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Corn demand strength looks to lift prices

Iowa Farmer Today - April 12, 2017 - 8:29am
With lower U.S. corn acres this spring, continued strong corn demand should reduce ending stocks and lift prices out of their recent ranges, according to Stewart-Peterson Senior Market Advisor…
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Family honors farm tradition of shared work and ‘sweet’ rewards

Iowa Farmer Today - April 9, 2017 - 2:00pm
RED OAK, Iowa — Being a good neighbor is something the Swanson brothers learned from an early age.
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Big crop stabilized some farms: Minnesota survey

Iowa Farmer Today - April 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. — More than 30 percent of Minnesota farmers were in the red in 2016, the third consecutive year of declining commodity prices.
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Plant selection, management affects buffer strips

Iowa Farmer Today - April 8, 2017 - 11:00am
Like any other part of a farm, the benefits of contour buffer strips and filter strips vary depending on design, seeding and management.
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Farm Credit sound in weak markets

Iowa Farmer Today - April 8, 2017 - 8:00am
Despite conditions in the farm economy, the FCS (Farm Credit System) remains fundamentally safe and sound and is well positioned to manage this downturn. The depth and duration of market weakn…
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Support the next generation in farm bill

Iowa Farmer Today - April 8, 2017 - 8:00am
We, the undersigned businesses, organizations and associations, write to express our extreme support for a bipartisan effort to reauthorize a new, comprehensive farm bill for the betterment of…
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Safety Watch: Standard expands respiratory protection

Iowa Farmer Today - April 8, 2017 - 6:00am
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Custom Rate Survey finds price increase

Iowa Farmer Today - April 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Alejandro Plastina, Iowa State University ag economist, and Ann Johanns, Extension program specialist in economics, for the ISU Ag Decision Maker website.
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Discovery opens research into SCN resistance

Iowa Farmer Today - April 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Disease resistance is in the genes’ haplotypes.
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Contracts, premiums come with growth of high oleic soybeans

Iowa Farmer Today - April 7, 2017 - 3:11pm
Identity preserved (IP) grains can fetch a premium for growers and add value for processors or end users, but planning is essential to ensure extra time and effort pays off.
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Leaders call for master matrix update

Iowa Farmer Today - April 7, 2017 - 2:00pm
DES MOINES — Various issues with a state program designed to ensure the biggest animal feeding operations meet higher standards for, among other things, noise and pollution control has rendere…
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Higher soybean profits change strategies on some farms

Iowa Farmer Today - April 7, 2017 - 6:00am
Corn is still king in the Midwest, but soybeans make more money for farmers — at least lately.
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Iowa wildfire relief auction set for April 7

Iowa Farmer Today - April 6, 2017 - 5:15pm
The Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation is on the way to raising thousands of dollars to help Plains farmers and ranchers whose operations were devastated by wildfire.
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Indirect corn exports play large role

Iowa Farmer Today - April 6, 2017 - 3:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Nick Paulson, Kathy Baylis, Jonathan Coppess and Gary Schnitkey, with the University of Illinois, for the Farmdoc Daily website.
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Price declines raise producer concerns for clear reporting

Iowa Farmer Today - April 6, 2017 - 8:00am
What is a steer or hog really worth? Brad Kooima says for some livestock producers, it can be a mystery.
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Week of rain in Illinois preps soils for planting

Iowa Farmer Today - April 6, 2017 - 7:00am
Much needed rain was reported throughout the state, according to the April 3 USDA Crop Progress report. Statewide, precipitation averaged 1.47 inches for the week, 0.51 inches above normal.
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Rain delays Missouri corn planting, now at 1%

Iowa Farmer Today - April 6, 2017 - 7:00am
Rain throughout the region delayed planting of corn, according to the April 3 USDA Crop Progress report.
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Iowa corn, soybeans swap acres for 2017: USDA

Iowa Farmer Today - April 5, 2017 - 4:34pm
Iowa farmers intend to plant 13.3 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2017, according to the March 31 USDA NASS Prospective Planting report. This is a decrease of 600,000 acres from 2016…
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With plans made, farmers head into planting season

Iowa Farmer Today - April 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Despite the national shift in acres, Iowa farmers are looking to keep their rotations mostly steady this spring.
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