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Biofuels exec sees growth in exports, E-15

Iowa Farmer Today - March 31, 2017 - 7:00am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Even though U.S. ethanol plants already produce more than federal rules require, ethanol industry growth prospects are bright, according to a renewable fuels executive.
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Cattle group tracks environmental regs, market transparency

Iowa Farmer Today - March 31, 2017 - 6:00am
Matt Deppe is the chief executive officer for the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. He has served as CEO since August 2011.
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Historical acre changes show room for 2017

Iowa Farmer Today - March 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois ag economist, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website.
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Replanting original trait Roundup beans not a factor for most farmers

Iowa Farmer Today - March 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
The patent on first-generation Roundup Ready soybeans has expired, but farmers haven’t been in a rush to take advantage of it. That may be because there isn’t much advantage to it.
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Eyes on D.C.

Iowa Farmer Today - March 30, 2017 - 10:02am
Regulations affect all aspects of the agriculture industry, and a changing political climate has put many of these laws in question. Here, industry leaders discuss the regulations most likely …
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Missouri CropWatchers farm diverse regions, crops

Iowa Farmer Today - March 30, 2017 - 8:24am
Northwest: Jason Hull
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Illinois CropWatchers farm diverse regions, crops

Iowa Farmer Today - March 30, 2017 - 8:20am
Northwest: Kate Danner
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Warm weather potential not likely to sway planting dates

Iowa Farmer Today - March 30, 2017 - 6:00am
MONTICELLO, Iowa — Jim Greif isn’t planning anything out of the ordinary when it comes to planting his corn and soybeans this spring.
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Legislature prepares new options for water funding

Iowa Farmer Today - March 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
DES MOINES — After a quiet couple of months, the Iowa legislature might do something in the area of water quality in 2017.
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Jump in frozen beef stocks a seasonal surprise

Iowa Farmer Today - March 29, 2017 - 10:39am
The USDA’s latest Cold Storage report contained few surprises and further bolstered nearby beef prices.
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Analyst eyes acreage possibilities before report

Iowa Farmer Today - March 29, 2017 - 10:24am
As is often the case, the days leading up to the March 31 USDA Prospective Plantings Report were ones of speculation and waiting for the grain market.
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Cargill link to anti-GMO group spurs criticism from farmers

Iowa Farmer Today - March 28, 2017 - 4:46pm
Cargill Inc.’s efforts to supply food companies with non-genetically modified ingredients have come under attack from the other side of its business: farmers.
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Dow-DuPont shows how innovation is EU's new M&A battleground

Iowa Farmer Today - March 28, 2017 - 4:45pm
Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co.’s success at converting smart ideas in the laboratory into products used by farmers across the world was nearly their undoing when European Union regulators sta…
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Dow-DuPont deal wins conditional antitrust approval From EU

Iowa Farmer Today - March 27, 2017 - 4:59pm
Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. won European Union approval for a $77 billion merger, overcoming regulators’ concerns with hefty concessions, including the sale of large parts of DuPont’s glob…
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Syngenta eyes Bayer assets in whirlwind of agrochem deals

Iowa Farmer Today - March 27, 2017 - 4:15pm
Syngenta AG Chief Executive Officer Erik Fyrwald sees the imminent $43 billion Chinese takeover of the Swiss company as a timely moment to gain a powerful benefactor just as a host of antitrus…
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Adaptable farm buildings help businesses grow

Iowa Farmer Today - March 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
CALEDONIA, Ill. — David and Susan Cleverdon started their organic farm while living in a camping trailer. As the business grew, they moved into the attic of a restored granary, and now live in…
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Family’s old barn becomes home and business

Iowa Farmer Today - March 26, 2017 - 5:00pm
BELVIDERE, Ill. — Tom Guirl lived in an unconventional “tiny house” in northern Illinois long before the idea became trendy.
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Couple takes over family farm, builds event destination

Iowa Farmer Today - March 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
FAYETTE, Mo. — Six years ago, Jamie and Derek Bryant moved from St. Louis to the rolling hills of rural Howard County, to the family farm that has been in Derek’s family since the early 1800s.
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Barn with a view adds to family’s rural Iowa retreat

Iowa Farmer Today - March 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
EAST PERU, Iowa — Like a cathedral, the 120-year-old barn on the Fritz James farm stands at the top of a hill and commands a view of the valley below.
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CRP changes to help new farmers, wildlife

Iowa Farmer Today - March 25, 2017 - 2:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University Extension economist, and Adam Janke, Extension wildlife specialist, for the ISU Integrated Crop Management Marc…
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