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Pesticide approval system is working

Iowa Farmer Today - May 20, 2017 - 8:00am
The FIFRA amendments of 1988 put in place new and significant fees on registered pesticide products in order to provide EPA with added resources to accomplish re-registration. Those so-called “FIFRA Light” amendments did finally put EPA on a path towards…
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Current pesticide law helps to protect workers, handlers

Iowa Farmer Today - May 20, 2017 - 8:00am
Farmworker Justice is a national organization that supports farmworkers in the U.S. to improve their living and working conditions, health, occupational safety and access to justice.
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EPA collaborates with growers on risks

Iowa Farmer Today - May 20, 2017 - 8:00am
The EPA estimates that pesticides used to control various pests such as insects, weeds and fungus contribute billions of dollars per year to the U.S. economy, translating into a bolstered workforce of American jobs.
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Putting a ‘wrap’ on hay season

Iowa Farmer Today - May 19, 2017 - 2:00pm
Every time haying season rolls around, I’m reminded of the first real job I had: working on a hay crew. I recall stacking small square bales all day under a blazing sun and dealing with humidity so high you could…
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Farmers juggle higher interest with low prices

Iowa Farmer Today - May 19, 2017 - 1:00pm
While interest rates for farm loans remain relatively low, gradual increases suggest farm managers should be prepared to deal with higher rates ahead.
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Farmland values stabilize: Fed

Iowa Farmer Today - May 19, 2017 - 10:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by David B. Oppedahl, senior business economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, for the May 2017 AgLetter published quarterly by the Economic Research Department.
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Ag college deans discuss branding, growth

Iowa Farmer Today - May 19, 2017 - 10:00am
ST. LOUIS — It’s almost as if agriculture is a dirty word at ag colleges today.
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Weather could trigger soybean sales

Iowa Farmer Today - May 19, 2017 - 7:00am
ANKENY, Iowa — Soybean demand is strong, but monster supplies — compounded by a record number of acres being planted in the United States — will be a drag on the market, according to the May 10 USDA World Agricultural…
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Reorganization of USDA affects trade, rural development

Iowa Farmer Today - May 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
CINCINNATI, Ohio — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced May 11 the creation of an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs in the USDA.
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Low temperatures create some corn emergence issues

Iowa Farmer Today - May 18, 2017 - 9:00am
After a cold, wet spell in early May, Iowa agronomists and crop scientists say farmers should keep an eye out for uneven or late emergence in early planted corn this spring.
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Scout early for signs of black cutworms

Iowa Farmer Today - May 18, 2017 - 6:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Adam Sisson, Iowa State University Extension specialist, and Erin Hodgson, ISU entomologist, for the university’s Integrated Crop Management website.
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Minimizing disease presents challenge for pork producers

Iowa Farmer Today - May 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
PORTSMOUTH, Iowa — Jamie Fahn checks sows as trucks clatter by his farmstead, heading east or west on Iowa Highway 44.
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Amid weather concerns, demand buoys bean prices

Iowa Farmer Today - May 17, 2017 - 8:32am
Weather is staying high in market concerns.
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Volatility rises in feeder cattle market

Iowa Farmer Today - May 17, 2017 - 8:28am
Feeder cattle prices continue to strengthen, bringing more volatility to the market.
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Veto saves Leopold Center but maintains funding cut

Iowa Farmer Today - May 15, 2017 - 11:45am
A line-item veto by Gov. Terry Branstad on May 12 means the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University remains alive, but it has no money.
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Veto saves Leopold Center but maintains funding cut

Iowa Farmer Today - May 15, 2017 - 11:45am
A line-item veto by Gov. Terry Branstad on May 12 means the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University remains alive, but it has no money.
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Trump administration sows confusion about NAFTA

Iowa Farmer Today - May 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
Editor’s note: Gary Schnitkey, Kathy Baylis and Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois ag economists, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website April 28.
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Trump administration sows confusion about NAFTA

Iowa Farmer Today - May 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
Editor’s note: Gary Schnitkey, Kathy Baylis and Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois ag economists, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website April 28.
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