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China's beef with U.S. cows may be on the table in Trump-Xi meet

Iowa Farmer Today - April 5, 2017 - 10:23am
President Donald Trump is a well-known fan of U.S. beef. He’s hawked Trump-branded steaks, and his standard order at the 21 Club in Manhattan is a well-done burger topped with American cheese.
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ChemChina gets EU nod for Syngenta deal one day after U.S.

Iowa Farmer Today - April 5, 2017 - 9:50am
China National Chemical Corp. won European Union antitrust approval for its $43 billion takeover of Swiss pesticide maker Syngenta AG, a day after the U.S. gave its blessing, bringing China’s …
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Pork production expected to continue growth

Iowa Farmer Today - April 5, 2017 - 8:30am
Last week’s USDA Hogs and Pigs Report contained few surprises. Breeding herd numbers are 1.5 percent higher than a year ago, with market hogs up 4.4 percent, posting a record-setting number of…
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Reports suggest more support for corn prices

Iowa Farmer Today - April 5, 2017 - 8:18am
Corn prices got some help from the Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks reports, but soybean futures drew pressure.
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After panic, Mexico investors see there’s life after Trump

Iowa Farmer Today - April 4, 2017 - 4:36pm
Just four months ago, investors in Mexico were bracing for disaster. Trade agreements were sure to be ripped up. Thousands of jobless Mexicans, expelled from their American homes, would flood …
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Perdue confirmation hearing likely for late April

Iowa Farmer Today - April 4, 2017 - 11:59am
It appears unlikely the country will have a new Secretary of Agriculture before late April.
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Graze early, rotate cattle rapidly: Conservationist

Iowa Farmer Today - April 2, 2017 - 6:00pm
Managing pastures in the spring requires planning and flexibility. Often, grass grows faster than cattle can graze it. But producers have a couple of options to make the most use of abundant forage.
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20 years: CropWatch launched in ’97 as a unique weekly update

Iowa Farmer Today - April 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
GLENWOOD, Iowa — Paul Speck remembers being asked to represent Southwest Iowa as part of a new feature in Iowa Farmer Today.
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Farm bill review spotlights key coalitions

Iowa Farmer Today - April 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois ag economist, for the Farmdoc Daily website as part of the university’s Gardner Policy Series.
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Consolidation, voluntary conservation top NFU concerns

Iowa Farmer Today - April 1, 2017 - 3:00pm
Rob Larew is senior vice president of public policy and communications at the National Farmers Union in Washington, D.C.
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N.D. Pork Council sees opportunities to grow

Iowa Farmer Today - April 1, 2017 - 3:00pm
According to North Dakota Pork Council President Seth Bacon, there are opportunities to grow animal agriculture in North Dakota. He cites the state’s wide open spaces as an attractive feature …
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With a plan, farmers can manage aphid resistance

Iowa Farmer Today - April 1, 2017 - 2:05pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Erin Hodgson, Iowa State University Extension entomologist, for the university’s Integrated Crop Management website.
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Top growers offer tips for higher yields

Iowa Farmer Today - April 1, 2017 - 10:00am
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Timing of inputs and a season-long focus on plant health were emphasized by a panel of growers discussing high yield goals at the Commodity Classic here March 2.
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Congress: Help on risk, taxes, trade

Iowa Farmer Today - April 1, 2017 - 8:00am
Being a young farmer, I’m concerned about my ability to continue this profession and one day pass it along to my children. With commodity prices depressed over the past several years, net farm…
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Perdue focuses on goals for USDA

Iowa Farmer Today - April 1, 2017 - 8:00am
Though I have a lifetime of experience with farming and agribusiness, I appreciate that the Department of Agriculture touches the lives of all Americans in many ways that go beyond farming its…
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Corn Growers hope for ‘real world’ regulations

Iowa Farmer Today - April 1, 2017 - 5:00am
Jennifer Myers is the National Corn Growers Association communications manager.
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Beating the odds with multiple weed resistance tools

Iowa Farmer Today - March 31, 2017 - 5:00pm
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Fighting weed resistance is something of a numbers game: The more ways you kill weeds, the fewer chances they have to evolve resistance to your methods of destruction.
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Dairy safety net program must be priority: NMPF

Iowa Farmer Today - March 31, 2017 - 1:00pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Congress begins its deliberations on the next farm bill, improvements to the dairy Margin Protection Program must be a top priority for lawmakers, said Jim Mulhern, presi…
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U.S. biomass-based diesel imports set new record

Iowa Farmer Today - March 31, 2017 - 11:08am
U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel, which include biodiesel and renewable diesel, increased by 65 percent in 2016 to reach a record level of 916 million gallons.
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Ethanol advocates work to boost demand

Iowa Farmer Today - March 31, 2017 - 7:00am
ST. CHARLES, Mo. — The renewable fuels industry is trying to avoid becoming a victim of its own success.
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