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Research aims to clean ag drainage water

Iowa Farmer Today - December 16, 2020 - 6:30am
URBANA, Ill. — Dissolved nitrate in Midwestern agricultural drainage water is a major contributing factor in downstream water pollution, including feeding the algae that cause the so-called dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Saturated buffers and denitrifying bioreactors are…
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Low-quality land values in Iowa boosted by COVID

Iowa Farmer Today - December 15, 2020 - 2:59pm
Low interest rates and high government payments helped push Iowa farmland values up by 1.7% this past year to an average of $7,559 per acre, according to the Iowa Land Values Survey conducted by Iowa State University.
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Repairs in Missouri ongoing after 2019 flood

Iowa Farmer Today - December 15, 2020 - 6:15am
ROCK PORT, Mo. — Historic flooding along the Missouri River in 2019 has left many still repairing damage this fall.
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Northeast manufacturing club students create new take on classic board game

Iowa Farmer Today - December 15, 2020 - 4:00am
Students in the Hawks Mfg. Club at Northeast Community College have modernized a board game whose roots can be traced back to 3,000 B.C. Club members have used equipment in the program’s lab in the College’s Applied Technology building to…
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Dairy Business Association sets Dairy Strong speakers, programs

Iowa Farmer Today - December 14, 2020 - 11:11am
Conference looks forward through innovation, sustainability
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Pork Industry beefs up security with new disease tracking tool

Iowa Farmer Today - December 14, 2020 - 6:45am
A new software-based security tool is providing near real-time health and movement status, for the swine industry, allowing pork producers to respond quickly and isolate pigs in the case of a disease outbreak.
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Farm Bureau leader lays out priorities for Biden administration

Iowa Farmer Today - December 14, 2020 - 6:30am
Zippy Duvall is the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Duvall is a farmer from Georgia, where his family has a 400-head beef cow herd and raises broilers.
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Variable precip, derecho mark 2020 weather

Iowa Farmer Today - December 14, 2020 - 6:30am
Although perhaps not as challenging as 2019, the 2020 Illinois growing season weather was remarkable. From late spring and early fall freezes, to wet-dry-wet swings, to drought that visited most of the state, and even a derecho, in this article…
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Rural Illinois churches react to COVID challenges

Iowa Farmer Today - December 12, 2020 - 8:00am
COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way rural residents of Illinois worship. And while the pandemic will someday be in the rear view mirror, many changes will remain. Some may even be positive.
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Iowa churches find community amid COVID closures

Iowa Farmer Today - December 12, 2020 - 8:00am
For those who are religious, few things are more important than the idea of gathering in prayer and song. But the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept through processing plants, schools and restaurants have also been felt in…
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At rural hospitals, weary doctors treat friends, family

Iowa Farmer Today - December 12, 2020 - 7:00am
MEMPHIS, Mo. (AP) — As Dr. Shane Wilson makes the rounds at the tiny, 25-bed hospital in rural northeastern Missouri, many of his movements are familiar in an age of coronavirus. Masks and gloves. Zippered plastic walls between hallways. Hand…
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Pandemic opens doors for direct sale businesses

Iowa Farmer Today - December 12, 2020 - 7:00am
TABOR, Iowa — Just about a year ago, Justin and Jamie Ewalt were putting together a plan that carried both risk and reward.
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Ups and downs for home-based food producers

Iowa Farmer Today - December 11, 2020 - 3:15pm
Carla Jaquet saw sales of her cottage food products, including jams and pickles, sweeten this summer.
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Dicamba challenges ongoing as 2021 season nears

Iowa Farmer Today - December 11, 2020 - 10:30am
While plans are being made for the 2021 growing season, dicamba is expected to be part of the weed control process for many farmers across the Midwest.
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Stimulus situation will affect 2021 ag outlook

Iowa Farmer Today - December 11, 2020 - 7:00am
At the virtual University of Missouri Crop Management Conference, MU ag economist Scott Brown talked about the market and policy drivers for corn and soybean economics in 2021.
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Producers prep feedlots for winter chill

Iowa Farmer Today - December 10, 2020 - 3:00pm
Mild late-autumn weather provides the perfect opportunity for preparing feedlots for winter.
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Tom Vilsack in line to lead USDA

Iowa Farmer Today - December 10, 2020 - 2:50pm
Call it déjà vu.
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Soybean yields within five-year average range

Iowa Farmer Today - December 10, 2020 - 9:30am
In general, soybean yields in Illinois were on par with the five-year average.
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Southeast soybean yields surprise during dry year

Iowa Farmer Today - December 10, 2020 - 9:00am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri Variety Testing Program provided another year of data for farmers to consider when making soybean variety decisions. Mark Wieberg, a senior research specialist for MU who worked on the test plots across the…
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