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Gene for atrazine resistance ID’d in waterhemp

Iowa Farmer Today - March 2, 2017 - 9:05am
URBANA, Ill. — Waterhemp has been locked in an arms race with farmers for decades. Nearly every time farmers attack the weed with a new herbicide, waterhemp becomes resistant to it, reducing o…
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Farmers find soil management beneficial for soil health, profits

Iowa Farmer Today - March 2, 2017 - 8:49am
AMES, Iowa — Wayne Fredericks, Ray Gaesser and Kelly Tobin all know a little bit about good soil. The three farmers talked about their experiences during a recent meeting on soil health.
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Experts gauge value of ‘living’ soil

Iowa Farmer Today - March 2, 2017 - 8:40am
AMES, Iowa — Suddenly, soil is cool. After decades when all discussions of conservation started and often ended with the subject of erosion, soil quality has become one of the popular topics i…
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Dollar power varies for acre of corn

Iowa Farmer Today - March 2, 2017 - 7:00am
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The net returns on an acre of corn have varied widely for Illinois farmers since 2009 according to calculations provided by Gary Schnitkey, a University of Illinois agricultu…
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Iowa water quality bill gets general support

Iowa Farmer Today - March 2, 2017 - 6:30am
DES MOINES — Speakers at a hearing on Iowa water quality legislation were generally supportive of its provisions to establish long-term funding and foster collaborative approaches to reducing …
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Sales growth key for packers

Iowa Farmer Today - March 2, 2017 - 5:50am
Pork packing capacity in the Midwest will increase significantly in 2017.
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Genetics key with high corn populations

Iowa Farmer Today - March 2, 2017 - 5:40am
Higher corn populations may be the way of the future, but seed companies are finding yield and economic benefits from high populations are both hybrid- and field-specific.
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Sixty Iowa counties surpass 200-bushel corn yields: USDA

Iowa Farmer Today - March 2, 2017 - 5:00am
The USDA released 2016 county estimates for corn and soybean yields Feb. 23. In Iowa, the statewide corn for grain yield average was 203 bushels per acre.
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Report shows ‘eager sellers, willing buyers’

Iowa Farmer Today - March 1, 2017 - 10:50am
The USDA Cattle on Feed report released Feb. 24 said what most expected: There are a lot of cattle out there, and feeders are sending them to the plant as fast as they can.
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Corn, soybean acres shift in early USDA projections

Iowa Farmer Today - March 1, 2017 - 10:40am
A shift of around 4 million acres from corn to soybeans could be ahead for U.S. farmers in 2017, based on the USDA’s early projections.
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Family farm uses online fund to expand line of products

Iowa Farmer Today - February 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
LA PLATA, Mo. — Several factors brought John and Holly Arbuckle to northern Missouri to start their farming operation.
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Garst legacy includes Soviet visit, seed sales innovations

Iowa Farmer Today - February 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Farmer turned banker understands customer needs

Iowa Farmer Today - February 25, 2017 - 11:00am
BUTLER, Mo. — Rick King loves farming. And he loves to help people. This combination has helped him succeed as a bank loan officer.
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Farmers, lenders keep focus on managing costs

Iowa Farmer Today - February 25, 2017 - 11:00am
Row crop prices have begun to recover somewhat from harvest time lows, but it appears sound cost management will continue to be on farmers’ minds in 2017.
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College leader embraces lessons learned on the farm

Iowa Farmer Today - February 25, 2017 - 9:00am
INA, Ill. — Terry Wilkerson is a farmer. But he also has a pretty good gig on the side: college president.
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Finance survey shows farmers need strong safety net

Iowa Farmer Today - February 25, 2017 - 8:00am
Currently we maintain the information to describe and simulate around 100 representative crop and livestock operations in 29 states. …
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Groups urge Sessions to stop mergers

Iowa Farmer Today - February 25, 2017 - 8:00am
On behalf of our millions of members and supporters around the country, the undersigned organizations oppose the impending mergers of the world’s largest agrochemical and seed companies.
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Dairy revisions play role in farm bill talks

Iowa Farmer Today - February 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The U.S. dairy industry faced difficult economics in 2016 with dropping milk prices. However, many producers felt the government safety net in the 2014 farm bill did little to help.
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Thermal cameras arm drones for cattle scouting

Iowa Farmer Today - February 24, 2017 - 3:00pm
Drones are no longer just for scouting crops. With thermal imaging cameras, producers can use them to scout cattle as well.
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Missouri FFA president surprised by win

Iowa Farmer Today - February 23, 2017 - 3:00pm
When Colton Spencer was named the Missouri FFA president during the 88th Missouri FFA Convention in April of last year, he didn’t know it immediately.
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