Amid numerous complaints of dicamba damage to soybeans, the Missouri Department of Agriculture briefly suspended use of dicamba before allowing it for three dicamba products, including…
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FFA keeps students learning through summer

Iowa Farmer Today - July 27, 2017 - 7:00am
MALVERN, Iowa — Activities start early at the Mills County Fair, and the day is off to a sweltering start as Kirby Karwal talks to one of his students about his entry in the cattle show.
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Ag groups seek more access during China trade mission

Iowa Farmer Today - July 26, 2017 - 4:13pm
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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Ag groups seek flexibility in trucking regulations

Iowa Farmer Today - July 26, 2017 - 2:45pm
There’s no predicting when things will get busy on the farm, nor when it will be time to haul grain to town, and ag groups hope federal regulators will keep this in mind as they implement new federal trucking regulations.
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Women in Agriculture conference highlights outlook, trade

Iowa Farmer Today - July 26, 2017 - 2:28pm
Iowa Women in Agriculture will presents its 11th annual conference at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Aug. 1.
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Cattle feedlot placements have risen sharply

Iowa Farmer Today - July 26, 2017 - 8:30am
The USDA released its cattle inventory and Cattle on Feed reports last week, and early results indicate the market views both reports as bearish.
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Analyst outlines grain market influencers

Iowa Farmer Today - July 26, 2017 - 8:24am
Don Roose didn’t mince words when talking to farmers gathered for the Iowa Farm Bureau’s economic summit July 20.
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Producers’ 2017 financial situation stronger, according to survey

Iowa Farmer Today - July 22, 2017 - 4:04pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by James Mintert, David Widmar and Michael Langemeier for the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer.
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Schools help producers get most out of pastures

Iowa Farmer Today - July 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
In late June, about 40 cattle producers gathered in Cameron, Mo., for a University of Missouri grazing school.
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Increase transparency in data contracts

Iowa Farmer Today - July 22, 2017 - 8:00am
American Farm Bureau Federation conducted a poll of over 400 farmers in 2016 to understand their issues concerning ag data privacy, security and control. The poll highlighted what are essentially three issues that continue to come up when asking farmers…
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NASDA to EPA: Consider pyrethroids carefully

Iowa Farmer Today - July 22, 2017 - 8:00am
Farmers across the U.S. rely on pyrethroid products for the protection of over 120 different crops that benefit all Americans. It is estimated that pyrethroids provide an economic benefit of $1.6 billion to U.S. consumers in the form of lower…
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