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Ag leader addresses sustainability goals

Iowa Farmer Today - February 16, 2017 - 8:47am
WEST DES MOINES — Just a week after a court ruled against the Des Moines Water Works regarding several aspects of a lawsuit over water quality, Bruce Rastetter said farmers shouldn’t be feelin…
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Producers adjust to Veterinary Feed Directive

Iowa Farmer Today - February 16, 2017 - 8:25am
The livestock industry has had about seven weeks under the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) system, and by most accounts, the transition has been relatively smooth.
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Family, business merge on farms

Iowa Farmer Today - February 16, 2017 - 8:00am
In rural America, we like to talk about family farms. They are everything that is good and pure and real.
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Gradual drop in land prices protects farmers

Iowa Farmer Today - February 16, 2017 - 7:45am
WEST DES MOINES — The “soft landing” continues for Iowa’s land market as farmers and landowners cope with low commodity prices.
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Lower fertilizer prices could trim crop costs this season

Iowa Farmer Today - February 16, 2017 - 7:30am
Fertilizer prices have climbed since hitting recent lows last fall, but prices are still down enough to put a dent in corn production costs compared with a year ago.
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Economist analyzes pork supplies, price outlook

Iowa Farmer Today - February 16, 2017 - 6:50am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri pork producers gathered Feb. 7-8 in Columbia for the annual Missouri Pork Expo to talk about the issues facing the industry.
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Politics, conservation will influence land values

Iowa Farmer Today - February 16, 2017 - 6:45am
WEST DES MOINES — At its core, Dennis Gartman’s advice is simple.
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Iowa family shares work, new ideas

Iowa Farmer Today - February 16, 2017 - 5:50am
Editor’s note: With no formal definition for what makes a “family farm,” we feature operations throughout the Midwest that exemplify the term.
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Fertilizer use accounts for soils, farm’s strengths

Iowa Farmer Today - February 16, 2017 - 5:40am
Targeting fertilizer applications to optimize rates can pay off with higher yields and efficient use of inputs.
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Family endures difficult first decade of farm enterprise

Iowa Farmer Today - February 16, 2017 - 5:10am
Editor’s note: With no formal definition for what makes a “family farm,” we feature operations throughout the Midwest that exemplify the term.
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Unusual breed gives family farm niche market

Iowa Farmer Today - February 16, 2017 - 5:05am
Editor’s note: With no formal definition for what makes a “family farm,” we feature operations throughout the Midwest that exemplify the term.
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Beef, pork post huge gains to end 2016

Iowa Farmer Today - February 15, 2017 - 10:08am
The final numbers are in for 2016 meat exports, and both beef and pork used the tremendous final two months to post gains.
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Large supply keeps prices in fall trading range

Iowa Farmer Today - February 15, 2017 - 10:02am
The more things change the more they remain the same.
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Speed overtakes size when talking planters

Iowa Farmer Today - February 13, 2017 - 8:52am
Speed. It’s an integral component in car racing, football, basketball and now in planting.
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Nutrition a key factor for lambing prep

Iowa Farmer Today - February 12, 2017 - 5:00pm
APPLETON CITY, Mo. — Good management is key to a successful lambing season.
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Fed conference highlights downturn decisions

Iowa Farmer Today - February 12, 2017 - 1:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by David Oppedahl, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago senior business economist, for the Chicago Fed Letter.
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Corn growers urged to improve soil health

Iowa Farmer Today - February 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
Soil quality is a hot topic in crop production circles these days, with farmers digging more vigorously into the dirt beneath their feet to find answers about what kind of shape it’s in.
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Economist reviews landowner rent share, crop returns

Iowa Farmer Today - February 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Dale Lattz, University of Illinois ag economist, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website.
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Use farm policy to support farmers

Iowa Farmer Today - February 11, 2017 - 8:00am
The beginning of each year is a time when we all take stock of the past, and make our best plans for the future. That is certainly what farmers and ranchers are doing right now with the 2016 c…
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PL480 helps farmers, maritime industry

Iowa Farmer Today - February 11, 2017 - 8:00am
The United States has been a leader in alleviating hunger around the world for more than 60 years. Through a variety of programs under the USDA and the U.S. Agency for International Developmen…
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