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Positive ethanol profits continue for 2016

Iowa Farmer Today - February 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Scott Irwin, University of Illinois ag economist, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website.
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Safety Watch: Small steps affect beginning farmers’ safety

Iowa Farmer Today - February 9, 2017 - 11:52am
Every year I attend at least part of the annual conference of Practical Farmers of Iowa. It’s an engaging and innovative group, and I’m always curious to learn about what they’re doing.
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Fuel industry tweak would boost blending infrastructure

Iowa Farmer Today - February 9, 2017 - 8:42am
ALTOONA, Iowa — While much of the attention in the ethanol world has been on the levels required by the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), one insider topic of discussion recently has been about …
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‘Fasten seatbelts’ for uncertain fuel future

Iowa Farmer Today - February 9, 2017 - 8:37am
ALTOONA, Iowa — The renewable fuels industry is feeling optimistic but also a bit apprehensive about its future under the presidential administration of Donald Trump.
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Georgia farmer shares high-yield tips

Iowa Farmer Today - February 9, 2017 - 8:25am
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — While Midwestern farmers can’t help but be impressed that Georgia farmer Randy Dowdy produces record-breaking yields, the first question they ask when they meet him is stil…
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Case illustrates room for dispute over wetlands

Iowa Farmer Today - February 9, 2017 - 8:15am
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — If the man who bought an 80-acre farm in Macon County in 2010 knew what the future held, he may have reconsidered that decision.
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Next farm bill could change coverage, CRP

Iowa Farmer Today - February 9, 2017 - 7:00am
The farm bill is up for renewal in October 2018, and with new leaders in roles that influence agriculture, experts are beginning to home in on the biggest issues that will be up for debate in …
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Ethanol numbers may weaken corn consumption

Iowa Farmer Today - February 9, 2017 - 6:00am
The current pace of corn consumption indicates corn prices may stay in the same price range for several weeks, according to Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois ag economist.
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Farmers may want to take a closer look at forward pricing

Iowa Farmer Today - February 9, 2017 - 5:50am
When it comes to grain marketing, standing pat isn’t necessarily a good option.
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Smart strategies for marketing help in times of tight margins

Iowa Farmer Today - February 9, 2017 - 5:50am
GUTTENBERG, Iowa — Doug Reimer believes a team approach is best when it comes to marketing hogs.
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Good sampling accounts for variability, allows for adjustment

Iowa Farmer Today - February 9, 2017 - 5:40am
Agronomists and soil scientists agree — when collecting soil samples to gauge lime or nutrient needs in your fields, it’s worth spending time and money to ensure your samples are accurate to m…
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Family farm plans expansion to include three sons, new skills

Iowa Farmer Today - February 9, 2017 - 5:20am
IOLA, Ill. — A few years ago, Darren Bailey didn’t expect he would be expanding his operation. But things change.
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Experts analyze signs of farm growth, risks

Iowa Farmer Today - February 9, 2017 - 5:11am
Operators considering farm expansion right now are walking a tightrope.
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Producer considers resources, efficiency in decision to grow

Iowa Farmer Today - February 9, 2017 - 5:05am
SALEM, Mo. — On a cold early February day in Dent County, cattle producer Lance Hasten was thinking about his cattle feeding situation. The year before had been great for growing grass and sto…
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Feedlot flow will continue to depress prices

Iowa Farmer Today - February 8, 2017 - 10:38am
A recent rebound in feeder cattle prices should boost the spirits of cow/calf producers dealing with a sluggish start to 2017, but that optimism could be short-lived.
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Plan for ‘complicated’ market influences ahead

Iowa Farmer Today - February 8, 2017 - 10:35am
A focus on South American crop conditions continues, but many forces at play make for “a complicated market,” according to Matt Bennett of Windsor, Ill., based Bennett Consulting.
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Research farms serve as stewardship models

Iowa Farmer Today - February 6, 2017 - 7:00am
Iowa State University’s 13 Research and Demonstration Farms around the state have served for decades as models of agricultural and scientific progress for Iowa’s farmers and landowners.
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Re-registration for herbicide demonstrates challenges

Iowa Farmer Today - February 5, 2017 - 3:00pm
Atrazine, an effective and widely used broadleaf herbicide, will be due for registration review by the EPA in 2018, per federal pesticide law.
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Atrazine safety covered by restricted-use certification program

Iowa Farmer Today - February 5, 2017 - 3:00pm
Knowing what’s safe and what’s not when it comes to herbicides and other chemicals is where the private pesticide certification program comes in.
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Cattlemen’s Commercial winners proud of repeat customers

Iowa Farmer Today - February 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
GREENVILLE, Iowa — The combination of ice and mud is not unusual when it comes to feeding cows in January.
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