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Lessons pass from farmer fathers to sons

Iowa Farmer Today - June 17, 2017 - 11:30am
The Albertson family has been farming in Mahaska County, Iowa, for a long time. At least 150 years by one estimate.
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Letter to the Editor: Defend policy on eminent domain

Iowa Farmer Today - June 17, 2017 - 8:00am
The Iowa Farm Bureau, the Iowa Soybean Association and the Iowa Corn Growers all have a policy against giving power of eminent domain to private for-profit companies, against private property owners.
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Country needs USDA Rural Development

Iowa Farmer Today - June 17, 2017 - 8:00am
We write to express our opposition to the USDA Fiscal Year 2018 budget for Rural Development. This budget, if enacted, along with the ill-advised recommendation to eliminate the position of Under Secretary for Rural Development, will substantially diminish resources dedicated…
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Keep but improve U.S. food aid programs

Iowa Farmer Today - June 17, 2017 - 8:00am
As my colleague Chairman [Robert] Aderholt [R-Ala.] noted, there should be no shame in using taxpayer dollars to buy American food from American farmers to send overseas to those who literally have nothing else to eat — especially when the…
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Genetics key to livestock disease relief

Iowa Farmer Today - June 16, 2017 - 1:00pm
Ask people in the research business if they have a wish list, and many will answer in the affirmative.
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Research looks into ethanol opportunity

Iowa Farmer Today - June 16, 2017 - 9:55am
Ethanol is commonly used as a gasoline substitute, but an engineering startup sees the potential to use the corn-based fuel as a cleaner, renewable substitute for diesel fuel as well.
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Master Producer trains new employees

Iowa Farmer Today - June 15, 2017 - 1:25pm
KAMRAR, Iowa — Adriana Hernandez has come a long way in her career, in miles and responsibilities.
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New herbicide development a marathon, not a sprint

Iowa Farmer Today - June 15, 2017 - 11:15am
When will the next great herbicide arrive on the scene? No one knows, but one thing is certain: It won’t be tomorrow.
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Pork producers’ plan aims to prepare industry for next big disease outbreak

Iowa Farmer Today - June 15, 2017 - 10:39am
DES MOINES — Most believe it is only a matter of time before a foreign animal disease outbreak occurs in the U.S.
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Pork profits beat expectations

Iowa Farmer Today - June 15, 2017 - 8:30am
DES MOINES — It looks like a profitable year for pork producers.
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Senator aims to fix payment loophole

Iowa Farmer Today - June 15, 2017 - 8:00am
The term “actively engaged” is an important one for Sen. Charles Grassley when he talks about farm payments.
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Academics offer ‘practical outcomes’ for weed battle

Iowa Farmer Today - June 15, 2017 - 8:00am
URBANA, Ill. — When Patrick Tranel was hired as the first molecular weed scientist at the University of Illinois 20 years ago, he couldn’t have imagined how relevant his work would be to herbicide resistant weeds these days.
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President touts infrastructure plan

Iowa Farmer Today - June 14, 2017 - 8:15pm
CINCINNATI, Ohio — President Donald Trump talked about the need to improve the nation’s inland waterways for shipping grain, coal and steel in a speech about his $1 trillion infrastructure initiative, according to a White House news release.
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Genetics, data affect direction of ag research

Iowa Farmer Today - June 14, 2017 - 4:30pm
AMES, Iowa — Data is key when it comes to research. And the world is getting to be very good at collecting and analyzing data.
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Increased exports bode well for meat industry

Iowa Farmer Today - June 14, 2017 - 8:26am
Demand continues to be strong for U.S. beef and pork. Export data in April was stronger than expected, says economist Len Steiner with Steiner Consulting Group.
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Weather and world markets ignite market fireworks

Iowa Farmer Today - June 14, 2017 - 8:21am
Weather-related volatility in grain markets looks to continue as the June 30 USDA Acreage report nears and Brazil’s big corn harvest picks up speed.
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Malvern focuses on art, events

Iowa Farmer Today - June 11, 2017 - 2:00pm
MALVERN, Iowa — Zack Jones relaxes in an old chair, surrounded by scaffolding, paintings, tools and a colorful ceiling, all part of Project Art Church in this Southwest Iowa community.
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Scout nutrient deficiencies early in the season

Iowa Farmer Today - June 10, 2017 - 5:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Daniel Kaiser, Extension soil fertility specialist, and Fabian Fernandez, Extension nutrient management specialist, for the University of Minnesota Crop News website.
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